January 20, 2016
The new school in Miramichi West is scheduled to open in January 2017. This K-8 facility will welcome over 500 students grades K-8 and is a once in a lifetime opportunity for our students, parents and staff.
As part of the school naming process ASD-N has initiated a naming committee which will be responsible for submitting three names for the new school to the District Education Council. In order to facilitate this process we are asking the public to submit their choice for the name of the school.
Gretna Green Elementary School is currently undergoing renovations which will see the school expand to a K – 8 facility in September 2016. These are exciting times as the school will welcome approximately 100 students in grades 6 to 8 in September 2016. There will be new, modern learning spaces, new soccer field and an expanded parking area and new bus entrance. We are really looking forward to the completion of this exciting project!!
Since the configuration of the school is changing, the name of the school must be reviewed.
The Hour of Code is a great way to expose our students to computer programing – a 21st century Super Hero power! With only 07 days before the Hour of Code kicks off on December 7th we encourage you to register your event at www.hourofcode.com/ca, before the Dec 6th cut-off!
The BHS Music Memories is a group of students who came together after hearing about a study of how music awakens seniors with Alzheimer's. Music Memories has approximately 28 keen students who visit with seniors in local senior residences. During these visits the students learn valuable information regarding the senior's pastimes, hobbies and particular musical interests. From there the students research and upload MP3 players with specific music and loan them to the residents for their listening pleasure.
Dalhousie Regional High School held their annual “Trick or Eat” food drive on October 30th. Grade 9 students went door-to-door, in costume, collecting non-perishable food items for the Restigouche County Volunteer Action Association (RCVAA) food bank. Students collected an abundance of food items for members of the community in need. Approximate value of food collected was $7700. The campaign was a huge success again this this year!
Parents and guardians are invited to complete an online survey on child care in New Brunswick as part of the public consultation being conducted by the Child Care Sector Task Force.
The survey is available at : www.gnb.ca/engageNB
The survey will remain online until Nov. 2. It represents a chance for New Brunswickers to tell the taskforce what kind of child care they are looking for, what options they have found, what works and what does not work in the current system.
Our government is making early childhood development a priority because by ensuring the success of all sectors that work with young children, we will see future generations of New Brunswickers develop to their full potential.
A group of 16 young Colombian girls and their host families visited the Little, Big Bear Safari in Acadieville on Sunday and couldn’t believe their eyes – 18 wild black bears!
Richard and Vivianne Goguen have been sharing their love of bears and offering an opportunity to visit the wild animals in their natural habitat, since 1999.
A special international Thanksgiving dinner was held at the Rodd Miramichi River Hotel for 16 Colombian girls, their chaperones, host families and school principals on Monday, through the generosity of one local doctor.
Dr. Sanjay Siddhartha, originally from India, sponsored the event and was praised by Anglophone School District North officials and Tourism Minister Bill Fraser for extending his hand of kindness to the international guests.