“Hooked on School” at North Hat­ley Ele­men­tary

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Vanier North Hat­ley

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.

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