John English Weekly Update – April 6, 2018

Friday, April 6th 2018 – John English Update Twitter @JohnenglishJM

This Week’s Friday Update: John English Movie Night – April 13th – Ticket Going Fast!, Little Mermaid – Musical, Urban Voices, The Assemby Hall Advisory Committee, Summer School, John English Lunch time Programs, Sports Update

John English Movie Night – April 13th: John English School Council is pleased to present Coco and a delicious Healthy Bites dinner, on Friday, April 13th. Tickets are $8.00/person or $25.00/family of four (tickets available that night: $10.00/person or $30.00/family of four). Parents can order tickets by using marieandtrevor

Little Mermaid – Musical: May 9th and 10th the Little Mermaid Musical production will grace the John English stage. Tickets are available to cast members beginning April 9th and will be available to the rest of the school beginning April 23rd. The John English musicals are always one of the highlights of the year.

Urban Voices: Congratulations to Will, Scott, Miranda, Sarah and Erin who had their poems selected to be included in the TDSB book of poetry, Urban Voices.

The Assembly Hall Call for Volunteers: The Assembly Hall is looking for Advisory Committee volunteers. If you are interested, please see the attached flyer.

Summer School: Although it is only the beginning of March, many families are beginning to plan for the summer months. This year, John English JMS will be home to the KKSA Leadership Arts Academy from July 4–27. Application forms available at Any questions should be directed to 416-394-7979.

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*

Musical Rehearsals (Auditorium or Music class)

Arts Express Cartooning – Rm 205*

Musical Rehearsals (Auditorium or Music class) Coding club – Computer Lab (Mr. Hyatt, Grades 4-8)

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 *

Basketball – Grade 5 – 8 Gym 1

Badminton Intramural -Grade 6 – Gym 2

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

Co-Ed Volleyball: On Tuesday April 3rd, our Sr. Co-ed volleyball team played a total of 10 games in their tournament, winning all 10 games. Ms. Sharda and Mme Gitto are proud of the team that continues to demonstrate that you can work hard and still have fun. Their continued cooperation and encouragement for and to each other is inspiring. Well done team! Your coaches are very proud of you.

POSTPONED DUE TO COLD Weather – Kilometre Club: The Kilometre running club will return to running each Friday beginning on April 6th, weather permitting. The Kilometre Club is a group of Grade 2 – 5 students who are interested in running for exercise and enjoyment. The club will continue for the next two month until June 8th. Mme D’sa is supervising the running club.

Badminton: Congratulations to all of our Badminton teams for their progress and success with their tournaments this year. Our Grade 5 – 8 teams have been competing in a busy schedule for the past two weeks.

School Council

Dinner and a Movie is Back! Continuing the success of previous movie nights, JE SAC is pleased to present Coco and a delicious Healthy Bites dinner, on Friday, April 13th. Tickets are $8.00/person or $25.00/family of four (tickets available that night: $10.00/person or $30.00/family of four). Flyers are attached to this update, and also coming home with your children this week, so be sure to check their backpacks!

Also, the John English EcoSchools is planning a second Bags2school campaign, which will begin on April 13th, families are invited to bring their used clothing and textile donations with them on Movie Night. Details to follow.

Volunteers needed!

The event begins officially at 5:30 p.m. but shifts can start as early as 3:00 p.m. and end when we close-up shop. Shifts include: food prep, food serving, clean-up and selling basket raffle tickets.

We also need help on Wednesday, April 11th starting at 5:00 p.m. to assemble the baskets for the basket raffle as well as folks to sell basket raffle tickets at lunch on Thursday, April 12th and Friday, April 13th

Please contact: marieandtrevor

Looking Ahead:

April 13: Movie Night/Basket Raffle

April 13 – 27: Bags2school Textile Recycling Campaign

April 26: Morning of Music Gr. 3 – 5

May 9: Little Mermaid Musical – 7:00 p.m.

May 10: Little Mermaid Musical – 7:00 p.m.

May 15: School Council Meeting – 7:00 p.m. Library

May 16: Spring Concert – 7:00 p.m.

May 17: Screenagers – the Movie 7:00 p.m. Auditorium

May 21: Victoria Day Monday – No School

May 22 – 25: Grade 8 Trip

June 6: – P.A. Day – No School

June 26: Grade 8 Graduation 4:00 p.m. Auditorium

June 28: Last Day of School

June 29: PD Day

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