The Bessborough Christmas Concert will be on December 12th, snow date
December 13th. There will be
an afternoon show starting at approximately 12:15pm and an evening show at 6:00pm.
Parents who ordered Pie’s, those orders will arrive on December 12th and be
available for pick up from 3-5pm in the school Science Lab. Thank you for your support of this
well, Leadership students will be holding their annual WE Bake for Change bake
sale during both of Bessborough's Christmas concerts. All proceeds go to
support WE. Students have chosen to allocate their funds to providing clean
water for families living in Kenya.
On December 4th at 10:30, all Bessborough
students took part in the Annual Sue Stultz Moncton Fire Department Turkey
Drive to support families in need this holiday season. The Turkey Drive and Our Annual Turkey March
are important traditions in our school community. Each year our students and
families rally around this cause and have traditionally raised funds to
purchase turkeys that we march as a student body to Station #2 on St. George
Street. This year, our student body was
challenged to collectively raise funds to purchase over 200 turkeys. The students surpassed this goal so our
school principal, Nick Mattatall wear a turkey suit.
On Monday December 11th, another
great Bessborough tradition continues. At 3pm on Monday, families from
Bessborough School are invited to join Mr. Mattatall at the Moncton City
Hospital to decorate the NeoNatal Intensive Care Unit and Maternal & Fetal
Care Unit Christmas Trees. For the past
seven years, students from our school have made decorations for the trees and
have gone to the hospital to decorate the trees. Six years ago, Mr. Mattatall’s family was
with their son in the NNICU and noticed their Christmas tree was in need of
some new decorations. He put out a call
to our school and students created hundreds of beautiful handmade decorations
that were delivered to the hospital.
Babies leaving the NNICU at Christmas often take home a decoration as a
December 15th Bessborough students will be taking part in Popcorn and Crazy hat
or hair day. Funds raised will support Bessborough Families in Need fund.
November 27th Leadership students volunteered at the Ronald McDonald Room
located in the Moncton Hospital. Each month two grade 8 students are
assigned the "leads". They plan a menu with their team of 8
(teams are made up of students in grades 6, 7 and 8) that includes a main, a
side and a dessert, they then prepare a grocery list and submit it to Mme
Carpenter (Leadership teacher lead). Leads bring the food to the Ronald
McDonald Room and assign cooking tasks. They also ensure that everyone takes
turns cleaning while they are there. Diane McCaie, who runs the Ronald McDonald
Room in Moncton, raves about how unbelievably well behaved, polite and hardworking
our Bessborough Leadership students are every month when they volunteer.
30th 30 Leadership students and 3 chaperones travelled to Halifax to attend WE
Day Atlantic. Students said it was an incredibly positive experience for all
who attended. Meera Joshi was presented with a Generation WE Award for her
volunteer work both during and after school hours. She accepted the award in
front of the 8000 people attending WE Day.