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April, 2013 Volume 7, Issue 1
Gros Mecatina Times A GrEAU-ing Business Inside this issue: Students Rebuild Water Challenge
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Hydroponics is a different way of growing without soil. Products will be fresh and organic, pesticide free and herbicide free. The community would be provided with cheaper, healthier, organic and fresh herbs and vegetables. This process of growing is quick and could be run all year round, even during our harsh winters.
Montreal Alouettes 9-10 Encourage LNS Students to Stay in School Another Great Year
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Special points of interest: Nibbles & Bits A good Start with Avenir d’Enfants Mecatina’s Honor Roll It’s How You Play the Game Job Skills for the Future Born to Read Fun Fundraisers Youth Centre Re-opens Spring Fling Announcements
The hydroponic growing unit constructed by the GrEAU team.
Basil plants at an intermediate stage of growth.
In November a small group of Once the type of business was destudents, with the support of their cided, the students made a busiscience teacher, came together with ness plan, sought local support and the purpose to start their own business. After assessing their budget, limited resources and space, they eventually decided they would grow lettuce and herbs loThe GrEAU team from left to right: Chris Wong (teacher), cally using a method Josh Boland, Benjamin Collier & Brandon Leon. called hydroponics. Continued on next page..
A GrEAU-ing Business distributors, constructed the growing units, planted and transplanted, created a logo and marketed their product. After many long hours the students have produced 6 harvests since March 14th, which are available on the shelves of our local grocery stores. Currently available : Lettuce, basil, chives & dill
To see pictures of the progress use the following web address:
Entrepreneurship Club 2013-2014 Ben, Brandon, Josh, & Chris
Proudly supported by Mecatina School Governing Board & Mecatina CLC
We GrEAU for You!
Nibbles & Bits “Its not about ideas. Its about making ideas happen.” -Scott Belsky ; Behance cofounder Cycle One category for 201213, as well as for the 2013-14 school year. This year, a school supply section has been added to their project, therefore, the name has been changed to Nibbles & Bits. Congratulations to the students of St. Lawrence School for the success of their Nibblers Project
(canteen). They were the local winners of the Quebec Entrepreneurship Contest in the Local,
Miss Tina (St Lawrence teacher)
Students Rebuild Water Challenge Do you know that there are millions of people in our world without clean water? In our country we take water for granted. In many parts of the world women and children spend as much as three hours a day getting water. Their journey involves not only a long walk, but often a dangerous one. They may return with water, but sometimes it is not fit for human consumption. It leads to disease and even death. Hard to imagine when you live in a place such as ours where we are practically surrounded by water. Just getting started….
water to some of those who don’t have it. Just twenty beads will provide water for one person!
Ms. Melinda shows Ashton how its done.
Upon receiving an email from the CLC network directing us to a webcast broadcast live from Tanzania, Africa specifically addressing this issue we joined the cause. From this we learned there was a “Water Challenge” out there. We learned that by making paper beads we could provide
Maureen Collier took the lead on this very worthwhile cause. She learned to make beads, made templates, cut paper, prepared glue and toothpicks and essentially prepared Community members join in.
us with all the materials needed to make beads, then led us on a bead making journey. The whole school and indeed representatives from various community organizations were introduced to the Maureen works with a group of students.
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More than 2000 beads so far….
Taking special care to make pretty beads, and getting extra tips on the correct process to follow.
concept of making beads to provide water. We set a challenge to our school and community to make 1000 paper
beads. That was soon surpassed! We have an amazing jar full of a wide variety of beautiful beads. The bead making fever continues on. We will be shipping the beads to the sponsor organization. after the Easter break.
Students Rebuild Water Challenge. By creating paper beads, communities all over the world are bringing clean water to Tanzania! Learn how others are responding and get inspired to take action through the Students Rebuild Water Challenge. The #srwaterchallenge will bring clean, safe drinking water to those who need it most. Global Nomads Group
Below are some links you can follow to learn more about this very worthwhile cause. Google search: “Water Changes Everything” to see a three minute video www.charitywater.org http://studentsrebuild.org/ Deciding on the prettiest paper to use.
Submitted by Melinda Gallichon
Learning what to do from our big cousin, Coco.
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A Good Start with Avenir D’Enfants Avenir d’enfants (AE) is a nonprofit organization created through efforts of the Quebec Government and the Lucie et André Chagnon Foundation devoted to helping communities throughout the province. Its mission is to provide expertise and financial support towards action plans and projects elaborated by communities committed to the overall development of children aged five and younger to ensure that every child has an equal opportunity for a good start in life. The pilot project is supported by the Lower North Shore Coalition for Health and the Lower North Shore Exchange Network and will be piloted through the Commission Scolaire du Littoral Community Learning Centres in Chevery, Harrington Harbour, Gros Mecatina and Bonne Esperance. It focuses on supporting early childhood development, emergent literacy and school readiness. Parent information and education sessions will also be offered to families. CSL-CLC Deveopment Agents; Ana Osborne, Helen Morency, Molly Organ & Kimberly Buffitt
AE in the pilot community of Gros Mecatina: Avenir d’Enfants is a program that has been implemented in La Tabatiere
Parents and children work together on a Family Literacy Day craft activity hosted by the YSL & Avenir D’Enfants anitmators at Mecatina’s library.
since the beginning of October. The AE program essentially became an extension of the P.A.C.E. program which was already established in the community. Both programs target children from 0-5 and their families and together they provide a more comprehensive program especially to further develop the area of Literacy. Since P.A.C.E. was already established with a locale and the 0—5 clientele, we were able to extend our workshops to the participants by devoting an extra 45 minutes to each workshop three times a week.. Activities consisted of phonemic awareness activities, letter and number awareness games, concentration games, themed bingo games and of course a lengthier story time.
Halloween was celebrated with a breakfast event and the children and parents alike came dressed in their costumes. Everyone enjoyed a nutritious breakfast, games and activities. Children got to take home two books from our library and information was provided to parents about the Avenir d’Enfants program. Family Literacy Day activities were planned in conjunction with the Mecatina School library animator. The children and their parents participated in a variety of Olympic themed activities and games. Literacy awareness packages containing info on creative ways to make time to read with children were distributed to all families present. During the past few winter months home visits were offered to parents by the AE animator who took her resources to the home to interact with the children and their families. The AE animator also takes part in a variety of literacy activities in the Pre K & K classroom a few times each week. Through the combined efforts of the Avenir d’Enfants and PACE programs in our community we can ensure that our little youth are ready for their early school experiences, educationally and socially. Adeline Anderson ; PACE & AE animator
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Take the Challenge
Guys like to hang out in snow tunnels too!
Look out below!!!
The 5-30 Health and Wellness Challenge is an annual health event that is not to be missed! With more than one million registrations since 2005, 459 participating municipalities in 2014, and several hundred organizations that promote it, the Health Challenge has become the largest public health campaign in Quebec!
one’s lifestyle habits. Basically, it means setting 3 goals on your own, as a family, or as part of a team, for 6 weeks, from March 1 to April 11. 5 Goal: Eating at least 5 servings of fruit and vegetables a day
30 Goal: Getting active at least 30 minutes a day.
The Health Challenge is 6 weeks of motivation to improve
Is everybody ready for the ride of your life?
And for young people, it’s at least 60 minutes!
Wellness Goal: Sleeping better for increased wellness in life
The Health Challenge also means: - Learning to plan ahead for healthy eating - Finding a way to be more active - Taking time for yourself Snow tunnels are a great place for girl chats.
Some days Kiana likes to slide with her buddy Kathy,…..
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Take the Challenge In order to encourage our students and families to take part in the 5-30 Health Challenge, Mecatina CLC and BCN en Forme partnered to offer weekly activities over a period of 6 weeks. Week 1: Build Snow Tunnels Week 2: Carnival Games Week 3: Sliding Week 4: Skating at the Arena Week 5: Short Hike & Sliding Week 6: Soccer Baseball in the Snow Participation rates were very good for all activities, but sliding seemed to be the most fun for students and parents alike.
It really is worth the climb!
Look how fast I’m going!
At the end of the six weeks all students were presented with a Mecatina School smoothie glass, and the 6 students that attended all activities each received a surprise gift certificate to the school canteen. The activity animators, Kathy Green (CLC animator) & Shannon Rogers (BCNEF Animator), both did a great job getting everyone actively involved. Thanks ladies! Molly Organ
All lined up for the relay on ice.
CLC Dev. Agent
..and some days she just wants to soak up the sun!
Who needs a motor when you have a steep hill.
Did you see how fast I went?
Mecatina’s Secondary Honor Roll Term 2 (80%+ average in 4 or 6 credit courses) ELA (Sec 1-5) Delaney Collier Ocean Gallichon Paige Buffitt Savannah Collier Felicity Gallichon Hannah Bateman-Organ Josh Boland Connor Organ Benjamin Collier Amanda Gallibois-Robertson Cara Gallichon-Robertson
MATH (Sec 1-5) Delaney Collier Ocean Gallichon Paige Buffitt Savannah Collier Felicity Gallichon Madison Morency Hannah Bateman-Organ Josh Boland Connor Organ Benjamin Collier Cara Gallichon-Robertson Brandon Leon-Mercier
SOCIAL SCIENCE (Sec 1-5) Tyanna Bobbitt Delaney Collier Ocean Gallichon Paige Buffitt Savannah Collier Felicity Gallichon Brett Marcoux Madison Morency Hannah Bateman-Organ Connor Organ Benjamin Collier
SCIENCE (Sec 1-5) Delaney Collier Paige Buffitt Savannah Collier Felicity Gallichon Connor Organ Benjamin Collier Amanda Gallibois-Robertson
POP / EXPLO (Sec 3&5) Chloe Anderson Hannah Bateman-Organ Josh Boland Connor Organ Cara Gallichon-Robertson
FSL (Sec 1-5) Delaney Collier Ocean Gallichon Madison Morency Benjamin Collier
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Montreal Alouettes encourage LNS students to stay in school empowered, inspired and motivated the students at James Lyng High School.
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It is not uncommon for the Montreal Alouettes to travel coast to coast representing their team, but it’s not every day that they can travel to the Gaspe, Valleyfield, Bury, Baie Comeau, La-Tuque, New Carlisle and the Lower North Shore (Mecatina, Harrington and Netagamiou School) in just a few hours; nevertheless, that is precisely what happened on March 12th and 14th. John Bowman #7 and Kyries Hebert #34 of the Montreal Alouettes each made a videoconference “virtual visit” to Community Learning Centre schools across Quebec midMarch. They presented to more than 75 eager and question filled primary and sec
ondary students about the challenges and successes they had encountered in life on their way to becoming professional football athletes. The overall message reinforced during both presentations was summarized by John Bowman, “We have been through rough times and difficult situations and if we can make it out of those times, then through hard work, dedication and commitment so can they”. Ms. Mikaella Goldsmith was the Community Learning Centre Coordinator responsible for the virtual visit between the Montreal Alouettes and students from across Quebec feels the past presentations by the Alouettes
“Our students were engaged and could relate to different aspects of the players testimonies. Seeing how well our students responded, I wanted other students to have the same opportunity to be inspired and motivated. Knowing that some students do not have as much access to professional football players or other guests because of their location it made it that much more important to do. I just think it’s important to share good things with other people”. Ms. Goldsmith added, “I have had the opportunity to hear John Bowman and Kyries Hebert share their personal stories twice now. I cannot tell you how important it is that our students hear them. Both men have faced a series of trials and tribulations throughout their lives but found something that they were able to put their energy into, that something was football. Their passion allowed them to stay focused on the long term goals and helped keep them moving forward in the right direction. Continued on next page
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Many of our students face similar challenges as these players. Having Mr. Bowman and Mr. Hebert share their stories plants seeds of change in our students and shows them that anything is possible regardless of where or what you come from”.
Presenting to students each year is important to Kyries Hebert, “I understand the responsibility as a pro athlete to not only reap the rewards of the profession but to also give back to those who are in similar positions as I once was, in hopes that it helps them in their future endeavors”. He hopes they will walk away with a clear message about the importance of setting higher standards, goal setting and understanding
that discipline and that perseverance plays a huge roles in their success in whatever career path they may choose. Hebert was focused and driven from a young age and always knew what he wanted to do. He designed a pair of shoes when he was 7 so that when he became famous Nike would make them for him. Hebert admitted it was not always easy to be as dedicated as a student and was often given a hard time by his peers. Hebert’s mother pushed him, stating “She is the hardest working person that I know” and acknowledges they are both in a good place now because of her hard work. John Bowman shared his story of going from tremendous challenges to being a champion. He talked with pride about the support that his aunt gave him to stay in school and get an education. He encouraged the youth to not give up. “Presenting to the schools is important to me because when I was a kid I always wanted somebody famous to let me know how they made it out… to see what path I had to take”. He added that presenting to youth is important as a professional ath-
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Montreal Alouettes encourage LNS students to stay in school
lete to “relate with the youth, to let them know we have been through rough times and difficult situations and if we can make it out of those times, then through hard work, dedication and commitment so can they”. These powerful and positive messages were not lost on the young students that were attentively listening and asking many questions. After all, it’s not every day that a Montreal Alouette gives you a pep talk encouraging you to stay in school! Ana Osborne, Netagamiou CLC Development Agent, CS du Littoral Published in the Lower North Shore “Local Wave – Vague Local” Newspaper (Volume 4 - Issue 3, April 2014)
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Its How You Play the Game In January, students from Mecatina School participated in the Volleyball and Badminton tournament held in Blanc Sablon. The students had a great tournament with the following results for volleyball; Mecatina Cougars (Boys) bronze medal, Mecatina Cougars (Girls) - silver medal. In Badminton, students also achieved some great results. They are as follows: Delaney Collier - Gold, Noah BobbittGreen - Silver, Victor Robertson - Gold, Connor Organ - Gold, Brandon Leon - Gold.
Also, from this weekend, four of our badminton players were chosen to represent the CSL at the Regionals in Sept-Iles. They were; Delaney Collier, Noah Bobbitt-Green, Victor Robertson and Brandon Leon. Unfortunately, the Juvenille group and Moustique group did not get to attend, therefore, Brandon and
a great weekend in Sept-Iles. The teams did quite well. The boys team won bronze and the girls came in fourth place. Quite an achievement for a group of students getting together for only 2 days of practice before competing at Regionals.
Delaney did not go to the regionals. However, Victor and Noah went to represent the CSL and they did quite well. They both enjoyed their weekend and found that it was a great experience to see what is out there in regards to competition. Two of our players, Hannah Bateman-Organ and Brandon Leon, were also selected for the Volleyball Regional team for Juvenille. Josh Boland and Ocean Gallichon were also chosen for the Cadet group, however, it was decieded that that group would not participate this year. Both Brandon and Hannah had
So, sports have been great so far this year. Once again all students who participated have made Mecatina School proud for their accomplishments.
"It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game!" Fay Collier Phys Ed teacher
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Another Great Season! Once again we have come to the end of another busy and successful season at the Gros Mecatina Community Centre. During the 2013-2014 season, quite a few activities took place. December was a busy month that started with getting the ice in the rink to begin the skating season. A Flea Market Day took place which turned out to be a huge success. Displayed was a sampling of the amazing talent that we have in this community. Then there was our annual Christmas Talent show which again showcased the great talent we have. We also hosted a 4 on 4 showcasing some great hockey among our local
Two of the Fun League teams: La Tabatiere Potheads in the orange jerseys and the St. Augustine Lavallee Loaders in the green jerseys.
hockey players. In January, the Predators, Boomerangs and Bullets as well as the Fun League Teams began their regular season. We also held a 4 on 4 Tournament with
mixed teams from players along the coast taking part. As well as 4 on 4, there was a women’s game, Fun League game and a youth game. It was a great way to start off the hockey season.
Ocean sings a Band Perry song.
Goofy visits with some of the Predator hockey players.
The La Tabatiere Predators and a mixed team of kids from nearby communities along the Coast.
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Another Great Season! Our annual hockey tournament was held on February 21, 22, and 23 and proved to be a wonderful week -end with competitive teams attending from Romaine , Chevery, St. Augustine, Pakuashipi, and of course, La Tabatiere. There were women’s teams from Chevery and St.Augustine. The youth played a mixed game and the Secondary students played a game against the Fun League team. The winner of the “B” Banner was the Pakuashipi Geese. The winner of the “A” Banner was the St. Augustine Raiders. The winner of the women’s banner was the St .Augustine Raidettes. It was wonderful to see all the great participation and sportsmanship. It was great to see the many fans that came to watch! The Carnival and Fun League was on March 14 and 15 and it also turned out to be a great week end. The week end started with events for children followed by a youth hockey game, dance and fireworks. The Fun League Hockey began Friday evening with teams from St. Augustine, Harrington, and our home teams the Potheads, Les
Boys and Playboys. Our annual breakfast, which is always a big hit, started off the events on Saturday. Throughout Saturday there was Fun League hockey and adult activities. Another busy week-end but all worthwhile when you see such great participation and sportsmanship!
Maintaining the Community Centre and hosting these events throughout the hockey season and also throughout the year takes a lot of effort, time and involvement. To list all of the different work that is required to achieve these results is impossible. Therefore the CDLS would like to say a heartfelt
The La Tabatiere Boomerangs in blue and the St. Augustine Raidettes in gold are two of the women’s teams that took part in the annual tournament.
We would like to express our thanks to all the teams and spectators who attended our events. A big thank you and congratulations to our hometown teams, the Bullets, the Boomerangs, Les Boys, the Playboys, the Potheads, the Secondary team and of course, our youth team, the Predators.
“Thank You” to the many volunteers who assist at these events and throughout the year. Volunteers are the reason for our continued success! The community participation and the tremendous amount of volunteers in Gros Mecatina are amazing! THANK YOU !! Monita Lavallee
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Simple Machines Project During the fall, the cycle 2 boys had learned about Simple
Machines. As a conclusion to their project, each child created an invention showcasing their learning. The students
Family Literacy Day On January 28th, St. Lawrence School hosted its annual Family Literacy Day by engaging students and family in a variety of activities. The afternoon started with teams participating in a game of Playdough Pictionary, followed by The Wheel of Reading, which is a spin off of Wheel of Fortune. Continued on next page..
had created very impressive inventions!!! Great Job...
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To finish the event, teams challenged themselves with a game of Who Am I? The activities were very successful, where great participation and many
laughs were shared. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the participants for making the Family Literacy Day event such an enjoyable experience for all. Tina Leon (teacher)
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Job Skills for the Future In early Fall 2013 the opportunity came up to apply to the Youth Skills Link Project. I jumped at the chance right away because it would give me the occasion to build more work experience and to be able to live in my home town for a few more months after living away for so long. - The Youth Skills Link project, would take place from September 2013 to March 2014. This 3rd phase of the “Linking our Youth” program, continues to be geared towards SelfKnowledge and Employability, Skills Enhancement, and Job Internship. Six youth ages 16-30 would be hired along the Coast where they would work out of their community participating via VCN for training and taking part in a job internship program with participating businesses or organizations. -
After receiving a call that I was accepted tp take part in the Youth Skills Link Project, I was beyond excited to get started. During the first week of the project all six youth from different villages on the Lower North Shore met through WEBX and teleconference where we participated in a variety of workshops/exercises and training sessions to im-
also helped with the Elementary homework centre, which was my favorite part of working in the library because I got to help the kids who needed help with their school work.
prove our life and employability skills that would help us for our internships. During the internship part of the project I was lucky enough to take part in three work placements. The first work placement was at Realm, where I was taught how to work the cash, lotto machine, and how the store inventory works. The second work placement was at GIDC where I was taught how to use a fax machine, transfer calls, print from a blueprint printer, and how to fill out Records of Employment. The last weeks of the project I did a work placement at Mecatina School Library where I organized different events like Family Literacy Day, Born to Read, and movie & game night fundraisers. I
All three work placements were a great learning experience. All of my supervisors and coworkers were so kind and always ready to give me a helping hand. So thank-you all! Thanks also to all the organizations here in La Tabatiere that participated in the YSLP, I have gained lots of experience as a result. Throughout the Youth Skills Link Project it gave me time to think of possible careers, and after working at Mecatina School I came to realize that I would love to work with children. I enjoy their company and especially helping them with any of their needs. My future plan is to attend the Early Childhood program at Heritage College in Gatineau in the Fall of 2014, and if for some reason that doesn’t work out I would like to take a French course so that it will help me get a job in the province of Quebec. Michelle Gallichon—YSLP Intern
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Isabella & her mom are hard at work. Students and their families create Olympic flags during the FLD celebration.
Mecatina School held its 12th annual family literacy event on January 30th 2014. The theme this year was the Olympics, since the 2014 winter Olympics were starting in just a few days (Feb. 7th). Two groups participated; Pace to grade 3 and grades 4 to 6. The first activity for both groups was an art activity where the parents and child worked together to make an Olympic
flag, cutting fabric and gluing the rings together. The second activity for the first group was charades, which everyone enjoyed and resulted in lots of laughter. The kids should have won an Oscar for acting out the Olympic sports. The second activity for the older group was Olympic trivia. The parents and children were very competitive but enjoyed themselves. The last activity for this group was
Pictionary, the parents and Looking for other 15 minutes children were split in two of fun ideas to do with your teams in which they had 3 child, check these out: minutes to draw an Olympic sport. Everyone had quite the - Tell knock-knock jokes when drawing skills. doing the dishes - Invent newextremely ending to your I awas nervfavourite book ous about the outcome of FLD - Using ingredients you this because I’ve neverthat planned have hand, make a newthe sort of on thing before butup overall recipe event went smoothly; Parents made - Make a paper fortune teller the comments that they enjoyed event andawanted to beand invited - Write silly poem tellback it next year. Thanks Adeline, Tanya to the family and Molly forknowledge all your pointers - Test your by do-and extra hands! ing crossword puzzles, word jumbles and word searches with your child Michelle Gallichon
Cycle 2 students and their parents have fun playing Charades. “Look what we made!”
Youth Skills Intern.
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Literacy Fun! I was extremely nervous about the outcome of FLD because I’ve never planned this sort of thing before, but overall the event went smoothly; parents commented that they enjoyed the event and wanted to be invited back again next year. Thanks Adeline, Tanya and Molly for all your pointers and extra hands! Michelle Gallichon Youth Skills Link Intern
“I just need one more rhyming word to win it all!” Jayden and her mom display the flag they made together.
It takes concentration to cut these Olympic rings just right.
Pictionary. The parents and children were split into two teams in where they had 3 minutes to draw an Olympic sport. Everyone had quite the drawing skills!
“Which Olympic sport am I drawing?”
A special thanks to Seaside Supplies for their donation towards literacy activities in the library.
“Hey, look at what I did!”
One more ring to glue in place and my flag will be complete!
Working together is lots of fun!
Born To Read On March 20th, 2014 the annual Born to Read event was held in the Mecatina School & Community Library. Two adorable babies along with their mothers joined in on the fun. With help from the ‘ever so funny’ Chloe Anderson, 5 books were read to the babies, one of which was called Noisy Peek -a-Boo. In the book you have to find a truck or tractor, and once you’ve found the proper vehicle, the truck or tractor would make a noise surprising the babies. We presented a bag of books to the two babies, along with information for the parents on when is the best time to read to your child. Then it was snack time. Born to Read Babies of 2014.
As they say, “a picture is worth a thousand words”. The event was enjoyed by all! Michelle Gallichon YSL Intern
Fun Fundraisers A ‘Romance’ themed movie night was held on February 13th, 2014 for students from grades 6 to Secondary 5. The classic love story Dirty Dancing, and the hilarious 50 First Dates movie starring Adam Sandler, were the films being highlighted. Refreshments and snacks were sold as well. The participating teens really enjoyed the event, and they would like to see more movie nights in the future. Thank you to everyone who came out to support our library.
of laughter while they were all twisted up together. Again, the students asked for more game nights because they such a great time. Michelle Gallichon YSL Intern
Game nights were held in the library on February 20th and March 20th, 2014 for elementary students. During the evening students played a variety of fun board games with their friends. They especially enjoyed Clue and Twister. There was a whole lot
Many thanks to all the groups that supported the YSL Intern Program (Coasters, Ladies Project Group, Mecatina School, CLC, & Library) A huge thanks to Michelle for all your hard work. You will be missed! Molly & Tanya
MJGM Youth Centre Re-opens May 6th! Mecatina Community Learning Centre Molly Organ MCLC Coordinator 2 Rue Cove Sud La Tabatiere, Qc. G0G 1T0
New membership forms for all students ages 9 to 17 will be available the first week of May & due back by June 3rd. The 2014 schedule will be posted at school.
To encourage life-long learning by providing sustainable, safe, and motivating opportunities in collaboration with contributing partners, thereby maintaining and improving quality of life within the community.
All members are invited to help out with the Spring clean-up at the centre on Tues, May 6th & Wed, May 7th from 6-9 pm. Please bring some cleaning rags and a mop to clean walls and ceilings. Tickets will be sold on an ASUS Memopad (7HD-16GB) tablet & cover valued at $200.00. $2.00 per ticket or 3 for $5.00
A Message from Mecatina CLC Thank you to everyone who submitted an article for this issue of the Gros Mecatina Times. The next issue will be published in June 2014, and we look forward to receiving your stories, announcements, ideas, & suggestions .
The MJGM Youth Centre Anuual General Meeting will take place on May 28th at 6 pm at the centre
Spring Fling Thursday May 1st 7—9 pm in the VCN room (Mecatina School) Nominate your King & Queen Students: $3.00 / ticket or $5.00 / couple
Announcements Winner of the drum of gas (value $350+) Jake Robertson Coming Soon: Tickets on a Scooter Thanks for Your Support! Grad Class of 2014