Volunteer Distinction Dinner
April 12 (Le Renaissance, 7:00PM)
The EMSB annual Volunteer Distinction Dinner is being held on April 12 at Le Renaissance (7550 Henri Bourassa). Volunteers with 5 or more years of service will be honored to an evening of wonderful entertainment, great food and distinction.
A warm thank-you to all our school volunteers, you are the success behind many of our events. Without your time and dedication, our events would simply be great ideas without ever being realized. Your partnership and collaboration are priceless.
Cook. Share. Become Aware EVENT
April 13 (Leonardo da Vinci Center, 7:00PM)
We are very proud to have partnered with both Gerald McShane School and Rosemount High School to publish an inter-generational recipe book. A book launch event has been organized for April 12, 2016 at the Leonardo da Vince Center (7:00 pm). All are invited to attend and show their support for our students.
Our Best to You
April 14 (6:30PM - 8:00PM)
Once again this year, you are invited to participate in our annual Best to You event. This evening is an opportunity for students to showcase the various projects which they have been working on and share their learning with you. Both teachers and students dedicate much time to this event and hope that you can celebrate their successes by attending and showing your support. An invitation detailing the locations of the classes/projects will be distributed shortly.
Festival du Livre (French Book Fair)
April 13 & 14
Our annual French Book fair will be taking place on April 13 & 14. More info to come by our Nesbitt Home and School Association.
Earth Day Celebration
April 22, 2016
On April 22, students from K-Grade 6 will be invited to participate in an assembly led by invited guest, Chief Top Leaf. Topics such as the special relationship between us and the environment, animal life conservation, and minimizing our carbon footprints will addressed. This day will also mark the beginning of the “ZINC saves LIVES” campaign.
Zinc deficiency is a global health challenge – 2 billion people worldwide are affected, nearly 450,000 children suffer from complications associated with zinc deficiency. Teck, Canada’s largest diversified resource company, has partnered with Call2Recycle to initiate the Zinc Saves Lives Battery Recycling Campaign. This campaign provides students, parents and the community at large an opportunity to reduce the amount of electronic waste in landfills and help save a child’s life.
For every battery recycled during the campaign, Teck will donate the value of zinc it contains to UNICEF. One small donation can affect a child’s life forever. Help us make an impact by supporting this initiative. Simply send in your used batteries throughout the last week of April and help make this campaign a success.
I also invite students to participate in various eco-friendly initiatives throughout the month of April which again can help minimize the impact we have on our depleting natural resources. Please refer to the April calendar for weekly eco-friendly events.
This year, Mme. Lise Beauchemin and the Home and School Association have co-created an Eco-Club. The main objectives for this year will be to involve students in raising school awareness with regards to the amount of garbage we produce, and ways in which we can reduce/dispose of it. Students are working towards writing a proposal for a Nesbitt Green Policy. This will be based on the 3R's of Reducing, Reusing and Recycling. Interested parents are invited to join the next Home & School meeting on Tuesday April 5 at 6:30 pm to discuss ideas and possibilities. Together we can help make a difference to protect our planet from the negative effects of producing too much garbage!
On April 22, as part of the Earth Day celebration at Nesbitt, the Green Club will be addressing their fellow students and teachers on why and also how they can help protect our planet’s fragile ecosystem. To support this Green Club initiative, families and teachers are invited to discuss at home and in the classroom what it is they most appreciate about our living earth and the simple everyday actions they enjoy doing to help keep it healthy.
Congratulations to all our cycle 3 students who participated in this year’s Storytelling event. Grade 4-6 students were treated to an entertaining morning as students brought to life both classic and original stories to a captivated audience. Evana Salvador, Vanessa Salvagio and Aleksandra Ananieva will be representing Nesbitt at the regional Storytelling event on April 5, 2016.
I would like to congratulate the following students who were awarded medals from the Canadian Chess and Math Association for their skill in playing the game of chess: Ysabel Chiu- McConnell (Gold), Lucas Arcaro (Silver), and Sarah Derouiche (Bronze). Congratulations to these students for their efforts and to all our Chess students for completing the Pawn level. A spring chess session will be offered once again and all interested students are invited to participate.
11th Annual EMSB Impact Night
Once again this year, the EMSB in partnership with the Montreal Impact will be holding their annual soccer event. This traditional “EMSB Night” will take place on Wednesday June 8th, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, usually $24 each, are being offered at a discounted price of $13. Two dollars from each ticket sold will go towards the Inspirations Foundation. If interested, please complete the attached participation form and return it to school by April 20. I invite you to also purchase tickets on-line.
Nesbitt Summer School 2016
We are excited to offer a summer school once again this year. The project is opened to students from grade 1-5 and will take place for 2 weeks, from July 4 to15, 2016. Students are chosen upon recommendations by teachers however parental requests may be considered as well. More details will be shared with you in the upcoming weeks.
Ms. Pamela Yiptong, our EMSB nutritionist, will be visiting classrooms to discuss the importance of healthy eating and lifestyle. These workshops were organized by our Phys. Ed teachers and support our “Awake with a Shake” project which took place in February and March.
UPCOMING PED DAYS
April 15: PED. Day
NO school, daycare services are available
Involve your family in the pledge to make every day Earth Day. Learn more about signing an earth flag or #Rootingfortrees by visiting www.earthday.ca.
Redpath Museum Nature Club
In partnership with the Canadian Wildlife Federation, parents and children are invited to the Redpath Museum to take part in its new Wild Family Nature Club. By participating in various free activities and games, you can learn about the environment, wildlife and even form your own community nature clubs.
Geordie Productions Play
Geordie Productions celebrates 35 years In celebration of its 35th anniversary, Geordie Productions is bringing back its rendition of Beethoven Lives Upstairs. The production explores the life and work of the legendary German composer Ludwig van Beethoven. The play runs from April 29 until May 8. Ticket prices range from $14.50-$18.50
ishing you a wonderful month,
Mrs. A. Scrocca