Gold medalist inspires, Crafters unite, HSB “Bistro” a hit and much more (Chateauguay CLC) – November

Chateauguay CLC – news and notes
St.Willibrord School

kimstpierre_stwill_montageStudents get active with Olympic gold medalist Kim St.Pierre!
Grade 2 students did a workout with Ms. St. Pierre and some very valuable active lifestyle lessons. Students also had the opportunity to see and touch her Olympic women’s hockey gold medal.

mwcn-volunteer-meeting-3MWCN volunteer info-session & training 
Community members came to the school for a volunteer info-session and training, in order to learn some best practices when volunteering with students during reading activities. Montérégie West Community Network (MWCN) volunteers help in some of the English & French reading support initiatives with students who may be struggling.

Knitting with seniorsknwitting_stwilloct2016
The knitting class has begun and it’s a huge success! Students and seniors are on a roll learning from one another. Students are yearning to learn more about the yarn!

Centennial Parkannual-craft-and-vendor-fair-cps
4th Annual Craft and Vendor Fair

The school held its 4th annual craft and vendor fair with the support of its community partners. The event was yet again a great success offering baked goods, a hot-dog lunch, homemade crafts, hair accessories, wooden creations, Avon, Tupperware and much more.

Learning how to be Team Playerscps_team_building
Mme. Daoust’s class works hard on becoming great team players while having fun! The class had to build a tower with spaghetti, string, tape and place a marshmallow on the top. The tallest tower standing was declared the winner. The key to success in this exercise was teamwork! Students developed their communication, teamwork and idea sharing skills. The class did a great job in sharing their struggles and finding solutions while working with Miss Ali our school board’s Spiritual Animator.

Howard S. Billings High Schoolbistro_billings_openhouse
Home Economics students opened the “Billings Bistro” for the school’s Open House on October 5th. They made all the food from scratch and served it to visitors during the evening, while only charging a nominal fee to cover their costs. Homemade Chicken noodle soup, apple pie and pastries made from scratch had everyone’s taste buds delighted. Apples were donated by Leahy’s Orchards from Franklin. Students also raffled off a delicious cake donated by Obsession Bakery (Chateauguay), whose owner is also a Billings graduate. The bistro activity is also done for Parent/Teacher interview evenings, as students decorate, set up the tables and chairs, do all the cooking and serving and collection of money.

Leaders amongst us
The students of the NFSB Student Coalition met for the first time this year on October 21st. Student Coalition is a group of students from every NFSB School that meets 5 times a year to discuss ways of making their school better. There were 47 students and 12 teacher advisors present for the first meeting. Grades 5 and 6 students from the 10 elementary schools, 13 C.V.R students and 14 H.S.B students in grades 7-11 make up this Student Coalition group.

The day was filled with activities, team building and students hard at work on an initiative or goal they want to achieve at their school this year. Time was given for the students and teachers to learn what their role as a member of Student Coalition will be, as well as how they will communicate with the members of their school. The next Student Coalition meeting is in November. Stay tuned to hear more about the amazing ideas this leadership group has for the 2016-2017

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