One Match Event - Thursday

Hey A.Y. ! Thursday April 24th is the GET SWABBED One Match event! In association with Canadian Blood Services and One Match stem cell and bone marrow network wet will be holding the Get Swabbed event! This event is where the 17 year olds and older of the school can swab your cheeks and potentially be added to a registry of potential stem cell and bone marrow donors for people struggling with many forms of cancer or bone marrow deficiency. onematch-big-logo

There is a HUGE need for ethnic males aged 17-35 to be added to the registry right now so please COME DOWN TO THE PIT AT LUNCH AND GET SWABBED. 

International Certificate Program

flags-of-the-world-300x300AYJ was one of only six schools in Ottawa to pilot the the OCDSB International Certificate last year. Students who want to have an international focus during their high school career and are interested in traveling and volunteering both outside of Canada and within their communities should consider becoming part of AYJ's International Certificate Program.  Graduate with this unique distinction.  Everyone is welcome.  See Mr. Barter in the Social Sciences Office (room 111) for more information.  The application form is attached below.


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 14:03
Free Fitness Classes at AYJ

zumbaAYJ's free Fitness classes will be starting soon!  Listed below are the activities and dates that are scheduled so far.  All classes will be taught by a certified instructor - in our upper gym - starting at 3:20pm.  Everyone is welcome! 

     Kickboxing - April 22, 29, May 6

     Zumba - April 24, May 1, 8

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 11:17
Sports Marathon - May 6

Tuesday, May 6th from 12:30-3:00pm 

The 12th annual Sports Marathon fundraiser is a fun-filled event where students will take part in various sports throughout the afternoon. 

sports_marathon_girls_ready_to_playTo come out and participate in all of the fun sports, such as volleyball, basketball, ball hockey, soccer and others, all you need to do is raise $15 and fill in the registration packet!  If you happen to raise $20 or more, then you will be entered into a prize draw.  Past prizes have included: Starbucks Gift Packs, Fun Haven gift certificates, AY clothing, restaurant gift certificates, golf passes and much more!  The top fundraiser will win a prize package! 

The money collected from the Sports Marathon will go towards continuing our sponsorship of two children who live in a high AIDS afflicted area (Jonathan in Congo and Pooja in India) and to A.Y. Jackson's physical fitness programs, in order to help promote healthy active living (as it has in the past).  A.Y. Jackson has been sponsoring Jonathan and Pooja for the past 7 years.  This sponsorship radically alters the life of these children, as it gives them access to health care, fresh water and most importantly the ability to attend school and receive an education.  Additional money that is collected from the Sports Marathon may go towards other health and education programs for children in need.

If you have any questions you can find a member of the PSE4U class in the Pit at lunch or see Ms. Kirk in the Girls Phys. Ed. Office.  Your registration packet and pledge money are due by Tuesday, April 29th in the Pit at lunch!

Grade 9 Math - Help Sessions

Extra help sessions for all grade 9 math students in room 210 Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12. math_help


Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 11:24
AYJ Theatre presents 12 Angry Jurors

A young man in 1980's New York is accused of brutally stabbing his father to death.  Twelve men and women must decide his fate.  If found guilty, he will face the death penalty.  All twelve jurors must agree on the verdict either way.  12_Angry_JurorsIf even one juror disagrees with the majority, the jury will be declared 'hung' and the case will have to be re-tried with a completely new jury.  Eleven people are ready to convict.  Only one stands alone.  Can he persuade the other eleven to share his reasonable doubt and to let the young man live?

Our 2014 Cappies Competition play is "Twelve Angry Jurors" by Reginald Rose, and will be performed Thursday 24th, Friday 25th and Saturday 26th April.  Tickets are $10 each and are available from the main office.  Shows start at 7pm.  For more information please call 613-836-2527.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 March 2014 15:37
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AYJ Weekly Review
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Last Updated on Friday, 04 April 2014 09:34
Spain Exchange 2014-2015

Hola Amigos!  Become part of an AYJ tradition.  Join next year's Spain exchange.  Travel to beautiful Spain over Easter 2015 and host a Spanish student this September in Kanata.  See Ms. Hunter and Mr. Vasiliou for details.


Gold Medals in French Public Speaking

Congratulations to Vinith Suriyakumar  (Senior Core French) and Anna McAllister (Junior French gold_medalsImmersion) who both won first place in the OCDSB French Public Speaking Competition. AYJ sent two students to compete and both won gold!  Both students will be competing at the Provincial level next month. Wish them good luck if you see them.

ZIPTHRU Card for Cafeteria

This September Chartwells introduced a NEW and CONVENIENT way to purchase food at the school cafeteria with our Zipthru DINE WITH US Reloadable Card.  Just like any gift card, a balance is loaded on a card and declines as purchases are made.  The online function of this program provides convenience for the parent to purchase, reload and monitor balance and spending as well as set up an account to protect the balance on the card.

See attached instructions for ordering the Zipthru Card.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 March 2014 08:44
AYJ's KIVA Team in Global Top 8

KIVA is a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people in developed countries through lending to alleviate poverty in developing countries. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world. Learn more about how it works. kiva_logo

AYJ’s KIVA team is a global leader in the schools category.  Since 2010 we have lent over $60,000 to entrepreneurs in over 100 countries worldwide.  We are the number one team in Ontario and are in 8th place globally out of over 1400 schools.  We are very proud of our accomplishments so far, but there is still much to do. We encourage new members to join AYJ’s KIVA Team.  Everyone is welcome.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 March 2014 09:24