EMSB DAYCARE DIVISION TO LAUNCH
HEAD OFFICE BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT
MONTREAL, MAY 13, 2011- The English Montreal School Board (EMSB) Community Services Daycare Division will formally inaugurate the Atrium Beautification Project on Wednesday, May 18 (10 a.m,) at 6000 Fielding Avenue.
The inauguration of the revamped EMSB head office atrium is being held during Daycare Week, which runs from May 16 to May 20. “The focus of the Atrium Beautification Project is to create a nature-rich space for all EMSB employees to enjoy,” said Daycare Manager Rosa Fuoco. “We also want to show the environmental consciousness being cultivated in our daycares.”
In January, Daycare Services adopted a Green Plan in accordance with the EMSB which was adopted last June and will be implemented over the course of a five-year board and school plan of action.
Daycare Green Initiative Advisor Maddie Guerlain runs a Green Club in six daycares: Dante in St. Léonard, East Hill and Leonardo Da Vinci Academy in RDP, Fraser Academy in St. Laurent, John Caboto in Ahuntsic, and St. Monica in NDG. The majority of these daycares participated in beautifying the atrium with plants and flowers.
The atrium will also house artwork made by students from the EMSB’s 29 daycares. A special large-scale 3D art installation will also be displayed in the atrium. The installation is a collaborative project between 10 daycares: Fraser Academy, Parkdale and Cedarcrest in St. Laurent, Coronation in Côte des Neiges, Hampstead, Honoré-Mercier and Pierre de Coubertin in St. Léonard, Dante, East Hill and Michelangelo in RDP. This installation represents this year’s Daycare Week theme: Nurture Your Relationships.