Showing posts from January, 2023

Le Mois du français à la CSEM: a snapshot of some activities

On the eve of Elementary School Registration Week for the 2023-2024 academic year, the English Montreal School Board celebrated bilingualism and the excellent quality of French instruction available in its elementary and secondary schools. Le Mois du français à la CSEM took place during the month of January. A familiar EMSB slogan, “Être bilingue, c’est gagnant!” promotes the fact that being bilingual represents a winning formula. Here is a look at some of the activities, presentations and workshops which took place exclusively in French. Chloé Varin and the students. Drawing comic strips with Chloé Varin Chloé Varin, Quebec author and storyteller, gave a workshop on les bandes-déssinées for a cycle 2 and a cycle 3 class at Coronation Elementary School in Côte des Neiges on January 9. Dancing at Dunrae. Learning the Gumboots dance at Dunrae Students in Cycles 2 and 3 at Dunrae Gardens Elementary School in the Town of Mount Royal participated in a dance workshop from Just Aïssi’s Just G

EMSB students to benefit from large uniform donation

Montreal, January 17,  2023 – A number of English Montreal School Board inner-city schools will be among the beneficiaries of a generous donation of sports uniforms to the Generations Foundation. Mike Quinn, vice-president of sales for  SP Apparel   arranged for the shipment of 130 cases of  uniforms for a variety of sports to the Generations Foundation headquarters in St. Henri. Distribution will begin in early 2023. Some EMSB students are joined (left to right) by: Natalie and Adrian Bercovici of the Generations Foundation;    Steven Harris,  Operation Manager – First Onsite Restoration Quebec Region; Terrence Quinn, former EMSB School Administrator / McGill first year teacher mentoring program; Mike Quinn,  Vice President SP Sport Apparel inc.; Leslie Butt, president of   Generations Foundation  and member of the Board of Directors of the  Little Burgundy Sports Association; EMSB Director General Nick Katalifos; James Lyng High School Principal Giovanni Iammarrone; John Commins,    

Highlight of Speakers and Activities for Le Mois du français à la CSEM /« Être bilingue, c'est gagnant! », la CSEM met l’accent sur le bilinguisme en tant que formule gagnante.

 Please go to  Le Mois du français à la CSEM  for full details of the campaign. Monday, January 9   At Coronation Elementary School in Côte des Neiges: Chloé Varin, Quebec author and storyteller, did   a storytelling and  workshop on les bandes-d és sinées. Monday, January 9 to Friday, January 13 Gumboot dance workshops (a South African percussion dance), led by Just Aïssi , took place at Dunrae Gardens Elementary School  in TMR. Vincent Marissal Tuesday, January 10 - MNA for Rosemount Vincent Marissal was at Nesbitt   Elementary School  in Rosemount to speak to students. - Coronation Elementary School: Students will take part in a French drama workshop with Tina Milivojevic. Francis Choinière  Wednesday, January 11 - FACE alumni Francis Choinière will return to the school to talk to students, in French, about his career in chorale and symphonic music at 9   a.m. Tom Mulcair - Former NDP leader, Quebec cabinet minister and present-day political commentator Tom Mulc