Bessborough > Talk Mail
This section will be used to store the School Connects messages sent from the School
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.



May 29
Vancouver Aquarium Comes To Bessborough
Good Evening Parents,

Tomorrow we are bringing an exciting opportunity to our students with a special visit by Marine Scientists from the Vancouver Aquarium.  As part of Canada's 150 celebrations, the Vancouver Aquarium is hosting a coast to coast tour to increase students' awareness of how coastlines connect to communities.  We are very fortunate to have been chosen as one of the New Brunswick schools to host this learning opportunity.

At 8:30am, we will host a school wide assembly, and then following that students in Grades K-5 will have an opportunity to complete a series of hands-on learning activities led by the marine scientists with live specimens.

This will be an exciting day, don't forget to ask your child what they learned at school!



May 29
Spring Fling Update
SPRING FLING UDATE:

We are looking forward to another successful Spring Fling this coming Thursday - we hope everyone has it marked on their calendar!

Time: BBQ 5-7:30 (hambugers and hotdogs) 
              Feel free to bring lawn chairs, footballs, frisbees, etc to enjoy before the event begins.

             Games and Inflatables - 6PM-8PM


Punch Passes - your pre-purchased punch passes will be sent home with students on Tuesday or Wednesday.  If you do not receive them, we will have them waiting for you at the door.  You can also buy punch passes at the door.
  

Volunteers / Bake Sale  - if you’d still like to help out by contributing baked goods or volunteering, please contact us at BessboroughSpringFling@gmail.com.  Thanks for your consideration!


Book Sale - we are still looking for gently used children’s books for our Book Sale and to use for our prize table.  If you have any to donate, please drop them oft the office.


Thanks Everyone - hope to see you on Thursday night!


May 29
Grade 3-8 Imagination League until 4pm Today
Good Morning Parents,

We have just received confirmation from our Imagination League Coordinator that Imagination League for Grades 3-8 will run fro 2pm until 3:50pm today as the students make final preparations for their performance on Wednesday Night.  Dismissal will be on the soccer field side of the school as per previous weeks.



May 24
Spring Photos
Good Afternoon Parents,

Last week you received a package from Lifetouch Studios with a sample of products and services they offer to our children and families as part of their Spring Photo Shoot Package.  There is no obligation to purchase the items and if you choose, they can be returned to the school, and we will in turn return them to Lifetouch for safe disposal.

Thank you,

Mr. Mattatall



May 24
Bessborough Kids That Care Program-May 25th
Good Afternoon Parents,

Today, you will find a notice in your child's backpack, or agenda, outlining a new student led initiative at our school called "Bessborough Kids That Care."  This initiative is modeled after the 100 Kids Who Care programs operating across Canada that are aimed at empowering youth to learn about the service and charitable organizations operating in their communities and empowering students to support a charity of their choice.  This program is led by students, coordinated by students and represents charities chosen by students.  This month, the Grade 6 organizing team has identified the Moncton SPCA, The Humanity Project, and the Three Dads Charity Run as charities that they have invited to each give a 10 minute presentation on the work they do in our community.  To participate, students are asked to bring a $2 donation and return the orange form sent home today.  Students will listen to three 10 minute presentations, then vote on which charity they choose to endorse.  The charity with the most votes will receive the funds collected.
I have attached the form for your reference in the event that it was lost or misplaced.  All presentations occur during lunch hour and results will be announced by Friday.  This program is voluntary in nature.

May 24
Spring Fling Update - See You On June 1st
SPRING FLING UDATE:

We are looking forward to another successful Spring Fling on Thursday, June 1st - we hope everyone has it marked on their calendar!

Time: BBQ 5-7:30 (hambugers and hotdogs) 
              Feel free to bring lawn chairs, footballs, frisbees, etc to enjoy before the event begins.

Games and Inflatables - 6PM-8PM

Punch Passes - They are still available for pre-purchase.
 
Online purchases- can be made today and until midnight on Monday, May 29th. 
 
Cash purchases - the envelopes that were sent home can still be returned to school.  Any orders received after today, will be available for pick up at the door.  They will be available at the office this week as well.
 
At-the-Door purchases -$10 punch passes as well as $5 passes will be sold.
  

Volunteers- We are still looking for volunteers to help run this event- if you are able to help out for 30 minutes at a booth and haven’t already volunteered, please email us at BessboroughSpringFling@gmail.com or send in the form that was sent home with the students.  This is a great way to see old friends and meet new ones.

Bake Sale - You spoke and we listened….Parents are asking for Treats!  We will have a bake sale with coffee/tea at the event.  If you are able to provide something for the bake sale, please email us at BessboroughSpringFling@gmail.com.  Thanks!

Book Sale - we are still looking for gently used children’s books for our Book Sale and to use for our prize table.  If you have any to donate, please drop them oft the office.


Thanks Everyone - hope to see you next Thursday night!


May 04
PSSC Update re:Proposed New School
Good Evening Parents,

Attached you will find a letter updating you on the most recent developments regarding the proposed new school to replace Bessborough.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact any of the PSSC members listed on our School Website.  A print copy of the letter will be sent home on Monday with all students.

Have a wonderful evening,

Mr. Mattatall

April 27
Grade 8 Trip Update

Good Morning Parents,

This email is to provide you with some updated information regarding our Grade 8 Year End Trip planned for June 12-15th. The goal of this trip is for our Grade 8's to have a unique and interesting trip to allow them to solidify friendships, make memories and explore new opportunities as a grand finale to their academic careers at Bessborough. This year, we have added a program called Mount Allison University Explore, which will give our Grade 8 students a chance to visit Mount Allison University and engage in a variety of learning modules facilitated by the Physics, Athletics, Biology & Chemistry, Drama, and Fine Arts Departments. Students will also spend a night in Windsor Hall Dorm and have all their meals at Gracie's Café in the Wallace McCain Student Center or Jennings Meal Hall. Following the Mount Allison experience, students will then travel to Camp Wildwood for a 3 day, 2 night trip.

We are currently working with Mount Allison and Camp Wildwood to finalize the itinerary, however, a general sequence of events at Mount Allison is laid out below for your reference.

June 12th 9:30am: Students board bus to Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB.

          11:00am: Registration and commencement of programming.

          11:30 - 12:30: Lunch in Jennings Meal Hall

          12:30-5pm: Learning Modules, Campus Tours and Activities in the Athletics Center

          5pm to 5:45pm - Supper at Jennings Hall

          5:45-7pm - Learning Module #3

          7-8pm: Swim at Mt. A Aquatic Center

          9-10:30pm - Quiet Time in Dorm.

June 13th  7:15am Wake Up Call

           7:45-8:15 Breakfast

           8:15-9am  Door Move Out

           9:15-10:30 am Learning Module #4

           11am: Departure for Camp Wildwood. 

The cost for the trip is $250 and includes all transportation, meals and accomodations.  There is no need for spending money; however, Camp Wildwood does have a canteen available if students choose.  Payments are broken into 3 scheduled payments with the first deposit due Friday, April 28th.  The deposit is non-refundable except in the event of a family emergency or significant illness.  If you require additional time to make your payment of your deposit, please contact the school to make alternate arrangements.

Currently we have 18 students who have committed to the the trip.  To make the trip financially viable, we require a minimum of 30 participants.

A comprehensive list of what to pack, permission forms and other related documents will be forwarded to Grade 8 parents via email by Thursday, May 4th.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at nicholas.mattatall@nbed.nb.ca.

Have a great day,

Mr. Mattatall



April 24
Imagination League Cancelled Today
Good Morning Parents,

We have just received notice from our Imagination League Coordinator, Shelley Chase, that Imagination League is cancelled for today due to an unexpected event.  The Imagination League will resume as scheduled next Monday.

We apologize for the short notice,
Mr. Mattatall



April 21
Movie Night At Hillcrest School
Good Morning Parents,
Our neighbours at Hillcrest School will be hosting a movie night on Friday April 21st and have extended an invitation to Bessborough School Families to attend. The movie is Disney's Moana and the cost is 2$/per person.  The doors open at 6pm. The movie starts at 6:30pm and there will be a canteen.  Children need to be accompanied by an adult to attend.



April 12
Mental Health Speaker Series Tonight at 6:30pm
Good Evening Parents,

This is a reminder that Joe Grondin will be giving a keynote address tonight at Bessborough School entitled "Four Pillars of Permission" focusing on promoting your own wellness and happiness.  Admission is free of charge; however, donations of non perishable food items to support Food Depot Alimentaire are greatly appreciated.

This event is presented in partnership with the Bernice MacNaughton Family of Schools including Bessborough, Hillcrest and Evergreen Park Schools and the Bessborough Parent School Support Committee.

We look forward to seeing you tonight.  The event starts at 6:30pm in the gymnasium.



April 11
New School Committee Meeting Tonight at 7pm
Good Afternoon Parents,

There will be a meeting of the New School Parent's Committee this evening at 7:00pm in the Legacy Center at Bessborough School. The side door next to the parking lot will be open from 6:45pm to 7:15pm.  The Legacy Center (Library) is located on the second floor of the school.  Turn right at the top of the steps after you enter from the parking lot.

All parents and members of the school community are welcome to attend to be part of this process and share information.



April 11
Free Mental Health Speaker Sereis Tomorrow Night
Good Evening Parents,

As part of our Positive Learning and Work Environment Plan at Bessborough School, in collaboration with other members of the Bernice MacNaughton Family of Schools, including Hillcrest and Evergreen Park, we are proud to host Joe Grondin on Wednesday, April 12th in the Bessborough Gymnasium at 6:30pm.  Mr. Grondin will be delivering a keynote address entitled “Four Pillars of Permission,” focusing on The Four Pillars of Permission and how they help us develop insights on how to make sure we are mentally well by simply giving ourselves four permissions to do so. The most important word is “Permission”. The four permissions are to be active, to laugh, to be positive and, most importantly, to dream. If we can allow ourselves to practice these four permissions then we are guaranteed to live a life of happiness. The only prerequisite to this session is to give yourself permission to have fun.

We welcome all families from Bessborough, Hillcrest, Evergreen Park and Bernice MacNaughton to enjoy Joe’s energetic message.  Attached you will find a PDF document with Joe’s biography and brief description of his message.  Admission is free of charge; however, a donation of a non-perishable food item would be greatly appreciated as we work to help our friends at Food Depot Alimentaire meet the needs of families in our city.

Thank you to the Bessborough PSSC for their support with this initiative.

See you tomorrow night!



April 04
Grade 8 Graduation Trip Update
Good Evening Parents,

This email is to update you regarding our preparations for our upcoming Grade 8 Graduation Trip.  Based on some informal conversations we have had with the Grade 8 group, they have communicated that they would like to see the following themes in their year-end grad trip:
1) They wanted the trip to be inclusive and affordable so that all class members can participate.
2) They wanted the trip to be overnight and outside of the Greater Moncton Area.
3) They wanted to do a variety of activities that appealed to the diverse interests of their grad group.
4) They wanted a unique experience that other classes have not done.

To accommodate these requests in a financially responsible way, we have contacted Mount Allison University and Camp Wildwood to put together a trip from June 12-15th.  Students will travel to Mount Allison University on the morning of June 12th, spend 1 1/2 days and overnight on campus and be involved in the Mount Allison Explore Experience, which allows students to have a university experience, staying in residence, eating in meal hall, and doing a series of activities led by the Mount Allison University Faculty and students in the Sciences, Business, Arts, Drama, Music and Athletics.  Following the Mount Allison Explore Program, students will leave directly to go to Camp Wildwood near Bouctouche.  Students will stay at the camp from June 13th-15th and participate in a variety of athletic, team building and other activities.

All accommodations, meals and travel is included in the price of the trip.  The price per student for the 4 day trip is $250.  A payment plan will be set up via School Cash Online requiring a non-refundable deposit of $125 by April 28th, a second payment of $75 will be required by May 19th, and the final payment of $50 by June 2nd. Payments can be made by cash to Mrs. Lewis in the office, or using Visa, MasterCard or Debit using the School Cash Online System.

Limited financial assistance is available.  To inquire about accessing funding, please contact me via email at Nicholas.mattatall@nbed.nb.ca

A meeting will be held with Grade 8 Students this week to outline the plan for the trip and a contract/permission form will be sent home with students at that time.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school for clarification.

Have a good evening,

Mr. Mattatall




March 31
2017-18 Out Of Boundary Application
Good Evening Parents,

We are currently starting to make preparations for the 2017-18 Academic Year, and as part of that process, we are currently accepting applications for students currently living outside of Bessborough School's geographic boundaries who would like to express their intent to attend Bessborough for the 2017-18 academic year.  When requesting enrollment as a student attending out of geographic boundaries, please insure that you are aware of the following conditions and that you have completed the attached form in its entirety. Also, please insure that you have read the attached form in its entirety and are aware of all of the conditions listed on the form prior to submission. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please feel free to contact the school at 869-6071.

Conditions for Application As An Out of Boundary Student:
1)  A new application must be filed with the out of boundary school each academic year.  Approval for the previous academic year does not result in continued enrollment.  Failure to submit Policy 346a will result in your child not being able to attend an out of boundary school regardless of how long they have previously attended.
2)  Applications are considered on a first submission basis.  Applications will be time stamped upon receipt. Incomplete applications will not be accepted until they are complete in full.
3)  Applications can be submitted to Mrs. Lewis in the office, or can be sent submitted by email to Nicholas.mattatall@nbed.nb.ca.
4)  Submission of a Policy 346a Application does not guarantee enrollment.  Decisions regarding offers of enrollment will be made at the discretion of school administration and district personnel pending enrollment numbers and other factors. 
5)  Approved Policy 346a Applications do not guarantee enrollment, and are subject to change pending changes in enrollment or school staffing and configuration.
6)  Students currently living within Hillcrest School boundaries that have submitted paperwork to enroll in the Grade 1 or Grade 3 French Immersion Entry Point for 2017-18, or who are currently enrolled in the Grade 3 French Immersion Entry Point do not need to submit an application to enroll in the Immersion program, or to continue their enrollment.


March 30
Imagine League Update & Spring Into Action Contest
Good Afternoon Parents,

Below are a couple of reminders of events happening at Bessborough School over the next few days:

1) Mad Science: Mad Science classes start tomorrow for students who have registered.  Registration forms were sent home on a bright yellow piece of paper and registration was online via Mad Science Atlantic.

2) There will be no Imagination League on Monday, April 3rd as Ms. Chase is out of town.  Please make appropriate arrangements for after school travel home.

3) Friday, March 31st is the deadline for submissions for our Spring Into Action Contest.  To enter, students or families can write a letter addressed to Mr. Mattatall or Mr. Williams outlining your plan to eat better or become more physically active this spring.  6 Prizes of Fresh Fruit or Veggie Trays, Yogurt Parfaits or Fruit Kabobs will be given to the homeroom class of contest winners during the month of April.  You can drop off your entries in the envelope on Mr. Mattatall's door in the main office.

Have a great evening!



March 28
Building Commitee Meeting Tonight 7:00pm
There will be a building committee meeting tonight in Room 205 to discuss plans for the building of a new school to replace Bessborough. All parents are welcome to attend.



March 26
Message From Bessborough Home & School
As mentioned in the Voice Connects a few weeks ago, one of the ways we plan to treat the staff this week is by providing small snacks for them to enjoy on their breaks Tuesday – Friday.  If you are able to contribute, please check the schedule below to know what morning to drop off your snack.
Here is the schedule:
TUESDAY 28th K, Gr.1 & Gr. 2 Parents
WEDNESDAY 29th  Grade 3 & 4 Parents
THURSDAY 30th Grade 5 & 6 Parents
FRIDAY 31st     Grade 7 & 8 Parents

Some ideas include: veggies & dip, fruit, muffins, cheese & crackers, sweets, chips & dip, etc.
Thank you for your support & generosity, we couldn’t do this without your help!!

Bessborough Home & School - Staff Appreciation Committee


March 21
Message From Bessborough PSSC
Good Evening Parents,
The Bessborough Parent School Support Committee would like to provide you with the following updates related the Town Hall hosted at our school to discuss the potential replacement of Bessborough School and the decision from the Department of Education and Early Childhood related to the mid-life assessment study done on our school in the Spring of 2016.

Attached you will find two letters contained in a PDF document.  One is a response to concerns or questions expressed or emailed by parents or community members related to items arising during the Town Hall Presentation on January 18th, and the second letter is a letter to the District Education Council drafted by the Bessborough PSSC formally requesting a motion to build a new school and also outlining questions and concerns arising from the January 18th Town Hall.

The PSSC would also like to inform you of the District Education Council Meeting being held on Tuesday, March 21st, and of the Bessborough PSSC Building Committee Meeting on March 28th.  Information relating to both meetings can be found in the attached PDF document.

A paper copy of the two letters will also be sent home on Tuesday, March 21st with all students for your reference.

March 13
Spring Into Action Contest At Bessborough
Good Morning Parents,

At Bessborough School, we are encouraging students to Spring into Action and make healthy activity and eating choices as we get closer and closer to spring.  To do so, we are launching a contest in partnership with Chartwells to give six prizes of fresh fruit trays, yogurt parfaits, veggie trays, fruit kabobs and other healthy snacks for classes.  Winning students will receive a prize for their homeroom to treat their classmates to a healthy recess snack.

To enter, students need to write a letter addressed to myself and Mr. Williams outlining what their personal, or family plan is to get active and eat healthier.  This can include choosing more fruits and vegetables, reducing their consumption of sugary drinks/snacks, plans for physical activity, trying new foods, or any other great ideas you may have to live a healthier and more active lifestyle as an individual or family.

For younger students, you may choose to write the letter with a parent if you want. 

Letters are due by March 31st and letters can be given to homeroom teachers, or dropped off at the office.

We look forward to reading all of the submissions and learning more about your ideas to Spring Into Action and make our school community healthier and more active.

Have a great day,

Mr. Mattatall



1 - 30Next