Posted: May 15, 2023
Anglophone School District North celebrated PSSC members at the annual PSSC Appreciation Dinner, held on May 9th at Gowan Brae Golf and Country Club in Bathurst. District staff and District Education Council members were on hand to welcome guests. Dr. Tiffany Bastin, Assistant Deputy Minister with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, was the special guest.
ASD-N also presented Celebrate the Spririt Awards to five deserving community partners. The recipients were:
- Nominated by Community Engagement Coordinator, Audrey Ronalds, the Robert L. Knowles Veterans Unit has been welcoming students into their facility for a number of years through various programs and projects. Middle school carpentry classes have built bird feeders, planted flowers and upgraded the entry way to the unit. Seniors have participated in chair yoga with the high school yoga class. This intergenerational connection has helped both residents and students feel cared for and valued. The Celebrate the Spirit Award was created by previous Superintendent and Deputy Minister, John McLaughlin, and in a full circle moment, John’s mother and resident, Ms. Millie McLaughlin, accepted the award along with Activity Director Megan Martell, Director of Nursing Catherine Lanteigne and Teacher Krissy McLellan.
- Nominated by Principal, Paula Haché, of King Street Elementary School, The Bowes Family has been instrumental in the set up of the school cafeteria and an ongoing meal program called “Scott’s Lunch”, named in memory of their son, Scott. “Scott’s Lunch” feeds up to 80 students per month and for some students this program has been life changing. Christine Colwell, Heather MacDonald and Laura St. Coeur accepted the award on behalf of their parents, Brian and Valerie Bowes.