Bookmark April 29th and 30th

Are your kids bored? Do they need a project? Print these handy bookmarks for them to colour. Don’t forget to save the dates and times of the Scholastic Book Fair. Share, share, share this event on Facebook, by word of mouth, over the VHF and remember … “the more you read the more things you know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go (Dr. Seuss)”.

Book Fair & Coffee House

Book Fair & Coffee House

Scholastic Book Fair ~ April 29th!

Please feel free to share this event through word of mouth or email to anyone in the Valley or area who would like to attend. We will also accept preorders if they are paid for. I’m attaching the link so that people can check out the flyers supplied by Scholastic. The book fair will have books appropriate for pre-readers up to teens. New Link

The Grads and the NESS Spirit Club (our faithful non-graduating helpers) are organizing a book fair and a coffee house.

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Catch you next year, Yuletide Carol

DSC_7731There are times during the school year when you could swear that nothing happens at all. If your parents were to ask you, for example, what you did in school you might shrug your shoulders and mumble, “Nothing.” Even teachers forget what goes on at work, when they stumble home from the daily grind in the dark of winter. Luckily, we have the miracle of digital photography to remind us that stuff does happen, even when we forget. Art projects, guest artists like Tribal Vision Dance and Metaphor, Hallow’een, dancing to Thriller, Unity Day, Remembrance Day, math contests, and gingerbread math, not to mention the Christmas Coffee House and the Christmas Concert were all part of our 2013 memories. Continue reading

Arts and Culture Week at NESS

Mr. Gary Davis opens the feast.

Students, staff and teachers have pulled together at NESS this year to work on two big projects to celebrate art and culture.

Ms. Allain’s art classes are creating a mural from shoe impressions taken of all students, staff and community elders, while Ms. Swinn’s writing class is producing an anthology of student writing (SOUL IMPRESSIONS) following the theme of “journey”.  If you haven’t had a chance to step on a piece of clay, then mosey on down to the art room. And while you’re at it, stop by room 309 to share your journey with Ms. Swinn and the writing class. They are looking for submissions of poetry, fiction and non-fiction. The deadline is May 31st.

Kicking off the projects, was an enthusiastic and tasty feast/coffee house. Students invited elders from all of the Nass Valley communities, and cooked a traditional feast for them. Many thanks to the students and teachers for their efforts. The feast was appreciated by everyone. Following the feast, was a coffee house in which students from kindergarten to grade 12 took part. Singing, poetry reading, and rapping filled the gym and the halls, and everyone had a great time. Talent at NESS is flourishing! Keep your ears tuned for another coffee house in June. We will be celebrating the culmination of our Arts and Culture Week projects. (More photos attached below.)

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