Principal Assignment 2016-2017
It is with great pleasure that I announce my assignment as principal of Nesbitt for the 2016-2017 school year. It has been a pleasure to be part of the Nesbitt School and community this year. I am looking forward to working together once again next year, promoting the academic and socio/emotional development of all our students through continued partnership between parents, teachers, students and community.
National Denim Day
On May 10th, 2016 our school participated in National Denim Day, raising over $150.00. Thank-you to all who participated.
On May 27, 2016 our grade 6 students participating in a fundraiser event. Proceeds from the sale of their baked goods will help to support their upcoming leadership retreat.
Students were able to raise over $600.00.
Alekandra Tamara Ananieva raised over $100.00 which she will be donating to the Montreal Children’s Hospital particularly the Luca Schiavone Foundation. Her fundraising efforts were part of a grade 6 project, “Changing the world with a giving heart”.
This month, both our grade 6 students and daycare will be organizing a Mr. Freezies sale at lunch time. The cost of the treat is $1.00. Proceeds will be supporting the grade 6 leadership retreat and our daycare Granby Zoo outing. The sale will be taking place during lunch time on June 1, 9 and 16.
On May 19th, over 80 students in cycle 2 participated in the 2016 Halo Race on Mount Royal. This year, approximately 4000 students from various public and private schools in Montreal participated in this GMAA event.
Congratulations to all our runners, particularly Mia Del Pio Luogo who ranked 5th among 150 participants.
Great Canadian Letter Race
This year, both Ms. Lanni’s and Ms. Mercadante’s students have participated in the great Canadian letter race. What is this letter race you may ask? It is a Canadian writing project whereby students write an introductory letter to a class in a school anywhere in Canada. The recipient class is encouraged to do the same, thus promoting the letter race to continue.
The goal is for students from around Canada to connect and share experiences about their school while learning about various Canadian cities. Who knows where this learning will take our students! Perhaps inspire a few to become globetrotters…
Summer Dress code
In true Montreal style, summer seemed to arrive almost overnight. Although thankful for the beautiful weather, I remind you that our school dress code remains in effect. Students are permitted to wear Bermuda shorts, t-shirts or short sleeve polos to school, however tops with spaghetti straps are not permitted. Also, please ensure that students wear proper footwear for outdoor play. Flip flops and open toes sandals are discouraged as injuries may easily occur both indoors and outdoors. It is also recommended that students apply sunscreen prior to coming to school and wear caps/hats during recess time.
(new students only)
On Monday June 6, we will be welcoming new Kindergarten students and their parents to our school. This fun and informative day will begin at 9:30 in the mini-gym with a magic show. As the new students are being entertained, the parents will be receiving information about our school, schedule, program, etc…
Nesbitt’s Got Talent
Once again this year, students will be showcasing their talents and skills in our annual talent show. Auditions will be held over the course of the next weeks. The talent show is scheduled for June 15, 2016. Can’t wait to see what the students have in store for us this year!
Many boroughs in the city of Montreal have implemented a composting program. With the support and guidance from Ms. Nancy Bassett (lunch monitor & volunteer), Ms. Christine Gravel (Parent & volunteer) and Mme. Lise (teacher), our students are participating in the composting project at school. Recycling bins have also been placed close to water fountains encouraging students to recycle paper towels, juice boxes, etc…Rinsing containers before tossing them in the recycling bin will reduce odors and also make them ready to recycle into new products.
We are also in the beginning stages of planning for next year’s schoolyard beautification project. The main entrance garden beds could benefit from a makeover with new bulbs and perennials. Also, students often seek shaded areas during recess and lunch. Planting trees along the fence to provide shade on hot days is a definite option. Both our Home & School association and Governing Board members are interested in this project, but the volunteers would be needed for the planning and organization of this school-wide project. I am looking forward to your suggestions and ideas in September!
Tutoring and Homework Club
Both in-class tutoring and homework club will be ending on June 3. I would like to thank Ms. Katharine, Ms. Marilena, Ms. Viktoria and Ms. Lisa for all their help this year. Your kindness and hard work is priceless. Thank-you for all you do for our students.
Last day of school
Our last day of school is June 23, 2016. Students will be dismissed at our usual time, 2:17 pm. I have received several inquiries regarding dismissal at lunch time. Should you wish to pick up your child at 11:17 am, simply notify the homeroom teacher and your child will wait to be picked up at the main office, as per our usual procedure.
Cafeteria Service/Milk Program
The last day of cafeteria service will be June 17, 2016. Also, our milk program ends June 10th, 2016.
The National Congress of Italian-Canadian is pleased to announce its 23nd edition of Montreal’s Italian Week festival being held from August 5 to 14, 2016. Once again, children can participate in the Il Piccolo Leonardo. For contest info and rules, simply visit: www.italianweek.ca.
Ahunstic family festival
Young and old will be entertained with inflatable games, face painting, sports activities, fire truck and police exhibition, teen zone with bungee trampoline and climbing wall, science discovery activities, and much more. The festivities will be held at Marcelin-Wilson Park (11301 de l'Acadie Blvd.) Admission is free.
For more info regarding family friendly festivals in and around Montreal, visit:
Wanderlust 2016This year’s Wanderlust festival will be held in Mont Tremblay from August 11-14. You will be inspired to unplug from the ordinary as their mission is to help you find your true north. True north is not a final destination: it’s a path, a journey, and a yearning to explore and connect to your life’s purpose. For more info, simply visit: www.wanderlust.com.
Important dates to remember
June 2: Homework Club ends
June 6: Pedagogical Day No school, daycare open
June 10: Milk program ends
June 17: Last day for Cafeteria service
June 22: Last day of school for Kindergarten & Grade 6 (distribution of report cards)
June 23: Last day of school for Grade 1-5 (distribution of report cards)
August 31, 2016: First day of school
I would like to take this opportunity to wish our students, staff and families a wonderful summer. Be safe and see you in August!
To our grade 6 graduates, best of luck in high school. Make us proud!
Mrs. A. Scrocca