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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

Posted: December 16, 2013

Posted: December 15, 2013

Five grade 5 girls recently completed the ASD-N Self Esteem Program at Harkins Elementary School and were recognized for their participation in a celebration held in the school’s library on November 12th. Arranged by ASD-N’s Community Schools Co-ordinator Rachel Tsistinas, and Leaders Lisa Matchett and Beth Clancy, the girls explored topics important to young adolescents such as the importance of “self”, communicating with others in a sensitive manner, issues surrounding body image, and nutrition, and the importance of family and friends.  The program is available to schools in

Posted: December 12, 2013

Over the past few years, schools in Anglophone North School District have been acquiring mountain bikes for student use. Students have access to the bikes both as part of curricular and extra-curricular activities. In this video, Physical Education Lead, Paul MacKinnon tells us more about the program.

Posted: December 7, 2013

Posted: December 4, 2013

Two ASD-N educators were recently recognized for their professionalism by being chosen as finalists at the awards ceremony Miramichi Women of Influence organized by the Women of Miramichi Entrepreneurial Network (WOMEN). The event, held at the Rodd Miramichi River Hotel, recognized Annette Hendry who is presently teaching at North and South Esk Elementary School and Mary Jane Ward of Red Bank who is involved with First Nation education and culture in Metepenagiag.  The category in

Posted: December 2, 2013

ASD-N students attending the We Day Atlantic Canada event last week had a very rewarding and motivating experience. Students from Bathurst High, Superior Middle School, North and South Esk Regional, MVHS, JMH and Nelson Rural School made up a sizable contingent. Their involvement, by invitation only, speaks well for the awareness of global citizenship in district schools. Global citizenship is considered by many educators to be an important component of education for the 21st century. Pictured here are members of the Nelson Rural School delegation along with guest speaker

Posted: November 27, 2013

(Up-dated Nov. 28) The Clothing Drive is scheduled for this Saturday, November 30th at JMH. Drop off your items between 9a.m-2p.m.  All clothing items, towels, linens, blankets will gladly be accepted.  A portion of the proceeds are donated back and will be used to support Literacy in our schools.   For additional information, or pick-up until Friday please contact Rachel Tsistinas at 778-6203 or cell (506) 624-7902. Details.

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