April Newsletter

Regional Storytelling Event

I would like to congratulate all our cycle 3 students who participated in our storytelling event. Three students proudly represented our school at the regional event: Gabriel Texeira, Daniela Ross-Zapater & Lisanne Katsouras.

A warm thank-you to all our teachers, students and school volunteers who helped us host this event.  From the art work to the musical interlude, your commitment is the success behind many of our events.  Without your time and dedication, our events would simply be great ideas without ever being realized.

 

Cook. Share. Become Aware EVENT

April 25 (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 25, 2017 at the Leonardo da Vince Center (7:00 pm).  All are invited to attend this FREE event and show their support for our students.

On May 9, 2017 our school will participate in the Cook for the Cure Gala being held at Plaza Antique.  Tickets are $30 and are presently on sale.  The event is sold out, with only 5 table reserved for Nesbitt.  If you are interested in supporting this event, please complete the bottom portion of this notice and forward it to the main office by April 27, 2017. 

 

Earth Day Celebrations

Throughout the month of April, students will be participating in both class and school wide earth day activities. Students from K-Grade 4 will be invited to participate in an assembly led by invited guest, Chief Top Leaf.  Topics such as the special relationship between the environment and our actions, animal life conservation, and minimizing our carbon footprints will addressed.  Our April 11 visit has been postponed to a later date (to be determined).

 

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. The Zinc Saves Lives Battery Recycling Campaign provides students, parents and the community an opportunity to reduce the amount of electronic waste in landfills and help save a child’s life. For every battery recycled, Teck will donate the value of zinc it contains to UNICEF.  Simply send in your used batteries throughout the next few months and help make this campaign a success.

 

Exams

The end-of-cycle exams for Grade 2, 4 and 6 will be administered throughout the month of April, May and June.  These are Ministry exams which all students throughout the province of Quebec must take.  Please ensure that your child is present during the exams period (refer the reverse side of the April calendar). A % of the final term marks will include the exam mark.

 

 Eco-Club 

The main objectives of this year’s ECO club has been 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. Eco-Club students are working hard to eliminate plastic utensils and styrofoam. More details to come from the Eco Club students at the next student assembly.

 

Alveole Project

Have you heard the buzz?

Alveole has several projects with beehives in primary and secondary schools, as well as CEGEPs and universities. With the guidance of urban beekeepers, students learn about the plight of honeybees and begin to understand the environment issues surrounding their endangered status.

Through the course of several workshops, students will learn about the splendor of a beehive, and the importance of the bees’ environmental contributions. Although this project is being spearheaded by our kindergarten classes, all students will have the opportunity to assist in the introductory workshop and get to look at the fascinating world inside a honeybee colony.

Students will also have the opportunity to harvest honey produced from our rooftop hives and sell the jars to our school population.

 

UPCOMING PED DAYS

April 14: Good Friday
NO school, No daycare services

April 17: Easter Monday
No school, No daycare services

May 19: Pedagogical Day
No school, Daycare services available

 

Inspiration Corner

Involve your family in the pledge to make every day Earth Day.  Learn more about by visiting www.earthday.ca.

 

Family Corner 

Parent Conference 2017
Saturday, April 29, 2017

The EMSB CPC is proud to present its inaugural parent conference on April 29th, 2017. Spend the day getting information on a wide variety of interesting topics, which include educational initiatives (STEAM, Vocational Education, etc...), health of our students (stress management, anxiety, bedtimes), parental governance, special needs, etc…

 

Wishing you a wonderful month,
Mrs. A. Scrocca