Showing posts from May, 2023

Crooner and Leonardo Da Vinci Academy alum David Marino set to Lite Up The Night at school fundraiser

By Jordan Stoopler Montreal, May 23, 2023 – David Marino’s ties to Leonardo Da Vinci Academy (LDVA) in RDP  run deep. Not only is the 24-year-old jazz crooner a proud alum of the Riviere-des-Prairies school, his mother Angela Vitulano has taught there for over two decades. “It’s a great school and I had the best time at LDVA,” said Marino. “It’s always held a special place in my heart. The school is very important to me and my family.” David Marino Marino will be returning to sing at the school on June 2 as part of a school fundraiser, billed as Leonardo Da Vinci Academy Lites Up the Night for the Neuro. The event, which will include musical performances, special tributes, a walk/run from the school to a nearby park and closing dance party, is in support of the McGill University Health Centre’s Montreal Neurological Institute.  “LDVA has been supporting the Neuro since 2016,” said school principal Nadia Sammarco. “It started with very small-scale fundraisers, such as dress-down days a

EMSB recognizes employees for 25 years of service

For the first time in four years, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the  English Montreal School Board resumed its traditional Long Service reception to honour  employees with 25 years of service at Le Crystal in St. Laurent.   A total of 136 employees, ranging from teachers, administrators and support staff, were recognized for a quarter century of service.  This year EMSB Director General Nicholas Katalifos, honored those employees with a letter of congratulations and Monarch watches.  “For the past 25 years, your dedication to education, your diligence and your contributions to the English Montreal School Board has benefited many students and staff, " he said. You can see our photo album here . This year's  honourees were: Angela Spagnolo (fourth from the right) with commissioners and EMSB officials. From the central head office : Angela Spagnolo and Rick David from AEVS; Markela Zyglakis from the Office of the Director General; Annik Malenfant from Educational Services; Ca