Calling all Kindergarten-Grade 2 Teachers: Check out this
cool opportunity offered by the Literacy and Numeracy Team on November 17th.
Drop in and learn about research supported Play-Based Learning Initiatives.
The 55th annual Christmas Tea is being held at Magnetic Hill School on Saturday November 17th from 11-1. The tea is just $7 and includes a selection of squares, sweets and sandwiched.
As well our Craft Fair will be taking place. Over 50 vendors will have their wares on sale at the school. The cost is just $2 per adult and runs from 9-2. Come out and get a start on your holiday shopping and kick off the Christmas Season at Magnetic Hill School.
Our Scholastic Book Fair is being held in our library from November 21st to November 23rd.
Parent/Teacher Interviews are being held on the evening of Thursday, November 22nd from 5:30 - 7:30 and Friday from 8:30 - 11:30. (please check your child's agenda for your scheduled time)
Grade 5 students take part in a cribbage club on Wednesdays at lunch time.
Great projects all over the district. One ongoing project is
with a high school teacher who is doing an integrated, cross curricular unit
for ELA, social studies and Art. The idea is to research different Indigenous
cultures from across Canada and develop a graphic novel/comic idea based on an
Indigenous Super Hero then pitch it to Marvel! This idea was in the works at
Marvel already so this group of youth will use their creativity and social justice
lens’ to meet curricular outcomes in many areas!
Ongoing work of the First Nations Coalition will include
learning from First Nations’ community members (Elders, Cultural Knowledge Keepers,
Youth) through Circles, Ceremony, Drumming and Storytelling.
Upcoming ‘travelling supper Professional Learning’ for a
group of teachers who will be attending the Jesse Wente presentation at Mount
Allison on Monday, November 19th at 7pm in Crabtree Auditorium. Jesse
has chosen to take a future perspective in the Speakers’ Series and to
paint a picture of a post-Reconciliation Canada. We would like to invite you to attend this
event and take the opportunity to hear Jesse speak but also to ask him
questions and hear his perspective. Jesse
has been appointed the first director of Canada’s Screen Office https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/jesse-wente-appointed-director-of-canada-s-new-indigenous-screen-office-1.4513124
. and can be found on Twitter at
There will be a First Nations’ Guidance Professional
Learning day on December 19th whereby Guidance counsellors, social
workers and psychologists will be participating in the Blanket Exercise and
learning about Intergenerational Trauma, Supports and Opportunities for First
Nations students, Indigenous lens on Wellness and partake in a Case Study.
If you are a parent/guardian of a student who is Indigenous –
reach out to the Guidance counsellor at your school to learn more about post
secondary supports and opportunities.
If you have any cultural events that you would like to share
with us at district – please reach out to the Subject Coordinator for First
Nations Education Tracy Landry at 380-1915 or firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be no school Monday, November 12th
as we honor the Remembrance Day holiday. On Wednesday, November 14th,
the grade 9s will be out enjoying the Take Our Kids
to Work Day.
Engineering Brightness at
The Engineering Brightness
students at RHS (Beth Stevens, Kaleigh Bourgeois, Megan Mersereau, Skyelar
Ables, Lauren Daigle and Braeden MacDougall), along with teachers Ian Fogarty
and Chris Ryan, have been and will be recognized for their work (along with the
Preston Middle School from Colorado) for designing and building lights that
could be used by the 1.3 billion people in the world who currently live in
The group was at the World
Maker Faire in New York this September, where the Engineering Brightness
students were awarded with an Editor’s Choice Award. Two of the students were
also quoted in the NY Times this past week.
Engineering Brightness (excerpt
from NY Times):
“A group of students at Riverview High School
in New Brunswick, Canada, found out that children their age around the world
couldn’t do things as simple as finishing their homework at night because they
didn’t have reliable electricity. And they decided to do something about it. So
they designed, 3-D-printed and soldered solar-powered lights they could mail to
them across the world.
“We wanted to figure out a
way to cross our curriculum and actually make a purpose with the lights that
we’re building for school,” said Lauren Daigle. But it didn’t stop there — they
check in with the recipients regularly, and take their feedback on problems
with the lights, and sometimes go back to the drawing board to fix them. “Every
time we make a light, we learn something new, and then our learning helps
somebody else’s learning, all the way across the world,” said Beth Stevens.”
Engineering Brightness was
also recognized by the HundrED Sustainability Summit in Calabasa, California on
November 1-3 as being in the top 10 projects (from over 3000 entries) for
Most recently, Engineering
Brightness has been recognized at the HundrED Innovation Summit in Helsinki,
Finland on November 7-9 as being one of the top 100 projects worldwide, as well
as being chosen as the representative of the top 10 sustainability inventions.
The Summits bring together
the most inspiring education innovators, educators, youth and other engaged
stakeholders from across the world to celebrate innovation in education on a
global scale. Each year the jam-packed program is built around the innovators
who will be attending and every innovator gets the opportunity to get up on
stage and share their work! It's all
about sharing ideas, forging connections and building a movement.
Frank L. Bowser Family Wellness night will be held on Thursday, November 15th, from 6:15 to 7:15. Students will have the opportunity to show their parents some of the wellness activities that are incorporated into their daily school life.
Students led a heart felt Remembrance Day ceremony in the Bessborough gym on Thursday November 8th. The school choir and Jazz band performed Oh Canada, God Save the Queen, Dona Nobis Pacem, and What A Wonderful World. Students also read In Flanders Fields and other appropriate poems. The Last Post was played and students stood for a moment of silence.
There will be no school for students on Friday November 9th as well as Monday November 12th.
Over 300 students attended the Powwow that
was hosted by Mount Allison University on the 18th of October.
UPCOMING SPEAKERS’ SERIES AT MOUNT A
Members of our First Nations Education
Coalition will be attending this Professional Learning opportunity. The public
is welcome to attend and here is the information:
The President’s Speaker Series Committee, working
with Andrew Nurse representing the Davidson Lecture Series, has chosen Jesse
Wente as our next speaker in both series.
As you will see from the attached poster, Jesse has chosen
to take a future perspective in our series and to paint a picture of a
Jesse will be here on November 19th at 7pm in
We would like to invite you to attend this event and take
the opportunity to hear Jesse speak but also to ask him questions and hear his
Jesse has been appointed the first director of Canada’s
Screen Office https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/jesse-wente-appointed-director-of-canada-s-new-indigenous-screen-office-1.4513124
and can be found on Twitter at @jessewente!
This is a free event and we invite you to bring along anyone
who may be interested in hearing about Reconciliation and where we go from
UNITED NATIONS YOUTH SUMMIT
A local high school will be hosting an
Indigenous Youth United Nations Summit in the coming Spring. Youth delegates
will be invited from communities around the province to work together on
Indigenous Issues facing our youth today.
ENGAGING FIRST NATIONS YOUTH
There are a number of student leaders who
are working on amazing projects at their schools through using Indigenous Ways
of Knowing and Learning. The First Nations coordinator is putting together a
youth group to discuss issues important to Indigenous youth and seek their
voice in our
LAND BASED EDUCATION
A number of classes/schools are embarking
on or continuing to use Mother Nature as a teaching tool. Outdoor classrooms,
Forest Class, Environmental Science, Herbs and Plants are a few of the experiential
ways of learning found around our district. We are very proud of our teachers
and students for finding ways to access the curriculum through this powerful
On Friday November 3rd
The HundrED Spotlight on Sustainability highlights the innovative practices
happening in education. The Engineering
Brightness students from RHS will be recognized as part of the top 10 (out of
100) innovations at the HundrED Spotlight at
the Sustainability Summit in California. Our students helped build and design lights that
could in the future, be used by the 1.3 Billion people in the world who live in
On Saturday, November 3rd
at 1 pm in Sackville the 3 time defending champion TRHS Titans will host the
Royals for the NBIAA football championship game.
Remembrance Day Ceremonies will take place on Wednesday morning,
Report card day is on Thursday, November 8th.
There will be a teacher professional development day on Friday
November 9th so there will be no classes for students.
There is a pancake breakfast fundraiser at the Lions Center on Saturday, November 3rd. All proceeds to go to the Rebecca Schofield Super Play Park building fund.
A PSSC meeting will be held at the school on Tuesday, November 6th at 6:30.
The annual Remembrance Day ceremony will be held in the gymnasium on Thursday, November 8th at 9:10am. All are welcome!
Each month, more than 850 000 Canadians turn to food banks for help - more than one third of these individuals are children and youth. Through their WE Scare Hunger food drive, Bessborough Leadership students will be collecting food items until November 8th to deliver to our local food bank.
The District Education Council (DEC) is currently conducting a
sustainability study to propose amalgamating Mountain View School with Forest
Glen and Sunny Brae to build a new K-8 school for all of the Elmwood area.
While the location has yet to be determined for the new school (school locations are determined by the Province; not DECs),The PSSC
members want to hear from you on this before they present their preferences and ideas at the DEC meeting
on Nov. 14 so please join us for a community meeting at Mountain View School on
November 6th at 7 pm to discuss this pressing issue. Hope to see you there.
Our Remembrance Day Service is Wednesday, Nov. 7th at 12:30 p.m. Guest speakers will be two army officers,guests wil include local legion members and community members. Open to the public.
On Thursday, Nov. 8 at 6:00 p.m. we are having our Kick of to Kindergarten meeting for next year's students.
The coalition of First Nations
Education Champions is doing ongoing work in their schools by providing
resources, some PL and acting as a communication liaison for their staff. A
huge thank you to all of these folks!
Trojans in Action have been hard at work in the community. This week they were at the Ronald MacDonald House to cook super for the families who have
children hospitalized at the Moncton Hospital. What an inspiration!
On Friday night, October 26th, at
Rocky Stone Field there will be semi-final football playoff action as SJHS visits
RHS. Kickoff is at 7 pm.
On Saturday, October 27th, the
Field Hockey team will be going to provincials at BMHS to play against KVHS at
12 noon. The final will be at 3 pm.
Also this Saturday
Youth In Action will be collecting non-perishable food items for the local food
banks. Volunteers will be going door to door in the McAllister area. Please
“The Den” will be
rocking Monday, October 29th at 8:15 pm as the BMHS Highlanders visit the RHS
boys hockey team for an exhibition match.
The Lady Royals
hockey team will be entertaining LJR on Thursday, November 1st. Exhibition game
time is 7 pm.
CRHS Drama Team presents Music of the Night, a Halloween
Revue on Tuesday, October 30 at 7pm.
Tickets are: adults $5, students
and seniors $3. Doors open at 6:30pm.
Fall Stations will be set up all in the gym for K-5 Phys. Ed classes.
Wellness Day for students and staff on Wednesday Oct. 31 Many activities will be organized for students to learn strategies that encourage mindfulness.
The Rebecca Schofield All-World Super Play Park FunDrive will be held from Mon. Oct 29 to Fri. Nov 2.- We are accepting bags of good, clean clothing , bedding and towels. Items can be dropped off at Frank L. Bowser School, Philburn Logistics at 714 Malenfant Blvd. Dieppe or at the Riverview Lions Pancake Breakfast on Sat. Nov. 3
Riverview Lions Club Pancake Breakfast in support of the Rebecca Schofield All-World Super Play Park will be held on Saturday Nov. 3rd at Lions Club Coverdale Rd.
Bernice MacNaughton and Moncton High School are teaming up to raise money for Harvest House Atlantic by hosting a spooky evening of Halloween activities on Tuesday, October 30th, from 6pm to 10pm. (Doors open at 7, and food will be served from 6 to 7)
The event happens at BMHS, and tickets must be purchased in advance at BMHS or MHS for $5.
On Thursday October 25th Bessborough held a Halloween
Dance for Middle School students in grade 6 to 8. Students from Hillcrest were
also invited to attend the dance to get a chance to share some fun with our
On Monday, October 29th, Leadership students will be volunteering
in the Ronald McDonald Room located in the Moncton Hospital. Students volunteer
with the Home for Dinner program, which allows family members to stay close to
their loved ones while they're receiving treatment at the hospital. Students
will be preparing Feta Cheese Casserole, a garden salad and homemade chocolate
pudding. Students work as a team to plan a menu, fundraise for groceries and
prepare the meal under the supervision of Bessborough staff members.
On Wednesday, October 31st, Leadership students will be leading
younger students through various stations in the gym during our annual Spooktacular.
They will also be running a Halloween Sock Hop for students in grades 3-5.
On November 1st the students at Bessborough will be
holding their Bengal Pride Assembly. This assembly recognizes accomplishments
of students at our school as well as announcing Bengal Pride Certificate
winners. We also do draws of students who have been caught being ”Bengals At
Their Best”. Mr. Legge our Music teacher/Band leader, will have his jazz band
perform for the audience. Lastly, but certainly not least, because students at
Bessborough were able to meet their goal for our Terry Fox fundraiser this year
Mr. Mattatall (Principal), Mr. Williams (Vice Principal) and Mr. Johnston (Vice
Principal) will be attempting to perform the Floss,
the Orange Justice and the Hype. This will definitely provide entertainment for
One hundred students from four schools (MHS, DCS, Salem Elementary and Marshview Middle School) attended the Mawio'mi (Powwow) at Mount Allison University. This cultural experience was phenomenal!
Trojan Trek has just wrapped up and the Trimble family pulled together yet again to raise $21,000 for the Moncton Hospital's NICU. Way to go Trojans!
teacher Mr. Kelly is a Global Minecraft Mentor and wants everyone to know
that if you own a Windows 10 PC, Mac, or iPad, your student has FREE access to
Minecraft Education Edition thanks to the New Brunswick Department of
Education. You can download the PC/Mac version at Education.Minecrraft.Net and
the iPad app in the app store. Login with StudentUsername@nbss.nbed.nb.ca and the student's
computer password which the school can provide the student. Happy crafting
Regional grade 10s will be attending a special presentation of technology and
music called Video Phase Lumens at the end of the month. The event will be
held at The Capital Theatre and the district has arranged and supported
transportation for the students to this special cultural event.
Kelly will be receiving a New Brunswick Minister's Award for Education
Excellence for 2017-2018 at a celebration in Fredericton in mid-November.
On Saturday, October 20th from 11am-1pm, the JV Girls
Basketball team will be holding their first tryout, followed by the JV Boys Basketball tryouts from 1-3pm.
On Sunday, October 21st at
7:30 am, several of our students will be running a water station for the Legs
for Literacy Marathon.
On Monday, Oct 22nd from
7:15 - 9 pm, the Varsity Boys Basketball team will be holding their first
Every Tuesday at noon, there is an Acroyoga club happening in the Yoga
The Sexual Health Nurse is available for appointments every Tuesday at
The first Coffee House of the year will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 23rd
at 7 pm.
Friday, October 19th, is Popcorn and PJ Day at Bessborough! Funds raised will support the Atlantic Wellness Community Center, whose mission is to ensure youth have timely access to professional, coordinated mental healthcare services regardless of their ability to pay.
Dedicated to improving the lives of children diagnosed with dyslexia, the Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation Learning Centres for Children provides quality, state-of-the-art tutoring to those with difficulties in reading and writing, and related scholastic skills. Join us at 157 Queen St. at 6:30 on November 3rd to support the Scottish Rite Dyslexic Learning Centre of Moncton.
Thursday, October 25th Bessborough 6 to 8 students will be hosting students from Hillcrest at our annual Halloween Dance. The dance will run from 6 to 8 pm in our school gym. Students are asked to dress in costume but no masks. Price for the dance is $5.
During the month of
November, the Havelock Kindergarten, grade 1, 2 & 3 students will
have an opportunity to visit the New Brunswick Legislature. This is a great follow-up
to our recent school elections, where students followed a nearly identical process
as eligible voters during our most recent provincial election. We look forward
to seeing first-hand where some of our most significant historical moments have
Saturday, October 13th finds the baseball team playing in a semi-final game at the NBIAA
AAA Baseball Championships in Miramichi against the #1 seed from the west, Leo
Hayes High School. Game time is 1 pm at the Memorial Field. The final starts at 3:30
pm. Also on Saturday, the football team is at home for their last regular season game against LHHS at 1 pm.
On Monday, October 15th the
Varsity Field Hockey team will play at HTHS. Game time is 5 pm. Tuesday,
October 16th, is AARAO day. All grade 11 and 12 students will be going by bus
to the Coliseum to visit with potential post-secondary schools.
Wednesday, October 17th will
find several Enviro students helping out with the Salmon Release at Fundy Park.
Grads of 2019: Wednesday is Denim Day, so dust off those jean jackets and bell
bottoms and let's rock this DENIM DAY! Varsity Field Hockey will host JMH on
the lower field at 5 pm.
On Thursday, October 18th
the Exhibition Field Hockey team will host HTHS at 5 pm. Yearbooks are on sale at a special
price of $65 until October 26th. Free personalization and four
icons are included in this order, and will not be available after October 26th.
To order your book, go to the RHS website and click on the link "Jostens
Yearbook Orders". Please be sure to
print and save your receipt after it has been purchased.
Trimble is very fortunate to have the African Dance Workshop
return to HTHS this year. Led by Mercy from the Maritime Center for African
Dance this dynamic and interactive presentation includes storytelling and
cultural information. The workshop will be taking place on Wednesday, October
At Bessborough next week we will have an Emotional Awareness Assembly on Tuesday Oct 16, in the afternoon. The Saidat Show is a social and emotional intelligence musical concert with physical activities embedded within a message of self worth and awareness. The K-3 Show is called "Let's be SUPER" and the grade 4-8 show is called "This is How We WIN". Saidat has a show on Rogers and tours Canada speaking to schools. Her website is www.saidat.ca
Want to be involved in a fun, family-focused event in support of youth mental health? Join Bessborough Leadership students this Saturday, October 13th at the Moncton Coliseum from 11:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. to participate in the Atlantic Wellness Community Center’s upcoming 7th annual fundraiser the Monster Trot and Bar-Boo!-Que; a Halloween-themed fundraiser with fang-tastic activities for the entire family! Kids trick-or-treat through Halloween-themed candy stations sponsored by local businesses, individuals, and schools.
Wednesday, October 17th, is picture day at RES.
PSSC meets on Wednesday evening at 6:00 pm at the school.