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  • McSHANE’S COMMUNITY PROJECT Students at Gerald McShane Elementary School in Montreal North recently took part in painting a garbage can in collaboration with UPerez-Vincelli, Cynthia Milioto, Jeremy Evora Bonilla, Anthony Fiore, Brianna Giampa, Alyson Ouellette, Eric-Steven Fillion and Jasmin Gennare.

    This team of budding artists met three times to complete their work, creating with a theme of “Our Community all year round / Notre Communauté toute l’année” in mind. The final product shows what these eight students like to do in their community. It also reminds us of our beautiful Montreal seasons and the variety of activities that we can take part in with our friends and family! When Katie Green (Art Specialist) and Bobbie Variantzas (CLC Coordinator) went to see all of the finished garbage cans on display at the Mshowed great enthusiasm for the paintings. They were very impressed by the wonderful work that the students had done and to their attention to detail. The garbage cans have since been distributed to the merchants on Rue Roland surrounding.
  • The Vision of a Green Community Remains Strong with EMSB Grants and Recognition Awards.(07/05/2012)

    With the vision of a green and environmental friendly community in mind, this year the English Montreal School Board allocated funds from the Green Plan budget in order to present grants, awards and prizes to their schools and centers.

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  • John Caboto Academy daycare visits Lufa farms:
  • To mark the beginning of a new gardening season at John Caboto Daycare, 36 students and four staff members went on a field trip to Lufa Farms on Thursday, March 1, 2012.


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  • Gardens:
  • St. Monica Daycare in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce inaugurated its garden on Saturday, May 12, 2012 during a Community Garden Day. Some 75 people, including students, staff, parents, friends and community members, prepared garden beds, spread compost and planted fruits and vegetables.

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    Gerald McShane Elementary School celebrated the inauguration of its Community Teaching Garden with a Family Dig Day on Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. School Principal, Ms. Evelyne Alfonsi, and Community Learning Centre Coordinator, Ms. Bobbie Variantzas, welcomed close to 100 students, parents, staff and community members. B.A.S.E.

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    Pierre De Coubertin School/Daycare has their own blog where they document the different steps to growing their garden.

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