The bedtime reading challenge is set to begin! K-3 students at Nelson Rural School have been challenged to read a bedtime story every night from now until April 12th. That’s ONE MONTH. If we meet or exceed the challenge, students will win a party with a Canadian author like Sheree Fitch, David Adams Richards, or Wayne Curtis. There are 3 ways to participate: 1) Tune into Life Radio(96.5) at 7:30 every night and listen to a story 2)Log on to Tumblebooks on the NB public library and listen/follow along with a book of your choosing or 3) Cuddle up as a family and read together.
Attached is a document released from Superintendent Mr. Donovan regarding an alert from the North American Center for Threat Assessment and Trauma Response regarding the MOMO Challenge that is circulating on Social Media.
Miramichi hosted the Special Olympics over the weekend. We had the opportunity to cheer on a team on Friday at MVHS. Our grade 2 and grade 6 french immersion classes sponsored the Acadian Pennisula Team in cheering them on during a couple of their floor hockey games on Friday. It was a wonderful opportunity for our students and staff. Our students had a great time cheering on the athletes and got autographs as well on their signs.
On Friday, February 15th, Nelson Rural School honored the National Flag at their annual Flag Day ceremony. Grade 6H hosted the event. Special guests included MP Pat Finnigan, MLA Michelle Conroy, and Michelle Tobin-Forgraves (district supervisor for Music and French language). It was definitely a heartwarming event. Thank you to all students and staff for participating, and thank you to Mrs. O'Neill-Delano for organizing the ceremony.
Nelson Rural Grade 7 and 8 students have had the opportunity to work with Fredericton recording artist Stephen Lewis over the past two months. The songwriter has shared his musical knowledge, taught us how to use our loop pedals and keyboards, and helped the students create amazing pieces with this music technology. He also shared his lyrical and poetic expertise, and this past week the students’ spoken word poetry and lyrics came to life over top of the student produced musical loops. They created their very own songwriting and music production studios.
Please note that we have extended the dates for the fundraiser because of the storm days we have had. The pledge sheets will now be due back on Tuesday February 19th and the Spell-A-Thon will be held on Wednesday February 20th.