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Posted: January 29, 2014

Many schools throughout ASD-N have recognized Family Literacy Day recently in a variety of ways. Harkins Elementary School in Miramichi Held a "Hot Chocolate House" event last Monday for parents and grand-parents who listened to HES students read their own literary compositions. Visit “Hot Chocolate House” .

Posted: January 26, 2014

Tips for Keeping Snacks Safe:Always wash hands before preparing or eating a snack. This is the one of best ways to prevent food spoilage and contamination. Wash all fruits and veggies under cold running water. Clean all lunch boxes, thermal bags, plastic utensils and containers in hot soapy water. DO NOT re-use plastic wrapping and bags.Keep foods cold -Yogurt, deli meats and cheese should be kept cold. -Be sure to keep lunches in the fridge until the morning and include an ice pack or frozen juice pack when sending lunches to school.

Posted: January 26, 2014

The Campbellton  Jr. A Tigers ice hockey team have recently been working with Tide Head Elementary School offering after school sports sessions to the students. The Tigers with the lead of their coach, Tory Ryan, help students focus on basic skills and offer a variety of sport experiences some of which the children  have had no opportunity previously to experience.  To learn more about the project visit Campbellton Tigers .

Posted: January 21, 2014

An invitation to attend a “Hot Chocolate House”  at Harkins Elementary School for Family Literacy Day*, on Monday January 27th, 12:30 pm. See attached invitation below. * Promoted by ABC Life Literacy Canada ™.

Posted: January 20, 2014

Keeping the drinks in snacks healthy

Posted: January 19, 2014

Eleanor W. Graham Middle School of Rexton is off to a tremendous start towards creating a multi-sensory room for its Methods and Resource teachers for their work with students with special educational needs. The Cartier Co-op, located in Richiboucto, has donated $5 000, a big first step in the school’s efforts to raise the $14 000 needed. The creation of such a room will go a long way towards meeting the special needs of children, such as  those with autism, in the wider Rexton, Richibouto and Elsipogtog area.

Posted: January 15, 2014

Elementary Literacy Friends (ELF) is a volunteer-based literacy program that helps Grade 2 students who would benefit from additional one-on-one literacy activities.

Posted: January 12, 2014

Making Healthy Snacks Fun! Snacks are important and children should enjoy eating them too. If we enjoy something we are more likely to do it. This document attached below, provide you with tips on how to get your children interested in the snacks that they are eating beginning from helping to select them at the grocery store to opening up their lunch box to see what will make their recess time more exciting. Read on for some exciting ideas and recipes.

Posted: January 6, 2014

This month the focus for the Mango Mania Blitz is on Healthy Snacks. Keep looking for our weekly posts about these “mini meals” that are very important to children and their ability to play and learn. Snacks are important to both children and adults and we will provide some snack ideas as well as some advice on how to make snacks appealing to your children. The attached document will help introduce the topic and get you started with some ideas. January 27th -31st will be Mango Mania challenge week so children will be encouraged to bring healthy snacks to school.

Posted: December 18, 2013

The New Brunswick Children’s Foundation, (NBCF) based in Saint John NB, has donated $6000.00 to Miramichi Valley High School for the school’s breakfast program. This program is designed to feed students who don’t get a breakfast before getting to school, for amongst other reasons, they just don’t find the time. Mornings are generally considered the best time for learning but without something nutritious to eat a learner’s energy level may not be able to keep up. Some of the grant is expected to be used towards the purchase of an "industrial" level toaster. Mr. Ross

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