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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



February 27
Message From Bessborough Home & School
Dear Parents,

Spread the word! Staff Appreciation Week is March 27th – 31st. Please join us in celebrating the people who make Bessborough School such a wonderful learning environment for our children. We are planning a week full of surprises for the staff and we need your help!

As in previous years, we will be having a gift card raffle each day of the week during morning announcements. We are looking for donations of gift cards from area businesses, restaurants, coffee shops, etc. If you are able to donate a gift card to treat our teachers, please drop it off/send it in to the office in an envelope or bag labeled “Staff Appreciation.”

To kick our week of celebration off, we will be hosting a staff luncheon on Monday, March 27th. If you would like to help out by providing a main dish (slow cooker dishes are great), side dish/salad, or dessert (no nuts please), please email bessboroughappreciation@gmail.com.

From Tuesday to Friday, we will be providing small snacks for the staff to enjoy during their breaks. If you are able to contribute, please check the schedule below to know what morning to drop off your treat. Some ideas include: veggies & dip, fruit, muffins, cheese & crackers, sweets, chips & dip, etc.

 
o Tuesday March 28th: K, Gr. 1 & Gr. 2 Parents
o Wednesday March 29th: Grade 3 & 4 Parents
o Thursday March 30th: Grade 5 & 6 Parents
o Friday March 31st: Grade 7 & 8 Parents
 

Please check out the Bessborough Home and School Association Facebook page over the next few weeks for more details on what we have planned for Staff Appreciation.

Thank you for your support!!

Bessborough Staff Appreciation Committee
bessboroughappreciation@gmail.com

February 22
Reminder: Welcome to Kindergarten Activity Feb23
Good Evening Pre-K Parents,

We are excited to welcome you and your children for their Kindergarten Kickoff activity tomorrow, Thursday, February 23rd at 4pm.  Tomorrow, your child will be engaged in a variety of activities with you using items from their Welcome To Kindergarten Bag.

Please join is in the gym at 4pm tomorrow.

See you then!



February 21
Pink Shirt Day Wednesday
Good Morning Parents,

On Wednesday, February 22nd, Bessborough will be joining other Anglophone East School District, and New Brunswick Schools to celebrate Pink Shirt Day.  Pink Shirt Day is an international movement to promote kindness and eliminate hurtful and exclusionary behaviours.  Students are encouraged to wear pink to support this event.



February 20
Drama Production Wednesday at 6:30pm All Welcome
The Elves and The Shoemaker Drama Production

Mr. Legge and other members of the drama production team have been hard at work with students to bring drama productions back to Bessborough.  This Wednesday at 6:30pm, they will present the musical, "The Elves and the Shoemaker."  There is no set admission fee for the production; however, a donation to the drama program at our school is greatly appreciated.  The main theme of the story of The Elves and The Shoemaker, is about taking care of others, generosity and paying it forward.  As a secondary project related to the play, members of our drama program have asked that people attending the performance bring gently used clothing or shoes, winter hats or mitts/gloves, or new personal hygiene products (toothbrushes, toothpaste, small shampoo bottles or samples, soap, feminine hygiene products, etc.) that the students can donate to Harvest House and the Ronald MacDonald Room at the Moncton City Hospital. Students will also be collecting recyclable containers (bottles and cans) as part of their Act 4 Global Change Challenge.

See you at the show!



February 19
Imagination League Cancelled On Monday
Good Afternoon Parents,

This message is to inform you that the Imagination League sessions scheduled for Monday this week have been cancelled as the coordinator is unexpectedly out of town.  The sessions are scheduled to resume on Monday, February 27th.



February 15
Rescheduled Events
Good Evening Parents,

This is an update related to events planned for the Bessborough School Community over the next two days.  The middle school dance scheduled for Thursday night has been postponed due to the pending weather.  The revised date will be announced Friday.  Secondly, the second of four mental health symposiums and workshops for parents organized for the Bernice MacNaughton family of schools, which includes our school, Hillcrest and Evergreen has been rescheduled to 6:30pm on March 1st at Evergreen Park.  The session is hosted by Heather McIntyre and Tanya Thibeau and focuses on mindfulness.  The session is free of charge for all Bessborough, Hillcrest, Evergreen Park and BMHS parents.

Have a good evening,

Mr. Mattatall



February 11
Bessborough Reconnect Event Tonight!!!!
The big day is finally here and we are excited to host you at the Bessborough Reconnect Dinner, Dance and Auction.  Tickets are still available for the dance and auction for $10 at the door; however, the meal service by Tide & Boar is sold out.  The doors open at 6:00pm.  Dinner is at approximately 6:45pm and the auction will start at approximately 7:15-7:30 depending on the dinner service.  If you have not received your tickets they will be available for you at the door.  Payment can be made on site using cash, Visa, MasterCard or Debit.  The dance starts following the live auction at approximately 8pm.  We have a great variety of auction items and each guest will have a handmade Appleton Chocolate Company truffle at their seat.  The Chocolates are hand made in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia and are a combination of candied blueberries rolled in maple cream, then covered in dark or milk Belgian chocolate.  Following the dinner service, there will be a dessert auction where your table can place a bid to select your dessert from the dessert table first.  Everyone will receive something tasty but be sure to pool your resources to get first pick.

We look forward to seeing you tonight!  All funds raised will support our goal of being a provincial and national leader in 21st Century Learning, skill development, project based learning and technology integration to prepare our students for BMHS and post-secondary education.



February 03
Reconnect Ticket Deadline Extended to Saturday
Hello Parents,

We know that the past two weeks have been very challenging for a lot of families and purchasing tickets to a school fundraiser has been put on the back burner while you were having power restored or assessing damages to your home or property.  Several families have inquired about tickets to the Reconnect Event on the 11th of February and we have been able to extend the deadline to Saturday, Feb 4th to book tickets with meals.  If you book a group of 2, 4 or 8 seats, please email me the names of the individuals attending and their meal choice so that I can provide meal numbers to our caterer.  Payment can be made at the school today until 3:30pm or via School Cash Online until 6pm, Saturday, February 4th.

We hope to see you there on February 11th!

Nick Mattatall
Nicholas.mattatall@nbed.nb.ca



February 01
Bessborough Reconnect Ticket Deadline Tonight
Hello Parents,

We would like to thank all the parents and community members who have purchased their tickets for the Reconnect Event on February 11th, and also remind you that tonight is the deadline to purchase meal tickets.  A $25 ticket includes your choice of Salmon, Herb Roasted Chicken or Vegetable Moussaka catered by Tide & Board.  We have had more great auction items come in and it should be a great night. We look forward to seeing you there!

Don't forget that if you have bought tickets in multiples of 2,4 or 8, please call the school at 856-3404 to indicate your meal choices by 4pm Thursday. 

If you have any questions, or want to reserve tickets, part of a table, or a full table, feel free to call the office, 856-3404, or email me at Nicholas.mattatall@nbed.nb.ca.

Have a great evening,

Mr. Mattatall



January 26
Environmental Science, STEM & Math Night Tonight
Good Morning Parents,

This message is to inform you that Bessborough School is open today and we will be hosting our Environmental Science, STEM and Mathematics Night in our gym tonight from 6:00-7:30pm.  We realize that a large portion of our school community still is without power so we hope you can stop by for some fund activities, a hot cup of coffee and a chance to recharge your cell phones at one of our charging stations we will have set up.  The event is free of charge; however, we are collecting recyclable containers in partnership with Gorber's Bottle Exchange, so if you can bring a couple of boxes or bags of cans, juice containers or bottles it would be greatly appreciated.

We hope to see you tonight,
Mr. Mattatall



January 25
Literacy Week & Imagine League Updates
Good Afternoon Parents,

This week will be a busy one at Bessborough School as we celebrate Literacy Week.  This year, we will be focusing on Scientific Literacy, Mathematical Literacy and traditional Literacy.  To do so, we have planned a variety of events and encourage you and your children to take part and expand your Literacy skills.  Please see the list below for a list of events at Bessborough this week:

1) The Elves and The Shoemaker Drama Production: Mr. Legge and other members of the drama production team have been hard at work with students to bring drama productions back to Bessborough.  This Wednesday at 6:00pm, they will present the musical, "The Elves and the Shoemaker."  There is no set admission fee for the production; however, a donation to the drama program at our school is greatly appreciated.  The main theme of the story of The Elves and The Shoemaker, is about taking care of others, generosity and paying it forward.  As a secondary project related to the play, members of our drama program have asked that people attending the performance bring gently used clothing or shoes, new personal hygiene products (toothbrushes, toothpaste, small shampoo bottles or samples, soap, feminine hygiene products, etc.) that the students can donate to Harvest House and the Ronald MacDonald Room at the Moncton City Hospital.

2)  On Thursday, January 26th, Bessborough has partnered with Science East to host an Environmental Science, STEM Demo and Mathematics Literacy Night.  Please see the attached poster for details.  There will be a variety of  Environmental Science displays from organizations like NB Power and Project Gaia, hands on STEM exploration modules and Math games for you to explore with your children.  This event is presented through funding obtained through the Environmental Trust Fund, and as part of the program, we are required to do two environmental projects.  There is no admission to the event; however, we are partnering with Gorber's Bottle Exchange to collect recyclable containers.  A donation of recyclable bottles or cans would be greatly appreciated.  Our previous bottle drive this fall raised $331 dollars for our Reconnect Technology Upgrade Program.  We hope to see you there from 6-7:30pm in our gymnasium.

3)  Literacy Lunch Picnic:  A blue notice was sent home last week with details related to our Literacy Lunch Picnic on Friday, January 27th at 11:40am.  Parents, grandparents and guardians are invited to bring a picnic lunch and join us in our gym to have lunch with your child and share a book.  Grade 6-8 Leadership students will be available to read with students who do not have someone available to attend.  Please return the blue form by Wednesday, January 25th.  We will also be accepting donations of recyclable cans and bottles on Friday at the Literacy Lunch. 

4) Imagine League Update:  The Imagine League will resume on Monday, February 6th and be held in the Art room every Monday in February from 1:45-2:45 for K-2 participants and from 2:45-3:45 for Grade 3-8 participants.

Have a great weekend,
Mr. Mattatall

January 25
Mental Health Speaker Series First Session Jan 17
Good Evening Parents,

The Bernice MacNaughton Family of Schools, which includes Bessborough, Hillcrest, Evergreen Park and Bernice MacNaughton High School, have formed a partnership with our Parent School Support Committees to identify topics focused on student mental health and family wellness and will be sponsoring a free of charge speaker series located at each school featuring local mental health professionals.  The sessions are open to parents from all four schools, and Pre-kindergarten parents as well, and will address the topics from a variety of perspectives related to various age groups.

The first session is being hosted by Bernice MacNaughton High School in their auditorium at 6:30pm on January 17th.  The focus is on techniques to help your child manage stress and anxiety.  The session will be presented by Lesley Smythe-Adams from the Atlantic Wellness Center.

Future sessions will be communicated to you via Voiceconnects.  The next session is scheduled to be hosted at Evergreen Park School and the focus will be on Mindfulness on February 15th.  Details regarding the presenter and start time will follow.

Have a good evening,

Mr. Mattatall



January 25
Important Message From Bessborough PSSC
Good Evening Parents,

On January 18th, at 7pm, the Bessborough PSSC invites you to join them in the school gymnasium for a town hall style meeting to discuss updates related to the Bessborough School Mid-Life Assessment, recommendations for a new school, and the process and potential timelines. 

Harry Doyle, District Education Council Chair, and Norval McConnell, District Education Council Member representing Bessborough School will be at the meeting, as well as members of the Bessborough PSSC and Nick Mattatall, School Principal to explain the current status, process and answer questions.

Please see the attachments for the initial invitation sent out December 22nd and for the meeting agenda.

We hope to see you there!

January 25
Monthly Newsletter From Public Health
Good Evening Parents,

Attached you will find the January edition of the Public Health Tips Newsletter focusing on the topic of hydration for your reference.  This monthly newsletter is published by Vitalité Health Network.

Have a good evening,

Mr. Mattatall

January 20
Family Literacy Day Celebrations Friday, Jan 27th
Get your picnic ready!  Bessborough School will be celebrating Family Literacy Day on January 27th at 11:40am with our annual Literacy Lunch Picnic.  Parents, guardians or grandparents are invited to come have a picnic with their student and enjoy reading a few books while you eat.  A notice will go home with students this Friday with more details.  If you are unable to make it, please indicate that on the form going home Friday and a Leadership Student will pair with your child so no one is left out.




January 18
Bessborough PSSC Town Hall Meeting
Good Afternoon Parents,

This is a reminder of the Town Hall Meeting organized by the Bessborough PSSC and District Education Council is tonight at 7pm in the school gymnasium.

We look forward to seeing you tonight!



January 17
Bessborough Reconnects Dinner/Dance/Auction Feb 11
Book your babysitter, dust off your dance shoes and get ready for a great evening! Bessborough School will be hosting our second annual Bessborough ReConnect Dinner, Auction and Dance, Saturday, February 11th at Bessborough School. Highway 61 will be lighting up the dance floor, a delicious Salmon, Herb Roasted Chicken or Vegetarian Moussaka Dinner catered by Tide & Boar is included with each ticket sold, and there will be some great auction items up for bid including autographed NHL memorabilia, Moncton Miracle Tickets, $200 in Gift Cards to House of Lam, 2 Sidney Crosby Team Canada Jerseys, Jewelry donated by Jewelry 1,2,3., and a variety of gift cards and other great items with our guest auctioneer and alumni extraordinaire, Erik Gingles. Doors open at 6pm, dinner at 7pm. Cash bar will be available onsite.  We ask that if you want to make sure you can share a table with your friends, please see the other ticket options that allow you to pre-book groups of 2, 4 or 8 seats at a table. There are a maximum of 8 seats per table.

The goal of this event is two-fold, in that, Bessborough has long been known as a community that rallies around its school. Our staff and students have benefitted greatly from the hard work, fundraising, and dedication of our school community and alumni.  We were given a tremendous gift from our community with the opening of the Barbara Gingles Legacy Center and Learning Commons to celebrate our school's 50th Anniversary in 2009, and as we move forward toward our 60th Anniversary in November of 2019, we want to Reconnect with parents, alumni and our school community to celebrate and build upon all of the things that have made Bessborough a great school for close to 60 years! A strong school is built upon a strong community and our Bessborough Reconnects Dinner, Dance & Auction is a chance for our community to come together, reminisce, celebrate and Reconnect as a community, while at the same time continuing to support improvements to our children's learning environment to give them the best educational opportunities possible.

Also, back by popular demand is our VIP Table Raffle. We will be selling tickets for a VIP table upgrade. The winner receives VIP treatment for themselves and the other 7 people seated at their table. The VIP package includes 4 VIP reserved parking spots, a bouquet of flowers for the winner, a specially decorated VIP table, priority dinner service, and many more surprises. Tickets are available via School Cash Online for $2 each, 3 for $5, 10 for $10 or 25 for $20. The draw will be made on February 2th, so don't delay getting your tickets for the event and your chance at VIP treatment. Please remember, you must purchase a dinner ticket to win the VIP package.

Last year was a huge success and we are very thankful to all the donors and those who attended. All proceeds from this evening go to support the 60th Anniversary Bessborough Reconnect Technology & 21st Century Learning Upgrade Project. To date, we have built a Makerspace with a 3D printer, acquired hands on learning kits to support STEM education, initiated a 1 iPad Classroom Teacher Professional Learning Program, purchased musical instruments for our music program, equipment to do green screen video creation, and mobile tech tubs to increase the functionality and mobility of our existing iPads.  We want to give our students and teachers the best equipment and learning opportunities possible and the community support from events like Bessborough Reconnects make it possible.

We are also looking for businesses or individuals who may be interested in donating goods or services that we can use as part of our Bessborough Reconnect Gala, Dinner, Dance and Auction. All donations will be recognized with a letter of in kind donation for goods or services, and all financial donations of $20 or more are eligible for a tax receipt. If you are interested in donating please contact me at 856-3564, nicholas.mattatall@nbed.nb.ca, Kevin Williams at kevin.williams@nbed.nb.ca, or you can leave a message with Donna Lewis at Bessborough School 856-3404.  No donation is too big or small as it all helps to enrich the learning and experiences of our kids. Donors will also be recognized with a placard on the Reconnects Donor board in our Main Lobby. 

If you prefer to make an individual or corporate financial contribution, options are available on the School Cash Online System to commit to the $60 x 60 Club, a group of donors who commit to donating a minimum of $60 by November 8th, 2019, our school's 60 anniversary, or we also have other donor recognition programs which are outlined below. Financial donations can also be made in person by stopping by the school office. As per above, all financial contributions greater than $20 qualify for a tax receipt to be issued for your accounting records.

Financial Contributions and In-Kind Donations of Products or Services will be recognized per the following criteria:

Donations of >$20 to $100 = Friend of Bessborough School recognized with a 2"x4" placard on the Bessborough Reconnects Donor Board

Donations of >$100 to $500 = Bronze Level Sponsor recognized with a 4"x4" placard on the Bessborough Reconnects Donor Board

Donations of >$500 to $1000 = Silver Level Sponsor recognized with a 4"x8" placard on the Bessborough Reconnects Donor Board

Donations of >$1000 to $5000 = Gold Level Sponsor recognized with a 8"x8" placard on the Bessborough Reconnects Donor Board

Donations of >$5000= Platinum Level Sponsor recognized with a 16"x16" placard on the Bessborough Reconnects Donor Board

All Financial & In-Kind Donations are cumulative in nature and the donor board will be updated periodically to reflect the generosity of our community and corporate friends.

On February 11th, we welcome all current parents, future parents, proud alumni and community members to join us at Bessborough School to Reconnect, celebrate and continue to build upon Bessborough School's proud history and traditions and look toward a bright future for our school and community.

Thank you for your support of our school and this community event,

Nick Mattatall
Proud Principal of Bessborough School & Resident of the Bessborough School Community




January 16
Clarification of Imagine League Dismissal Times
Good Evening Parents,

This email is a clarification of the dismissal times for students enrolled in the Imagine League.  On the notice sent home with participating students today, it indicated that students must be picked up no later than 4pm.  The dismissal time for K-2 students is 2:45pm unless otherwise indicated, and 3:45pm for Grade 3-8 participants.  Please insure that you have indicated the arrangements for your child's after program dismissal and return it to your child's teacher by Tuesday, January 17th.

Students who are not picked up in a timely fashion may be required to forfeit their spot in the program.

Thank you for your understanding,

Mr. Mattatall



January 15
Imagine League Update
Good Afternoon Parents,

This email is to update you about the rollout of the Imagine League Arts Enrichment Project at Bessborough School.  Knowing the value placed on Arts Education by our families, I was not surprised to have a strong response, but I was honestly overwhelmed by the number of students wanting to take part.  197 students expressed an interest in the program.  Unfortunately, we are only funded for 60 spots so the remaining students have been placed on a waitlist in the event that students who were selected are no longer able to take part.  The first session with the project coordinator, Shelley Chase has been re-scheduled to Tuesday, January 17 at 1:45pm for K-2 participants and 2:45 for Gr 3-8 participants.  The sessions run for 1hr and will be held in the Legacy Center.

A final schedule of meeting dates will be sent out to participants this week.  Meetings will be held on Monday afternoons unless specified otherwise.

All students who have been selected to take part will receive a permission form on Monday that they must fill out and return to their homeroom teacher Tuesday morning.  It is a permission slip to take part, but also includes a section for you to give instructions of how your child will be getting home after the session.  K-2 students have the option of using the late bus if they are already a bus student; however, Gr 3-8 students will have to be picked up or make necessary arrangements to walk home.  K-2 students using the second bus run must be greeted at the bus stop by a parent or designated guardian as per district policy.

A second email will go out to all successful candidates this evening indicating your offer to participate.  Again, I apologize that we are not able to accommodate all students; however, we will do our best to identify other opportunities that students can participate in as the year goes on.  If circumstances have changed and your child is no longer able or interested in participating, please email me at Nicholas.mattatall@nbed.nb.ca, or call 856-3404 and leave a message with Donna Lewis.

Have a great weekend,
Mr. Mattatatll



January 12
Program Registrations for 2017-18
Good Afternoon Parents,

I am writing to you as a follow-up request from the Anglophone East School District Office of the Superintendent regarding program selections for the 2017-18 academic year.  Prior to the Christmas Break, an online registration system was in place to select either the English Prime or French Immersion Program for your child for next year.  The online system is now disabled; however, a paper copy of the registration form was sent home yesterday with all students who did not submit an online registration.  The Office of the Superintendent has requested that schools submit student choices by noon, Friday, January 13th.  We appreciate your support in returning the form as soon as possible so that we can forward the information.

Given that this is a significant decision, we want you to be aware that you still have the opportunity to update your decision at any time.  At this time, registration information is being collected to help with planning for next year.  Only students currently enrolled in Kindergarten, Grade 2, and the Grade 5 Intensive French program are required to select a program for 2017-18.  Students currently enrolled in Grade 5 French Immersion are not required to re-register for Grade 6 French Immersion.

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

Have a great afternoon,

Mr. Mattatall



December 22
Bessborough School Dismissal Times For Fri Dec 23
Good Afternoon Parents,

Friday, December 23rd will be a 1/2 day for students as previously announced.  Bus students will leave at 11:15am, Daycare students will be picked up between 11:15-11:30am and all walkers will be dismissed at 11:30am unless they are signed out by a parent.  Students are not allowed to leave school grounds prior to 11:30am unless signed out by a parent or guardian.

We hope you have a wonderful and safe Holiday Season!

Mr. Mattatall



December 20
Christmas Concert Times and Other Items
Good Evening Parents,

This email is a reminder of our Christmas Concert on Tuesday, December 20th.  There will be two show times at 12:30 pm and 6pm.  The front doors of the school will open 1/2 hour before each performance.

Also, the middle level winter dance has been re-scheduled to Wednesday, December 21st from 6-8pm.

Have a great day,

Mr. Mattatall



December 18
PJ & Popcorn Day Monday/ VIP Draw Deadline Tonight
Good Evening Parents,

This email is to notify you that the popcorn and pajama day originally scheduled for Friday will be held on Monday, December 19th.  Popcorn is $1 per bag and a we are requesting a donation for our Families In Need Fund or a Fill The Bus Food Donation to wear Pajamas.

Also, tonight at midnight is the deadline for the VIP Seating Draw for our Christmas Concert Tuesday afternoon and evening.  Tickets can be purchased via school cash online.  Proceeds from the VIP draw support families from our school community at Christmas time.

Have a great evening,

Mr. Mattatall



December 15
VIP Christmas Concert Seat Raffle
Christmas Concert VIP Seating Raffle

Purchase a raffle ticket to win one of six prizes to experience the Christmas concert from the comfort of a leather couch in the front row, with reserved parking, and couchside service of apple cider and baked goods on December 20th. Three winners will be drawn for the afternoon show at 12:30pm and 3 winners for the 6:00pm show. Funds raised support our Families In Need Fund to sponsor school families at Christmas. Ticket sales end December 18th at Midnight.

Tickets are $2 each, 3 for $5, 10 for $10 or 25 for $20 and available via School Cash Online.




December 15
PJ & Popcorn Day At Bessborough Friday
Good Evening Parents,

This is a reminder that tomorrow will be PJ & Popcorn Day at Bessborough to support our Families in Need Fund that sponsors families from our school community at Christmas Time and the Anglophone East Fill The Bus Campaign to support Food Depot Alimentaire.  We encourage students to purchase popcorn for $1 per bag tomorrow with proceeds to the Families In Need Fund, and dress in warm Pajamas by bringing a monetary donation for the families in need fund or a non-perishable food item for Fill The Bus.

Thank you for your support,
Mr. Mattatall



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