Literacy Night, Swimming fun and much more (Chateauguay Valley CLC) – April 2017

Chateauguay Valley CLC—News & Notes

Howick Elementary School
Community Visits
The month of March was an adventure for pre-k students; they explored their town and met several community’s helpers. Visits included a trip to the local veterinarian, the post-office, the Howick Health Coop, the church, the fire hall, and école primaire Saint-Jean’s pre-k classroom. The group also had invited guest come directly to their classroom; this includes an officer from Sûreté du Québec, a Phys. Ed teacher, a dental hygienist, audiologist and an emergency medical technician.

Music in the air
It has been a musical month at School; Grade levels 4, 5, and 6 did a presentation in front of their peers as an assignment for music class. The students really rocked it!

Hemmingford Elementary School
Fundraiser Success
HES held its Annual Spaghetti Supper at the Club de Golf Hemmingford. This year was record breaking for both attendance and money raised! This event would not have been successful without the collaboration between our parents, the community, and staff all of whom played a vital role.

Literacy Night
On March 21st, students and their families were invited to participate in the school’s Literacy Night. Workshop stations included word games, audio-books, superhero writing, decorating masks, book fair, bingo for books, reading stories, making a book mark, and a kiosk from the Hemmingford Public Library. We cannot forget our special guest, Clifford the Big Red Dog!

Franklin Elementary School
Swimming Fun!
Before the March break, the entire school went on a trip to the Aquadome in Lasalle. Students had fun splashing around in the pool and enjoying quality time                                                                                                                with their friends.
Outdoor Classroom progress!
Jeunesse Rural en Forme (JREF) a local community partner helped with our outdoor classroom movement. Thanks to JREF funding the school purchased rainwater collectors, compost bins, and thermometers. We are excited to use them this spring for the gardens!

Science Night!
On March 31, Franklin hosted a Family Science Night. Families from the Chateauguay Valley signed up to complete one of our four experiments: building a volcano, art robot, bridge, or spaghetti tower.

Ormstown Elementary School
There is no better way to celebrate the return to school after an incredible snow day than to spend the afternoon outside! OES took out their sleds, shovels and broomballs, and enjoyed some hot chocolate in the schoolyard.  Now that is a snow day!
OES Musical
Our Cycle 2 & 3 students have been busy since January rehearsing for “OES Goes Disney” performance.  Grade 3 & 4 students will sing a number of Disney songs while our Grade 5 & 6 students will dance and act scenes from Aladdin and Beauty & the Beast.  Performances will be held on April 13th at 1:00 and 7:00 pm.

School Perseverance
On March 2nd the centre was treated to a visit from CFL player Kyries Hebert. Following a presentation on perseverance, students were able to ask questions and take photos with the Alouettes linebacker. Thanks for the inspiration Kyries!

Dr. Reggie Melrose
HAECC staff and students attended a mini workshop presented by Dr. Regalena Melrose. Having previously presented to staff members, Dr. Melrose was delighted to hear students explain her “60 Second Fix” concept back to her. Thank you Reggie for your amazing energy and insights you brought to our staff and students!

Blood Clinic
HAECC played host their annual Blood Drive in partnership with Hema-Quebec and the Huntingdon Rotary Club the end of March. The event was a huge success with students, staff and community members all taking part in this life saving act. We were only a few people shy of our 100 donor’s goal!

Carnival Day!
The whole school participated in numerous activities to celebrate Carnival day and kick off March Break. Groups rotated throughout the school and town taking part in bowling, curling, mini golf, twister, connect 4 tournaments, speed stacking, a reptile presentation along with rice krispy decorating. The afternoon then concluded with a magical demonstration by magician!

Clothing Sale
The We Movement team held a used Clothing Sale during parent/teacher interviews on March 16th & 17th. This collaborative effort was made possible by the support of the staff and the numerous donations of clothing and accessories. Thanks to all the sales, the team raised $103.55.

Chateauguay Valley Regional High School
Winter Carnival
Carnival day was once again a huge success; students had the choice to either attend a day trip; which included laser tag, bowling, movie & shopping or to stay at the school and participate in activities provided by teachers and local partners.  New this year CVR was happy to welcome local partners and businesses to participate in the day. We were happy to have Serendipity with a soap making workshop, Maison des Jeunes with bubble soccer, a dream catcher workshop and a Yoga session with local instructor, Julie Gergely.

Intergenerational Learning; Changes Learning, Changes Lives
Ms. Langevin’s grade 11 Ethic’s class hosted a Spring Health Fair for community members. As part of their ethics class students researched local Anglophone health services, then developed presentations to share their findings with the community. Following the presentation our guest then participated in a video conference on “Active Brain Boosters” where they learned tips on how to keep their brains healthy and alert.  The morning then wrapped up with Ms. Hamilton’s Cooking Class preparing and serving a delicious lunch of homemade soup, buns, veggies, fruit and desserts.

Target Your Future Visit
Stephane Laliberté, Plumbing teacher from École des métiers de la construction de Montreal visited Ms. Hamilton’s Target your Future class to inform and educate students about different trade programs they offer at their centre.

New Frontiers School Board CLC – News & Notes
Community Conversation
On March 22, the Centre intégré de santé et services sociaux (CISSS) de la Montérégie-Ouest held its very first consultation on access to health and social services for the English speaking population. With over fifty different organisations present it was an opportunity to discuss good practices, network and update the next access program plan for health and social services (CISSS-MO). Thank you to all the organisations who helped make the event possible, CISSS-MO (Centre Intégré de santé et service social de la Montérégie Ouest), ARC (Assistance and Referral Centre), NFSB (New Frontiers School Board), MWCN (Montérégie West Community Network).


 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:

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