Literacy week January 23 – 27, 2017

Students and Teachers share what Literacy means to them.


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This week, January 23 – 27, is Literacy Week here at Bishop Abraham Elementary. Friday, January 27, is recognized nationally as Family Literacy Day during which families are encouraged to participate in literacy activities such as sharing stories, reading together and talking together. 

Monday, January 23:

  • Opening Assembly to Kick off Literacy Week! – 9:15 to 9:35
  • Family Literacy Bingo Card – The card is on the back of the Memo sent home last week. Please return the completed Bingo card by Friday, January 27 to be eligible for the prize draw. Try to do as many of the activities as you can throughout the week with your child.
  • Traveling Story begins!

***Don’t forget to create your Hat for the closing assembly on Friday, January 27.***

Friday, January 27:

  • Closing Assemblies –  “Hats on for Reading”  and Literacy Campfires, Primary  9:00am – 9:30, Elementary Literacy Campfire – 9:45 – 10:15.  Parents are invited to come into the gym and sit around the campfire with their children to read a book by firelight and flashlight. Students and parents are encouraged to please bring a small flashlight to school that day for use in the gym.
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Grade 3 Skiing Trip

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City of St. John’s, Recreation Division presents … 9th Annual ‘So You Think You’ve Got Talent?’

City of St. John’s, Recreation Division presents …
9th Annual ‘So You Think You’ve Got Talent?’

The Youth Talent Show is an annual event hosted by the City of St. John’s, Recreation Division for youth aged 10 to 14 years.
This is an opportunity for individuals or groups to display their artistic talents (i.e., singing, dancing, drama, playing in a band, martial arts, poetry reading, etc.).

Date:                 Sunday, March 19, 2017
2 to 5 PM
LSPU Hall, 3 Victoria Street
FREE to all performers and audience members!
Deadline for applications:
Monday, March 6, 2017.

Application forms can be dropped at the City of St. John’s, Recreation Division main office:
Crosbie Building, 1 Crosbie Place (Office Hours 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

OR send completed form via fax to (709) 576-8469 or e-mail recreation@stjohn

For more information, please contact Lori Letto, Youth Services Fieldworker at 576-8630 or

If you are interested you can pick up a registration form at the school office.

Max Burke
Fieldworker – Active Communities
Recreation Division
Department of Community Services
City of St. John

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Ticket Winners

The winner of the 50/50 draw was Mr. Garique. The prize amount was $1521.00. The winning ticket was drawn by Mrs. Costello, our Music teacher. The Winning ticket number was 1272.

The winner of the Christmas basket is Naomi, a student of the school. A Kindergarten student drew the winning ticket.

The winner of the basketball tickets sold by the parents is Mary van Thiel. The winning ticket was drawn by a Kindergarten student.


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School Closing for Christmas

School will close for the Christmas Break on Wednesday, December 21st at 12:45 pm. Lunch will not be served on the 21st.

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Student of the Month Assembly for December / Christmas Assembly

The Student of the Month Assembly for December will be held on Wednesday, December 21st at 9:00 am. The Grade 5/6 Band will perform a few songs after the certificates are handed out. This will then be followed with a Christmas sing-along.

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