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Ecole St-Joseph Students Take Part In Lip Sync Competition 

   Recently students at St-Joseph Catholic School in Hanmer have participated in a Lip Sync Competition.  Our Grade 1 students won 1st place and our Kindergarten came 2nd place. We are very proud of our Grade 3 students who did a spectacular performance.

   This extra curricular activity exposed talented artists from Wawa through to Warren .  Students are given the opportunity to listen to and develop an appreciation for our French music.  They learn to perform in front of a large audience which encourages them to gain self-confidence.  Finally, performing in groups, teaches students how to work cooperatively. What a GREAT opportunity!

  Our students are eager to participate in this competition every year. As for the parents, they are very proud of their children for doing such a fantastic performance.
   We thank all of the special people who made this activity possible such as our parents, our students, our teachers and our School Board!

C’est chaque jour qu’il faudrait dire des 
mots d’amour à nos mamans!

Les amis de St-Joseph ont cherché à combler ce désir en visitant les résidentes du Centre Elizabeth à Blezard Valley. Les mamans du Centre et le personnel étaient réjouis d’entendre nos enfants chanter quelques chansons d’amour. Cependant, leur cœur de maman était encore plus touché lorsque chaque petit ami leur a remis une carte de souhait accompagnée d’un œillet. Quel bonheur, quelle joie de nous réunir autour de toutes ces mamans!


Beavers, Cubs And Scouts Distribute Apples To Residents of Valley East During Annual Fund-Raiser

Lynn Lachance, a Cub Leader with the 1st Valley East Scouts, is shown with her 8-year old daughter, Roxanne, during the Annual Apple Day fund-raising drive held in Valley East on Saturday, October 7, 2006. Roxanne attends Grade 3 at Ecole St. Joseph on St. Anthony Street and has been a member of the organization for 3 years. Roxanne's brother, Andre, is also a Cub. He was selling apples in another section of the mall at the time the photo was taken.

Lynn speaks very highly of the 1st Valley East Scouting group and feels it provides an excellent experience for young children. This year there are 36 young boys and girls registered in the organization. There are 15 Beavers (aged 5 to 8); 15 Cubs (aged 8 to 11); and 6 Scouts (over 11 years of age).

The Beavers and Cubs meet every Wednesday evening at St. Anne School in Hanmer, while the Scouts meet every Tuesday at the same place. Other activities and outings take place on weekends during the year which runs from September to May.

Debbra Christianson, shown in the photo to the right, Scout Leader with the 1st Valley East Scouts,  holds up a display board that was used at the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre during registrations which were held in September. 

This marked the first time that the scouts have used the mall for registrations and Debbra was pleased with the response.

"We gained nine new members while we were in the mall, so it was very worthwhile for us to be there," she explained.

If anyone is still interested in joining this great organization, you can call Debbra at 969-7095 or Olivia Lobbon at 222-8878.


Student Page Is A Free Public Education Service Provided To
The Schools of Valley East by
Robert Kirwan, B.A. (Math), M.A. (Education)
Independent Education & Career Planning Advisor
Member of the Ontario College of Teachers
His office is located at the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre, Hanmer, Ontario
Office Phone: (705) 524-7006       Home Phone: (705) 969-7215