On Friday, December 14th, Riverview Middle School's
library was converted into a public market as students hosted their first
ever Young Entrepreneurship Show! Peter Bouma and Stuart
Murray's students have been participating in PowerPlay Young
Entrepreneurs, an engaging, hands-on program that empowers students to develop
their own business. More than 50 enterprising students committed to
building new skills displayed their business plans and marketed their products
to the public.
We had roughly 800 visitors comprised of
students, staff, parents, district and other community members. The students'
sold over $2400 worth of products in just three hours!! They
also donated $120 to The Humanity Project and $120 to the Greater Moncton
Bessborough Leadership students have added to the list of clubs they run during lunch time on a daily basis. Bessborough's Math Enrichment Club will meet every Wednesday to work collaboratively, under the supervision of a teacher, on math contests that challenge and promote students' problem solving skills.
On Monday, January 21st, Bessborough Leadership students and staff will be volunteering in the Ronald McDonald Room located in the Moncton Hospital. Students volunteer with the Home for Dinner Program, which allows families to stay close to their loved ones while they receive treatment at the hospital.
Friday, January 25th, will be Popcorn and Twin or PJ Day at Bessborough School. Funds raised will support the Radiothon to help the Friends of The Moncton Hospital Foundation raise funds to purchase leading-edge medical equipment. This year, proceeds will be used to help make their most ambitious campaign a success. The $8 million Extraordinary Care Campaign will help build a new Maternity Newborn Unit and a new Cardiac Care Unit.
The EPS French Fair is taking place this Monday, January 21st
from 8:15-9:35 am.
22, Timothy Morrissey will be presenting to Mr. Nason’s Grade 6 class about
Friday, January 25, we are celebrating
Family Literacy Day with various events taking place across multiple
Magnetic Hill School is hosting two guest presenters
over the next two weeks!
CODE MOBILE are with us this Thursday
and Friday working with our grade 4-8 students.
These are beginner-friendly, hands-on workshops that teach
youth computational thinking and technical skills in a social and collaborative
way. The workshop include a combination of kinesthetic ‘unplugged’ activities
as well as ‘plugged’ activities using visual coding tools. Educational
programs, like Scratch and programmable robotics, we are used to provide experiences
for our students emphasizing collaboration and empowerment through technology.
MADD is coming to Magnetic Hill School on Friday January 18th.
The presentation for our Middle Level Students is called “No Tomorrow”
With the Legalization and Regulation of Cannabis, our NEW
production "No Tomorrow" emphasizes the consequences
of not only alcohol and driving but also of drugs and driving.
more information please contact Magnetic Hill School.
The following activities are scheduled for the upcoming week.
Bricks 4 Kidz starts Tuesday.
ELF Readers starts Tuesday.
Gr3 Boys & Girls Power Hour starts Thursday at lunch time.
Gr 5 Badminton starts Friday at lunch time.
There will be a Home & School meeting on Wednesday at 6:30. Sobeys Dietician will give a session on school lunch ideas.
PSSCmeeting will be held on Thursday at 6:30.
CODE MOBILE sessions for all K-5 students are scheduled for Thursday and Friday.
Parents of current Kindergarten students are invited to attend a parent information meeting regarding the French as a second language (French Immersion) program. The meeting will take place Monday, January 14 at 6:30 in our multi-purpose room. Hope to see you there!
Salem's Learning Adventures for grade 3 and 4 students will begin January 29th! Students will participate in a variety of learning opportunities including STEM, Sports and Wellness, Fine Arts, and Community Connections!
Evergreen Park School is proud to be offering Yoga as a
staff wellness initiative after school twice per week. Our boys’ and girls’ basketball teams are
excited to begin play next week and we will also be offering another Bricks 4
Kidz program beginning on Monday, January 14th after school.
Northrop Frye School will be hosting its annual STEM fair the last week of
February. Contact Kyle Agnew
or Ellen Jost for further details.
Senator Nancy Hartling is
visiting Northrop Frye School Wednesday,
January 16th. She will be explaining the role of the Senate as
students explore the topic of Empowerment. Contact Brice Betts for further details.
Northrop Frye Home
& School News:
Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, January
23rd at 7pm in the school cafeteria. Everyone welcome!
The next Pizza & Movie night is right
around the corner! Pre-order your pizza on School Cash Online (will be set up
soon) & join us on Friday, February 1st at 5:45 for supper.
Ralph Breaks the Internet will be playing on the big screen beginning at
Lastly, Johnny’s 2 For 1 Coupon Book (2019 NB
Edition) is being released before the end the month and we are selling them in
Support of Northrop Frye Home & School. You
must pre-order your book via School Cash online. Deadline to order is
Jan. 25th. Order your Johnny’s 2 For 1 Coupon Book today,
Support a great cause, and be one of the first to start saving with the new
edition! Everything is better when you pay half price! Don’t forget to order
for your family, neighbours, and friends! Our school benefits greatly from this
Frye School PSSC will host its next general meeting on Monday, January
14th, 2019. Start time is 7 pm.
Leadership students raised $380.05 for the Bessborough Families in Need Fund through their Popcorn and PJ Day on Friday, December 14th.
Leadership students held their Christmas Bengal Pride Assembly on Friday Dec. 21st. Three leadership students MC'd the assembly which recognizes Bengals At their Best and Bengal Pride. As well, students sang chorals, watched a slideshow and the leadership students provided a Christmas skit. Happy Hollidays.
We will be offering our first KAIROS
Blanket Exercise this year to our Guidance counselors on the 16th. Guidance
counselors will also be participating in other sessions geared toward gaining a
better understanding of strengths and needs of our Indigenous students.
Riverview Middle School have collected items for the less fortunate this
holiday season! Saturday, December 15th they were involved in preparing
and serving a meal to the homeless at the Harvest House, as well as distributing gifts, hats, gloves, mitts and other items of necessity. This initiative
was a great way to demonstrate hope and compassion towards others. WAY
TO GO RMS!
Riverview Elementary School Peace Leaders do a lot for our school. These
students help run assemblies, promote peace, positive virtues and
friendship. They have also been helping with fundraising this term. This
year they have chosen The Greater Moncton SPCA as one of their charities to
support. Here they are presenting their first cheque to Dave Rogers of the
20 students from
grades 6-12 will be traveling to several local nursing homes on Friday, 14
December for caroling with our
community senior citizens.
CRHS presents our
annual December Variety Show on
Wednesday, 19 December, involving over 100 students.
The HTHS swim team had their best ever showing at last weeks provincial swim meet. The kids worked hard and there were some nail biter
races. The JV girls medley relay team took home a bronze medal medal. The JV
girls 4 x 50 free relay team took home gold in a race that appeared to be won by less
than a fingertip. The
JV team placed 6th overall and specifically the JV Girls placed 4th
overall. Way to go Trojans!
This week, Evergreen Park School was fortunate to have Donny
Moore, a parent of Evergreen Park School students, come in and play his violin
for us. The students really enjoyed
it. Today, we have Shelley Bean singing
some holiday favourites for us. The
holiday formal last night was a fantastic success, thanks in large part to our Parent
We are very proud of our Boys and Girls volleyball teams who both managed to
bring home banners at the district volleyball championships. Basketball tryouts will continue this week
EDUCATION FOR RECONCILIATION
Grade 9 teachers received training last
year on the new supplement for the Grade 9 ‘Canadian identities’ social studies
program. This professional learning will be expanded upon in the new year by
bringing together teachers to reflect on their implementation and work in
collaboration to continue to deliver this curriculum. One high school held a
‘Day of Reconciliation’ where students presented a project entitled ‘My Act of
Reconciliation’. The projects ranged from making bannock to multi media
presentations to interviewing local community members from Elsipogtog and Fort
Folly. This problem based experiential approach led to deep learning for many
TREATY EDUCATION UPCOMING PL
Grade 3 and 4 teachers will be coming
together in February to further their professional learning and work
collaboratively on the grade 3 treaty education resource that was rolled out
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. Information packages were mailed to
schools and Chiefs in each community.
Several schools are inviting Elders and
Culture Keepers into their classrooms to enrich the First Nation Education
curriculum for their students. Thus far, we have had 6 schools host our
community members in this way.
FIRST NATIONS BOOK CLUB
One of our high schools has chosen a list
of 10 different books that have Indigenous content as an upcoming teaching and
learning opportunity for their students. This project is in full swing and
going very well! Here is the list:
1. The Marrow Thieves
2. Son of a Trickster
3. Keeper 'n Me
4. The Break
5. My Name is Not Easy
6. Medicine Walk
7. If I Ever Get out of Here
8. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
9. Touching Spirit Bear
10. Indian Horse
ONE PAGERS FOR TEACHERS
A sub-committee is working with local
Elders on creating ‘one pagers’ for Educators on various local topics. Some of
-What is the history and cultural
significance of ‘Circles’?
-Why do we do a territorial
-What are the Seven Sacred Teachings?
ELA MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHERS and STAFF PL
School staffs and small groups of teachers
are participating in circles and professional learning opportunities with the
Subject Coordinator to share initiatives with one another on Indigenous
Education. We discuss the ‘what’, ‘why’ and ‘how’.
A group of teachers who are First Nations
are working with the Subject Coordinator on various initiatives in our
district. This advisory group came together with the Chief and Cultural
Coordinator at Fort Folly First Nation to discuss our district priorities and
share with one another.
Schools are beginning to commit to hosting
a ceremony to accept the Mi’kmaq flag for display.
RED (Respect, Equity and Diversity)
assembly was held at one of our high schools to show the video from the NCRT
website was played for the teachers and student body along with the promotion of the Katimavik
petition to have a flag flown at city hall. The Respect, Equity and Diversity
group will be meeting with the First Nation Education Subject Coordinator in
the New Year to discuss next steps for their school.
A representative attended the United
Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples conference in
Vancouver. The conference provided opportunities to gain knowledge in respect
to how to embed this into our education system. Examples of initiatives,
systems, structures, projects and experiential learning opportunities were
shared and have been brought back to share with our colleagues in schools. You
can see the Opening Ceremony below…
Many teachers have completed online courses
in Indigenous Studies – particularly as it applies to Reconciliation through
Education. If you are interested in these free courses, please contact our
GRADE 6 SOCIAL STUDIES
Grade 6 students at a
middle school are studying the elements of culture. On student’s projects,
images representing First Nation’s elements of culture were used. For example,
symbols like feathers and certain animals were taught to students and then in
turn they used them as a symbol for North American culture. In addition,
students are participating in talking circles to further demonstrate that the
First Nations’ history is not a written history but an oral history passed down
from generation to generation.
Monday, Dec. 17th
CC visits “the Den” for an 8:15 start against boys hockey.
Wednesday, Dec. 19th
Winter Formal is from 7pm-10pm.
Thursday, Dec. 20th Coffee House 7 - 9 pm Cost $3
Girls Hockey hosts HTHS in “the Den” for a 7:15 start
Friday, December 21st
Royal Reach Festival in the lower mall. Booths to showcase
cultures from all around the world will be set up. Part of the event is a World
Cup dodgeball tournament.
The Human Project is collecting new and unused socks to support
the Humanity Project. With this early cold, cold winter people are in need more
than ever! The Homeless need our help to keep warm and find shelter. They will
be collecting every lunch until Dec 21st in the lower mall. Please bring as
many as you can. Let’s do our part this winter ❤
On Friday, December 14th, Bessborough Leadership students and staff continued their long-standing tradition of decorating Christmas trees in the Neonatal Unit of the Moncton Hospital.
On Tuesday, December 11th, Leadership students raised $908.20 at their bake sale. They would like to thank the Bessborough community for their generous support. Funds raised will go to the international charity WE. https://www.wecharity.org/about-we-charity/
Thank you to all the Bessborough community for coming out to watch our Christmas concert this year. There was an afternoon and evening performance attended by over 1000 people.
Friday, December 14th, is Popcorn and PJ Day at Bessborough. Monies raised will go to Bessborough's Families in Need Fund.
Mountain View School will be holding it's Christmas Concert on Tuesday, December 18th at 6:30pm at the Irishtown Community Center. Doors will open at 6:00pm. There will also be a bake sale from 6-6:30pm to help raise funds for the Home and School.
Our annual Christmas concert is being held on Tuesday, December 18th. The afternoon performance is at 12:20 and the evening performance is at 6:30. Snow date is Wednesday, December 19th.
The students of Havelock School are proud to present this year's Christmas Concert entitled "Elfis and The Sleigh Riders" Wednesday December 19 at 10 am. (Snow date: Thursday December 20 at 10 am)
Tuesday, Dec. 18 Christmas Concert at 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 19 Turkey Dinner provided by Westmorland Institution.
Wed., Dec. 20 10:30 a.m. Watch our Human Chain of non perishable food items to the food bank.
Dorchester has great news! Our very own Naiya Istvanffy a member of the Junior Perpetual Motion Dance Troup, was one of two dancers from the studio slected for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's summer dancer program, along with girls from Springhill, NS. Naiya was awarded a $2,000 scolarship for the program, the only dancer from the Atlantic provinces to receive the award.
MHS is participating in blood drives through Canadian Blood
Services during the school year. If you
are a regular donor, please ask for your donation to be included under Moncton
The MHS Holiday Semi-Formal will be held on December 18th. Tickets are being pre-sold in school.
Christmas concert is going to be on December 19th starting at 6:30.
Performances by our Two Towers Concert Band, MHS Choir, MHS Jazz of the
Round Table and many solos, duos, trios and a lot of Christmas Cheer!
Chartwells will be offering Turkey Dinners on December 19th and 20th
Under the direction of Music specialist Catherine Bartlette, the Northrop Frye School choir (4-8) recently submitted their entry for the CBC music class challenge.
The 2/3 choir will open the first concert on Holiday concert day -
December 19th. First concert is at 8:30 am and second concert is at 12:30 pm
featuring our K-4 students. The school band will play just before the
second concert as people gather. Tis the season!
Mr. Kyle Agnew (MSTE teacher) from Northrop Frye is the latest recipient winner of a 3D printer compliments of ASD-E.
Mr. Agnew brings much excitement, planning/performing, discsussion, and scientific inquiry to his daily lessons and delivery.
Middle level teacher, Mr. Brice Betts recently completed a wood carving seminar with his students. The students learned the techniques of whittling and carving. The student creations are amazing! (snowmen/snowwomen).
Northrop Frye School student Impact group, under the direction of Natalie Langille and Rachel O'Brien are conducting a school wide clothing donation drop off and toy drive. Articles of clothing can be dropped off in the front foyer of the school. Last day of drop off is Thursday, December 20th, 2018.
Bessborough Leadership students have raised over $400 through their button campaign to buy turkeys for the annual Sue Stultz Turkey Drive.
On Friday, December 7th, Bessborough Leadership students will be decorating Christmas trees, with ornaments made by Bessborough students, in the neonatal unit of the Moncton Hospital.
Friday, December 14th, is Popcorn and PJ day at Bessborough. Funds raised will support Bessborough's Families in Need fund.
CRHS grade 6 students were inspired to do a
fundraiser for The Humanity Project after
reading the novel Iqbal. Iqbal demonstrated
courage, kindness, generosity, and perseverance. Our students learned
even though they are only 11 & 12 years old, they can help others
and make a difference.
Caledonia Regional’s Cyber
Titan international cybersecurity competition team takes to the computers for
another full day of fixing malware and solving other unwanted computer software
issues Friday December 7th. Hope Steeves, Faith Christopher, and David Wood
comprise the team coached by Mr. Kelly.
Middle School students at Caledonia Regional have completed the Hour Of Code in celebration of Computer
Science Education Week. HourOfCode.com has
hundreds of engaging FREE coding experiences for all ages. Also, some lucky
CRHS students got to Skype with real coders who work daily making the world’s
most popular game Minecraft!
EPS participated in the Ring A Bell campaign in support of
kids’ mental health.
The boys and girls
volleyball teams are both headed to the playoffs on Monday at the Coliseum and
are looking strong.
Our annual Holiday
Dinner takes place next week and we are fortunate to welcome Shelley Bean to
present at our assembly next Friday!
There is an early Christmas gift on its way to RHS... a Christmas
Improv Show! Come next Wednesday, December 12th and laugh your
stockings off. 7 pm in the theatre, and just $5. See you Wednesday!
Concert on Thursday, December 13th
featuring the RHS concert band and vocal class. Free will donation at the door
to help support the RHS Music Program.
The Human Project is collecting new and unused socks to support
the Humanity Project. With this early cold, cold winter people are in need more
than ever! The Homeless need our help to keep warm and find shelter. Socks will
be collected every lunch until Dec 21st in the lower mall. Please bring as
many as you can. Let’s do our part this winter ❤
It will be a very busy week at Salem Elementary School next week! Kindergarten, Grade 1, and Grade 3 students will be served a delicious Holiday Feast on Monday and Grade 2 and Grade 4 students will enjoy their feast on Tuesday!
The Annual Salem Home and School Association Holiday Gift Store will take place on Thursday and Friday. Students will have a chance to browse and purchase gifts for their family members, friends, and even pets! If you would like to donate any gently used items, please drop them off at Salem during school hours.
Our annual Santa’s gift mart will be held in the gym on Thursday, December 13th.