December 5-9

Verb Practice: Irregular Avoir Verbs Passé composé

Monday – Coding day at JKE! Come check out the coding group in the gym. Div 5 will be having a guest presenter from Left of the Dot App Company.

Tuesday – Band – All students should be practicing extra hard for their upcoming Christmas concert – 1 week from Tuesday! Math Ch.3 Leçon 7-8 due.

Wednesday – Mme Markin – some students still need to bring in a jar.

Thursday – P.E., Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Movie Day

Friday – Report Cards go home, Band, Verb test. Secret Santa gift exchange!

Nov. 28 – Dec. 2

Wow, we’re into December this week! Christmas Giving Trees Coin Drive begins this week. Send in your spare coins for this wonderful JKE tradition. A reminder to students to bring in their instruments on Tuesday and Friday and then bring them home again for practicing. Band concert is coming up soon!

Monday – PE, Coin Drive, Climate Change Projects Due

Tuesday – Band, Coin Drive, Collaboration Afternoon – Dismiss at 1:30

Wednesday – Mme Markin teaches, Bring in jars and hand in late work, Coin Drive

Thursday – PE, Coin Drive

Friday – Band, Enrichment, Coin Drive

Nov. 21-25


  • Half-day for Report Card Preparation. Dismissal at 11:30
  • Mme Markin teaches today


  • Band
  • Climate Change research due


  • PAC Xmas Fundraiser orders due
  • Health – open book quiz on Sugary Drinks


  • Grade 7 Fundraiser Frozen Food orders due
  • Gym


  • Band
  • Quiz on Factors and Multiples Ch. 3

November 14-18

What are we learning about this week?

  • Summarizing key information in their own words has been a focus this term in English. Mme Markin has posted some helpful information about English Paragraph assignments. English instructions for parents and English outline
  • Climate Change and it’s effects on humans, animals and ecosystems is the topic of inquiry for our first Socials/Science project. Useful links for many topics and project details can be found here: Le projet du changement climatique Topic choice is due Tuesday, Nov. 15, Research due Tuesday, Nov. 22 and finished projects due Monday, Nov. 28.  We also have a Climate Change Workshop presented by Langley Environmental Partners Society on Thursday this week.1058466-guerre-tuques-3d-affiche
  • Field trip to Guildford Cinema is on Tuesday morning. Students will travel by bus at 9:30 and return at 12:15. The movie is La Guerre des Tuques, an animated remake of a Québecois classic about a snowball fight. Thanks for CPF for the opportunity! Click the image for a movie review in English.
  • Many students can now Divide and Multiply with decimals successfully! On to Factors and Multiples this week.
  • Don’t forget band on Friday.
  • Lastly, Mr. Main and Mr. Knox are growing their ‘staches for Mo-vember! Students can vote for their favorite style by bringing a donation of either cash for Canadian Cancer Society or Non-perishable Food for Langley Food Bank. Donations accepted all this week in the foyer.



Nov. 7-11

This week students are preparing for a Math Test – Here are the Revision pg 2 Revision pg 1review questions (#14-15 are not necessary) Also, use Try It Out, Ch. 9

There will also be a short quiz on regular passé composé verbs (er, ir and re) Here is a link for practicing.

Monday –  Home reading check-in – please fill in the book titles and have a parent sign.

Tuesday – Band, Verb quiz Passé composé

Wednesday – Mme Markin

Thursday – Remembrance Day Assembly 11:00 AM, Math Test Ch 9, French Movie Permission Forms Due

Friday – No School – Remembrance Day

Looking ahead – Please send in 2L clear plastic pop bottles for a science experiment. Thank you!

Happy Halloween!

joyhallowScholastic Book Fair is on from Tuesday through Thursday in the Library. Come out and shop for books and support our school library!

Monday, Oct. 31 – Shared lunch and class party in the afternoon. Bring clothes and shoes for Gym. Halloween French writing due (revised draft).

Tuesday, Nov. 1 – Band.

Wednesday, Nov. 2 – Mme Markin, Library (Book Fair Visit). Early Dismissal for Parent-Teacher Conferences 1:45

Thursday, Nov. 3 – 9-11 AM Walking Field trip, Gym. Early Dismissal for  Conferences 1:45. Long Division sheet due Friday.

Friday, Nov. 4 – Band, Enrichment

October 24-28

It’s a busy week ahead. Please sign up on-line for Parent-Teacher Interviews next week – Mme Markin is available Wednesday and Mme St. Pierre on Thursday.

Monday: Collaboration Day 1:30 Dismissal

Tuesday: Band, Caines Arcade (Bring $1 to play)

Wednesday: Mme Markin, Photo Retakes, Library

Thursday: Gym

Friday: Dictée test (Halloween phrases), Band, Enrichment, Permission Forms due, SpooktacularIMG_1110

Looking forward to next Monday – Students are welcome to bring their costumes for an afternoon party and we are planning a shared lunch. Reminder: no masks, no weapons, no seafood and no nuts due to allergies.

Oct. 17-21

recycleMonday – Today we were reminded about recycling at an assembly. Thanks to Jasmine and Christian for being excellent helpers! James Kennedy is asking all students to aim for litterless lunches – thanks for your support.

Tuesday – Band, Immunization shots, Ethiopia questions due

Wednesday – Library, Mme Markin, Paragraph due

Thursday – Passe composé être/avoir quiz, Gym, Autumn paragraph (rough copy) due

Friday – No school for students. Professional Development Day.

Oct. 11-14

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving long weekend!

Tuesday – Band

Wednesday – Mme Markin.

Thursday –

Friday – Band. Re-test Ch. 2 in math. Verb test on Avoir & Etre au present, passe compose & imparfait (optional level up – Future simple & conditionnel). Enrichment afternoon.

Fall’s Here!

Fall leavesMonday Oct.3 – Home reading check

Tuesday Oct. 4 – Band.

Wednesday Oct.5 – Mme Markin assigned watching this video as homework for Digital Safety. English ‘Glowworms’ due. Library book exchange.

Thursday Oct. 6 – Math assessment on big and small numbers. Map of East Africa due tomorrow, Friday.

Friday Oct. 7 – Band. Dismiss at 11:30 for School Improvement Day. No school Monday for Thanksgiving. Happy long weekend!