Thunder News Flash – April 29, 2023

April 28, 2023
  • WALKATHON 2023: Friday, May 5 - ONLY 1 WEEK AWAY! 

    EARLY BIRD PRIZE: Bring your pledge sheets in on MONDAY, MAY 1 BY 3PM for an Early Bird Prize of a candy bag and 1 extra raffle ticket for the prize draw.  We will tally up how much we have raised so far and reveal the number that afternoon!  Your Pledge Sheet must be submitted in order to be eligible for Early Bird Prizes. 

    The WALKATHON is this coming FRIDAY (MAY 5)! It is always a fun and exciting day filled with school spirit.  Students are encouraged to wear Superhero themed outfits that they can walk in or Thunderwear.  More information about the day will be coming this week. 

    All students earn 1 raffle prize ticket for every $10 they raise.  There are over 30 different prizes to be won (and more to come!), including: 

    • Top Primary Student Prize: $100 Mastermind Toys Gift Card 
    • Top Intermediate Student Prize: $100 Chapters Gift Card 
    • Special Prize Draw for all those who raise $125+: Freestanding Basketball Hoop 
    • and many great class prizes for all classes who raise at least $3000 as a whole.   

    For a current list of prizes and to donate, check out: https://www.stjameselementary.ca/walkathon/ 

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

  • Mother's Day Tea - May 10th 1pm

    Calling all Mothers and Grandmothers!  We are happy to be hosting a Mother’s Day Tea at 1pm on May 10th.  Please click on the link Mothers Day to see more details and how to RSVP.

  • Chris Bray Concert - Hope Aloud! Tour - 6:30 pm May 31st, 2023

     

    Please join our school community for a Family Concert on Wednesday, May 31st at 6:30 in our school Gym.  Chris Bray is visiting schools in the CISVA and he is bringing his Hope Aloud! Tour to St. James and St. Ann’s for a concert at 1pm with the students and then again in the evening for families at 6:30.  There will be a concession available at the evening performance.  We look forward to many school families joining us for this fun event!

  • Volunteer Hour Opportunity to help fulfill fundraising hours

    Dear Parents, as you know, all families are required to complete a certain number of volunteer hours each year, and we wanted to let you know about some exciting opportunities to earn hours. We know that some of you were unsuccessful in securing a spot for the Walkathon.  In order to fulfill your volunteer fundraising hours, we have some opportunities that may be of interest to you.  If you have fulfilled those hours, and still require general volunteer hours, you can help out with the 2 upcoming events.

    We have two major events happening soon: Sports Day on June 9th (9-12) and an upcoming Hope Aloud! concert for families by Chris Bray with Chalice on May 31st at 6:30 pm in our school gym. For Sports Day, we need volunteers to help with set-up, clean-up, and helping in various ways throughout the morning. It’s a fun and active event, and we know our students would love to see their parents involved.

    For the concert, we need volunteers to help with set-up and clean-up and to help run the concession stand, as well as a few parents to do a shopping trip beforehand to gather the necessary supplies. It’s a great opportunity to meet other parents and contribute to a wonderful evening of music and celebration.

    We understand that everyone’s schedule is busy, but we hope you’ll consider signing up for one or both of these events to fulfill your volunteer hours. Please contact the office by emailing Mrs. Dlugan.  Please click here to email the School Office if you are able to help with either of these events.

    Thank you for your continued support of our school community. We can’t wait to see you at Sports Day and at the Hope Aloud Concert!

  • Information From Neat Uniforms

    Please click here St. James & St. Ann’s School 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 Tuesday, May 30th 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 and their children who are 3 – 5 years of age, who have not yet started school. 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.  Please click on the link to view the Ready, Set, Learn flyer.  2023 Ready Set Learn (1) – flyer  We hope to see you there! 

  • REC Positions

    Dear Parents,

    Please see the attached letter from the Regional Education Committee regarding REC positions and elections.  REC positions

  • Early Dismissal Day - May 3rd

    Our next early dismissal day for our monthly staff meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 3rd.  As always, the students should bring a snack and lunch to school that day, and they will be dismissed at 12:55pm.

  • upcoming-events

  • Sports
    There are no upcoming events at this time.
  • Parent Participation Program

    Thank you for your support!