January Newsletter

Dear parent(s)/guardian(s),

The Nesbitt administration and staff would like to wish you and your loved ones much health, peace and happiness for 2019!

Dress Down to Donate Update

I would like to extend my most heartfelt thanks to our students and families for supporting both St. Brendan’s Church holiday collection. We collected approximately $250.00 and donated over 10 boxes of food items, toiletries and other items.  

Holiday celebration

Our students put on a phenomenal performance to a full house of parents, family & friends.  Thank-you to all who helped out from teachers, tutors, students, etc… A special thanks to Mme. Lise and Ms. Julia Budd for their professionalism and ensuring holiday cheer was felt by all.

A heartfelt thank-you to all our volunteers who helped out during the holiday celebrations.  With the help of parents, we were able to enjoy a wonderful breakfast filled with joy but while keeping a close eye on our waste collection. Although we served over 300 breakfasts, we only produced 1 bag of garbage.  All other foods and items were either composted or recycled.

Teachers and students also worked hard to reuse and recycle materials for our door decorating contest.  Every class was a winner in my books.  Check out our creative minds at work on our Facebook page.   

 

Open House       

We are happy to announce that our second Open House will be held on Thursday, January 31 from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm. Please invite your family and friends to visit our website for details. Volunteers and school representatives will be available to lead tours and answer questions.

 

Sibling Registration  

Sibling registration will take place from January 30-February 3.   Please call the school in advance to make an appointment with Nadine, our school secretary.

Please refer to the list below regarding the documents needed to register your child:

  • Original birth certificate (long version)

  • Medicare card

  • Vaccination Booklet

  • Birth certificate of parent who attended English school

 

Students who presently attend Nesbitt do not need to re-register for 2019-2020.  A confirmation document will be sent home in February. However, should there be a change of address or change of school projected, please notify our school secretary in advance.

New Registrations 

Registrations for new students will take place from Monday, February 4th to Friday, February 8th, between 10:00 am and 1:30 pm. 
For your convenience, the office will also offer an evening registration on February 5, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Please call Ms. Nadine to make an appointment: 514-721-2850.

Toy donations              

With the holiday season behind us, many homes may be overflowing with toys.  Should you wish to donate any gently used toys and/or board games to our school, simply have your child bring the donated toys to the main office. Items such as Lego, board games, card games, UNO, etc…can be enjoyed by our students during indoor recess. 

 Also, any donation for outdoor winter play would be most welcomed.  Igloo building could be made easy with shovels and pails.  Such donations could be sent to the main office as well. 

Winter wonderland   

A reminder that students should be dressed appropriately for the winter weather. Students should have the freedom to play in the snow during recess and therefore snowsuits and winter/waterproof boots should be worn. Winter hats, gloves/mittens and a neck warmer (recommended instead of a scarf) must be worn during recess. Also, pair of shoes to be left at school and an extra pair of socks in their lockers is strongly suggested.

 

Family Corner 

The holiday season brings on many new gifts, including smart phones and devices.  It is important for children to be made aware of the safety precautions they must take when surfing, chatting and posting on social media.

 

Social Media Safety

Talking with your children about cyber safety can, at times, be difficult.  Our students feel mature enough to participate in the digital world but often do not possess the emotional and social maturity to do so.  Please visit www.getcybersafe.gc.ca for tips and conversation starters.

 

Age regulation for social media:

Facebook and Instagram 13 years old, Twitter no age requirement

 *Please review the minimum age requirements prior to allowing your child access to certain websites or social media.  Close monitoring of your child’s activity is required at all times.  The school administration is required to intervene should any inappropriate activity involving our students be reported.

Fête des Neiges   Jan. 19 to Feb. 10 (weekends only)

Montréal's "snow festival" is much more than snow! Don't miss this fabulous winter celebration where families are invited to play outdoors and enjoy an array of activities with something for everyone, in a magical setting.

Parc Jean Drapeau will be packed with outdoor activities for the whole family.  

Tubing, skating, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dogsled rides, Ferris wheel rides and much more is available for all to enjoy. Most of the activities are free and will run on Saturdays & Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

 

Inspiration Corner

Impulse is Place des Festivals’ new installation, converting the area into a brightly coloured digital playground during Luminothérapie.  Luminothérapie will be set up in the Quartier des Spectacles until January 28. For more info, visit: www.quartierdesspectacles.com

Dates to Remember 

January 15: Special Lunch Menu
(scrambled eggs, pancakes, chicken sausage, etc…)

January 24: Dress down Day
Support Favorite Sports
(Graduation committee fundraiser)

January 25: Pedagogical Day
No School, Daycare available for students

Jan. 28-Feb. 1: Sibling Registration Week

February 4-8:  New Registration Week

January 31: Open House 6:30pm-8:30pm

February 5:  Black Theatre performance Grade 4-6

February 14: Valentine’s Day
Dress in Pink or Red 

February 18: Pedagogical Day
No school, daycare available to students

February 27:  Pink Shirt Day

February 28: Parent Teacher meetings
3:00pm-5:00pm, 6:00pm-9:00pm

March 1: Pedagogical Day
No School, daycare available for students

 March 4-8: Spring Break

Wishing you a wonderful month,
Mrs. A. Scrocca
Principal