Camp, Awards, Graduation, Grad Trip, PD, Crazy Hat, Sports Day, Fall Party, Last Day of School

Camp, Awards, Graduation, Grad Trip, PD, Crazy Hat, Sports Day, Fall Party, Last Day of School

Wednesday, June 7, 2017


Dear JA Families,


The highly anticipated Fun Fair takes place tomorrow evening from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Be sure to join us for a BBQ dinner, games and activities, as well as the Silent Auction.  Dinner tickets are $6.00 (burger or hot dog) and activity tickets are $1.00 each.  Please see the attached flyer for details.

Thank you to the families who sponsored an event or contributed to the Silent Auction.

We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow evening!


Junior Academy Year-End Camp

It’s not too late to sign up for our Junior Academy Year-End Camp from June 19th to 28th!  A registration letter has been attached and was previously sent home with every student.


Club Awards

On June 2nd, the staff presented club awards at our morning assembly. The awards recognized outstanding participation and a positive contribution to each club. We congratulate all of the winners, listed below.

Ultimate Frisbee: Jake Golombek
Sr Dance Crew: Molly Vegh-Gross
Choir: Garrett Benneyworth
Volleyball: Moka Hisano
Table Tennis: Jai Mehta
Baseball: Samuel Hibbert
Boys Basketball: Aidan Nassar
Badminton Club: David Haney
Ball Hockey: Katherine Willson
Chess: Sebastiano Gaggioli
Wire Choir: Sarah Simpson and Abigail Walenta

Lego Club: Ozias Sharp
Jr Art Club: Jerry Zheng
Scratch: Rhys Muir
Jr Dance Crew: Amanda Xiao
Golf: Evan Watson
K Race Club: Myles Hibbert


Graduation and Awards Ceremony

Our Graduation Ceremony will take place on Thursday, June 15th at 9:00 a.m. At this assembly, we will be presenting the sports, classroom and school leadership awards. Parents of children who will be receiving an award will be contacted and we invite all interested parents to attend the ceremony and congratulate our graduates! Graduates and their parents are invited to continue their celebrations in the library.  Please RSVP to Nick at so we have an idea of attendance.


Grade Eight Graduation Trip

On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, the students in grade eight will be participating in their overnight graduation trip to Blue Mountain. They will be accompanied by Ms. DeJean and Mr. N. Johnson. We hope that they had a wonderful and memorable trip.


Professional Development

Last week, Mrs. Reiter attended a professional development at Branksome Hall School, focused on early literacy. Promoting literacy is a passion of Mrs. Reiter and the additional tools she has gained will continue to support her commitment to supporting student literacy development


Crazy Hat Day

On Thursday, June 8th, students may wear a hat of any type with their regular uniform.  Hats can be crazy, colourful or comfortable. Students should bring in $5.00 and they will receive lemonade and cookies as well. All proceeds will go towards the grade eight graduation gift for the school


Class Parent / Party for the Fall

At the beginning of the school year, parents from various classes have gotten together for an evening either at someone’s home or at a local restaurant for drinks, to chat and get to know each other. This year, many of these social evenings happened in the late fall.  In an effort to welcome new families and promote community within JA, it would be ideal if these events could occur closer to the beginning of the school year. If you are willing to organize or host a get together in the fall please contact Nick Johnson, . We have already had one parent volunteer to host the grades 1 and 2 party! We are still looking for volunteers who are willing to organize / host a get-together for the following grades:

Preschool and Kindergarten

Grades 3 and 4

Grades 5 and 6

Grades 7 and 8


Sport / Play Day

Junior Academy’s annual Sports / Play Day will be held on Tuesday, June 13th. Students will participate in regular classes until 10:40, at which time the whole school will go to the fields at York Mills Arena until lunch. Additional activities are also being planned for the afternoon portion of the day.


Final Day of School

The final day of this school year is Friday, June 16th. We will begin the day with an assembly, and school talent show. Students may wear free dress, report cards will be distributed and there will be an early pick-up. 12:00 (K-2), 12:10 (3-5), 12:20 (6-8). Please note, there will not be an aftercare option on this day so please plan accordingly.


Important Dates

June 6,7              Grade Eight Graduation Trip

June 7                 Kindergarten Trip to Humber Arboretum

June 8                 Crazy Hat Day

June 8                 School Fun Fair 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

June 9                 Leadership Trip

June 9                 Pizza Lunch

June 12               Grade 1,2,3 Trip to the Kortright Centre

June 13               Sports Day

June 15               Graduation Ceremony 9:00 a.m. Full Uniform Required

June 16               Last Day of School – Dismissal 12:00 (K-2), 12:10 (3-5), 12:20 (6-8) Free Dress Day