Friday, 29 September 2017

Due to the heat advisory, we did the Terry Fox run indoors which was a bit crowded but students had fun nonetheless. We raised nearly $700 too! Thank you to all of you for your contribution. Several students indicated they had friends/family with cancer and were pleased to learn that their contribution would go toward cancer research to help their loved ones.
Also, in PYP gym, we had fun with obstacle courses, including walking along the bench. The scary one was going backwards! I'm testing the grade 1s and 2s for various fitness/strength activities and this week we focused on leg strength in the "stand up, sit down" test. I'm hoping to develop their strength over the next couple of months so we can see an improvement in a re-test.

Friday, 22 September 2017

We did lots of cool stuff in gym class this week! We worked on sending and receiving with basketballs. We explored different ways of moving on a scooter. And when we were jogging to music, some students decided it would be fun to make a train!
We also discussed who was Terry Fox and why he is so special. Please bring in your twoonies for the Twoonies for Terry campaign by Tuesday morning. Tuesday afternoon is the Terry Fox Run.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians:
The afternoon of Tuesday Sept. 26th, 2017 all students at St. Jude’s Academy will be taking part in the annual Terry Fox School Run.
Canada’s 150th anniversary year offers us the opportunity to celebrate our country and Terry at the same time this September! Students will have the opportunity to discuss the heroic efforts of Terry over the next week and raise much needed funds for cancer research.   Through their participation in the annual School Run, we hope that our students will view themselves as positive agents of change giving the best of themselves to Canada, just like Terry did.
Twoonies for Terry!  Students are asked to bring in twoonies however any amount of donation is greatly appreciated. Cheques and cash will both be accepted. Please make any cheques payable to The Terry Fox Foundation. All monies raised will be forwarded to The Terry Fox Foundation. Those students unable to bring in donations are welcome to participate in the event as well.
Tell your child to bring the donations to their homeroom teacher. Donations will be accepted until Tuesday Sept. 26th, 2017.
On Sept. 26th please make sure your child is dressed in gym attire, including outdoor running shoes. Also pack a hat, water bottle and put on sunscreen.
We are very pleased to be a part of this year’s Terry Fox Event as we encourage our students to develop a sense of volunteerism and goodwill, while celebrating school spirit. Thank you in advance for your support!


Melanie Jans, St. Jude’s Academy PYP Physed. Teacher

Friday, 15 September 2017

Congratulations William and Noah for resolving conflict on their own, by following the steps in the Conflict Resolution Corner!
1. I feel sad because.......
2. I'm sorry you feel sad...I didn't mean to......
    I won't do that again.
3. Thank you!
4. Shake hands - Happy again!

Congratulations Mateo for being the best Inquirer! We were discussing airplanes, how they move and practiced moving to one of my favourite songs "Leaving on a Jet Plane" by John Denver. Mateo asked "How is it that planes fly?"

Students this week participated in a variety of skills and games: jumping through hoops to get strong legs, catching a ball to improve eye-hand coordination and various tag games like Snake Pit.

Friday, 8 September 2017

This week we focused on Gym Rules and Routines.
Listen to your Teacher,
Help your friends
Put equipment away
Listen to your teacher
No screaming
Stay within boundaries
Be polite
Be aware of students around  you.
Listen to your teacher

We enjoyed working with the parachute today and discussed how team work and cooperation is a must!
Mrs. J

For the last week leading up to Christmas we did ball hockey in PE! Given Mr. Oliver needed space in the auditorium to do Christmas concert ...