Earth Day Update
During our earth day celebration, the Eco-Club challenged our students to think of ways in which Nesbitt can become an environmental leader. A suggestion box is located in the main office and I encourage all students to contribute suggestions and/or ideas.
Our litterless lunches were a big hit! Students from all levels shared ways in which they can reduce garbage one of them being by simply using reusable containers. Another simple act would be to bring in reusable water bottles. All newly installed water fountains have filters making this task quite easy to realize.
Our zinc saves lives campaign will continue until May 6. Simple bring in used batteries from home and drop them off in the blue bin at the main office labeled “Zinc saves lives”.
A link to our celebration and the CBC broadcast can be found on our website www.ecolenesbittschool.com.
A huge thank you to the grade 4 Eco-club students in rooms 25 and 27. After being inspired by a text in their French provincial exam, students initiated their own cleaning crew and took to the schoolyard and field, creating a cleaner environment for all to enjoy. Together, all our efforts make an impact. Way to go room 25 & 27!
On May 5, it will be my pleasure to honour to our parent, community and breakfast club volunteers. A special afternoon is being organized with our teachers and students. Whether you are a new or seasoned volunteer, I invite you to join us in the library from 12:30-2:30. Simply RSVP by simply emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank-you to our Home and School association for their hard work in the last few months. Our catalogue sales raised over $2000 which will be used to purchase recess equipment for our students.
Our annual Read-A-Thon raised over $3800.00. Congratulations to all our students who participated. Congratulations to Andreas Anastasakis for collecting the most donations.
The students who read the most are Seri Dudley (cycle 1), Donny Insogna (cycle 2) and Rachel Viera (cycle 3). The classes that read the most are Room 12, Room 28 and Room 6. Congratulations to all our winners!
Schoolyard Painted Games
With the help and support of our Governing Board and Home & School association, our schoolyard is soon to get a complete makeover. Members of both groups have been working hard to ensure that students of all ages have games which pique their interest and motivation. Weather permitting, the school yard painting project is scheduled for May 7, 2016.
Dynamix Project and Recess Success Leaders
For the past few weeks, students in all cycles have participated in various cooperative games with Dynamix leaders. The goal of this project was to enhance students’ ability to interact cooperatively and engage in prosocial games when out at recess. Each class received 5 training sessions, targeting various themes (communication, cooperation, etc…) which will continue to be encouraged both in and out of class. Also, some of our grade 5 students are training to become recess leader for the younger cycles. Their goal is to lead prosocial games/activities during recess and lunch which encourage fair play, communication, cooperation and teamwork. Congratulations to all our students for their hard work and commitment throughout these project.
National Denim Day
May 10 is National Denim Day, a nation event inaugurated by the Cure Foundation. Millions of businesses, organizations and institutions across Canada participate by encouraging their employees, members and/or students to wear denim and receive CURE’s ‘pink flower’ ribbon in exchange for a donation. Help us participate in this national event by having your child dress down in denim and by donating $1.00 for the Cure foundation.
Awake with a Shake and Yoga
Mr. Anthony, Ms. Lisa and Mr. Lacroce continue to feed our minds and bodies as they prepare for the next step in the “Awake with a Shake” project. Students will learn about the benefits of Yoga as it can relate to relaxation techniques & the mind and body connection. There will also be scheduled Yoga sessions allowing students to practice techniques taught. With exams in progress, they learn various calming and refocusing techniques which may be beneficial during test time.
St. Gabriel’s Readers Theatre
On May 13, our K-grade 2 students will be treated to a theatrical performance by St. Gabriel’s Grade 3 students. They have been working with professional actors and theatre producers for a number of months, honing their skills in Readers Theatre. It will be our pleasure to welcome St. Gabriel’s School to Nesbitt.
Congratulation to Kamran Hassan for his nomination in the “Mon fleuve et moi” contest. With guidance from Mme. Lise Beauchemin, Kamran’s artwork was selected as a finalist design and will be on display in the Quebec City Aquarium and Promenade Samuel de Champlain. For a virtual tour of all nominated artwork, please visit www.foundationMF.ca.
Girl Guides has awarded Ximena Ortega with their Girl Greatness Award, recognizing her accomplishments and perseverance. Congratulations to Ximena and her family for this wonderful honour.
Fire stations to welcome families at open houses
The Montreal Fire Department is opening its doors to families at 22 fire stations across the city on Saturday, May 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For a listing of the fire stations participating in this event, visit www.montrealfamilies.ca. Our community fire station is located at Station 50 – 6490 30e Ave. (at the intersection of Beaubien).All are welcome!
A month of fun at Mount Royal
Families are being invited to rediscover Mount Royal during the month of May when there will be more than 100 family-friendly activities taking place. Events include sailing replicas of ships and sailboats on Beaver Lake, demonstration of cricket, treasure hunts, puppet shows, etc... For more information, simply visit lemontroyal.qc.ca.
Yoga and Eco-Retreat
Join the next SUP Yoga Retreat at gorgeous Coté Nord Tremblant (on the shores of Lake Superior on the North side of Mont-Tremblant, Quebec) and discover the amazing benefits of practicing yoga. Enjoy the soothing feeling of being lulled on one of the most magnificent lakes nestled within the Laurentian mountains. A perfect opportunity to connect with nature, your core and your heart on a new level! Visit www.junayoga.ca for more info.
Important Dates to Remember
Please refer to our school website for the exam schedule (Grade 2, 4, 6). Should your child have an upcoming appointment (doctor, dentist), please consider the examination period and plan accordingly.
May 6: Pedagogical day
No school, daycare is opened
May 23: Victoria Day Holiday
No school, no daycare
As we celebrate mother’s day this month, here is a little poem for your enjoyment!
Wishing you a wonderful month,
Mrs. A. Scrocca
A Message for Mom
For all you do,
you do with love.
You are so special,
a gift from above.
And with all my heart,
I want to say,
“I love you mom”
Happy Mother’s Day!