Scholastic’s, Pancakes, School Photo, School Dance, Pick Up Time, InSchool Wear Update, Parent Info Night

Scholastic’s, Pancakes, School Photo, School Dance, Pick Up Time, InSchool Wear Update, Parent Info Night


Dear JA Families,


Happy Valentine’s Day!

It has been an exciting few of days at JA!  Thank you to everyone who contributed baked goodies to our Valentine’s Bake Sale and to Rie Hisano and Abigail Walenta for helping to sell goodies an raffle tickets this morning. The students enjoyed decorating their class cake and the raffle that followed.


I would also like to extend a thank you to all of the parents who helped decorate the atrium for Chinese New Year. We are looking forward to our Chinese New Year celebrations tomorrow!


Our Boys’ Basketball team will be out of the building this afternoon, participating in their final tournament and we wish them good luck as they finish their season.


Long Weekend – no homework!

A reminder that there is no school this Friday and Monday, due to the Family Day long weekend.  As it is a time to rest and enjoy being with family, no homework is assigned and there is nothing due the first day back after the break.


Scholastic Book Orders

Please place all Scholastics orders online. To order, please visit

After you chose Connect to your Teacher, enter Ontario and NORTH YORK (not Toronto) for the city. Please select Cathy Hibbert to place your orders.

Look for March order forms coming home soon!


Pancake Day Celebration – February 27th

As is tradition, we will be celebrating our own pancake day at Junior Academy on Tuesday, February 27th. All students are welcome to participate however, pancakes must be pre-ordered by Friday, February 23rd. If your child is interested in receiving pancakes will begin serving classes at 8:00 a.m. and stop serving at 8:40 a.m. Students may eat their breakfast in their homeroom classes.


Please see the attached poster and order form if you wish to participate.


School Photos – March 2

School photos will occur on the morning of Friday, March 2nd and will be taken by Perfect Portraits Photo Studio. Perfect Portraits will take a class photo as well as individual photos of each student. All photos will take place in the morning and all students are required to be in Full Dress. Following the photo session, Perfect Portraits will contact you with information about ordering photos online.


School Dance – March 2

Our third annual J.A. DANCE PARTY will take place 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 so please complete the forms that are attached and return them a.s.a.p. Friends and family are welcome.


This year, the theme of our dance will be “Beach Party”. We welcome all participants to dress in ‘beach attire’ for the event.


We are also looking for a number of volunteers who can assist us with setting up the gym and library in the afternoon of March 2nd. If you are able to help out, please contact Nicole Doiron. (


Pick-Up During Recess Time

A gentle reminder to all parents that our parking lot is closed from 10:40 – 11:10 and from 1:30 – 2:00 for recess. If you need to pick your child up during the day, we ask you to avoid these times as the parking lot will remain closed to vehicle traffic in order to ensure the safety of our students.


Uniform Sale at InSchoolWear

This is the last week to ‘SAVE THE TAX’ at InSchoolWear.  The sale continues until February 18th for all items purchased in store or online.  Please see the attached flyer for details.

In order to shop on the new website, you will need to register with a school code. Our school code is:  juac.


Parent Discussion Night #2 – Save the Date!

The second evening in our series of parent discussion sessions will take place on Wednesday, March 28th at 7:00 p.m. The topic of the evening will be a combination of Collaborative and Proactive Solutions and Managing Technology in the Home, two things that often go hand in hand! There will be a short presentation preceding an open, round-table discussion.  Stay tuned for more details



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

Friday, Feb. 23:            Pizza Lunch and Free Dress

Tuesday, Feb 27:         Pancake Breakfast