Académie Notre-Dame School maintains high standards!

For decades, students from the Charlo area have been attending the Académie Notre-Dame School. We wish to share our most recent accomplishments. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. Did you know… *The Académie Notre-Dame School achieves above standard results on provincial evaluations from the Department of Education. Our school consistently maintains a score above the provincial average. *In the last ten years or so, our school has been awarded projects in the Génie-Art program where artists share their talent and expertise. This year, grade 2 students have had the privilege to work with the very talented sculptor, Derek Letourneau. *This year, we received a grant from the Department of Education which enables us to participate in the project ‘’One school, one artist’’ Many students work with Florian Levesque, story teller and author, in order to create a story about the Acadian pirates. *The school offers since 2004 an initiation to the French language program for exogamic families (one parent is francophone and the other of another language). Students are offered the services of a French teacher and a language monitor. In addition, four meetings are offered to the families and students throughout the school year in order to share the joy of learning together. *In 2008, our school received an award from the Province of NB for its environmental project:’’Sauver la Terre, j’apprends à le faire!’’ (Save the Earth, I can learn to do it!) Since then a composting program is in effect. *Plans are being set with School District 5 for a day care service to be offered in September 2011. *The Department of Education proposed a help to read program in 2009. Our school was chosen to pilot the project. Since then this literacy program operates throughout the year with the collaboration of many volunteers from the community. *During the school year, we offer workshops to parents of students from kindergarten to grade 2 to help them accompany their child in the learning to read process. *We are planning a daily physical education period for all our students in the next school year.

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