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!

February Homework BINGO

Hi Grade 3 Parents,

Today your child brought home a brand new purple pocket folder / duotang. This folder contains the new BINGO board as well as any printouts that are required for this month. The sheets for the month are in the pocket. As the students complete their work, they should pop it into the duotang clips. As usual, a row, column, or (new) 4 corners will earn a BINGO! Any extra tasks that are completed are bonus!

Please reach out if you have any questions!



New Year, New BINGO Board

Welcome Back!

Today was a day of New Year activities. We had a class discussion about what we want more of and less of in 2023. The students suggested more sleep in 2023… so feel free to bump up those bed times! We also started one of my favourite activities today; UNLOCK THE NEW YEAR! (a 10-challenge long Math activity). As we complete the challenges, we get closer and closer to unlocking the New Year!

With the new year and a new month… we have a new BINGO board!

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As always, please reach out if you have any questions!

new year same me
Same me… always loving the Bitmojis!

REMINDER: We will have a special PJ Day this Friday (January 13th) to make up for the missed one on our snow day in December! Please make sure your child wears a pair, and brings a pair to donate to the Pyjama Patrol!

Reminders for Next Week

Hi Grade 3 Families,

Just a quick note about some important reminders for next week…

Tuesday, December 20th is our Family Chanukah Celebration! We have been practicing our big performance and can’t wait to perform!
For costumes, please have your child wear a brown (or yellow) shirt to make it look like they are a latke. Upon arrival at school that evening, your child can meet me in the classroom to get ready for the big show while you find a seat in the gym.

Friday, December 23rd
is PJ day! Instead of a loonie or toonie for dress down day, we are asking families to bring in a new pair of PJs to donate to the “Pyjama Patrol”.

As always, please reach out if you have any questions.
Shabbat Shalom and Chag Chanukah Sameach!

Happy Hanukkah

Chanukah Rehearsal Time!

Hi Grade 3 Students!

Please practice the lyrics for the SONG we are SINGING at the Family Chanukah Celebration!
Here is the video with the song and I have the lyrics that you should practice typed out below.

Chorus 1: 
Tonight is Hanukkah
Got everything we need
A frying pan, some oil
And a latke recipe
Let’s celebrate our ancestry
We’ve got ooh, ooh, ooh The latke recipe

Chorus 2:
Tonight is Hanukkah
Got everything we need
A frying pan, some oil
For your latke recipe
Let’s celebrate our victory
We’ve got ooh, ooh, ooh The latke recipe

Chorus 3:
Tonight is Hanukkah
Got everything we need
A frying pan, some oil
For your latke recipe
Let’s celebrate our ancestry
We’ve got ooh, ooh, ooh The latke recipe

Slow Part:
Two thousand years
Of joyous celebration
A single jar
That burned for eight days
The food we eat
As part of our tradition
Keeps that flame alive!

Chorus 4:
Tonight is Hanukkah
Got everything we need
Good friends and family here to try
Our latke recipe
Best served with applesauce, you see
We’ve got ooh, ooh, ooh The latke recipe

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Shop ’til You Drop!

Just a quick reminder that we are visiting the Scholastic Book Fair as a class tomorrow morning! Please feel free to attach instructions to money (i.e. ‘must only be spent on books’, ‘buy one English and one French book’, ‘buy something for the class from the wish list’, etc.)

Parents are able to shop during drop off and pick up Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, OR Thursday from 6:00-7:30pm and Friday 8:30am-12:00pm. Can’t make it in? Don’t worry! You can even shop online here:… SO MANY OPTIONS!

Students can also visit the book fair during recess throughout the week! I know some students brought some money in today to shop at recess time! Woot woot!

Thank you for supporting our OJCS library!

Save the Date(s)

Hi Kitah Gimmel Families

We have two exciting things coming up on the OJCS calendar and we want to make sure that you have your calendars marked!

The Scholastic Book Fair!

This is a great way to support the OJCS library while also purchasing books for your library at home! We will be visiting as a class on Wednesday, December 7th. However, throughout the week, parents can pop into the book fair before and after school; it opens at 8:30AM and closes at 4:00PM. The book fair will also be open on Thursday night (Dec. 8) during P/T Conferences from 6:00PM-7:30PM and Friday (Dec. 9) during P/T Conferences from 8:30AM-12:00PM. Feel like shopping from home? Use the Virtual Book Fair Link! I will be sending home a flyer today that you can browse with your child in preparation for the Book Fair! We have already started putting together our class wishlist!

Family Chanukah Celebration

On Tuesday, December 20th at 6:30pm, we will gather as a school community to celebrate Chanukah IN PERSON for the first time in years! Come join us for an evening of performances and a sweet Chanukah treat. I will absolutely be there in my favourite Chanukah sweater!


Mark your calendars!

Please return any completed Homework BINGO cards from November this week. A new BINGO board will be assigned on Monday next week.