John English Weekly Update – Feb 23 2018

This Week’s Friday Update: Ski Day, Concours d’Art Oratoire, Pizza Day, Parents as Partners Conference, John English Lunchtime Programs, Sports Update

Ski Day – February 22: The John English Ski Day was a tremendous success. Students, parents and staff rose early in the morning, some as early as 5:00 a.m., to travel to Snow Valley for a day on the slopes. Despite the rain that we had early in the week, the snow base remained in tact and the hills and weather were prefect for the day. Thank you to all of our parent volunteers for assisting with supervision on the trip and to Mme Kamnik, Mme Mazelet and Ms. Rome for all their efforts organizing this wonderful day.

Concours d’Art Oratoire: Our Grade 4–8 students particpated in the Concours d’Art Oratoire today in the auditorium. This French public speaking contest gives students an opportunity to demonstrate their French speaking skills in front of their peers. Class representatives are chosen in the weeks leading up to the event. Congratulations to all of our participants. John English will be sending Alison Thompson (Core French), Jack Kuttner-Zubac and Adam Booth (Extended French), Landon Woods and Paula Zygaitis (French Immersion) to the next level of competition at the board on March 20th

Pizza Day: The last Friday of each month is Pizza Day at John English. In January our Kindergarten students joined the Pizza lunch participants. Each month our eager volunteers delivery over 150 pizzas in less than 20 minutes to our hungry students. Thank you to all parents who help with our pizza lunch program, your efforts allow these special lunch days to happen.

“Parents as Partners” Parent Conference 2018: Please see the attached flyer for details of this free event taking place on Saturday, April 28th at the Beanfield Centre in Toronto.

John English Lunch Time Programs: John English staff and others provide a variety of lunch time activities for our students every week. Below is a list of activities that take place at John English.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Chess – Rm 310, 221, 211*

Kilometre Club – postponed until the spring

Art in Action – Rm 227*

Drop in Volleyball – Girls Gym (Ms. Broughton, Grades 6 only)

Musical Rehearsals (Auditorium or Music class)

Arts Express Cartooning – Rm 205*

Drop in Volleyball – Girls Gym (Ms. Broughton, Grades 6 only)

Musical Rehearsals (Auditorium or Music class)

Coding club – Computer Lab (Mr. Hyatt, Grades 4-8)

Drop in Volleyball – Girls Gym (Ms. Broughton, Grades 6 only)

Musical Rehearsals (Auditorium or Music class)

Badminton Intramural Gr. 5

Musical Rehearsals (Auditorium or Music class)

Maker Kids – Computer Lab *

Art in Action 2 – Rm. 227 *

Badminton Intramural Grade 6

Musical Rehearsals (Auditorium or Music class)

Arts Express Yoga – GP room*

Ms. Sternig opens her art room Day 1 and 3 for all Grades she teaches and it is open on all Days except Day 5 for Grade 7 and 8 students.

* Clubs run by outside organization

Our school library is open at lunch from 11:50 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., for students in Grades 4 – 8 who wish to work in a quiet, cellphone free setting, to complete homework or enjoy a good book. Interested students need to get a library pass from their teacher, each day they plan to attend.

Sports Update

Boys Grade 6, 7 and 8 Basketball: Our Grade 8 Boys Basketball team lost on Tuesday in the Quarter Final game to a very strong Pierre Laporte team. Our Grade 6 Team 1 lost a very good, tough and hard fought game in the Quarter finals as well, losing by only 3 points to Oakdale Middle School. It was a great season as all of the players improved and gained a better understanding for the game. Mr. Poyser who coached all of our boys basketball teams was proud of each player’s effort.

Our Grade 7 Boys will play the conference Semi Final next Tuesday, Feb 27th. Good Luck!

Badminton Intramurals: Mr. Nunes is organizing badminton intramurals:

Grade 5 students: Thursday at lunch

Grade 6 students: Friday at Lunch

Grade 7 students: Thursday after school

Grade 8 students: Friday after school

School Council

Marlies Game: John English Families are invited to purchase tickets to John English Day at the Marlies game on Sunday March 25th at 4:00 p.m. The tickets are available for $20.00 each and can be purchased through the Cashonline system. There is a March 2nd deadline for purchasing tickets. Students and parents are reminded that families are responsible for their own transportation to and from the game and for supervision at the game. If the school community purchases over 150 tickets, 2 selected students will be able to ride the Zamboni during intermission! Please see attached flyer for more details.

Lunch Time Program

Art in Action: Classes will be held at lunchtime from 11:30-12:30 at John English for grade 1 -8 students. They will be held on Mondays, February 26-May 28 or Fridays, April 6-May 25. The cost is $135.00 for 8 weeks which includes all supplies. As this is a program run by Art in Action please send all inquiries directly to: artinactiontoronto.

Looking Ahead:

March 5–9: Spirit Week

March 5: Jersey Day

March 6: Teacher vs. Student Volleyball

March 7: Hat Day

March 8: Teacher vs. Student Basketball

March 9: Backwards Day

March 12–16: March Break – No School

March 23: Pizza Day

March 25: John English at the Marlies – 4:00 p.m.

March 27: Grade 8 Graduation Photos

March 30: Good Friday – No School

April 2: Easter Monday – No School

Parents as Partners.pdf
John English Marlies Day_2018_colour.pdf