Author Archives: Sir James Dunn School

Sir James Dunn Newsflash – Who wants PIZZA!

  The Kindergarten students at Sir James Dunn had a very special afternoon last week. Ms. McCoy and Ms. Collins visited our classroom to help us learn about being a chef. We saw all kinds of tools used in a kitchen and got to guess what they were for. We got a few of them right, but items like a ...

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SJD – Wash your hands!

  Do you ever wonder if you are getting all of those germs off your hands when you are washing them? Well the students in the Kindergarten class at Sir James Dunn found out first hand where those sneaky germs like to hide! We had a visit from Mrs. Gauthier and Mrs. Burgoyne who are nurses at the Algoma Public ...

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There was a FIRE TRUCK at Sir James Dunn!

  Wow, the Kindergarten class sure was excited when they saw the fire truck in the parking lot! It didn’t take us long to climb inside and explore the buttons and levers. We were very fortunate to have Mr. Gauthier, the Deputy Chief, otherwise known in our class as “Calvin’s Dad” come to show us the truck and tell us ...

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Sir James Dunn Newsflash – Literacy Day

Literacy is so important as it impacts every aspect of our lives.  An amazing idea from Mrs. Farand which was to celebrate Literacy Week sparked the SJD Spirit Club into action.  After some brainstorming and gathering of materials, the morning of Monday, January 27th became a morning of celebrating Literacy! Students were divided into five teams with leaders from Grade ...

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SJD Newsflash – We Remember

  Sir James Dunn Public School’s staff and students once again took the time to honour the veterans during a Remembrance Day service held in the gymnasium. This year, some of the staff members took the poems, essays and posters that the students will be entering into the Royal Canadian Legion’s, Literary and Poster contest and put them into a ...

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Sir James Dunn Newsflash – Fire Shark visits Sir James Dunn School

  The Kindergarten students at Sir James Dunn had a surprise visitor to their classroom.  This adorable little Fire Shark was brought in by a little friend with a note attached that stated that this shark was created by his mom to support our inquiry into sharks and that friends could share the new and exciting shark facts that they ...

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Grade 7/8 Girls at SJD make a SPASH at STEM Challenge!

  A group of Grade 7-8 girls from SJD were down in Sault Ste. Marie on Tuesday, November 5th to represent Sir James Dunn at the Ontario Skills STEM Cardboard Boat Challenge. The teams had to submit a blueprint for their boat design and then they were giving cardboard and duct tape and two hours to construct their boat. The ...

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SJD is the Place to be – Halloween!

Sir James Dunn Public School is very fortunate to have a group of dedicated teachers and students who like to make a difference in their school. Halloween Day was no exception. The Spirit Club student members – Jacob, Drayden, Holden, Ezekiel, and Gabriel along with teachers Mrs. McKenzie, Mrs. Farand and Ms. Portis worked very hard to organize the Annual ...

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SJD Newsflash – Friendship Salad

  Last Friday the Kindergarten class at Sir James Dunn Public School celebrated the new friendships that they have created with their fellow classmates by making a Friendship Fruit Salad.  Each little friend brought in a piece or two of fruit to share with the class and on Friday morning all of the fruit was chopped up by our friends ...

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Meet Our SJD Team

    Sir James Dunn Public School is off to a great start.  On Thursday, September 27th parents and students were invited to a Welcome Back BBQ filled with food, games and professional face painting.  This was a night for everyone to get to know each other and tour their child’s classroom to observe all that they have accomplished in the ...

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Girls Run Strong Program at SJD

Jun 25, 2018 @ 08:23 For 8 weeks now, Sir James Dunn Public School has been running a Girls Run Strong Program. This program is geared towards girls in grade 4-6.   The Girls Run Strong Program helps the girls develop confidence, teamwork and strengthen their friendships through activities and games. Each week the coaches, Mrs. Chandor-Hall and Mlle. Skalecki ...

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Sir James Dunn Newsflash – Baby Chicks at SJD

May 23, 2018 @ 11:21   It sure is hard to wait and watch four little eggs for 21 days when you are 5 and 6 years old, but in the end, the wait is worth it. The Kindergarten class at Sir James Dunn had an opportunity to have 3 baby chicks come to visit their classroom in February.  It ...

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Dramatic Play at SJD

May 10, 2018 @ 09:51   A few months ago Mrs. Bernath’s Kindergarten class at Sir James Dunn created a list of some of the possible dramatic play center themes that they would enjoy.  Once the list was completed they quickly got to work creating a Post Office.  In order to understand the roles of Post Office staff they toured ...

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Sir James Dunn Newsflash – February, Come and Gone

Mar 2, 2018 @ 10:46     February may have come and gone but it certainly was a very busy month for the staff and students of Sir James Dunn.  The Grade 8 Game Changers were busy organizing a few things at the school.  At the beginning of January, each classroom was approached to make some Valentine Cards for the ...

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Sir James Dunn – Sports Flash

Jan 23, 2018 @ 18:28 The 23rd Annual Wawa Cup Elementary School Soccer Tournament was held on October 4th at the Michipicoten Community Centre sports field and hosted by Sir James Dunn. Seven teams from Wawa, Chapleau, Hornepayne and Dubreuilville vied for the coveted cup throughout the day. After round-robin, quarter-finals, semi-finals and championship games, Sir James Dunn won the ...

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