Babysitting Course, Hot Lunch Program and RFRK Lunch Club, Pizza Lunch, After School Clubs, Bowling Night, Arrowsmith Program, Tour Tuesdays, Upcoming Events

Babysitting Course, Hot Lunch Program and RFRK Lunch Club, Pizza Lunch, After School Clubs, Bowling Night, Arrowsmith Program, Tour Tuesdays, Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


Dear JA Families,


It was great to see so many parents visiting the Science Fair on March 13th. The effort that went into the various investigations was truly impressive.


We hope that you are enjoying a relaxing March Break and we are looking forward to the final term of the 2016 – 2017 school year. A reminder that there are no classes on Monday, March 27th. The staff will be participating in professional development and classes will resume on Tuesday, March 28th.



Babysitting Course

The Red Cross Babysitting Course will be held on Monday, March 27th, for those students who have registered.  The programme will run from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and students should bring a lunch and snacks. Please note: there will be no before or after care options as this is not a regular school day.


The course is created for the 11 – 15 age group, designed to teach babysitting, leadership and first aid skills in a fun and informative way.  Students learn how to care for infants, toddlers and children, what questions to ask parents, how to give first aid and what to do in emergencies.  Activity book activities, role-playing and hands-on practice teach skills and build confidence. Each student will also receive a copy of the Red Cross Babysitting Manual.




Hot Lunch Program and RFRK Lunch Club

A reminder that we will have no lunch deliveries during our first week back to school. Our new lunch program will begin the week of April 3rd.


Beginning on April 3, the Real Food Lunch Club at Junior Academy will provide delicious hot lunches. This opt-in lunch program is available to all grades (and teachers too) for Monday through Thursday of each week, for the remainder of this school year.


The litterless, family-style service also matches our eco efforts at school. Kids bring in a reusable, resealable lunch container and cutlery each day for lunch, then bring it back home for washing. The price is $5.20 daily for a healthy meat or veggie protein, side veg, healthy grain, and piece of fruit. Parents must order for all 4 service days per week.  Parents with more than one child in the program receive a 5% discount.


If you have questions or concerns, please contact Real Food for Real Kids directly at416-410-5437 extension 2


To sign-up, please go to



Pizza Lunch

Because our new Lunch Club program will only be offering lunch for four days per week, we are adding four additional pizza lunches, to cover the unserved Fridays. (March 31, April 28, May 5, June 9)


If you would like to order pizza for these dates, please return your completed order form (attached) and payment to the school office by Tuesday, March 28th.  The next Pizza Lunch is Friday, March 31st!



After School Clubs 

Sign-up for after school clubs will remain open until Thursday, March 30th and these clubs will commence the week of April 3rd. Please see the attached flyer for details and sign up.


Monday: Robotics, Grades 1-4
Tuesday: Keyboarding for Kids Club (6 week program), Grade 2 and up

Tuesday: Pawsitively Pets, SK and up

Wednesday: Hatch (Coding and computer programming)

Wednesday: Yoga with Christie Chapman Grade 1 and up. (During first recess)

Thursday: Tasty Travels Cooking Club, Grade 1 and up


Bowling Night: Save the Date

Our Annual JA Bowling night is scheduled for Wednesday, April 5th, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Playtime Bowl. Registration forms will be sent home during the first week back and are due on Friday, March 31st. Please see the attached poster for details.



Arrowsmith Program

If you are interested in investigating the Arrowsmith Program for your son or daughter, please contact Paul Bamberger  ( by Thursday, March 30th so that we can facilitate a further conversation about the program and the possibility of bringing it to Junior Academy.



Tour Tuesdays

In order to keep up with the volume of inquiries about Junior Academy’s programs, we will be offering regular “Tour Tuesday’ Open Houses for the next four weeks. Should demand warrant it, we will consider extending Tour Tuesdays into May. If you know of a family who may be interested in touring Junior Academy, please consider recommending our Tour Tuesday Open Houses, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Please note, unlike our previous Open Houses, the students will be able to wear their regular uniform on these dates.



Important Dates

Mar 27             Professional Development day for teachers   (students not at  school)
Mar 27              Babysitting course for those who have signed up

Mar 28              Tour Tuesday Open House (Regular Dress)
Mar 29-Apr 1    Canadian Test of Basic Skills for grades 4 to 7

Mar 31              Pizza Lunch for those students who ordered additional pizza delivery




Paul Bamberger