Winter Carnival Parade

Under the creative organization of Mrs. P. Bernath and Ms. Portis, SJD entered another award winning float in the Wawa Winter Carnival Parade on February 13. The theme was Goose Dynasty, and SJD’s float won second prize. It was great fun for many of the students, staff and families who participated!

Report Cards

Term One report cards will go home on Wednesday, February 11. Parents are welcome to meet with teachers by scheduling appointments.

100th Day of School

Students from JK – Gr. 3/4 will be celebrating the 100th day of school on February 9 with a pancake and sausage breakfast prepared by their teachers. The JK/SK class is a very thoughtful class – they are trying to collect 100 non-perishable food items for the Food Bank.

Floor Hockey begins

Students from Gr. 3 – 6 will begin Floor Hockey intramurals. Gr. 7 & 8 studnets will be coaching. Boys will play during morning recesses, and girls during afternoon recesses.

Kindergarten Registration

We are already looking ahead to the 2015/16 school year! Registration for incoming kindergarten students will take place on Wednesday, January 14. Registration is ongoing and will take place throughout the year. Phone the school at 705-856-2517 to book an appointment.

Welcome Ms. Mihell

Mme Bouchard will soon be having a new baby, so she has begun her maternity leave. Welcome to Ms. Kim Mihell who will SJD’s French teacher during Mme Bouchard’s leave.


As a result of Mrs. Todesco’s retirement, there are two staff changes occuring. On December 1, Miss Shannon Charrette will become the new Gr. 6/7 teacher. Mrs. Angela Plaunt will replace Miss Charrette as the Release teacher. Congratulations and welcome to both teachers!


On November 28, Mrs. Todesco will be saying good-bye to her Gr. 6/7 class and the entire school for the last time. After thirty years of teaching, Mrs. Todesco is retiring. Thank you, Mrs. Todesco for your commitment to your students and the school. We will miss you.

Christmas at SJD

Dec. 1 – 17        Christmas door decorating Dec. 8 – 12        Student Council selling candycanegrams for 50 cents Dec. 11              White Elephant Sale 9:00 – 11: Dec. 11              Gr. 1/2 Gingerbread House construction 9:00 Dec. 12              JK/SK building Christmas trees Dec. 15              Red and Green Dec. 15              Christmas carol singing in the gym 9:00 Dec. 16              Christmas concert dress rehearsal 9:00 Dec. 17              Christmas
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Gr. 1 – 8 Progress Report Pick-up

On Wed., Nov. 5, parents may pick-up their children’s progress reports from 3:45 – 6:15 and meet with their teachers. Appointments will not be scheduled. See you there!