Once again, for the 13th year running,  the Miramichi Council of the BellAliant Pioneers and Staples in Miramichi have made a generous donation of school supplies to students in the Miramichi, Harcourt and Rexton areas of Anglophone North School District through their “Backpacks for Kids” program. Along with BellAliant and partner Staples-Miramichi and their customers ... 

The 2015 "Go for 42" Fun Run was held on Sunday, June 28th with elementary schools in the Miramichi area participating. Gretna Green Elementary had the largest proportion of participants, followed by St. Andrews and Croft Elementary, Carrefour Beausoleil. To see photos from the even visit Go for 42 2015 .

Jacquet River School (JRS) is excited to be the stewards of the Little Free Library, Charter # 26199, on behalf of their neighbors and our community!
    
How does it work?
     JRS’s Little Free Library is a way to share all kinds of favorite books - books that teach, intrigue and engage.  The Little Library belongs to everyone and anyone may use it; it is a community resource and a way to give back. 
Little Free Library books are always a gift - Never for sale!
- Take a Book - If you see ...

A sod turning ceremony was held June 15th at Gretna Green Elementary School, Miramichi to mark upgrades and renovations to the school that are to begin this summer. The almost $10 000 000 project to add teaching stations, a new gym, administrative areas and other improvements will span 3 years to minimize disruptions to the school’s operation. Students from the school attended the event held under sunny skies on the front lawn and showed considerable excitement realizing that many of them will continue at the school beyond grade 5 as the renovations will result in a Kindergarten to Grade 8 facility.
       Special guests included: Lisa Harris, MLA for Miramichi Bay-Neguac; Minister of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, the Honourable Bill Fraser; Miramichi City Mayor, Gerry Cormier and Chair, ASD-N D.E.C., Michael Mortlock. To view photos from the event visit GG Sod Turning.

Monday, June 8th, Harkins Middle School presented a Chinese Cultural Exposition. Students the grade 6 Blue Team, headed by Mrs. Blakley-Doucette, as well as Ms. Beers’ social studies students from 8E1, 8E2, 8L1, and 8L2, presented projects created with the help of Ms. Zhang  Xiaoyu. Projects included Blue & White Porcelain painting,   Blow painting, lantern making, traditional Chinese Bamboo dancing, Chinese paper cutting, Beijing Opera Mask fabrication, chopstick practice, Calligraphy, Pinyin card creation, Chinese tea making, authentic Chinese cuisine projects, as well as interactive Kung Fu demonstrations. Harkins has been very privileged to have Ms. Zhang with them since November and her presence has afforded the students the opportunity to explore various aspects of Chinese culture. In addition to the Harkins staff and student body, several special guests were in attendance including: Ms. Heather Wallace from AEI, (Atlantic Education International) and Ms. Teng Jing, the Director of CINB (Confucian Institute in New Brunswick). To see photos visit Exposition .

The students of Croft Elementary School joined a number of dignitaries to officially “turn the sod”, to begin construction of the new K to 8 school in Miramichi West. All of the students present will be attending the school scheduled to open in the fall of 2017and there was a considerable excitement on display. The kindergarten students, anxious for the completion of the new facility, even showed up willing to lend a hand, hard hats and all! The crowd on hand heard comments regarding the significance of the project and what it will mean for the future of Miramichi from the dignitaries in attendance. They were: Beth Stymiest, Superintendent of Anglophone North School District (ANSD); City of Miramichi Mayor Gerry Cormier; MLA for Miramichi Bay-Neguac, Lisa Harris; Minister of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, the Honourable Bill Fraser and ANSD Chairperson, Michael Mortlock. To view photos of the event visit Sod Turning.