Valleyfield CLC—News & Notes
Tapping into our artistic side!
Gault has initiated a 4-week literacy development program that consists of singing and composing music. Twice a week, a musician comes into the cycle 1 classes and sings with the students. They are learning how to use literacy techniques to write their own songs and having fun while developing their reading levels!
Slither like a snake!
Our two Kindergarten classes virtually visited Greenville Zoo in South Carolina and learnt about Animal Locomotion by Video Conference. They learnt how to move like DJ the dove, Missy the turtle, Sugar the toad, and Luie the snake. To quote one student: “This TV is so cool, we saw Santa and animals, we should keep it!” <3
Pareil, Pas Pareille
On January 30th, Cycle 3 classes got the opportunity to watch a show from Théâtre Parminou called ”Pariel, Pas Pareille”. The show taught them about respecting differences, having tolerance towards others, and living happily together. Gault was 1 of the 8 schools chosen to participate in a project called “les Entraidants”!
This month, the school has introduced the Pantene Beautiful Lengths Campaign, in association with the Canadian Cancer Society to raise money and awareness for cancer. Pledge forms for those interested in donating 8 inches of hair were sent home with students to invite students, family members and relatives to participate in the campaign. Throughout the rest of the year we will be collecting pledges, raising awareness and come June, there will be a day dedicated for the Pony up campaign.
Community evening- Noel autour du monde
Gault hosted their second community evening the first week of December. The evening included kiosks, games, Santa Claus and activities for the whole family. If you had a picture taken with Santa, please visit Gault’s Facebook page to download your personal photo.
This years Christmas concerts were a great success with more than 150 guests attending two different performances put on by the school and daycare.
Marine Mammal Mystery
Rosevear’s Grade 2 class visited the Aquarium of the Pacific in California through the video conferencing network. They learnt about mammal’s characteristics, became Ocean Rangers, and then helped Sergant Sergo track down a mysterious group of marine mammals along their migration route!
Poster Contest Winner
We are proud to announce that grade 6 student Chloé Daoust won Quebec’s provincial poster for the National Immunization Poster Contest!
Virtual Learning Experience- Penguins
Miss. Kaylie’s Grade 1 class visited the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio and tested their knowledge on penguins via the VC.
They were shown live footage of the zoo’s penguins, learnt about a year in the life of a penguin and even got to dress up like a penguin.
La Voix: Gault Style
The afterschool signing program La Voix performed their talent for the entire school. Three teachers volunteered to play the judges and Mr. Erskine, was the winning judge! We have some amazing and talented students!!!
Another Christmas activity was students made Christmas trees out of grapes, strawberries, cauliflower, and bananas. It made for a big, filling, healthy snack. Thank you to Jardins Nitro for supplying Gault with the delicious fruits and vegetables.
New Frontiers: NFSB was very well represented at the 2017 Provincial Community Learning Centre (CLC) Conference in Montreal. Teachers, our CLC team and principals had the chance to attend workshops, reflect and plan on how to improve their school communities.
Santa Claus made some very special appearances throughout all our elementary schools in December. Santa took time out of his very busy schedule to call into all the schools via the Video Conferencing System and speak with out students.
The Community Learning Centre (CLC) approach is the creation and promotion of partnerships which provide a range of services and activities, during and after the school day, to help meet the needs of our learners, their families and the wider community. The aim is to support the holistic development of our students, families and communities.
The CLC monthly news & notes report showcases a small sample of a few of the great initiatives and happenings from our schools! Be sure to check out the website for more info at: clc.nfsb.qc.ca
Chateauguay Valley: http://clc.nfsb.qc.ca/2016/12/22/we-day-target-your-future-need-a-shave-and-much-more-chateauguay-valley-clc-december_2016/
Chateauguay Valley : http://clc.nfsb.qc.ca/2016/10/13/kiss-a-fish-zucchini-race-and-much-more-chateauguay-valley-clc/