Staff Appreciation Breakfast

The 2019 Staff Appreciate Breakfast is on May 31st!

Each year this event gives us a chance to show the staff of John English how much we appreciate all that they do, and each year the John English families help us do just that. 

We are looking for donations of:

Food – washed and prepped fruit, baked goods, breakfast casseroles, shrimp rings, yoghurt, savoury breakfast items, cheese, and any other yummy foods you can share!

Time – we need volunteers to help set up the evening before (Thursday after school), and to help run the event the day of (shifts available from 8am to early afternoon).

Money – monetary donations help us buy coffee, tea, plates, any missing food items, and other supplies.  Cash can be dropped off to the office with the name of the student, parent, and student’s teacher noted on the envelope.

If you would like to donate your time, money, food, or participate in any other way please contact Arja Lytle at arjalytle@sympatico.ca.

Fresh from the Farm (Fall)

First SAC fundraiser supports local farmers, our families, the food bank and our school

It’s harvest time — and what better way to embrace the natural bounty of the season than by participating in this year’s Fresh from the Farm fundraiser.

Last year École John English Junior Middle School raised close to $2,000 to help fund meaningful programs such as skating and Scientists in the School.  We also donated 95 bundles of fresh fruits and vegetables to our local food bank.  Way to go John English!

Get involved this year by ordering fresh vegetables or apples for your family or the Daily Bread Food Bank.  You have a choice of:

  • Bundle A @ $14.00: 5 lb potatoes, 3 lb carrots, 3 lb yellow onions, 3 lb sweet from local Ontario farmers
  • Bundle B @ $15.00: 8 lb Empire apples from local Ontario farmers

Orders are due Wednesday, October 10. Order pick up will be in early November.  Notification of the exact delivery date will be sent to all families approximately 10 days prior to delivery.

You can also get involved by volunteering to assist with order pick up. Volunteers will be needed both before school and after school, when orders arrive in early November.  Send an email to sacinfo@johnenglish.ca for more information on volunteer positions or questions about the Fresh from the Farm fundraiser.

Scholastic Book Fair at John English – Interested in volunteering?

Scholastic Book Fair at John English – Interested in volunteering?

John English Junior Middle School is hosting the annual Scholastic Book Fair this year from November 15th until November 22nd. This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase both English and French books, magazines, gifts etc.

This is an important fundraiser for our school, funding purchases for both the library and the reading resource rooms. If you are interested in volunteering during this event, please contact Leah to find out more. Each student will have the opportunity to visit the Book Fair with their classes so please keep an eye on your child’s agenda to learn when their class visit is!

Parents are welcome to browse the Book Fair as well – we will be open for parents on November 16th, 20, 21 and 22 at 8 am as well as after school until 4 pm on November 16th, 20 and 21. We will also be open during the parent-teacher interviews on November 16th (3 pm – 8 pm) and on November 17th (8 am – 11:30 am).

John English Rocks featuring See Spot Run on Thursday Nov. 2

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The John English School Advisory Council invites you to join us for an ALL AGES ROCK CONCERT in support of our school!

Date: Thursday November 2nd, 2017
Time: 7pm (Doors open 6:30pm)
Location: John English JMS Auditorium, 95 Mimico Ave.

Tickets: $15 General Admission
For John English Families: $10 Students/Seniors; $40 family 4-pack

Available online via Eventbrite (discount code JEJMSFAMILY) – no additional fee for online orders!

Order tickets online

PDF Order Forms can be printed, filled out and submitted to your teacher with payment, in an envelope marked JOHN ENGLISH ROCKS.

Free Childcare available for children aged 5 and under – please RSVP your childcare needs to sacinfo@johenglish.ca.  Refreshments and raffle tickets will be available for sale.

BFF (Books for Friends) Project seeking volunteer translators

BFF (Books for Friends) Project:
Looking for parent translators! Can you or someone you know help the BFF project to translate short, student-written books into other languages? This project involves multiple classes and teachers exploring how technology can promote student voice and well-being. Students learn about the importance of diverse books and reflect on their own identity e.g., culture, heritage, lived experiences, race, gender etc. Students then create BFF books (books by students for students) that better reflect their identities. The BFF books will be made available to families at TDSB and around the world through a website. If you can assist in translating and proofreading, please visit bit.ly/bffintro (case sensitive).