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Friday, 21 September 2018

Friday September 21, 2018

Fantastic Friday!

Our Terry Fox event is just around the corner. This is an annual event here at SJA. As we have done every year, we are asking donations. Pledge sheets have been sent home, and will be due by Wednesday, September 26th. The class with the highest amount of money collected will win an ice cream party! Thank you in advance for your donations!

Soccer Practice Schedule
Elementary Girls and Boys – Tuesday and Thursday 4-5PM
U12 Coed and U12 Development Program – Monday and Wednesday 4-5PM

**Please note that students doing any after school activity, soccer, karate, yoga, etc. will be charged until 4:00 PM in aftercare, when they will be dismissed to their program with their coach!**

October hot lunch can now be ordered. The site will close on September 26th at 3:00 PM, so please get your orders in before then, as the site cannot be re-opened. October hot lunch payments are due by October 10th. Please ensure you are ordering under the correct grade and teacher.

Caribou Math Contest is an online mathematics contest that is held 6 times per year. Last year we did a trial run with a few students from Grade 6 and above. This year we are going to offer it to students in Grades 3 and up. This is something that will be done on a student’s own time. This will not be a focus of our math program. That being said, Dr. Kaur and Mr. Lee-Guide have offered to run a math club on Wednesday morning beginning at 8:00 AM for those who are interested. There is a $15 annual fee that must be paid and the test times begin at 7:15 AM. Committed students will write the tests on:

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
Wednesday, February 13th, 2019
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Permission forms were sent home. Please follow the instructions at the bottom of the page to register your child and pay the fee and return the permission form to me. 

Don't forget about Polar Expressions Publishing! The poetry deadline is November 16th, 2018 and the short story deadline is November 23rd, 2018.

After school activities forms and payments are due Wednesday, September 26.

Important dates/items:

Monday, September 24 – Golf permission forms due
Tuesday, September 25 – Bake Sale
Wednesday, September 26 – Bake Sale, Casual Day, Terry Fox pledges due, after school activities forms and payments due & October hot lunch orders due
Thursday, September 27 – Terry Fox run – please wear gym uniform
Friday, September 28 – Orange Shirt Day
Data Management Math test 

We began the day with Math. We reviewed our homework from last night and then moved on to applying our knowledge of mean, median and mode to specific situations. 

Mean - When people say "average" they usually are talking about the mean. You can figure out the mean by adding up all the numbers in the data and then dividing by the number of numbers. For example, if you have 12 numbers, you add them up and divide by 12. This would give you the mean of the data. 

Median - The median is the middle number of the data set. It is exactly like it sounds. To figure out the median you put all the numbers in order (highest to lowest or lowest to highest) and then pick the middle number. If there is an odd number of data points, then you will have just one middle number. If there is an even number of data points, then you need to pick the two middle numbers, add them together, and divide by two. That number will be your median. 

Mode - The mode is the number that appears the most. 
Mode is most easily understandable and quickly visible. Many decisions in day-to-day life is taken on modal concept. Like, going to watch a movie where most people are going. Or choosing colour of car as the one most people are buying.

We worked on some examples as a class and then began our homework about calculating and determining the mean, median and mode in specific situations. 

Then we had French.

After first recess and lunch, we got into our literature circles and fulfilled our specific roles within our groups. Ms. Jaskolka will sit with one group every day and take part in our literature circles and observe each of us in our roles.

Next, we worked on our posters about electrical safety. Students need to ensure they are following the specific criteria for each assignment. We are applying our knowledge about electrical safety into our posters on our chosen topic about electrical safety. 

We had physical education at the end of the day. 

Have a wonderful weekend!

1.    Read Daily
2.    Cursive
3.    Novel Study: Chapter 3 Literature Circle Role
4.    Math sheets: application mean median and mode
5.    Research and pictures for International Day are due on Monday 
6.    Safety Poster due Monday 

7.    French research homework 

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