Please take a few moments to read about the exciting events planned for February.
Teacher appreciation Week February 1-5
The administration and our Home and School Association will be surprising the Nesbitt teachers and staff to a treat-filled week. Students can easily participate in this week’s acts of appreciation by simply writing a note to a special teacher or sharing a story of how a teacher has touched their life. The effects of a simply, “Thank-You” can last a lifetime.
General Assembly Feb. 1st, 2016 at 6:30 pm
Parents are invited to an information session on Bill 86 which will take place in our mini gym. The session will be led by Mr. Carlo Peruch, your Regional Parent Committee Delegate.
OPEN HOUSE Feb. 2nd, 6:30-8:30pm
Our second Open House will be held on Tuesday, February 2nd, from 6:30-8:30 pm. Please extend the invitation to interested family and friends. Registration details can be found on our website: www.ecolenesbittschool.ca
Awake with a Shake
Mr. Anthony and Ms. Lisa, our physical education teachers are spearheading a project on healthy eating, lifestyle and wellbeing. Over the course of the next 2 months, the team of teachers and parent volunteers will be providing healthy fruit based shakes to our students and staff, encouraging all to have a healthy start to their mornings. This initiative was made possible through a grant received from METRO.
Black History Month Assembly
On February 11th our cycle 3 students will be invited to participate in an assembly on unity and love. Students in our grade 5 & 6 Immersion group will be performing for their peers during this time. Our invited guests for this event include Citizen Judge Johnson tap dancer Justin Jackson, and performances by Académie de Danse and Coronation School Steel Pan Band. A huge thank-you to our Cycle 3 teachers, Mme. Lise and Mr. Vince for their help and support during the planning of this project.
WE Day event
On February 22, a team of students from cycle 3 will be participating in a We Day celebration at St. Denise Theatre. Throughout the past months, the students have worked collaboratively with Laurier McDonald H.S and our B.A.S.E program on the WE DAY WEDNESDAYS project. The goal of the project is to nurture compassion in young people while giving them the tools to create social change.
PINK T-SHIRT DAY
February 24, 2016 is National Pink Shirt day. It is a movement which encourages kindness, compassion and empathy throughout schools across Canada. Students will be participating in creating a school-wide kindness quilt and will each receive a pink T-shirt designed by a fellow peer. Simply visit: www.pinkshirtday.ca for more info.
EMSB Volunteer Dinner
The annual E.M.S.B volunteer dinner will be taking place Wednesday, April 13, 2016. This event honors volunteers with more than 5 yrs of service. In an effort to collect all our volunteer names whose time and generosity is so precious, I would invite you to simply email me your name, contact info (telephone number) and years of service to date. My email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Should you have more than 5 yrs of service, I will contact you directly with the event details for April 13, 2016.
Mackay Reverse Integration Program
Since 1973, the MacKay Centre School has been offering students an opportunity to participate in a reverse integration program. This enables students from the E.M.S.B to enrol in the regular curriculum offered at MacKay for 1 yr and learn alongside students with physical disabilities.
If you are interested to learn more about this opportunity, visit www.emsb.qc.ca/mackay. The deadline date for registration is February 12th, 2016. A link to the registration package will be made available on our school website as well.
Report Cards and Parent-Teacher Interviews
Our Term 2 parent-teacher interviews will be taking place on February 25th, 2016.
Information regarding appointment times will be distributed in the upcoming weeks.
Field Trip and School Fees
Parents and guardians are kindly reminded that payment of school fees must be updated prior to the payment for field trips. Should you require to make special arrangements regarding payment in installments, please contact the administration directly.
Appropriate Winter Attire and Play
Please ensure that your child continues to dress appropriately throughout the remaining
winter months. Warm coat, snow pants, hats, mittens/gloves and warm boots are essential.
I CAN DO IT conference
Toronto, May 2016
Share a weekend with some of the most inspiring and thought provoking authors for a weekend in Toronto. Learn how to see obstacles as opportunities, enrich your relationships, heal past pain, make positive choices and choosing thoughts, and spiritual practices that nourish your body, mind and soul. Visit www. Icandoit.net for more info.
Fête des Neiges de Montréal
The Fête des Neiges de Montréal is back again for four weekends at Parc Jean-Drapeau. This popular family-oriented winter event has a variety of activities geared toward enjoying the outdoors with family and friends. Simply visit: www.parcjeandrapeau.com for information on admission, activities and special events.
Quebec Winter Carnival
Head over to the province’s capital city for the annual Quebec Winter Carnival. The festival will feature over 200 activities that the whole family can enjoy like skating, giant foosball, horse-drawn carriage rides, a ferris wheel, an ice slide, a sugar shack, live musical performances and much more. There will also be two parades held on Feb. 6 at Charlesbourg and on Feb.13 at Upper Town. Most activities are free. For more information, visit www.carnaval.qc.ca.
A list of winter carnivals in and around Montreal can be easily accessed on:
IMPORTANT dates to remember:
February 1: General Assembly
6:30 pm (mini gym)
February 2: OPEN HOUSE
February 15: No school
Daycare services available
February 25: Parent-Teacher Interviews
February 26: No school
Daycare services available
February 29-March 4: March Break
March 7: Return to school
Wishing you a wonderful month,
Mrs. A. Scrocca