Morning Coffee Meeting, Annual Fund, Skating

Morning Coffee Meeting, Annual Fund, Skating


Wednesday October 11, 2017


Dear JA Families,


I hope that you had a wonderful long weekend. I would like to extend a thank you to all of the families who joined me in the library for our first round-table meeting yesterday. I would also like to recognize Alex King, whose name was inadvertently left off of last week’s list of Character Champions.


Morning Coffee Meetings

Yesterday, we had our first round-table coffee morning for parents in the  Kindergarten, grades one and two classes.

There are upcoming sessions for:

Grades 3, 4 and 5: Thursday October 12, 8:45 a.m.

Grades 6, 7, and 8: Wednesday October 18, 8:45 a.m.

I would like to invite you to come in to the school, have a coffee and meet with me.  During this time, I will be offering specific focus groups and I would like to hear your comments on a variety of topics.  Your feedback is valuable and will help to shape Junior Academy’s strategic plan.  Please mark your calendar for the appropriate session and RSVP to Nick Johnson, .


If you were unable to attend any of the grade specific meetings, we will also have an all grades session on the evening of Wednesday, October 18th, from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Please note, this date was originally advertised as Thursday, October 19th however, due to a conflict with a classroom social the evening round table will occur on Wednesday night. If you plan on attending, please RSVP to Nick Johnson, .



Annual Fund

Last week, Junior Academy officially kicked off the 2017-2018 Annual Fund Campaign.  The school is raising funds for a number of projects and new initiatives.  Details are described in the attached letter.  Our goal is to raise $80,000 and we have already had one family make a pledge for 10% of our Annual Fund Goal! It is my hope that every family will make a contribution suitable to their individual circumstances. 



Skating lessons will begin next Tuesday, October 17th at York Mills arena. Students who are participating will need their own equipment including skates, a helmet with face mask and gloves.



Oct. 11:                                   Cross-Country Event

Oct. 12, 8:45 a.m.:                 Round-Table, Grades 3,4,5

Oct. 17:                                   Skating Begins

Oct. 18, 8:45 a.m.:                 Round-Table, Grades 3,4,5

Oct. 18, 6:30 p.m.:                 Round-Table, All Grades