PJ Day, 7&8 Info Night, Re Registration, Bake Sale, Chinese New Year, Dance Party, Annual Fund Update, School Store Updates, 2018 Olympics

PJ Day, 7&8 Info Night, Re Registration, Bake Sale, Chinese New Year, Dance Party, Annual Fund Update, School Store Updates, 2018 Olympics

Wednesday, February 7, 2018


Dear JA Families,

The boys’ basketball team played their final game of the regular season this Monday against a very skilled Rosedale Day School. Ultimately, RDS won the game but the boys played very well! Good luck at the basketball tournament next Wednesday!

Last Thursday, we held a Parent Information Session on Strength and Talent Based Education, led by Shima Kassirian and Leanne Muir. Much wonderful discussion was generated evening and I would like to extend a big thank-you to both Shima and Leanne for all of the effort they put into this event.

This evening was the first in a series of parent discussion sessions that we will continue to offer throughout the Spring. Stay tuned for more details!

Pyjama Day – TOMORROW!

The Grade 8 class is pleased to be organizing the 6th annual Pyjama Day for tomorrow, February 8! The cost of participating in this event is $5.00 and it includes a treat. Proceeds from this event will go toward the purchase of the Grade 8 graduation gift for the school.


Grade 7 & 8 Quebec Trip Information Session

On Monday, February 12th, 2018 at 6pm in the school library, a representative from our tour company Explorica, we will be hosting an Information Evening for parents and students in grade 7 & 8!  We really encourage that you and your child attend this info session to find out all about our upcoming spring trip to Quebec City. If you are able to attend, please RSVP to Sarah Fox, sfox@junioracademy.com, so that we can prepare sufficient seating.


Re-Registration Packages

Please remember to return signed forms by this Friday, February 9th as this helps us forecast next year’s programming. If there are any matters you would like to discuss regarding re-registration, please contact me.


Valentines Bake Sale – February 14th
Our JA Bake Sale will be held next Wednesday, February 14th before school.  We are looking for parents to help sell baked goods on the day of the event and we are asking for donations of baked goods to sell.  Each class also decorates a cake which is raffled off on the day of the bake sale.  If you are able to help with this event, or if you can send in some baked goods or a plain, baked cake for classes to decorate, please email Ms. Stark to let her know.  (zstark@junioracademy.com)


Chinese New Year
We will be celebrating Chinese New Year at Junior Academy on Thursday, February 15th.  A large group of volunteers has organized decorations for the school and there will be food available during lunch time. If you would like to contribute, please contact Nick Johnson, njohnson@junioracademy.com and we will put you in touch with the group.


Dance – March 2nd

We are pleased to announce the third annual J.A. DANCE PARTY on Friday, March 2nd, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. From 6:00-6:30, students will be served pizza in their classrooms and adult pizza and refreshments will be available in the library. The dance will commence at 6:30, hosted by DJ Trevor who comes to us from Interactive Entertainment. Please note that tickets will need to be pre-purchased for this event.

We are looking for parent volunteers who can help decorate the gym and library for this event. If you are able to help, please contact Nicole Doiron at ndoiron@junioracademy.com


Annual Fund: Follow-up

Mr. Negrii has recently ordered a number of Orff instruments to augment our music programme, through your annual fund donations. The instruments should be arriving within the next couple of weeks and we look forward to showcasing them at our Spring Concert in May.

Our literacy team recently met to begin organizing our purchasing goals for the literacy programme and new shelving for the library had also been ordered! I will continue to update you as your Annual Fund donations are put to use in the school.



We are looking for some testimonials that can be used to augment our print an web literature. If you would like to provide a quote or testimonial about your experience at Junior Academy, please send it to Matthew Johnson, mjohnson@junioracademy.com.


Uniform Store Updates

InSchoolwear is excited to let you know that their newly updated website is now up and running.

In order to shop on the new website, you will need to register with a school code. Our school code is:  juac. Please note: The annual ‘Save the Tax Sale’ is also on now, through until February 18th.


2018 Olympics

One of Junior Academy’s past students, Jack Crawford, who is a member at Georgian Peaks Ski Club and Whistler Ski Club, will be representing Canada in Pyeongchang at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Alpine Racing. In addition to the Olympics, Jack will be competing at the World Junior Championships in Davos, Switzerland. Good luck, Jack!



Wednesday, Feb. 7      Open House 11-1

Thursday, Feb. 8:         Pyjama Day

Friday, Feb. 9               Final Ski Day

Monday, Feb 12:          Evening Parent Information Session – 7/8 Que. City Trip

Wednesday, Feb. 14:   Valentine’s Bake Sale

Wednesday, Feb. 14:   Gr. 7 & 8 Daily Bread Food Bank Trip

Wednesday, Feb. 14:   Basketball tournament

Thursday, Feb. 15        Chinese New Year Celebrations

Friday, Feb. 16-19       Family Day Long Weekend