Virtual Book Fair – Next Week!

The Virtual Scholastic Book Fair is almost here, and the countdown is on! Just the weekend left until the grand opening of our website on Monday. The link to browse the books is Don’t forget to bookmark it so you can join us easily from November 30 to December 4. After Friday it will be gone faster than the caramels out of your box of Pot of Gold!

Scholastic Virtual Book Fair – Next Week!

Dear families,

Our school’s Scholastic Virtual Book Fair starts next week! It will be open from NOVEMBER 30 to DECEMBER 4.

Let’s continue to give our students access to the books they want to read! We are excited to provide this opportunity for families to shop together, from the comfort of home.

For orders under $35, shipping is a flat fee of $6. Over $35, shipping is always free. BUT! Plan to participate in our Virtual Family Event on WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2 where you will get free shipping from 6-8pm on everything purchased.

Your investment in your reader also helps our whole school. All purchases earn Rewards that can be redeemed for books and Education Resources for our school’s classrooms and library.

When it’s time to shop, visit our school’s Virtual Book Fair site using this link:

NOTE: Please be advised that the link will not be active for shopping until the Fair start date, Monday, November 30.

Before our Fair begins, click the link to:
– SAVE it to your browser
– WATCH videos of popular new titles
– PREVIEW our Featured Books

Watch for news leading up to our Scholastic Virtual Book Fair!

Happy reading!

MDJH Sports Practice Schedule

MDJH Sports Practice Schedule (updated 27 Nov. 8:13am)

2:30 – 4:00pm: Grade 8 Boys Basketball ( Moores/Oliver)
4:30 – 6:00pm: Grade 8 Boys Volleyball (Biddiscombe),Grade7 Boys Volleyball (Douglas)

2:30 – 4:00pm: Grade 9 Boys Volleyball (Kipnis), Grade 9 Girls Volleyball (Walsh)
4:30 – 6:00pm: Grade 8 Girls Volleyball (Keough), Grade 8 Girls Volleyball (Hassan)

2:30 – 4:00pm: Grade 8 Girls Volleyball (Hassan), Grade 9 Girls Volleyball (House)
4:30 – 6:00pm: Grade 7 Girls Volleyball (Foley), Grade 7 Girls Volleyball (Goldsworthy)

2:30 – 4:00 pm: Grade 7 Girls Basketball (Budgell)
4:30 – 6:00pm: Grade 9 Girls Volleyball (Walsh), Grade 9 Girls Volleyball (House)

2:30 – 4:00pm: Grade 9 Boys Basketball (Guerra)
4:30 – 6:00pm: Grade 9 Boys Volleyball (Kipnis),Grade 8 Girls Volleyball (Keough)

9:00 – 10:30am: Grade 9 Girls Basketball (Ausum)
11:00 – 12:30pm: Grade 7 Boys Basketball (Slaney/Barbour)
1:00 – 2:30pm: Grade 8 Girls Basketball (Reid)

Report Cards / Parent-Teacher Conferences

  1. We will be using PowerSchool exclusively this reporting period. Please ensure that you have access to PowerSchool as we will not be sending home paper Report Cards.
    • If you need access to PowerSchool, please contact
    • PowerSchool provides the most up to date marks information for students. By clicking on the overall mark you will even get a breakdown of all your child’s individual assessments. 
  1. Parent-teacher conferences will be held on December 10. We will be using OPTIS to arrange these conferences.
    • OPTIS will give you the option to arrange a phone conference or a video conferencethere will be no in-person conferences this year.
    • Here are the links to Optis and the user instructions for parents.
    • OPTIS will open on November 25, and will close on December 2.

MDJH Updates

Just a couple of quick reminders:

November 20 is National Child Day in Canada, a day to celebrate the rights of children everywhere to live happy, healthy lives, and to ensure they reach their full potential. To celebrate, the City of St. John’s has prepared a video highlighting the City’s programs and services that ensure children are active participants in their own lives and active citizens who can and should meaningfully contribute to community decision-making. Children have universal rights, as defined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child. On National Child Day, the City of St. John’s encourages everyone to wear blue in support of this important day. #GoBlue

Report Cards. For Term 1 Reporting parents/guardians are asked to use PowerSchool to view the most up to date marks. We will NOT be sending home printed Report Cards at this time. Please sign onto PowerSchool to check current grades. Each mark is also a link which highlights assigned work and the grade achieved.

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held virtually December 10th from 12:30 – 6:30. Optis will open on Wednesday next week to allow registration for Parent/Teacher Conferences. Homes will have the option of a phone call or a virtual meeting.

We have started to open the gym at the second half of lunch for designated classes each day. Students will remain in their cohorts and are able to enjoy 20 minutes of exercise with their classmates.

A huge thank you to Treene Boyde and the school council for their support in building our outdoor classroom. It is a wonderful addition to our school. Please drop by to see our outdoor classroom.

Thank you for your continued support!