Showing posts from May, 2021

EMSB to help coordinate COVID-19 vaccination appointments for eligible students

Montreal, May 31, 2021- The English Montreal School Board is working with local CIUSSS offices to coordinate COVID-19 vaccination appointments for students aged 12 to 17 beginning in mid-June. Some school buildings have been identified as vaccination centers for students between 9 am and  4 pm weekdays. Any staff who have yet to receive their first dose will be able to do so as well. Some EMSB facilities will also be open to the public after regular school hours, between 4 pm and 7 pm. In these cases, students aged 12 and 13 who had no consent forms or 12 year olds from nearby elementary schools can come as long as they are accompanied by a parent. Information sessions are being organized by CIUSSS offices. All COVID-19 safety protocols will be adhered to.  About the English Montreal School Board With a youth and adult sector population of more than 37,000 students, the English Montreal School Board (EMSB) is the largest English public school board in Quebec. Established on July 1, 19

EMSB plans for online learning May 26 and 27 in response to support staff strike action

Montreal, May 20, 2021 - The Association professionnelle du personnel administratif (CSN) has filed  an  official  notice  of  strike,  to  express  their dissatisfaction  with  how  the  negotiations of  their  collective  agreement  with  the  government  are unfolding. The strike is scheduled to begin at 12 p.m. on Wednesday May 26 and end at 12 p.m. on Thursday May 27.  Please note the following important information:  Teachers will provide services remotely for their students on both days as follows: o On May 26, 2021: Online instruction from home will take place in the morning until 11:59  a.m.   for  all  students,  and  the  school’s  regular  morning  schedule  will  be respected. There  will be no classes for students in the afternoon, however, teachers will continue to work from home  in the afternoon and will receive further instructions from their administration. o On May 27, 2021: There will be no classes for students in the morning, however, teachers  will   work  from 

“United We Care” cultivates kindness at Edward Murphy School

By Wendy Singer   Montreal, May 18, 2021- Spiritual Community Animator Rocco Speranza and Special Education Technician Christopher Simeone (Mr. Chris), along with staff and admin. have been working hard to make sure that Edward Murphy Elementary School (EMS) in Hochelaga Maisonneuve is a place where kindness and unity thrive.   Mr. Speranza welcomes socio-community police officer, Jean Scalzo, from PDQ 48, every year to work and educate Grade 5 students as members “Unité sans Violence.” This anti-violence and bullying program   aims to promote kindness and unity.  Unfortunately, the SVPM was not able to officially run the program across Montreal this year due to the pandemic. To continue the program, reinforce kindness and combat the segregation and isolation that the pandemic has caused,  Mr. Speranza spoke with Principal  Rania Delis and Cycle 3 teachers to inquire if  they could still have the program in the school and he and staff would work with the students and train them. SPVM

Classes for EMSB Youth Sector Cancelled on May 19 Due to Strike of Professionals

Montreal, May 14, 2021- Le Syndicat  des Professionnelles  et  Professionnels  du milieu de  l’éducation de Montréal (SPPMEM), CSQ has filed an official notice of strike for Wednesday May   19, 2021, to express their dissatisfaction with how the negotiations of their collective   agreement with the government are unfolding. The strike will begin at 0:01 a.m. and end at 11:59  a.m. In order to mitigate the impact of the strike, the  following measures will be in effect on Wednesday, May 19: Adult Education and Vocational Services • Centres will be closed on the morning of Wednesday, May 19. As of 12:01 p.m., all staff will report to work as scheduled for the rest of the day. • All morning classes will be cancelled. However, continuing education classes and activities scheduled as of 12:01 p.m. on that day will proceed as scheduled. High School and Elementary School •     Classes for Elementary and High School will be suspended for the day. • All High School and Elementary School buildi

Galileo Adult Education Centre SVIS students produce visors for frontline workers

Montreal, May 12, 2021 - For the past several years, Galileo Adult Education Centre in Montreal North  has had an important partnership with the CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal to help with the social and socio-professional integration of clients with an intellectual disability and autism. With the collaboration of Brigitte Boudreau, head of Rehabilitation in the Work and Community Integration sector at the CIUSSS, Galileo was  given the opportunity to work on a contract where visors had to be assembled. Ms.  Boudreau consulted with Ms.  Véronique Lavoie, coordinator of Technical Aids -  Head of  DI-TSA-DP (housing for adults with special needs) at the CIUSSS, to facilitate the participation of Galileo's work integration program with this project. The objective of this project has been to respect the standards set forth by the CIUSSS. Galileo staff consulted with  CIUSSS experts  who played a critical support role  for the SVIS (Socio-Vocational Integration Services ) tea

EMSB B.A.S.E Daycare Week is May 10 to 14

English Montreal School Board B.A.S.E. (Before and After School Enriched) Daycare students will be celebrating Daycare Week from May 10 to 14 with pirate-themed activities across 10 daycares.  Each program will occur at the individual daycares on their own time and respecting preventive measures. The daycare staff and students will then unite for a Virtual Dance Party on Friday, May 14 at 4 pm hosted by B.A.S.E. Project Development Officer in Environmental Education, Melina Trimarchi, and Leonardo Da Vinci Academy Daycare parent Nick Messina or more commonly known as Sicilianu di Montreal. These activities highlight this year’s Daycare Week theme from the Association québécoise de la garde scolaire (AQGS): “SCHOOL DAYCARE: IT’S HERE! DISCOVER THE HIDDEN TREASURE AT THE HEART OF YOUR SCHOOL.” You can see Premier Legault's message here. Schedule of Activities: Monday:          Discovery of Hidden Talents (Getting to know your peers) Tuesday:          Tug of Treasure (Tug of War

Three schools to honour frontline heroes in special assembly

Montreal, May 3, 2021 – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to define all of our lives, three St. Leonard elementary schools: Honoré Mercier, Pierre de Coubertin and Dante are coming together to honour the courage, selflessness and dedication of their local heroes .  On  Tuesday, May 4 at 9:30 am local healthcare workers will join firefighters from Firehouse 21 and SPVM officers from Station 42 to participate in a special assembly at Honoré Mercier Elementary School (8280 Nantes). In addition to being frontline heroes, all individuals honoured are also EMSB parents.  Following the ceremony, the honourees will share poignant stories from the past 16 months with the students.  “The pandemic has become a defining moment in the lives of our students and we felt that it was important to show them some of the faces of our COVID-19 heroes,” said Sonia Marotta, Principal of Honoré Mercier Elementary School. “Our frontline workers have gone through so much over the past 15 months and we believe