Thunder News Flash – February 4, 2023

February 03, 2023
  • Winter Movie Night Fundraiser this Friday, February 10th!

    Come and join us for a throwback movie: WALL-E (2008) Presented by North Built Construction on our big 16×9 Movie Screen on Friday, February 10th, in the school gym.  Doors & Concession open at 5:30pm and the movie starts at 6:00pm.   

    $5 per person or $25 per family.  CASH ONLY event.  For more info check out 

    VIP Raffle Tickets will be sold this week at lunch recess by the Grade 7’s.  Bring your completed raffle tickets (found in the Movie Night Package sent home this past week) and correct change February 6-10 in the front hall and enter for your chance to win the VIP Package: Admission, Front Row Couch Seats, Concession Tickets and WALL-E Squishmallows! 

    Thank you to our Sponsors: North Built Construction and Westlynn Meats & Seafood, and our donors.  More Sponsorship opportunities are still available. 

    We look forward to seeing our awesome community of St. James & St. Ann’s School Families!!!

  • Movie Night Fundraiser Volunteers Needed!

    Friday, February 10; 12:30pm – 2:30pm – 2 Volunteers needed to help with Movie Night Set-Up
    Friday, February 10; 5:30pm – 8:30pm – 2 Volunteers needed to help with the Movie Night Concession Stand and Clean Up
    Please contact Nicola Humphreys at if you are able to help.  Thank you.
  • Early Dismissal ~ Wednesday, February 8th

    Just a reminder that our next early dismissal will be on Wednesday, February 8th.

  • Upcoming Events in February

    There are a number of upcoming events at the school to be aware of:

    February 6 – 10 & 13-14 Candy grams for sale – 25 cents each.  Students can send a Valentine Candy gram to a friend in the school. These will be delivered on Feb. 10 & 14.

    Catholic Schools Week – February 13th – 15th – at school we will be focusing on what we love about being in a Catholic school.

    Valentine’s Day & Pink Shirt / Respect Day – Tuesday, February 14th:

    • this will be a dress down day for students to wear their Valentine’s Day colours (red, white, and especially pink).  As always, the clothes that students wear must be appropriate – no ripped/torn jeans, no inappropriate slogans or graphics on their clothes, no short shorts, and no spaghetti straps.  At St. James & St. Ann’s School we believe that every day is an “anti-bullying day”, so we will be focussing on being extra kind to others on this day
    • if students are bringing Valentine’s Day cards to share, they must bring a card for everyone in their class – Teachers will provide their students with a class list to help with this
    • while we do not encourage food treats at school, if your child does want to bring a small treat for each student they should be attached to the Valentine’s Day card.  Treats should be store bought, individually packaged, and nut-free.  Cards will be distributed and collected in a bag, and all treats will be taken home so that parents can determine if the treats are able to be eaten by their child

    Catholic Educators’ Conference – Thursday, February 16th and Friday, February 17th:

    • There will be no school for students on February 16th or 17th as teachers will attend the annual Catholic Educator’s Conference

    Shrove Tuesday – February 21st

    • The school will be providing pancakes for all of the students in our school to help celebrate Shrove Tuesday

    Ash Wednesday – February 22nd

    • Please join us for Ash Wednesday Mass at 9am

    Annual General Meeting – Wednesday, March 1st

    • the meeting will take place in the Gym from 6:00 – 7:00pm
    • at the meeting we will give you a brief summary of this school year, and then some preliminary information about next year, including the new tuition rates for 2023-2024
    • Re-Registration Packages for our current families will be handed out at the end of the meeting – parents will be emailed the information to sign up online for an appointment to bring the completed package back to the school
  • Berryhill Frozen Blueberry Case Fundraising Orders due February 13

    Berryhill Frozen Blueberry Case Fundraising Orders due February 13:  

    Our current fundraiser, 10lb Cases of Frozen Bluberries, is underway.  You can buy yours for $30/10lb case. The school makes $10/case sold!  An online google form was emailed home this past week and can also be found here:  Direct Debit and Cheques accepted.  Cases will be ready for pick-up at 2:30pm on Thursday, March 2 at the school.  We cannot store cases that are not picked up at this time.  

    Please complete yours by 3pm Monday, February 13 and help support our school!  Thank you! 

  • Walkathon date change

    Please mark Friday, May 5th as our new Walkathon date.  12:15 dismissal.  We will need many parent volunteers to make this fundraiser a success.  We are looking forward to having our first Walkathon in a few years and cannot wait for this school community event.  

  • Basketball and Sporting Events

    Parents be sure to check the School Calendar daily.  The calendar will include up to date game and practice information.  Sometimes game times or venues may change and these changes will be updated daily on on our School Calendar.  Please check the calendar, especially if your child has a game or practice that day.

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