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.

TO REGISTER:

  • 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 (megan.wong@tdsb.on.ca) 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)!
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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.

 

 

Take Our Kids to Work – forms home Oct.5; due Oct.13

The grade 9s received the forms for Take Our Kids To Work on Thursday near the end of period 7. If your child needs a form, please have them pick one up from the Guidance office next week. Forms are due back to Ms. Wong by Friday, October 13th.

Take Our Kids to Work is an experiential learning opportunity where grade 9 students get to see a work day first-hand. Students across all of Ontario and in many provinces and territories participate in this program. All of the grade 9s at St. Andrew’s are required to participate, whether they are attending work with a parent/guardian, family member or family friend, along with a classmate at another workplace, or with a community host.

Ms. Wong is in the process of arranging a community opportunity with local businesses. Spaces are extremely limited. If your child cannot attend your workplace for safety reasons, please try with classmates or family friends first. Students who cannot find a work site to visit must speak to Ms. Wong BEFORE OCTOBER 13th.

grade 8s and 9s: course selection fully active

All students now have access to their course selection (including the grade 9s headed to York Mills CI). If you are in grade 9 and going to a school other than York Mills, please connect with Ms. Wong to ensure you have entered valid courses.

Deadlines:

Friday, Feb. 24

  • all schools other than St. Andrew’s and York Mills CI
  • paper course selection
  • for regular programs, submit myBlueprint online and hand in sign-off sheet

Tuesday, Feb. 28

  • St. Andrew’s JHS
  • submit myBlueprint online AND hand in sign-off sheet

Wednesday, Mar. 1

  • York Mills CI
  • submit myBlueprint online AND hand in sign-off sheet
  • if you are attending via optional attendance, include the paper course selection that you received in the mail.

Course selection and myBlueprint

Remember that course selection is due very soon!

 

Grade 8s:

  • due Feb.24 for students leaving St. Andrew’s
  • due Feb.28 for students staying at SAJH
  • French is required for grade 9
    • click the Arts block to add French there
    • change the second filter from “Arts” to “Discipline”
    • search for FSF
  • Add electives in the plan blocks that say Course
    • enter them in preference order (i.e. first block = 1st choice; alternates are 3rd and 4th choice electives)

Grade 9s:

  • due Feb.24 for students going to other high schools
  • due March 1 for students going to York Mills CI
  • Some of you have still not logged in during this school year; please do so by Wednesday (in case there are any problems).
  • York Mills info:
    • YMCI course submission is currently not working; you can still plan your courses
    • assembly with YMCI guidance tomorrow (Wednesday) during period 1

Grad pictures – composite photo order form

In case you can’t find the order form for the composite photos, you can print the form (grad-composite-2017-order) and bring it with you tomorrow.

Note that exact payment (either cash or cheque made to BRIGHT PICS INC.) must be handed in along with the form.

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MyBlueprint – training schedule revised

Please note that the training schedule has been updated – sessions still taking place during English classes as follows:

November 29 – 9 ESL and new, 83, 82 ESL
November 30 – 81, 85, 87
December 1 – all sessions cancelled
December 6 – all sessions cancelled

NEW:
December 7 – 84
December 8 – 82 (regular English class)
December 13 – 9 ESL and 8 ESL (follow-up sessions)

If your child is away for their training, please let me know (megan.wong@tdsb.on.ca) and I will arrange for them to attend one of the other sessions.