February 4 2015 Edition

News Digest February 4 2015


Issue February 4, 2015


Marie-Andrée Boucher crowned Carnival Queen

Maman est reine!

Photo: Lise Breton

Marie-Andrée Boucher, duchess of Sainte-Foy-Sillery-Cap-Rouge, received her crown on Friday night as the Carnival festivities opened. Boucher is a full-time student services counsellor, a mother, a duchess and now a queen. "I called my kids first and they were so happy," she said.

Holland School literacy initiatives: Learning is all about reading

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Holland School staff and students have partnered with the Quebec City Reading Council and ABC Life Literacy Canada to promote the importance of literacy in everyday life.

The Pierre Lavoie Vehicube visits St. Vincent School

Photo: Photo provided by St. Vincent School

As a result of requests made in past years by staff members and parents, the Pierre Lavoie Vehicube stopped at our school on January 29, 2015. This very special day was launched with a general assembly in the school gym, followed by a group workout.

Memorials and Things of Fame

The Morning Chronicle
On Sunday evening, two carioles [light horse-drawn carts] were passing up Champlain street when the driver of the rear one suddenly whipped up his horse in order to pass the other cariole which was full of small children at the time.

Why should I send my children to Valcartier Elementary School?

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Photo: Julie Carpenter

Nine years ago, I asked myself that exact question. My oldest was turning 5 and we had to decide if we were going to enroll him in French or English kindergarten. After a few conversations with neighbours and friends we decided to offer an English education to our son.

Of course, I had concerns about this tiny school in Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier. Would it offer a quality learning environment?

Quebec YWCA prepares for 140th anniversary

Photo: Photo provided by YWCA

The YWCA, located on Holland Avenue, is gearing up for a big party this year as the organization celebrates its 140th anniversary. Part of the preparation is a fundraising campaign to finance plans to renovate and enlarge their 50-year-old building to better serve the community.

The YWCA is more than a place to go for a swim or to work out in the gym.

Portneuf Elementary School bids farewell to Ji Ye Lee

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Photo: Linda Beaulieu

Miss Ji Ye Lee is a university student from South Korea who is part of S.A.C.E (Study Abroad and Cultural Exchange). She arrived at Portneuf Elementary on September 2, 2014, and left on January 30.

Central Quebec School Board shines in the 2014 Uniform Exams

Once again, the students of the Central Québec School Board have made us proud with their excellent performance in the June 2014 standardized exams set by the Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport (MELS). Results show that the CQSB obtained the highest overall success rate amongst the nine English School Boards of the province (87.4%)!

Dollard-des-Ormeaux School: A focus on relationships

Dollard-des-Ormeaux School (DDO) has the privilege of serving the families of Canada's military personnel. This makes it a special school facing a number of challenges unique to military communities.

Over 80% of the students enrolled at DDO have parents whose careers oblige them to spend prolonged periods away from their families, often on hazardous missions.

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