Spring Uniform, Fun Fair, Year-End Camp, Crazy Hat Day, Leadership, InSchool Fitting, Awards and Graduation, Golf Lessons

Spring Uniform, Fun Fair, Year-End Camp, Crazy Hat Day, Leadership, InSchool Fitting, Awards and Graduation, Golf Lessons

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Dear JA Families,

 I hope that everyone had a wonderful long weekend!

Thank you to all of the families who attended our grandparent’s and special friends day celebration last Thursday. It was wonderful to have so many grandparents and special friends join us in the school. We also had several parents join us for the grades 5-8 speech showcase on Thursday morning. All of the student presenters did an amazing job and we commend them for sharing their speeches.

Spring Uniform – A reminder that the warm weather uniform has now gone into effect. Navy school walking shorts and navy skorts may be worn to school.  Gym shorts may be worn for gym classes only.

Please note, the full-dress uniform is required for our graduation ceremony and awards presentation on Thursday, June 15th.

Fun Fair – June 8

This year’s Junior Academy Fun Fair will take place on Thursday, June 8th from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Thank you to the families who have already volunteered to sponsor and event or contributed to the Silent Auction. We greatly appreciate your support. The Parent’s Association are still looking for silent auction items to be donated. Items that are often of interest include tickets for sporting events, golfing, food baskets and gift certificates. At this time, we are looking for sponsors for the following activities / stations:

Face Paint/ Hair Wrapping    – $50

Crafts Table                           – $100

Duck Pond                              – $50

Pie Throwing                          – $100

Lollipop Pull/Jelly Bean Guess – $20

Bouncey Castle                      – $1500

If you wish to donate an item, or sponsor and event, please contact Nick Johnson,njohnson@junioracademy.com or Julie Stewart, jstewart@junioracademy.com.

Junior Academy Year-End Camp

Junior Academy will be offering our Year-End Camp from June 19th to 28th!  A registration letter has been attached and was sent home with every student. A reminder that all registrations are due by June 1st in order to book the various venues. Please note, we will not be able to confirm activities until after the June 1stregistration date.

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


The Leadership Crew is planning a fundraising day on Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 to raise money for an organization called United Play.

The money raised will be donated to local kids who cannot afford to play sports and to help send sports equipment to third world countries. The students will be organizing a bake sale at first recess, will be making and selling Rainbow Loom Bracelets, and will also have a fantastic sports-themed basket that others in the school can buy raffle tickets for.

But that’s not all….after school from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., they will be having a ‘Rummage Sale’ where they will be selling a wide variety of used items that students throughout the school have donated. The Leadership Crew are asking for everyone’s participation by requesting donations of gentle used toys, board games, video games, children’s book, adult books and sports equipment. Please bring in your donations to school by Thursday, May 25th, 2017.

The Leadership Crew thanks you for your participation and support!

In School Wear – Uniform Fitting

Our Uniform Supplier, In School Wear, will be at Junior Academy on Tuesday, May 30th from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. for a school uniform fitting. Our new, navy polo shirt will also be available at this time.

Products that are ordered on the 30th will be available for pick-up in September.

Graduation and Awards Ceremony

On Friday, June 2nd, we will be presenting our club awards during the morning assembly. The sports, classroom and school leadership awards will be presented at our graduation assembly on Thursday, June 15th.

Summer Golf Lesson with Mr. Perryman

Mr. Perryman will be offering private golf lessons throughout the summer at various Clublink courses around Toronto. Andrew was part of his University’s Varsity Golf Team and has several years of experience teaching golf to children of various ages.  Golf lessons are open to families, groups, or individuals. Arrangements can be made with Andrew via email. aperryman@junioracademy.com

A minimum 1-hour session —— $65/hour

Important Dates


May 25                S.S.A.F. U-14 Soccer Tournament

May 26                Rosedale Track and Field Meet

May 26                Pizza lunch (Free Dress)

May 30                Crazy Hat Day

May 30                Leadership Bake Sale (first recess) and Rummage Sale (after school)

May 30                In School Wear Uniform fitting day. 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

May 31                S.S.A.F. U-10 Track Meet

June 2                 Club Awards during assembly

June 2                 Pizza lunch


Paul Bamberger