“Hooked on School” at North Hatley Elementary
The teachers at North Hatley Elementary School have thought up an interesting way to get their students to think about the importance of school. This week, the students will brainstorm slogans to promote school perseverance in their English classes, then each student will create a poster from their chosen slogan. “The teachers will choose two winners, those students that best meet the criteria for the poster, from each cycle and they’ll receive prizes,” explained head teacher Nicole Grégoire. The posters will then be displayed in the hallways of the school.
Last Wednesday, the school held a “Hooked on School” assembly that featured the awarding of certificates to the winning students of the Dictée Paul Gérin-Lajoie (Dictée PGL), a writing contest for students either in French school or French immersion. “This year’s Dictée PGL themes, trades of yesterday and tomorrow and jobs in Africa, linked well with “Hooked on School” days,” mentioned Mrs. Grégoire. Two students from each cycle, those with the most perfect essays, received certificates and the student with the best essay in cycle three, Thomas Limoges, will represent the school in the Dictée PGL competition final for the Sherbrooke region.
Part of the mission of the Fondation Paul GérinLajoie is to help Canadian children learn about the realities of children in developing countries, and
so the annual Dictée Paul Gérin-Lajoie has a fundraising component. The participating students of North Hatley Elementary were able to raise about $280 to send to a few countries in Africa and Haiti for school supplies and educational projects.
North Hatley Elementary’s winners of the Dictée Paul Gérin-Lajoie received their winning certificates during the school’s school perseverance assembly, held last Wednesday. Thomas Limoges, the student with two certificates, will represent the school in the Sherbrooke region final of the competition.
North Hatley Elementary Head Teacher Nicole Grégoire with the two cycle one winners of the
Dictée Paul Gérin-Lajoie.