April

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Qui Lira Vaincra! - April 25 @ 6:30 PM

Posted by slazarus on April 23, 2018 at 10:33 am

Qui lira, vaincra! Junior, is a friendly competition promoting reading in French  involving three elementary schools  representing each region in our Board - Region 1: Birchwood, Region 2: St-Charles, Region 3: Dorval. The finale takes place April 25th, at 6:30 pm  in the boardroom of the Lester. B. Pearson Head Office, 1925 Brookdale, Dorval.

 

Qui lira, vaincra! Junior  est un concours qui promeut la lecture en français dans un contexte amical et coopératif. Trois écoles, représentant chacune de nos régions, s’affronteront lors de la finale - Région 1: Birchwood, Région 2: St-Charles, Région 3: Dorval. La finale aura lieu le 25 avril à 18h30  dans la salle de conférence des bureaux de la commission scolaire Lester-B.- Pearson, située au 1925 Brookdale, Dorval.

 

All are welcome to attend. See you there!

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Kingsdale Kindergarteners Bring Kindness & Cheer to Seniors

Posted by slazarus on April 20, 2018 at 08:33 am

“What’s a resident?”

“Are you a grandma?”

“Can they play tag?”

 

These hard-hitting questions were at the forefront of the young and curious minds of Kingsdale Kindergarten students in preparation for a field trip to Vivalis Senior’s Residence in Pointe-Claire.

 

The Kingsdale Kindergarteners couldn’t be more excited to step out of their classrooms and venture onto a field trip to make new friends. Throughout the Spring, each of the 3 Kindergarten classes (The Red Class, Green Class, and Blue) under the leadership of teachers Mme Yara, Ms. Suzannah and Ms. Sandra spent a morning at Vivalis entertaining the seniors and basking in their wisdom and guidance.

 

The Kingsdale Kindergartners were wowed upon arrival. Taking the elevator up to the top floor proved to be a thrilling experience, and that was only the beginning! After settling into the recreation room, the seniors introduced themselves and told their new young friends that they’ve been looking forward to this visit for a long time.

 

The Kindergartners kicked off snack time with a rousing rendition of the ‘collation’ song. It was then time for some ‘meet and greets’. The youngsters introduced themselves to the seniors; talked to them about their families, interests, what they’re learning in Kindergarten. The Kindergarten students then asked their new friends about their hobbies, friends and life at Vivalis.

 

Once properly acquainted the Kindergartners paired off with the seniors for storytime. The Kindergartners brought their favorite books and were proud to show them off to the residents. After a calm storytime it was time for some action.

 

With the help of balloons and bubbles floating through the room, the smiles and laughter of both the seniors and Kindergarteners were infectious. Of course time flies when we’re having fun and the morning’s end was fast approaching.

 

But the visit was only the beginning of fruitful and long-term friendships. Kingsdale is proud to be the first LBPSB elementary school to participate in such an amazing initiative.

 

We’ll keep you posted on these blossoming bonds between Kingsdale Kindergartners and seniors!

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Adult Learners’ Stories Shine at Gala

Posted by slazarus on April 18, 2018 at 12:09 pm

“Every story has a beginning, a middle, and end,” said Sarah Lane, a student of West Island Career Centre’s Auto Mechanics Program, and an Adult Learner honoree.

 

This year’s Adult Learners Gala, the culmination of Adult Learners Week, was a collection of inspiring and moving stories, and a recognition of the literal and symbolic journeys followed.

 

It’s hard to put the impact of the Adult Learners Gala into words. At the gala, students from all of LBPSB vocational and adult centres bravely and humbly shared their experiences to a packed boardroom of teachers, family, friends, supporters, and distinguished guests.

 

As the celebration began it became clear that the Adult Learners Gala would become a story in and of itself.

 

The Beginning

Michael Chechile, Director General of LBPSB kicked off the proceedings with words of encouragement and congratulations. Mr. Chechile also carried the theme of storytelling through as he explained that personal stories are more symbolic and carry more weight than any grade or diploma.

 

Frank Baylis, Member of Parliament representing Pierrefonds-Dollard then took to the stage to honour the adult learners’ strength through obstacles, and commend them for reaching this major milestone.

 

The Middle

The applause, cheers, (and even some tears) reached a crescendo when the Adult Learners took to the podium.

 

Representatives from each center recounted their journeys towards adult education. For some, the decision process was particularly trying. The Adult Learners were incredibly honest and candid. While each story and student is unique, there were 2 common themes: perseverance and support.

 

Every honouree spoke of the incredible support and guidance they received from their teachers, administrators, family and friends. They all worked so hard, but they didn’t do it alone. The sense of community was palpable.

 

The End
The conclusion of the gala was marked by new beginnings.

 

The Adult Learners gala was only one step in lifelong education. Following the ceremony a reception was held where new friendships and partnerships were formed, discoveries and interests were planted, and teachers/administrators caught up with their students.

 

Congratulations to all Adult Learners and their supporters. We’re so proud of you!

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LBPSB In The News!

Posted by slazarus on April 13, 2018 at 08:48 am

Giving back has always been a core tenet of the Lester B. Pearson School Board.

 

Check out a sampling of news coverage on some very important and moving school initiatives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Student Radio: Video Games & The Future of Education

Posted by slazarus on April 5, 2018 at 09:02 am

Student Radio, based out of Beaconsfield High School is a student-initiated podcast feautring in-depth interviews 'with the most interesting personalities in and around Beaconsfield High School."


Student Radio host Mirren Bodanis, recently sat down with Michael Chechile, Director General of LBPSB for an insightful chat on his career journey, how LBPSB stays innovative and the future of education.

 

Tune in below and be sure to follow Student Radio!

 

 

https://soundcloud.com/studentradiobhs