Is North Hatley Elementary School Hooked on School?
It certainly is, especially after this week’s special activities and events that took place in our school! Hooked on School Days are an occasion to encourage youth, congratulate them on their efforts, and listen to them when it comes to their motivation and their perseverance. These days are also an ideal opportunity to create bonds that will support the success of our youth and young adults.
Many different ways of celebrating our students’ efforts were organized during this week. Each student received a postcard from their parents with a positive message to encourage him/ her to persevere in school. Staff members also wore a white and green perseverance ribbon all week.
The main event of this special week was our assembly on Wednesday, February 17th. The Dictée P.G.L. certificates were presented to the students who excelled in the final dictée and we announced the name of the grade six student who will represent our school in the regional finals. Here are the names of our winners: Kindergarten: Jayden Levasseur, Grade 1: Lexa Bernard McKelvey, Grade 2: Landon Rediker, Grade 3: Emma Picard, Grade 4: Emma Andrews, Grade 5: Samantha Pigeon, and Grade 6: Joshua Picard. Bravo to all the winners! Good luck at the regional finals Joshua!
This year, three students who attend New Horizon (adult education center), Sophia Roy, Brandon Sager and Khusrow Sarwari gave a 10-minute talk to each cycle students about their experiences and decisions to return to school. The students listened attentively and asked them many questions.
The parents’ contribution in making this week special and motivating for their children was also very important. They were asked to write a postcard to their child(ren) to encourage them and congratulate them on their efforts given at school, and send a picture of their child(ren). We also asked the children to draw what they wanted to be when they grow up. A bulletin board displays their beautiful drawings and pictures at the entrance of the school.
We thank all the parents and speakers for making the Hooked on School week a meaningful and inspiring week for their child (ren)!
The NHES student winners of the Dictée P.G.L. contest holding their certificates.