|MICHELANGELO CELEBRATES NEWS THAT IT HAS FORMALLY BEEN GRANTED INTERNATIONAL STATUS|
MONTREAL, JUNE 3 , 2013 – Michelangelo International Elementary School in Rivière-des–Prairies has received formal notice of its acceptance as an official International Baccalaureate – Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) School. It joins Carlyle Elementary School in Town of Mount Royal, which attained the same status earlier in the spring.
“This is wonderful news,” said EMSB Chairman Angela Mancini. “I would like to congratulate all of those individuals associated with the school who made this happen. With two International schools at the primary level, one in the East and another in the West, this is another example of the specialized programming we can offer in the public system.”
Added Michelangelo International School Governing Board Chair Emilio Tamarro. “This is excellent news. I am so proud to have been part of a great team and what an accomplishment it has been! Under the leadership of our principal Anna Della Rocca and the wonderful work of IB Facilitator Ida De Laurentiis, the teaching staff, daycare staff and our greatest pride, the students, we have succeeded in achieving this goal. We are grateful for the great support that our EMSB administrators and our commissioner Rosa Cerrelli, who believed in us and provided us with undivided support throughout the journey.
“I am very proud of the outstanding results provided by the report that came with the quick reply from IB. We are setting the bar higher for every child, regardless of any challenge that may be presented. This is a program that requires dedication, collaboration and team work. Teachers are required to meet regularly to plan and reflect on their best practices. Students also work collaboratively throughout the six Units of Inquiry presented to them every year. They are motivated, stimulated and excited about learning.”
For more information about the IB-PYP program at Michelangelo International School, call 514-648-1218 or log on to www.emsb.qc.ca/michelangelo/pyp.html. For more information about the IB-PYP program at Carlyle, call 514-738-1256 or log on to http://www.emsb.qc.ca/carlyle. Michelangelo will celebrate the good news on Tuesday, June 11 at their annual Governing Board/Parent Participation Organization Dinner.
Michael J. Cohen