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November 02
New School Committee Meeting Tonight at 5:30
Good Afternoon Parents,

There will be a New School Building Committee Meeting tonight at 5:30pm in the school's Legacy Center to discuss items from last night's Policy 409 meeting at Hillcrest, and to discuss new plans moving forward.  All parents are welcome to attend.



November 01
Message From Bessborough PSSC
Please see below for an update from the Bessborough PSSC that was sent home today on pink paper.

Tuesday, November 1, 2017

New Bessborough/West End Community School Update

As follow up to our previous communication/survey last March, 2017, here’s what has happened since: 

April 24, 2017 - The new school committee met with MLA, Minister of Finance Cathy Rogers at Bessborough School - Minister Rogers was very supportive of the District Education Council (DEC)’s request for a replacement school for Bessborough. 

May 21, 2017 - the DEC formally requested a new replacement school for Bessborough within its Major Capital Projects Requests for 2018/19.  Included in this request was a provision that should Hillcrest choose to join the New School request, they have the option to do so.  The DEC has also requested a new elementary school for Salisbury.  More information regarding the AESD Multi-Year School Infrastructure Planning Review and Capital Funding requests for 2018/2019 can be found at:

http://web1.nbed.nb.ca/sites/ASD-E/dec/DEC%20Reports/ends-policy-1_5B.pdf

Spring 2017 - Surveys were sent to Bessborough parents within children’s backpacks.   One hundred and fifty were returned and all were in support of the existing Bessborough site being given the first consideration for a new school. (Note: Many factors will affect this decision and the final decision is made by the Province of New Brunswick). 

July 2017 - A copy of survey information was given to MLA, Minister of Finance Cathy Rogers at another meeting with the New Bessborough/West End Community School committee.

Summer 2017 - The committee and representatives of our PSSC met with a developer who would be interested in selling land north of St. George Boulevard for our new school.  It was determined that in respect of the preference voiced by parents, and to maintain a high walking student population, this project would be further entertained by the committee ONLY if our request for a new school is approved, AND if the existing Bessborough School site is deemed unacceptable by the Province. 

September 27, 2017 - The first of 3 public meetings was held at Hillcrest School, as part of a Sustainability Study for that school.  The results of the study will indicate whether or not Hillcrest joins Bessborough in its request for a new school, or remains status quo.  The request for a new school for Bessborough will stand regardless of the Hillcrest outcome.  Superintendent Gregg Ingersoll presented information regarding Hillcrest School that would be taken into consideration by the DEC in determining the future of their school. Next a pre-scheduled public forum will take place at Hillcrest School on November 1, 2017 and the final decision regarding the status of Hillcrest School will be delivered at the DEC meeting scheduled for November 21, 2017, 7:00 pm, at BMHS.  For more information and to see Mr. Ingersoll’s presentation, see the link below on the Anglophone East website:

http://web1.nbed.nb.ca/sites/ASD-E/Sustainability/Pages/Home.aspx

October 2017 - The new school committee convened after summer and discussed possible strategies that could help support our position among other provincial projects seeking funding.  Potential action items were discussed should we be approved for a new school.  It has recently been indicted by our DEC representative that the decision on Hillcrest has been pushed to January 2018.  It is uncertain whether or not the government will approve funding for Bessborough’s new school within the next Provincial Budget announcement. 

The next new school committee meeting will be announced to all Bessborough parents so interested persons can participate. 

If you have comments or questions that you would like to send to the committee and/or the Parent School Support Committee (PSSC), please do so via the following email address: 

pssc.bessborough@gmail.com. 



October 25
Upcoming Events At Bessborough School
Good Morning Parents,

Please see below for a list of upcoming events and important dates for our school.  Please feel free to contact the school for clarification at 856-3404.

Have a great day!

Upcoming Events:

Thursday, October 26th: Halloween Dance for Grades 6-8 Students from 6-8pm.  Admission is $4 per student if they bring a non-perishable food item.

Thursday, October 26th: Congratulations to our boy's soccer team who will be playing in the district final on Thursday at the 4-Plex!

Thursday, October 26th at 4pm: We will be Welcoming our 2018-19 Kindergarten Parents for our Welcome to Kindergarten Parent Session in the Gymnasium.  If you have a child who turns 5 before December 31st 2018, or know of a child with a 5th birthday before December 31st, 2018, please encourage them to contact Donna Lewis at 856-3404 to make arrangements to register their child for Kindergarten so that they can take advantage of the pre-Kindergarten readiness programming.

Friday, October 27th will be Popcorn and Retro Day. Funds raised will support non-profit organizations.

WE Scare Hunger! From now until Friday, November 3rd, Leadership students will be collecting items for our local food bank. Last year, over 500 pounds of food was collected during our WE Scare Hunger campaign!

Leadership students are collecting small items, such as school supplies, toothbrushes, flip flops, hair elastics, etc., which will be delivered by a Bessborough Leadership student and staff member during their upcoming trip to El Salvador.

Monster Trot and Bar-B00-Que! Join Leadership students on Saturday, October 28th, as they support the Atlantic Wellness Center at the annual Monster Trot. Donations of small chocolate bars (Halloween size) would be greatly appreciated as Leadership students will be running a booth.

October 31st will be Orange and Black clothing day at Bessborough.  Leadership students will organize the annual Spooktacular Event for our K-2 students, a sock hop for Grades 3-5 and our middle level students will participate in a PRAISE team building activity.  We ask that no students bring or wear costumes to school on October 31st.

November 9th at 11am will be our Annual Remembrance Ceremony.

November 10th: No School for Students due to Staff Professional Learning Sessions.

November 24th: Term One Report Cards Go Home




October 18
Emergency Evacuation Drill - Friday, October 20th
Good Afternoon Parents,

On Friday, October 20th, we will be practicing our Emergency Evacuation Drill.  Students will practice their Fire Drill procedure and then proceed to Mount Royal Church via Athlone and Tweedmuir.  This drill is practiced to insure that procedures are in place that allow us to safely evacuate the school and proceed to a safe site in the event that an emergency prevents us from re-entering the school.



October 18
Bus Evacuation Drills Monday October 23rd 9am
Good Afternoon Parents,

On Monday, October 23rd at 9am, we will be participating in Emergency Bus Evacuation Drills for all Grade K-8 students.  All students participate even if they are not regular bus students so that they are prepared in the event that they are travelling for a field trip.



October 18
Reminder of 1/2 Day PD- No School Tomorrow PM
Good Afternoon Parents,

This email is a reminder that there is no school for Grades K-8 students on the afternoon of Thursday, October 19th.  Busses will be dismissed for K-2 students at 11:30am and Grades 3-8 at 12:00pm.  Our cafeteria service will also be closed this Thursday.



October 02
Message From Chartwell's
Good Afternoon Parents,

This Thursday, our cafeteria will be offering a Thanksgiving Dinner (Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy and a Cookie) for $6.25.  We ask that you please pre-order if possible to allow our cafeteria staff time to prepare the meal and prepare an appropriate quantity.  On Thursday, chocolate and white milk, as well as baked goods will be available for sale, but no other meal items will be available other than the turkey dinner.

Pre-orders can be sent in your child's agenda with the money, or can be done online using the Chartwell's Online Purchasing System.



September 25
Grade 7 HPV Vaccination Forms Due Sept 28th
Good Evening Parents,

This email is to remind you that the vaccination forms for HPV must be returned to Bessborough by Thursday, September 28th.  The forms are required to be returned indicating your preference to have your child vaccinated or to opt out of the vaccination.  Please complete the form attached to the letter and pamphlet sent home by Lyne Allain, Public Health Nurse.  If you have any questions regarding the vaccination or the forms, please contact Public Health at 856-2401.

Thank you,

Mr. Mattatall



September 25
Lockdown Procedure Practice Thursday at 11am
Good Evening Parents,

This email is to notify you that we will be practicing our Lockdown procedures on Thursday, September 28th at approximately 11am following our Terry Fox Walk.  While we hope we never need to use our Lockdown procedure, we want to insure that all of our staff and students are aware of the procedures and expectations in the event that a Lockdown is necessary.  To review our procedures and provide us with feedback for improvement, we have invited Officer Garault from Codiac RCMP to be present during the Lockdown Drill.  This week, teachers will review procedures and expectations with students leading up to the drill on Thursday.  We understand that many students bring a variety of life experiences to school with them and may react differently to a drill of this nature.  Our school guidance counselor, Ms. Durelle will be available to support any students following the drill and we also request that before Thursday you discuss this drill with your child, emphasizing that we practice Lockdown drills like fire drills so that we are prepared.  For your reference, we also want you to be aware that during the Lockdown drill, no one is able to enter or leave the school, and phones will not be answered for the duration of the drill.  If your child needs to leave school for an appointment between 11am and 11:30am on Thursday, we ask that you please make arrangements for them to leave the school by 10:45am.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school at 856-3404.



September 21
Popcorn and PJ Day Friday
This email is a reminder that Friday will be popcorn and PJ day at Bessborough to support the Terry Fox Run.  Popcorn is $1 per bag and if you choose to wear pajamas we ask that you make a donation of your choice.



September 19
Cafeteria Closed Thursday
Good Morning Parents,

This email is to inform you that our cafeteria will be closed on Thursday of this week.  Regular cafeteria service resumes on Friday of this week.



September 19
Bessborough PSSC: 4 New Members Needed
Good Evening Parents,

Are you interested in helping shape the future of Bessborough School by working in collaboration with School Administration?  If you answered yes, then joining the Parent School Support Committee is ideal for you.  The Bessborough Parent School Support Committee is a group of parents and community members that meet regularly with School Administration, a teacher representative and our District Education Council Representative, Norval McConnell to review information, policies and programming for our school.  At our Meet The Teacher Evening, a formal call for nominations will be held for the 4 vacant positions available on the committee.  Please consider letting your name stand for this committee.

For further information, please access the weblinks below and refer to the description below from the Anglophone East Website:

As set out in the NB Education Act of 2001, a Parent School Support Committee (PSSC) is a school community group having an advisory relationship with the school principal. Each PSSC is a 6-12 member committee with the majority of the members being parents who are elected at a school election in September. One teacher is also elected by the school staff to sit on the committee, as well as a Home and School representative, a student, and any community members the committee wishes to appoint.

PSSC Members

The Parent School Support Committee is a three year term of office for parent members and a one year term of office for other members (Home and School Representative and Teacher Representative).

PSSC Handbook: http://web1.nbed.nb.ca/sites/ASD-E/PSSC/Documents/PSSC-Manual.pdf



September 18
Bessborough Meet The Teacher Tuesday 6-8pm
Good Morning Parents,

This message is to remind you about, and invite you to our Meet The Teacher Event, Tuesday, September 19th at 6pm.  At 6pm, we will be meeting in the gymnasium for approximately 45 minutes to introduce you to the school staff, Home & School Representatives, our School Parent School Support Committee, and we will have a presentation by Nancy Roy-Lavallee, a public health nurse who supports our school community.  At approximately 6:45pm, you will be invited to visit your child's classroom to meet their teacher.  A second session will start at approximately 7:15pm for families with multiple children.

For your convenience, Jill Matthews will be onsite to accept debit and credit card payments for any school agenda fees, sports team fees or purchases of school clothing or spirit items.  We will also have some amazing items available for silent auction as part of our Reconnect Technology Upgrade Fundraiser.  Items for bid include A Table d'hote Dinner for Two from the Windjammer, Family Passes to Hopewell Rocks, A $500 River Cruise Credit from Expedia Cruiseship Centers, A $150 Health and Nutritional Consultation from Sandy Rideout, a Moen faucet from Wolsley, and many other donations from Extreme Windows and Entrance Systems and other generous donors.  All proceeds from the auction items will be used to continue upgrading technology in our school.  To date we have purchased 50 iPads, Green Screen Video Technology, A Makerbot 3D Printer, NearPod Virtual Reality Software, Osmos interactive learning systems in early years classrooms, built a Makerspace in our Legacy Center and have funded various action research and innovative learning project requests from students and teachers.



September 18
Professional Learning Day September 21st
Good Morning Parents,

Thursday, September 21st has been designated a 1/2 Professional Learning Day for  all school staff for the afternoon.  Students will attend as regularly scheduled on the morning of the 21st.  Kindergarten to Grade Two students will be dismissed at 11:30am.  Grades 3-8 students will be dismissed at 12:00pm.

Grades K-2 students will not eat their lunch prior to leaving school.  All daycares have been notified of this.  Grades 3-8 students will eat their lunch from 11:40am-12:00pm prior to their dismissal.

Please note that for all K-2 bus students, an adult must be present at the bus stop to meet children or they will be returned  to the school.



September 14
Cross Country Team Info & No Practice Thursday
Good Evening Parents,

Attached you will find the documents sent home with students on Monday who have chosen to participate as part of our school cross country team.  A big thank you goes to Mrs. Mann and Ms. Hatchard for coaching our team.  Cross country is open to all Grade 3-8 students.  In the attached documents, you will find information related to the schedule, expectations, fees and a form that you can use to communicate with our coaches if you are able to volunteer.

There will not be a practice Thursday, September 14th.

September 11
Historica Canada VR Viewer Partnership
Good Afternoon Parents,

I am pleased to announce that through a partnership with Historica.ca we have secured Virtual Reality Viewers for all middle school students.  The viewers can be used with a cell phone or modified to be used with a tablet or laptop to view a wide variety of content related to Canada's National Parks, Culture and History on https://www.historicacanada.ca/content/canada-150-sesqui-film-project or www.sesqui.ca.  The viewers were given to all students in Grade 5/6 Leger, Grade 6 Raworth, Grade 6 Gautreau, Grade 7 Murphy, Grade 7 Small-Coffee, Grade 7/8 Belliveau, Grade 8 Roberts and Grade 8 LeBlanc.

We hope that your child enjoys their viewer and has a great time exploring Canada's many wonders.  Attached is a letter from Anthony Wilson-Smith, President and CEO of Historica Canada explaining the Sesqui 150 Project.

Have a great evening,

Nick Mattatall
Principal, Bessborough School



September 11
Sesqui 150 Project
Good Afternoon Parents,

I am pleased to announce that through a partnership with Historica.ca we have secured Virtual Reality Viewers for all middle school students.  The viewers can used with a cell phone or modified to be used with a tablet or laptop to view a wide variety of content related to Canada's National Parks, Culture and History on https://www.historicacanada.ca/content/canada-150-sesqui-film-project or www.sesqui.ca.  The viewers were given to all students in Grade 5/6 Leger, Grade 6 Raworth, Grade 6 Gautreau, Grade 7 Murphy, Grade 7 Small-Coffee, Grade 7/8 Belliveau, Grade 8 Roberts and Grade 8 LeBlanc.

We hope that your child enjoys their viewer and has a great time exploring Canada's many wonders.  Attached is a letter from Anthony Wilson-Smith, President and CEO of Historica Canada explaining the Sesqui 150 Project.

Have a great evening,

Nick Mattatall
Principal, Bessborough School

September 08
Classroom and Grade Level Configurations
Good Evening Parents,

This email is intended for the parents of students in Grade 1,2,3,4&5 English Prime Programs at Bessborough School.

Due to a significant increase in the enrollment of students in Grades 2,3,4&5 English Prime at Bessborough School, the Office of the Superintendent has allocated additional resources, in the form of adding an additional classroom to our school to allow us to accommodate all of the families living within our school boundaries.  As part of the allocation of a new classroom and teacher, some reconfiguration has also been required.  Effective Monday, September 11th, the following changes will be in place:

Mrs. Hatchard's Grade One class will now be a combined Grade One and Grade Two Class

Mrs. Marshall, Mrs. Campbell and Mme. Belliveau will remain as Grade Two Classes

Mrs. MacBeath will be joining Mme. Belliveau as a co-teacher delivering Mathematics and English Language Arts instruction to Mme. Belliveau's class while she fulfills the role of a French Second Language Support Teacher for Grades 1 & 3 each morning.  Mrs. MacBeath will also deliver English Language Arts instruction to Grade 3,4&5 French Immersion students in Mme. Michaud's, Mme. Landry and Mme. Poirier-LeBlanc's (currently Mme. Chapman) classes.

Ms. Comeau's Grade 3&4 combined class will now become a Grade 3 English Prime class.

Ms. Lord will be welcoming all Grade 4 English Prime students into her newly created classroom in Room 207.

Ms. Ross' Grade 4&5 class will become a Grade 5 Intensive French classroom, with the Intensive French instructional block commencing on February 1st, 2018.

All students were informed today of the changes mentioned above, and a letter specific to your child's classroom was sent home with them this afternoon.  Please note that if your child was re-assigned to a new classroom, a personalized letter was sent home today in your child's agenda to explain the change occurring on Monday.  Also, Mrs.Campbell's Grade Two class was not affected by the reconfiguration as the enrollment for her class falls within the maximum enrollment guidelines.

If you have any questions related to how this reconfiguration may affect your child, please feel free to email me, or you can contact the school and leave a message for me to return your call.

Effective today, all class lists have been finalized and we look forward to a great year with the students and families of our school community.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Nick Mattatall
Principal, Bessborough School



September 07
Becca Schofield Day Saturday September 16th
Good Evening Parents,

Below you will find an excerpt of a message from Jason Reath, Principal at Riverview High School related to an initiative started by their student government to honour Riverview High School Student Rebecca Schofield who has started a worldwide mission to inspire random acts of kindness as she battles cancer.  As a school community, we are pledging our support for the amazing work that Rebecca has done to inspire others to make a difference.  On Saturday, September 16th, we encourage all Bessborough Bengals; staff, students, parents and alumni to make a difference in your own way for someone else because #BeccaToldMeTo and if you are willing, share your act of kindness via social media so that Becca can see the power of the movement she has started.

Thank you for your consideration of this request,

Nick Mattatall
Principal, Bessborough School

Message from Principal Reath to Anglophone East Schools:

Hi Everyone,

As you know, the province of New Brunswick has designated Saturday, September 16th as Becca Schofield Day. To honor Becca and her message, we are challenging schools across the province to have students and staff commit an act of kindness on September 16th. Rather than try and perform as many acts of kindness as possible in a competitive fashion, we are encouraging all of our students and staff (at Riverview High) to commit to one act (1,220 for us) on that day. We are inviting you to do the same.

We are also collecting the number of acts of kindness a school community takes part in on this day so that we can share the final total with Becca and through her web site. If you have a school population that uses social media, Becca appreciates people sharing their acts of kindness online using the hashtag #BeccaToldMeTo as it helps spread the message and allows her to view people’s participation more directly.

There is more information included in a letter available on the BeccaToldMeTo.ca web site.

Thank you for considering to participate in this worthwhile activity.

Jason Reath
Principal
Riverview High School


September 04
Welcome Back 2017-18
Good Evening Students, Parents and Staff,

I would like to apologize for the lateness of this message.  We have been unable to access our email and VoiceConnects system this weekend due to a server issue.  Below you will find information that will help your child have a great first day at Bessborough and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to Bessborough, as well as many new students and families who have joined our school community.  If at anytime you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact your child's teacher, Mrs. Lewis, Mr. Williams or myself.

We hope you have a restful evening and a great first day of school!

1) Class lists will be posted on the exterior doors of the school as well as a a map of the location of classrooms.  If you are unsure where to go, please go to the Office on the second floor and a staff member will help guide you to your child's class.

2) Our Safe Drop Off Zone located on Milner Avenue opens at 7:45am for you to drop off your children.  This is a drop off zone and there is no parking permitted in this area.  If you would like to park and bring your child into the school at 7:55am, please use Athlone, Bessborough or Bissett Avenue.  The staff parking lot is for staff use only.

3) We will again be charging a $10 Student Fee to cover the cost of the student agenda.  Student agendas will be given to students this week and the fee can be paid using cash or via School Cash Online.



June 21
Bengals At Their Best Celebration:Thurs. at Lunch
Good Afternoon Parents,

At our May Bengal Pride Assembly, your child won a Bengals At Their Best Prize.  The prize was a free pizza party for all winners.  We will be having the Pizza Party Thursday at lunch in the Legacy Center.  Your child was caught being amazing and this is our way of celebrating!



June 21
Year End Activities At Bessborough
Good Afternoon Parents,

Our Grade 7 & 8 Prom is this evening from 7-9pm.  Grade 8 Students and their parents are invited to a reception at the school at 6pm, and the doors open for Grade 7 students at 7pm.  Admission is complimentary for Grade 8's and $5 for Grade 7 students.

Our Year End Grade 6-8 Award Ceremony is from 9am-11am Thursday morning.  All grade 5-8 students will attend and parents are welcome to join us.  This is our opportunity to recognize the outstanding achievements of our Grade 6-8 students academically and extracurricularly.  This event also serves as our Graduation Ceremony for Grade 8 students and there will be a procession for our Grade 8 Students to enter the gym.  At this event, we will also present Community Partnership Awards to the Moncton Fire Department Local 999 IAFF for their support of Literacy initiatives at our school, and McInnes Cooper and Phillips Brothers Excavating for their support and sponsorship of our Plant Science and Community Garden Project.

Friday will be a 1/2 day for students with busses leaving at 11:30am.  Walkers and daycare students will be dismissed at 12:00pm.  Students leaving prior to the designated dismissal time must be signed out by a parent from their homeroom teacher.  We will have our year end assembly at 9am and our traditional countdown will take place on the Soccer Field (weather permitting) at 11:00am.  School Community members are welcome to join us for this tradition.

Yearbooks were distributed to students today.  We have 15 copies available for sale on a first come, first serve basis from Mrs. Lewis.  The cost is $14 and payment is by cash only.

As a school community, we would like to thank you for your support this year and wish you a restful and relaxing summer vacation!



June 06
Communication from New School Building Committee
Good Morning Parents,

Attached you will find a letter sent home to students last week on behalf of the newly formed New Bessborough/West End Community School Committee who are collaborating with the Bessborough Parent School Support Committee to access a new school for Bessborough as a result of the Deputy Minister of Education's decision that a mid-life renovation for Bessborough was not economically feasible.  In the attached letter you will find a synopsis of recent developments, contact information for the committee to share your views, and an opportunity for you to provide feedback.  The initial deadline on the form indicates June 6th; however, the deadline has now been extended to June 12th.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the committee at the email below:
pssc.bessborough@gmail.com

June 06
Flip Give Hands Off Fundraising For Bessborough
Hello Everyone,

We have just finished a 2 week pilot program using FlipGive Fundraising for our school and are very pleased with the results. After two weeks, with ten trial users, our school has raised $121 from online purchasing that people would do any way. This form of hands off fundraising has the potential to replace traditional fundraisers that require you to drag order forms to your work and hit up your coworkers, or rely on family members to buy what your child sells. FlipGive allows you to shop online via Amazon, Addidas, Under Armor, Walmart, Etsy, Indigo/Chapters, The Body Shop, Sport Chek, Eddie Bauer, Nike, Old Navy, Apple, Fitbit, Bench and close to 60 other retailers and those retailers make a donation to our school via FlipGive based on a percentage of your purchase. You still enjoy sale prices and other promos. You can also use FlipGive to book hotels such as Holiday Inns, Best Westerns, or other brands via Booking.com. The school receives either a flat fee per booking or a percentage of your reservation. With FlipGive you can also purchase e-gift cards to various retailers, restaurant e-gift cards to Swiss Chalet, Montana's, or East Side Mario's, that you print instantly and they pay 10% back to our school. Last but not least, there are also numerous summer attractions available via FlipGive that allow you to purchase admission in advance and those attractions donate a percentage to our school, or purchase e-gift cards from places like SkyZone Trampoline Park and the school receives a donation of 16% of the value you load on an e-gift card from SkyZone.

All you need to do is set-up a FlipGive profile using the link below, log in to FlipGive when you shop online, then select the retailer. You are directed by FlipGive to the retailer's regular online purchasing site. Proceed with your purchase as usual and once you finalize your order, the school receives the donation in 48hrs. Anyone can participate, they don not need to be affiliated with our school, and purchases can be made 24/7 from any location worldwide...the key is to log in to FlipGive first so credits are directed to our school. Please feel free to share this post, the more users we have, the more money we can raise to improve technology at our school and give our kids an enriched learning experience.

To explore the vendors available on FlipGive, set-up an account to start using FlipGive or if you want to share this fundraiser with friends, family or co-workers, please use the link below:

https://www.flipgive.com/teams/80921-bessborough-school

Thank you for your support,
Nick Mattatall
Principal, Bessborough School
Moncton, NB




June 05
Rise & Shine PJ Walk For Kids Event June 11th
Join Bessborough's Leadership students as they volunteer at the Rise and Shine PJ Walk for Kids being held at Centennial Park this Sunday, June 11th. Enjoy a pancake breakfast between 9 and 10, then walk 1 km or 3 km with en route entertainment.  Finish with post-walk celebrations that include bouncy castles, a teddy bear toss, bubbles, balloons, race cars, fire trucks, therapy dogs and more! Register at rmhatlantic.ca



May 31
Welcome To Kindergarten!
Good Evening Parents,

We are extremely excited to welcome your children for their Pre-Kindergarten Day tomorrow!  There will be two sessions, one at 9:00am and 10:15am. The time slot for your child was indicated on the letter you should have received in the mail.  If you are unsure, please contact Mrs. Lewis at 869-6071.

When you arrive at Bessborough, please enter the school via the parking lot doors.  A group of our Middle School Leadership Students will guide you to the Kindergarten classrooms.  Your child will remain in the Kindergarten Room and participate in a series of activities with other Pre-K students and their teachers.  Parents will meet with me in Legacy Center for an information session to answer any questions you may have and give you an idea of what to expect next September.  After approximately 45 minutes, we will re-join your children and go for a 15 minute bus ride to help your child become familiar with the bussing system, rules and expectations.

We look forward to seeing you Thursday morning!

Mr. Mattatall
Principal, Bessborough School



May 31
No School For Current Kindergarten Students June 1
Good Evening Parents,

This email is a reminder that there is no school for current Kindergarten students on June 1st as we will be welcoming our 2017-18 Kindergarten class for their Welcome to Kindergarten Day.  Grade 1 students from Mrs. Prianti's class are still expected to attend school on June 1st.



May 31
Bessborugh School Night of the Arts & STEAM Night
Good Evening,

Don't forget tonight is our Night of the Arts and STEAM showcase at Bessborough School.  The doors open at 6pm and there will be student artwork displayed throughout the school.  Bessborough Bengal stickers that can be personalized with a message and placed on your child's artwork will be available for sale from Mrs. Lewis for $0.50 each, and there will be an art supply basket raffle and recycled crayon sale.  The night kicks off with musical performances from 6:00-6:30pm, followed by student led demos of their STEM passion projects and we will finish the night with a drama performance from our Grade 3-8 Imagine League participants starting at 7pm.  Group projects from K-2 Imagine League participants will be on display on the stage in the gymnasium.

We hope to see you tonight!



May 31
Grade 3-8 Imagine League Performance Update
Good Evening Parents,

This email is to update you regarding information that Shelley Chase, our Imagine League Coordinator asked to be shared with you related to the drama performance during our Night of The Arts on Wednesday Night at 7pm. 

Ms. Chase has requested that participating students, acting in the roles of superheroes or aliens, arrive at the school between 4:45pm and 5pm to prepare for the set-up of the props and for their costume and makeup prep. All other participating students are asked to be at the school on the stage at 5:30pm.

I have also included a copy of the script in the event that your child has misplaced their copy, or you would like one for your reference.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to a great performance Wednesday night!

May 29
Cafeteria Service Update
Good Evening Parents,

We have been contacted by our cafeteria service provider, Chartwell's, to inform us that the final day of cafeteria service will be June 16th.  Online ordering will close effective June 9th and our cafeteria manager has indicated a reduced menu will be in place for the final week of service.  We have requested a modified menu for your reference for the final week of service so that parents and students know what options will be available.  We will forward this information when it is received from Chartwell's.



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