The Nesbitt administration and staff would like to wish you and your loved ones much health, peace and happiness for 2016!
Dress Down to Donate Update
I would like to extend my most heartfelt thanks to our students and families for supporting both St. Brendan’s Church and the Spirit of Giving campaign. We were able to collect over 25 boxes of non-perishable goods, 4 of which were donated to the Spirit of Giving and over 20 boxes went to St. Brendan’s.
A huge thank-you to all our volunteers who helped out during the holiday celebrations. Our events would not be a success without your participation.
We are happy to announce our second Open House will be held on Tuesday, February 2nd from 6:30pm-8:30 pm. Please invite your family and friends to visit our school. Volunteers and school representatives will be available to lead tours and answer questions.
Sibling registration will take place from Tuesday, January 26th to Friday, January 29th. Please call the school in advance to make an appointment with Sophia, our school secretary. Please refer to the list below regarding the documents needed to register your child:
- Original birth certificate (long version)
- Medicare card
- Vaccination Booklet
- Birth certificate of parent who attended English school
Students who presently attend Nesbitt do not need to re-register for 2016-2017. However, should there be a change of address, please notify the secretary in advance.
Registrations for new students will take place from Monday, February 1st to Friday, February 5th, between 8:30am and 2:00pm. For your convenience, the office will be opened on Tuesday, February 2nd from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
With the holiday season behind, many playrooms, living rooms and bedrooms may be overflowing with toys. Should you wish to donate any toys to our school, simply have your child bring the donated toys to the main office. Items such as Lego, board games, card games, UNO, etc…can be enjoyed by our students during indoor recess.
Also, any donation for outdoor winter play would be most welcomed. Igloo building could be made easy with large yogurt containers, shovels and pails. Such donations could be sent to the main office as well.
A reminder to parents that students should be dressed appropriately for the winter weather. Students should have the freedom to play in the snow during recess and therefore proper snowsuits and winter/waterproof boots should be worn. Winter hats, gloves/mittens and a neck warmer (recommended instead of a scarf) must be worn during recess. Also, pair of shoes to be left at school and an extra pair of socks in their lockers is strongly suggested.
PELO and Lunch activities
Please ensure that your child has a packed lunch on the days scheduled to participate in either PELO or a lunchtime activity. Regular attendance is also important if we are to continue offering such organized activities.
The holiday season brings on many new gifts, including smart phones and devices. It is important for children to be made aware of the safety precautions they must take when surfing the net or chatting/posting on social media.
Social Media Safety
Talking with your children about cyber safety can, at times, be difficult. Our students feel mature enough to participate in the digital world but often do not possess the emotional and social maturity to do so. Please visit www.getcybersafe.gc.ca for tips and conversation starters.
Age regulation for social media:
Facebook and Instagram 13 years old, Twitter no age requirement
*Please review the minimum age requirements prior to allowing your child access. Close monitoring of your child’s activity is required at all times. The school administration is required to intervene should any inappropriate activity involving our students be reported.
Olympic Park family fun
There’s always something new at the Esplanade Financière Sun Life. From December 19th to March 6th, Village MAMMOUTH is the new attraction at the Olympic Park. Fun surprises like a NHL-size refrigerated ice rink and a family slide that extends 23 meters await you and your family. For more info, please visit: www.tourisme-montreal.org.
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Dates to Remember
January 25: Pedagogical Day
There will be no school for students on this day. Should you require our daycare services, please ensure all necessary forms be completed prior to the deadline date (January 15, 2016). Registrations forms will be available by the end of this week.
Wishing you a wonderful month,
Mrs. A. Scrocca