Thunder News Flash – April 23, 2022

April 22, 2022
  • Being Health Aware

    As we move from Public Health Orders to being “Health Aware”, here are some important reminders:

    • complete a daily health check with your child – please click here to see the most up-to-date information regarding this
    • monitor your children regularly for symptoms of illness – if they are sick, they should stay home.  Please click here for information about testing for COVID-19
    • follow all of the provincial restrictions that are currently in place – please click here for the latest information
    • follow all of the travel guidelines put in place federally – please click here for the latest information
    • if you would like your child to wear a mask at school, please ensure they bring at least one mask with them to school each day
    • seek reputable sources of information about COVID-19, such as the BCCDC, including how to protect yourself, your family and your community, and what to do if you suspect you have the virus by clicking here
  • Mental Health Initiative - Update

    At the end of January, our school put the Open Parachute program on pause as we took some time to do a more extensive evaluation of the program.  Moving forward, we have decided that we will not be using Open Parachute as a school-wide program, but instead we will spend time in each classroom during May and the beginning part of June focusing on understanding and positively expressing our feelings and emotions.  We will be using a variety of resources, including FRIENDS For Life, and will be kicking off this learning by having the whole school watch the movie Inside Out during the afternoon of April 29th.  Then, on Monday, May 2nd, students are encouraged to come to school dressed in the colour of their favourite “emotion” from that movie.  What a creative way to delve into learning about such a serious and important subject as our mental health.

  • Information From Neat Uniforms

    Please click here to read all about the Focus Week for St. James & St. Ann’s School that Neat Uniforms will be holding for families to purchase uniform pieces for next school year.

  • Ready, Set, Learn

    On Wednesday, May 18th St. James & St. Ann’s School will be holding our Ready, Set, Learn event, from 6:00 – 7:00pm.  This evening session is for parents whose children are 3 – 5 years of age, who have not yet started school, and of course the 3 – 5 year olds are welcome to join in the fun as well.  Please click here for more information.  If you are planning on attending this fun and interactive event, please click here to email the School Office so that we can plan accordingly.  We hope to see you there!

  • Spaces Available for 2022-2023

    While we had a very successful re-registration of our existing students, and will be welcoming many new students to the school in September, there are still some spaces available for the 2022-2023 school year.  If you know of any families who are considering sending their children to St. James & St. Ann’s School, we have a few spaces available in Kindergarten and Grades 5 and 6.  The Application Package can be found on our school’s website or by clicking here

  • Early Dismissal Day - May 4th

    Our next early dismissal day for our monthly staff meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 4th.  As always, the students should bring a snack and lunch to school that day, and they will be dismissed at 12:55pm.

  • Zumbathon - May 13, 2022

    Zumbathon 2022 is fast approaching.  Our current list of prizes will be announced this week at our 2nd Pep Rally.  We know that students are excited to get asking and work towards winning some great prizes soon.

    We encourage all students to ask for pledges in COVID-safe ways: by phone, video calling and emails, and encourage potential donors to donate online.  Please see the information package for more details.

    We will have some great prizes that can be won, which will be announced in the coming month.  If you would like to donate a prize, please contact Jasmin Laflamme by clicking here.  Thank you for your consideration!


    Together we can raise $25,000 for outside learning and fun spaces for our school!

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