January 15-19

Hi Parents,

We had a great week in Gym class! Unfortunately this week we had 2 days of gym inside the classroom as there were meetings and conferences being held in the Auditorium. I have many fun websites that are follow along workout videos that I do with the kids and would love to share them with you!

1. Go Noodle
2. The Learning Station
3. Cosmic Kids

Monday and Tuesday we were in the Auditorium and we continued working on our stations. I added in jump rope for the grade 1 and 2's! Stations were - frisbee toss into the bin, bean bag toss into bins, and soccer and basketball dribbling.

Wednesday and Thursday were in the classrooms and the kids behaved so well inside the class!!!

Friday was an obstacle course day. I set up a few different obstacles for the kids to go through while balancing a bean bag on their head!
After the kids each went through the course a few times…

Hot Lunch Orders

Hello all,
The system is now open to order Hot Lunch for February.Lunch orders are due Friday, January 26th, 2018.After this date, our system closes and is unable to open for February ordering.Please make sure your child is under the correct grade.
All payments are due on Friday, February 9th, 2018.
This month's special is Vegetable Stir Fry with Jasmine Rice that will be available every Friday!
Payment Instructions There are two options to pay for lunches. Cash and Freshbooks. Shortly after completing your order, a Freshbooks invoice will be sent to your email.It may take one or two days to process your order to Freshbooks, so please be check your email diligently for the invoice.  We no longer accept cheque as a method of payment.
If you have any questions concerning the Lunch Ordering site or Freshbooks, feel free to email me at



January 10 - 12, 2018

Happy Friday Parents of SJA!
I had such a great first week with the kids! This week was basically an icebreaker week so that they could get comfortable with having me as their new gym teacher!

We did the parachute and the kids ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT! It might be one of the rewards they get with the new reward system I’ve created and described below.
We've started our Cooperative Games and Teamwork unit for Grade 1 and 2! In this unit we will be working in teams in stations to reinforce skills such as dribbling, passing and kicking balls, zig zagging through cones with a soccer ball, targets such as bean bag toss, frisbee throwing, etc…

In Cooperative games we will learn to play “Mission Impossible” which some of the kids already know, Human Rock Paper Scissors, Everybody’s It, etc…

SK and JK will be doing a follow instructions and a dance/ movement unit! I started this week with freeze dance to get the kids familiarized with dancing to the music and following my instructions. “When t…

Meet the Teacher

Hi SJA Parents!
I'm Alex Yustin and I'm St. Jude's Academys new PYP Physical Education and Health teacher!

I will be teaching Kindergarten to Grade 2 each day!

I went to Brock University for the Concurrent Education program and I have a Bachelor of Arts in Child Psychology, as well as a Bachelor of Education in Primary/Junior.

I taught primary Phys Ed at Pickering College for the 2015-2016 school year and I taught Kindergarten for the 2016-2017 school year!

I'm super excited to be teaching Physical Education again and I can't wait to bring my enthusiasm and positive aura to the SJA Physical Education program!

I look forward to meeting each and every one of you!

If you have any questions feel free to email me at

- Alex