February Newsletter

Dear parent(s)/guardian(s),

Please take a few moments to read about the exciting events planned for February.

 

Registration Week February 4-8

Registration week for new students is

February 4-8, 2019.  If you know of a family interested in registering their child, simple invite them to call the office for an appointment
(514-721-2850).

 Details regarding necessary documents can be found on the EMSB website at: http://www.emsb.qc.ca/emsb_en/registration

 

Breakfast Club Volunteers NEEDED

Our Breakfast Club is in desperate need of volunteers.  Due to the nature of this shortage, the service may need to be suspended until volunteers can be gathered to help out.

If you are available to give a lending hand from 7:30-8:00 am, to serve students and/or help prepare cereal, toast, fruit, etc…please contact me at: ascrocca@emsb.qc.ca

Should you be aware of friends or family who are available to help as well, please share my contact information with them.

Skates and Helmet Donations

For a number of years, our students in cycle 2 & 3 have enjoyed skating sessions at the local arena.  Quite a number of students borrow our school skates but quantities are running low.  Many skates are old & damaged as are the helmets. 

If you have skates or helmets to donate, please send them in to your child’s homeroom teacher.  We are looking for size 3 (junior) – size 7 (adult).  Your donations will make it possible for our students to enjoy some fun time on the ice.

Black History Month celebrations

Throughout the month of February, our spiritual & community animator, in partnership with our teachers, will be organizing and leading discussions/activities for Black History Month.  From reflections, presentation by Black Theatre Workshop to the cycle project “Trailblazing through history”, students will be learning about historical and modern day leaders.

Follow us on Facebook for pictures of the various events.

“History has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take a life of its own.”
Michelle Obama

 

WE Day event

On February 11, a team of students from daycare will be participating in the We Day Montreal.  Throughout the past months, the students have worked collaboratively with Ms. Pina Santino on various WE DAY projects.  The goal of the projects is to nurture compassion in young people while giving them the tools to create social change

 

 Teacher appreciation Week February 18-22

Our Home and School Association, in partnership with the administration, will be surprising the Nesbitt teachers and staff to a treat-filled week. Students can easily participate in this week’s acts of appreciation by simply writing a note to a special teacher or sharing a story of how a teacher has touched their life. The effects of a simple, “Thank-You” can last a lifetime.

PINK T-SHIRT Day

February 27 is National Pink Shirt day.  It is a movement which encourages kindness, compassion and empathy throughout schools across Canada.  Students are encouraged to wear pink on this day in support of this movement. For more info please visit: www.pinkshirtday.ca.

Report Cards and Parent-Teacher Interviews 

Our Term 2 parent-teacher interviews will be taking place on February 28, 2019. Interviews will be scheduled upon teacher and/or parent request.

Information regarding appointment times will be distributed in the upcoming weeks.

EMSB Volunteer Dinner

The annual E.M.S.B volunteer dinner will be taking place Tuesday, April 9, 2019 (Plaza Volare).  This event honors volunteers with more than 5 yrs of service.  In an effort to recognize all our volunteers whose time and generosity is so precious, I would invite you to simply email me your name, contact info (telephone number) and years of service to date.  My email address is: ascrocca@emsb.qc.ca.  Should you have more than 5 yrs of service, I will contact you directly with the event details.

 

Field Trip and School Fees

Parents and guardians are kindly reminded that payment of school fees must be updated prior to the payment for field trips.  Should you require to make special arrangements regarding payment in installments, please contact the administration.

 

Inspiration Corner

Game Festival in Montreal

Over 300 indoor and outdoor activities will be available for children of all ages with Montreal’s 7th edition of Joue Festivale. Traditional board games, video games, role-play and interactive animations as well as workshops will be offered, mostly free of charge, at different venues in and around Montreal (city hall, Marche Bonsecours and many local libraries).  Visit montrealjoue.ca for more information.

Family Corner 

Spring Break Camps
With spring break around the corner, many families are looking for ways to keep their children entertained.  Various sports, art, coding camps and more are available around the city throughout the week of March 4-8.  Check out www.montrealfamilies.ca for camp details.

 

Rental of musical instruments
Several libraries on the island of Montreal loan musical instructs to parents and children.  Visit www. bibliomontreal.com/musique for more info.

IMPORTANT dates to remember:

February 14: Red/Pink Dress Down Day Donate $1.00 for Grade 6 Graduation

February 15: 100th Day of School

February 18: Pedagogical Day
No school, Daycare services available

February 18-22: TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

February 27: Pink T-shirt Day & Distribution of Report cards

February 28: Parent-Teacher Interviews

March 1: Pedagogical Day

March 4-8: Spring Break 

March 15: Regional Pedagogical Day
No school, Daycare services available

March 20: Regional storytelling cycle 3

 

Wishing you a wonderful month filled with many kindness moments,

Mrs. A. Scrocca
Principal