Jennifer Kolari, Constituent Survey, Junior Academy Cutlery Sets, Parent – Teacher Conferences, Homework Club, Blue Jays Day, Spring Concert, School Photos, Important Dates

Jennifer Kolari, Constituent Survey, Junior Academy Cutlery Sets, Parent – Teacher Conferences, Homework Club, Blue Jays Day, Spring Concert, School Photos, Important Dates

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Dear JA Families,

Thank you to all of the families who joined us for the JA bowling night last Wednesday. We had an excellent turn-out and all participants had an enjoyable time.

Save the Date – Guest Speaker Jennifer Kolari

We are excited to have author and child and family therapist, Jennifer Kolari join us at Junior Academy on Monday, May 15 from 7:00 – 8:30 for a  speaking engagement. Ms. Kolari is the author of Connected Parenting and You’re Ruining My Life (But Not Really). In addition to her writing, she coaches parents, teaches social skills and runs workshops. Tickets are $25 each and if you are interested in attending this event, please RSVP to Mr. Bamberger at  Family and Friends are welcome!

Constituent Survey

Last Friday, all staff and parents were sent a brief Constituent survey on Survey Monkey to seek your feedback during our search for the next Principal. We ask that you please take a few minutes to complete this survey.

Junior Academy Cutlery Sets

Junior Academy cutlery sets, the perfect complement to The Lunch Club, are now available for purchase. Cutlery sets are $3.00 each and contain a knife, fork and spoon. (please see the attached photo) If you are interested in purchasing a cutlery set, please see Mr. Johnson or Mr. Bamberger in the office.

Parent – Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Interviews will be occurring today from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please note, there is an early, staggered dismissal as described below.  Interviews are scheduled in 15 minute blocks and teachers will be required to keep to their scheduled timeline so that the afternoon runs smoothly.
Kindergarten, Grades 1 and 2: dismissal at 1:50 p.m.
Grade 3 and 4: dismissal at 2:00 p.m.
Grades 5 to 8: dismissal at 2:10 p.m.

If you would like to arrange an interview with our Occupational Therapist, Kristine Locklin, she will also be available during interview times Please contact Kristine directly at to arrange your time.

Homework Club

We are pleased to be offering a Monday and Wednesday homework club this term. If you would like to sign up for one or both of these days, please contact Mr. Bamberger. (

Blue Jays Day

Junior Academy has booked tickets to the Toronto Blue Jays School Day baseball game on Thursday, April 20th. Students will be supervised by six accompanying teachers. Students in Grades 5 – 8 are invited to attend and we have booked one bus for the trip. Attendees will be leaving the school at approximately 10:30 a.m. and returning at approximately 4:15 p.m. Tickets are $25.00 each and they will be sold on a first come first served basis. The registration form was sent home last Friday and is due back by today, April 12th. At the end of the day, remaining tickets will be made available to grade 4 and grade 3.

Spring Concert

This year’s Spring Concert will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2017 and the theme will be A Celebration of Sound and Colour.. If you able to help up us, with set-up, decorating or picking-up supplies, please let the office know. More details about the evening and ticket sales are coming soon!

School Photos

If you ordered school photos, print orders will be sent home with students on April 21st and all students will receive a class picture. Kelly Moss Photography will be returning to Junior Academy on Friday, April 28th from 10:00 – 12:00 to take photos of new staff and students. Feel free to Kelly directly if you have any questions or concerns. Kelly can be reached by email:

Important Dates

April 12                 Parent – Teacher Conferences (Early Dismissal)

April 13                 U-12 Elementary Badminton Tournament

April 14 – 17         Easter Break

April 18                 Tour Tuesday (Regular Dress)

April 18                 Elementary Badminton Tournament

April 21                 Pizza Lunch (Full Dress)


Paul Bamberger