Innovation Day is TOMORROW!

Good Morning!

This is a friendly reminder that you are invited to our classroom tomorrow (Thursday) morning from 9AM-9:45AM to see the amazing projects that we have been working on!

Other Reminders:

– If you have not yet, please sign and return the permission forms for student blogfolios.

– The Grade 8 Students are hosting a student raffle this week! See the posters below for details!

Blogging about Blogging!

Shalom Parents,

You might have noticed a special letter in your child’s backpack today about…. BLOGFOLIOS!

We are SO very excited to launch Student Blogfolios in Grade 3 for term 3 of this school year. The blogfolio will stay with your child through their years at OJCS and grow as they add posts from all of their classes!

Below is a PDF of the letter explaining Blogfolios, along with the various options for you to choose. Please fill out the permission slip for your child’s blogfolio and return it by Wednesday, March 22nd.
(please note: there was a typo in the permission form that was sent home, but it has been corrected on the document below)

As always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out!

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March Reminders

Happy Tuesday!

We have quite a few exciting events going on in the school right now! Here are some reminders for you to add to your calendar…

La célébration de la semaine de la Francophonie!
Please join us on Thursday, March 23rd at 6:30PM for a celebration!

We are asking that you and your children wear blue jeans and a white shirt!


Innovation Day – Thursday, March 30th

Please join us at 9AM in the classroom to see our amazing projects!

If you have any newspaper, flyers, or cardboard that you would like to get rid of, please send it into school this week or next week!


Dress Down Day – March 31st

Please feel free to send in items anytime throughout the rest of March! The bin is located in the school lobby outside of the chapel.

Mini March Update!

Shalom Kitah Gimmel Families!

It was so amazing to be back at school with all of the students in Grade 3 this week after February break… although… I am quite jealous of the suntans and vacation braids!

Here are two highlights from the week along with some reminders at the bottom of the blog post!

In Science we have been learning about different types of forces. While magnetic force seemed to be the class favourite before the break, it seems like electrostatic force is now the “most fun” force in class! Check out these big smiles and crazy hair!

With March, comes MARCH MADNESS!! Grade 3 was excited to see that we are launching our March Madness Book Bracket again this year! Now that we are in Grade 3, we have a bit of a twist! Instead of only having other teachers come join us as guest readers… we will also have Grade 3 students become the guest readers! Today one of our students read our March Madness Book!

Which book do you think will win? Let us know in the comments!

  • If you have any feedback from last month’s transition to a General Studies Homework folder (rather than all electronic), please send me an email! (update: new BINGO board will be given next week, as this week we are celebrating purim and all things RUACH!)
  • RUACH week is starting on MONDAY. Please see this blog post for details about each theme day!
  • We are getting ready for Innovation day! I am looking for newspapers and cardboard for this year’s project! If you have any of these items, please send them to school. Thank you!

Upcoming Events & Save the Date(s)!

February break may be starting, but I am buzzing with excitement about all of the upcoming events at school! Here is just a quick post to make sure your calendars are up to date with all of the amazing happenings here upon your return to school after Feb. Break!

March 6-10: RUACH WEEK

With Ruach Week… we have PURIM! Our OJCS Purim Carnival is back and we need your help! Please see the flyer below for more details!
(The carnival is only open to students and takes place during school hours)


March 20-24: La célébration de la semaine de la Francophonie
March 23rd at 6:30PM: Franco-fête Performance


March 30: Innovation Day

You will be invited into the classroom on the morning of Innovation Day to see your child’s project!
Please stay tuned for more details on the timing.

We hope you have a restful Family Day Weekend & February Break!

Fact vs. Opinion

This month we have been learning about the difference between facts and opinions. It’s important to learn the difference so we can become better at identifying opinions from facts when doing research online!

We started with a read aloud and workshop with our Librarian, Miss Brigitte!

Then, we spent our library period finding different non-fiction books about various topics of interest. We then started our research by looking for facts!


Some interesting facts we learned were…

  • You fit as many as 130 people in one large log house
  • Leonardo Da Vinci’s grandmother lived to be older than 85 years old
  • Helen Keller was deaf and blind
  • Harry Houdini’s father was a Rabbi
  • Most fish use their tails to swim

Some opinions we shared were…

  • Sharks are ugly
  • Maple syrup is yummy
  • Dogs are better than cats
  • It would be hard to be Helen Keller’s teacher


Do you have any fun facts or opinions that you would like to share with us? Comment below!!!

– Our February Break begins Friday with a PD day!