Autism Awareness, SWAT, Career Exploration and more! (Chateauguay CLC) – May 2017

Chateauguay CLC News & Events —

Partners Working Together for the Community!
A huge thank you to CPS parent Gordon Johnston and the Saint Andrew’s United Church for another shipment of breakfast foods and non-perishable food items. Numerous local food banks and community groups in Chateauguay and Kahnawake benefited from this amazing donation, including Mary Gardener and Howard S. Billings High School to help with their breakfast programs.

Community Wednesday…The Heart of the Community
École Saint-Martine opened their doors to numerous community members on April 5. On site, there was kiosks from organisations, income tax clinic, performances from the students and face painting. The evening also included a free Spaghetti supper offered by Actions Familles and free babysitting service by La Station de l’Aventure. The evening was filled with lots of joy, conversations and was yet again a great success! Thank you to the school staff for helping make this event possible!

Centennial Park

Adventures of a Comic Book Artist
Mrs. Moira Lemma the music teacher put on a fabulous musical with her students. Parents and community members were invited to watch the students perform at Howard S. Billings high school. Great work everyone!

David Bouchard visits CPS
Parents from all four Chateauguay elementary schools were invited to join author, musician, storyteller and literacy advocate for children, David Bouchard in a great workshop and presentation.

Howard S. Billings High School

Aboriginal Culture Week
With the support from Ms. Simard, Billings hosted their annual Aboriginal Culture week. The week was informative, educational and a great success, students and staff did a great job planning and implementing the event!

Autism Awareness Week
Daily awareness activities were held at the school to create autism awareness. The school hosted a special visit from Steven Atme; composer, musician, singer and outstanding motivational speaker.

Relationship Education
Sex Education Educator Theresa Norris is creating awareness on healthy choices by presenting to students about healthy relationships.

Nest Students on the Road
Students from NEST (Native Education Support Team) visited Gault Institute to teach the blanket exercise to help the students have a better understanding of the reconciliation. NEST  also  had the opportunity to travel to Wendake and Quebec City;  where students visited the Huron-Wendat museum, spent time in a traditional longhouse and ate a traditional Huron-Wendat breakfast.

SWAT Students  on Tour
Students in the SWAT program (Students Working Artistically Together) toured around to different schools as well as the community of Chateauguay performing and showing their talents.

Student Success!
Rube Goldberg Physics projects thrilled and amazed everyone! Great work Rube!

Student Coalition
Billings opened their doors for all students involved in the student
coalition from across the New Frontiers School Board. It was a great learning experience for our future leaders!

Canadian Parliament in the Classroom
Member of Parliament for Chateauguay-LaColle Brenda Shanahan demystified the House of Commons through a presentation at the school for our students.

Homework Program and After School Support
As students prepare for June exams; the homework program is thriving and the after school tutorials are buzzing to support our students !


Multicultural Day
The Centre held their very own multicultural day on Wednesday, April 19 from 11:30-4:30pm. Staff and students from around the globe celebrated with traditional foods from their culture, music, costumes and games.

St. Willibrord

Bucket Beats Performance
Music teacher Mrs. Bouchard taught her students how to play percussion instruments. On April 5, a bucket beat show was held during the evening for parents and community members to see what their kids have learnt.

IGA Visit
Kindergarten took a trip to the local IGA to finalize their unit on nutrition. Mr. Sebastien from IGA showed the students around the store and introduced them to the “specialists” in each department. Students finished the tour with snacks provided by IGA.


Innovative Project
Grade 5 & 6 participated in career day on April 10. The objective of this day was to expose students to a variety of real world career opportunities and educate them on the different options available. On April 21, students visited CVCEC and Nova Career Centre to explore their various vocational programs. Students participated in structured hands on activities. Mrs. Shanahan would like to extend a huge thank you on behalf of the students and staff of Harmony School for the visits.

Mary Gardner

Space Center 
Grades 3 and 4 visited the Houston Space Center via video conferencing system (VC), they learned all about different space missions and the science of magic. Grade 1 also were given a tour of the Space station by VC and were shown how astronauts live in space.

Students Knit Away!
Montérégie West Community Network (MWCN) partners up with the school to offer knitting classes. Students & community members are having a great time knitting together!

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