Rosedale Heights grade 8 visit – sign up required

Rosedale Heights School of the Arts is hosting a visit for grade 8 students who are interested in applying to Rosedale for next year. The visit will consist of a welcome and info session, student performances, and a tour of the school.

Grade 8 Visit: Thursday, November 16, 2017

Note that due to space limitations, only students can attend the daytime visit. Parents/Guardians are welcome to attend the evening Open House, at 6:15pm or 7:00pm.

Students can register to attend this visit by emailing, sending a message on Remind, or signing up in school. The deadline to sign up is 3pm on Monday, November 13th.


York Mills CI info night – today, 6pm

A quick reminder that the York Mills CI info night is taking place today at 6pm. This is for both the regular and French Immersion program, and is a great opportunity to see the school for yourself and learn more about their programs.

The full schedule of info nights can be found here.

I also post weekly reminders of secondary info nights via Remind – instructions to join are linked below:


Peer Tutoring 2017: looking for tutors and clients

The Peer Tutoring program pairs students with stronger students to work on a particular subject area. Tutoring pairs meet weekly (either before school, at lunch or after school) and can work on class material and concepts, homework and projects, or studying ahead for future assessments. Both clients and tutors can be from any grade level.

Tutoring matches are limited by the number of tutors/clients who sign up, and also available spaces/supervision. Given adequate resources, students can receive tutoring in up to two subject areas; this may be less if matches cannot be made for particular time/subject combinations.

If your child needs support in a core subject (English, French, Math, Science, Social Studies/Geography), please print and complete the client package (PDF), and have them return it to the main office.

If your child could help other students with a particular subject(s), please have them fill out and return a tutor package (PDF).

Note that grade 9 students earn community involvement hours as tutors, while grade 7 and 8 students would receive Scorpion Points (school participation points) for their tutoring contribution.

After Grade 8 info slides – updated!

The slides for the After Grade 8 presentation can be found here – you can view them either as a PDF or as a Powerpoint show (includes a video link). All links to websites are live.

Choices for Nine PPT 2017-2018 final SAJH – PDF file (1.8MB)

Choices for Nine PPT 2017-2018 final SAJH – Powerpoint show (3.6MB)

Note that there was some additional information provided by the central Guidance office, which is included in this updated slide deck.

Reminder: MaCS info session for students, tomorrow at lunch!

Students in grade 8 or 9 who are interested in learning more about the MaCS (Math, Computers, Science) program at WL Mackenzie can attend a lunch & learn session tomorrow.

  • contact me (Ms. Wong) to sign up ( or via remind)
  • grade 8/9 students only (parents/guardians can attend Nov. 2nd MaCS info night)
  • students should bring lunch that day

MaCS program presentation for students: Oct.19th

Grade 8 and 9 students interested in the MaCS program (Math, Computers, Science) are welcome to attend an info session during their lunch period on Thursday, October 19th. The MaCS program coordinator, Mr. Leder, will be coming to SAJH to do a presentation and answer student questions.

Interested students need to be registered with Ms. Wong in order to attend; those students will receive a special lunch pass for that day. Students should bring a lunch that day, so that they can be present for the whole presentation.


  • Please provide Ms. Wong with the full name of the student, homeroom, and what period lunch the student has on Day 4 (period 4 or 5).
  • Registration via email ( or Remind message.
  • Also, please have your child signed up on Remind so that I can nudge them about this info session (and future events)!

After Gr. 8 night (Oct. 12, 6:30p) and Remind

Grade 8 students received a flyer today about the After Gr. 8 info night and Remind.

After Grade 8 night

Students and parents/guardians are encouraged to attend the After 8 night together, to learn more about transitions to High School, Optional Attendance, Specialized Programs, Credits and Course Types, and more.

Thursday, October 12, 2017
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the SAJH Cafetorium

In case you are unable to attend, I will post slides from my presentation afterwards.

REMIND messaging

Remind is the way that I send information and notices out to students and their families; info can be received over text message, app notifications, or email. It allows me to send more detailed information directly to the people who need it most! Personal information is all kept private. Please see the handout that your child has, or review the attached documents.

Please note that app use requires data or wifi connection, and standard rates apply for text messaging.