Valentines Day Dance, Fraud Awareness and Reading Activities! (Chateauguay Valley CLC) – March 2017

Chateauguay Valley CLC—News & Notes
Howick Elementary School
100 Days of school!
To celebrate the 100th day, all staff dressed up as different book characters and paraded around in the gymnasium for the whole school to see and enjoy!

Reading time  
One of the School’s very precious volunteers, Mr. Whalley, hosted a special reading activity with Grade 2/3 students. He read “The Voyage of QV66” by Penelope Lively, while focusing on the student’s different philosophies.

Charity Basketball
The annual charity basketball tournament took place on February 23rd at CVR High School. The gymnasium was packed with cheering coaches, supportive families, and enthusiastic athletes! It was a great event, thank you to the organizers!

Ormstown Elementary School
In a series of healthy snack fundraisers; students sold smoothies, fruit brochettes, kindness muffins and fruit salad at recess. At the end of the series, money raised from these sales will be donated to Free the Children and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Franklin Elementary School
For the 100th day of school, students dressed up as if they were 100 year olds!

Hockey for a Cause
During the month of February, a student from Grade 5 organized an after school Hockey for a Cause fundraiser. All money raised went towards the Huntingdon hospital!

Hemmingford Elementary School
Drop Everything and Read (DEAR)
Throughout the month of February, students have been participating in “I Love to Read Month”. The month helps promote literacy and show the students that reading can be fun! The activities planned at the school were daily DEAR, Maximus the reading caterpillar, a visit to our local public library and the whole school travelled to tour the Indigo Bookstore at Quartier Dix30.  To help encourage the month the Hemmingford Local Library donated a brand new book for each grade-level!

Senior Fraud Awareness
The nursing students received a workshop from local licensed accountant Mr. Jean-Luc Crete on “Senior Fraud”. The purpose of the workshop was to inform our future graduates to be more aware on ways to                                                                                                                                    protect our elderly who they may be working with in the near future.
CVR High School  
Evening community activities at CVR are all well underway, but it is never too late to join in on any of these activities: Basketball, Avalon Singers, Badminton, Volleyball, Irish Dance, Floor Hockey and Junior Spartans Basketball. For more info or to sign up, contact Kim at 450-288-5180.
CVR Performing Arts 2017 “The Lion King”
This year’s “Lion King” show put on by the Performing Arts program was a huge success with four sold out shows!  The time and dedication of our music, drama and art teachers along with the amazing talented students are a testament as to what can happen with a lot of hard work and many hours of practice.  Already looking forward to next year’s performance!

Tell Me & I Forget, Teach Me & I Remember, Involve Me & I Learn! Benjamin Franklin
Grade 11 Ethics students and community came together for an Intergenerational Activity that surpassed all expectations.  Students began by creating their own Vision Board, listing five places they would like to travel, and their top ten values. Community members were invited to come listen to the students and share their own insights for the future based on their own life experiences. It was a fantastic event that had everyone buzzing in excitement from the uplifting conversations. The ethics class have already planning three more events to host community members into their classrooms and discuss different themes.

 QFA – Quebec.Food.Forum’s
Over 20 local farmers attended an evening workshop on “Highway Regulations – Farm Machinery on the Road”.  Two Routier officers presented about road safety rules and regulations and virtually connected to six other rural sites across the province of Quebec through our video conferencing network (VCN).

 “Pick Your Side”
Ms. Langevin’s Grade 9 Ethic’s class participated in an interactive workshop offered by Educaloi entitled “Pick Your Side”.  Students learnt how to defend their point of view by debating on current legal issues. “Educaloi is an organization that brings free legal educational activities into the classroom informing students on individual rights & the law by having professional’s such as lawyers and Notaries facilitate workshops.

Good Debt vs. Bad Debt
Money, when should we spend it or why starting saving? Ms. Hamilton’s Grade 10 students got answers to these questions and more financial awareness through an engaging, participatory workshop offered by a local accountant Jean-Luc Crete.

Our House Visit
20 students from Heritage Elementary and 20 students from HAECC including FG and the Sunshine Class attended the “Our House” move in Ormstown on Friday February 10th. Although a chilly morning, students were able to see the house being placed on the foundation and the collaboration between partners to create such a beautiful project!

The Move Part 1 (  & Part 2 (­)

The Sportotheque/ Sports Depot 
The Sports Depot is a sporting equipment rental project based out of the Haut-Saint-Laurent. Despite a less than ideal January, February was more promising for Winter sports.  February was a busy month with many new members and numerous groups taking advantage of the great snow conditions. The lending service is open on Wednesday and Friday afternoons at Heritage Elementary from 2:30-5:30pm.

Me to We Movement  
The We Movement group held and evening Valentine’s Day school dance for Grades 1-6. The students put on their fanciest dresses, nicest ties and danced the night away! The money raised from the dance and the snacks sold will go towards the projects that the leadership group have been planning which includes improving our school cafeteria.

Soirée Communau-T Haut-Saint-Laurent Communi-T Nights
Notre-Dame de Rosaire in Ormstown hosted the February event, with over 25 community organizations present and more than 100 visitors. The Valentine’s Day themed event created a location for families, community members and local services all to come together in a non-threatening environment to socialize and share information. The next event will be held in Dundee at the Town Hall on April 11th from 5-7pm.

New Frontiers School Board takes on Bullying!
Schools across the board took part in the Anti bulling camping by wearing a Pink T-Shirt on February 22nd. Pink Shirt Day is a day that promotes individuality and the acceptance of others.  Each school did something different to support the initiative from wearing pink on the 22nd to OES creating their own shirts; Hemmingford having a student led assembly, Gault showering each other in compliments and hugs and many other great activities!

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.

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