List of Elementary School Open House

Here is a current list of the Elementary Schools Open Houses. If we are missing any or there are errors- please email us at westislandmommies@gmail.com

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Edgewater Elementary, Pincourt – January 11th-9:30am

St.Patrick, Pincourt- January 24th- 8:30am-9:30am, 10:00am to 11:00am,1:00pm to 2:00pm

Dorset Elementary, baie D’urfe– January 19th- 9:45 and 1:00pm

Westpark, DDO  – January 26th-

Margaret Manson, Kirkland- January 19th- 8:30 to 10:00am and 6:30pm to 8:30pm

St.Edmund, Beaconsfield – January 26th- 8:30 to 9:00am, 1:15pm to 2:15pm, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Christmas Park, Beaconsfield – January 25th-9:30am-11:30am- 1:30-3:00- 6pm to 7:30pm

Beechwood School, Pierrefonds – January 16th- 8:30-10:30 and 6:30-8:30

St.John Fisher Junior, Pointe-Claire – January 24 and 25- 9:00am or 1:00pm

Evergreen School, St-Lazare

St.Charles Elementary, Pierrefonds – January 26th- 6:30pm

Mount Pleasant School, Hudson -January 18th- 10:15am and 12:50pm

Kingsdale Academy Elementary, Pierrefonds – January 24-

Birchwood Elementary, Saint-Lazare

Beacon Hill Elementary, Beaconsfield – January 24 – 8:30-10am, 1pm to 2:15pm,
January 25th- 8:30am to 10am- 6:30-8:00pm

Wilder Penfield, DDO– January 25- 9am to 11pm

ClearPoint , Pointe- Claire – January 19- 9:00am

Forrest Hill, St.Lazare– January 19th-9:30-10:30 and 11:15 to 12:15

Sherbrooke Academy Junior, Beaconsfield– January 26- 8:30-10:00 and 12:30 to 2pm

Sunshine Academy, DDO– January 20th 10:45 and 1:15pm

Terry Fox Elementary, Pierrefonds– January 20th- 9:30am and 11:00am

Dorval Elementary, Dorval– January 20th- By appointment- 9:30am and 1:45pm

St.Anthony Elementary– January 24th-9:30-10:15 and 6:30-8:00pm

Maple Grove Elementary– January 20th – 9:00-10:00 and 12:30-1:30

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary, Vaudreuil: January 18th 5pm to 5:45, 6:45 to 7:30pm

Springdale Elementary, DDO

St.Remi, Beaconsfield-

Ecole Jacques-Bizard in Ile Bizard- January 19th-17:30-19:30

Ecole Jonathan Wilson in Ile Bizard –

Hebrew Foundation School, DDO-

École du Bout-de-l’Isle, Ste.Anne-de-bellevue-

Joseph Henrico, Baie D’urfe: Jan 24th from 1pm to 6pm

Here is a link to the Lester B Pearson school board with all the info on each school:

http://www.lbpsb.qc.ca/eng/schools/elemV2.asp

Here is a link to the Marguerite -Bourgeoys school board

http://www.csmb.qc.ca/

Here is a current list of the Elementary Schools Open Houses. If we are missing any or there are errors- please email us at info@westislandmommies.com

openhouse

Edgewater Elementary, Pincourt – January 13th-9:30am

St.Patrick, Pincourt- January 19th- 8:30am-11:30am

Dorset Elementary, baie D’urfe- January 20th- 9:30-11:30 & 1:30-3:00

Westpark, DDO  – January 14th- various Times

Margaret Manson, Kirkland- January 21st- Various Times

St.Edmund, Beaconsfield – January 21st- Various times

Christmas Park, Beaconsfield – January 20th- 9:30-11:30, 1:30-3:00, 6:00-8:30

Beechwood School, Pierrefonds – January 18th- 8:30-10:30 and 6:30-8:30

St.John Fisher, Pointe-Claire – January 19 and 20- 9:30am or 1:00pm

Evergreen School, St-Lazare – January – 9:00-10:30 and 12:30-2:00pm

St.Charles Elementary, Pierrefonds – January 21st- 6:30-8pm

Mount Pleasant School, Hudson -January 20th

Greendale Elementary, Pierrefonds – January 21- 4-7pm

Birchwood Elementary, Saint-Lazare – January 14th – Various times

Beacon Hill Elementary, Beaconsfield – January 19 and 20- Various Times

Wilder Penfield, DDO- January 21- 9:00am

ClearPoint , Pointe- Claire – January 21- 9:00am

Forrest Hill, St.Lazare-

St.Paul, Beaconsfield- January 21- 8:30-9:30- Junior Side
Sherwood Forest, Beaconsfield – January 21- 9:00am-11:00am – Senior Side
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Sunshine Academy, DDO- January 20th 1:15- 2:15

Terry Fox Elementary, Pierrefonds- January 15th

Ecole Pointe Claire, Pte-claire-

Dorval Elementary, Dorval- January 15th- By appointment

École Primaire Beaconsfield- Beaconsfield-

St.Anthony Elementary-January 14th- 10:00am- 11:15 and 6:30-7:45

Maple Grove Elementary- January 22nd – 9:00-10:00 and 12:30-1:30

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary, Vaudreuil: January 14th 5pm, 6:30, 7:00pm

Springdale Elementary, DDO-January 22 -9:30-11:00 and 1:45-3:00

St.Remi, Beaconsfield- January 21 at 1pm

Ecole Jacques-Bizard in Ile Bizard-

Ecole Jonathan Wilson in Ile Bizard –

Hebrew Foundation School, DDO- January 22- 8am-11am

École du Bout-de-l’Isle, Ste.Anne-de-bellevue- January 19th- 3:15-5:30

Joseph Henrico, Baie D’urfe January 19th 1:00-6:00pm

 

Here is a link to the Lester B Pearson school board with all the info on each school:

http://www.lbpsb.qc.ca/eng/schools/elemV2.asp

Here is a link to the Marguerite -Bourgeoys school board

http://www.csmb.qc.ca/

Written by: Rachele Fiore

greendaleAs a mom of 3 children, my husband and I did a lot of research and pondering before we chose a school for our eldest son over 3 years ago. Over 5 years ago, my husband and I decided to move from a borough closer to the city and come to the West Island. We chose the West Island primarily because we wanted to expand our choices of schools available for our children, and we also wanted to expose them to an area that embraces bilingualism which is what we love so much about this city.

We located a great area, bought a house and we were on a roll! Until we had to decide which school to send our children to, we did everything right. So far we made all the right moves and made great choices before our son had to enter his first year of elementary school. The next hurdle, finding the perfect school where our children will attend. Not an easy task.

First we had to decide if we wanted to send our children to a French school, an immersion school, or a bilingual school. My husband and I had assessed putting our children in French school, but concluded learning their mother tongue at a school level was just as important as learning French. Together we believe this is due to our professional experiences. Our careers proved that our English abilities only helped us move forward and grow and presented us with unique opportunities, whereas those who weren’t as strong in English were much more limited in our new globalized market. This is a personal choice of course and we had made ours.

Now we had to compare the differences between the immersion program and bilingual program. We were zoned for two particular schools in the DDO and Pierrefonds area. One option was to enroll in Greendale Elementary for the bilingual program, the other option was an immersion school.  What we realized through research and asking around is that both programs will offer the same amount of French instruction by the end of the 7 years they will be in school. So why have two different programs? What we learned is that there are just two different schools of thought on how kids learn a second language.

After all the research, all the asking around, and exhausting the options and ideas, it came down to our son. Where would he be most comfortable? What we learnt is that where you learn doesn’t matter as much as how you feel while you’re learning. When we are looking at different high schools at the end of all this, what will they look at? The name of the school he attended? Or how well he did while he was there?

Again, after researching a bit it seemed that his grades and his abilities were more important. So what did we want our child to learn while he was in elementary school? We wanted him to build good habits and have confidence.  We also wanted him to have exposure to a great literature program to help develop strong comprehension skills, a great supporting staff and surrounded by good friends. These are the points that were important to us. We believed if we could find these elements for him, then we would be setting him up to succeed to the best of his ability.

The year before our son had started kindergarten I went to a few open houses. I observed my son’s reaction the most, and while visiting some of the schools, it seemed like my son was not comfortable and was very shy. He felt very intimidated, I’m sure we’ve all felt this at some point visiting a new place for the first time.

Then we went to the open house at Greendale, he reacted differently because things were different than any other place we had visited… when we walked in we were graciously greeted by the staff and the principal. Our son was offered pancakes and juice which made him feel very much at home. Everyone brought a smile and a feeling that we just walked into a family member’s house. It was such a good feeling that both my husband and I looked at each other and said; this is the school spirit we remember when growing up!

A resource teacher came and introduced herself, Sylvie the secretary came by with her smile, the Home & School parents were there volunteering and helping out however they could, the teachers were in every classroom ready to speak to us and answer all our questions, and it was a Saturday! It was just amazing to see people come together to welcome us with open arms and invite us in to their little learning nest they call school.

The school itself is brilliantly laid out with a corridor for the kinder kids, a corridor for the grade 1 & 2 then the 2nd floor is a corridor for 3 & 4 and a separate corridor for 5 & 6. It’s great because they are well divided but also all close enough to each other. We also learned that they would have gym just about everyday which is great for our active guy who needs to move around. They offered programs such as music for every grade level, band, dance and many clubs he could eventually join. They also had a sports enhanced program. We were psyched, convinced, and ready to register. We knew our 3 kids would build those qualities and habits that are life long lasting, in the trust of this school.

It was September 2012 and our son began his journey with Greendale. We are now in 2015 and my second child will be going to kindergarten this coming September and I can’t wait! Since our first-born started, Mr. Brayne, the principal has done great things as well with the school. He introduced an anti-bullying program, a little morning walk to help get your child ready for their day inside a classroom, and his focus on learning to read and how important it is. Our first-born has adopted such good qualities and habits it’s just been amazing. They have a reading program where the grade 6 students come in and help the grade 1 students read. Our son adopted this habit from school and brought it home. He reads to our two other children all the time. He helps whenever he can because he is helped whenever he needs help at school. He has been given the confidence that he needs to succeed.

Children need the reassurance that they are doing great and he gets the support he craves. His French is coming along and my husband and I are most proud of the roots Greendale has helped us plant because those roots are the foundation of a stable academic career that will live with him for the rest of his life. He has learned to love school and embrace learning even, when it is very hard and the work overwhelming at times. Loving to learn is a hard task to achieve and Greendale prioritizes the love of learning.

I would like to invite those to experience the same experience we had on January 17th, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. for Greendale’s Open House located at 4381 King Street in Pierrefonds. Take a guided tour with one of the teachers and while you’re there, enjoy a free pancake breakfast, talk to some of the Home & School parents who know just how great it is, and ask them why they volunteer so much of their time. It will be a great experience for both you and your child.

Hope we will see you there!

http://greendale.lbpsb.qc.ca/

Here is a current list of the Elementary Schools Open Houses. If we are missing any or there are errors- please email us at info@westislandmommies.com

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Edgewater Elementary, Pincourt – January 14th

St.Patrick, Pincourt- January 20th

Dorset Elementary, baie D’urfe- January 22

Westpark, DDO  – January 22nd- various Times

Margaret Manson, Kirkland- January 14th- 8:30am and 12:45pm

St.Edmund, Beaconsfield – January 22nd- Various times

Christmas Park, Beaconsfiled – January 22nd

Thorndale Elementary, Pierrefonds – January 17th

Beechwood School, Pierrefonds – January 19th- 8:30-10:30 and 6:30-8:30

St.John Fisher, Pointe-Claire – January 20 and 21

Sherwood Forest, Beaconsfield –

Evergreen School, St-Lazare – January 16th- 9:00-10:30 and 12:30-2:00pm

Dorset Elementary, Baie-D’Urfe – January 22nd, by appointment

St.Charles Elementary, Pierrefonds – January 22nd- 6:30-8pm

Mount Pleasant School, Hudson –

Greendale Elementary, Pierrefonds – January 17th

Birchwood Elementary, Saint-Lazare – January 15th- Various times

Beacon Hill Elementary, Beaconsfield – January 20 and 21

Wilder Penfield, DDO- January 22nd- 6:00-8:00 pm

ClearPoint , Pointe- Claire – January 22nd- 9:00am AND 5:30 pm

Forrest Hill, St.Lazare- January 16th- 9:30-11:30am

St.Paul, Beaconsfield- January 22- 6:30-8:00pm

Sunshine Academy, DDO- Jan.14- 1:15pm-2:15pm,  January 22 at 9:00am-10:00am

Terry Fox Elementary, Pierrefonds- January 16th

Ecole Pointe Claire, Pte-claire-

Dorval Elementary, Dorval- January 15th

École Primaire Beaconsfield- Beaconsfield-

St.Anthony Elementary-January 13th

Maple Grove Elementary, Lachine- January 16th or January 19th

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary, Vaudreuil, January 21

Springdale Elementary, DDO-

St.Remi, Beaconsfield- January 27th

Ecole Jacques-Bizard in Ile Bizard, January 29th

Ecole Jonathan Wilson in Ile Bizard , January 22nd.

 

Here is a link to the Lester B Pearson school board with all the info on each school:

http://www.lbpsb.qc.ca/eng/schools/elemV2.asp

Here is a list of the Open Houses across the West-Island. If we missed any or the dates are missing, please email us at info@westislandmommies.com so we can add them to the list.

 

Edgewater Elementary, Pincourt – January 15th

Westpark, DDO  – January 14 and 15- 8:30-10:00am

Margaret Manson, Kirkland- January 15th- 8:30am and 12:45pm

St.Edmund, Beaconsfield – January 16th- Various times

Christmas Park, Beaconsfiled – January 22nd 9:30 am to 11:30 am OR 1:45 pm to 3 pm

Thorndale Elementary, Pierrefonds – January 18th- 1:00-3:00pm

Beechwood School, Pierrefonds – January 20- 8:30-10:30 and 6:30-8:30

St.John Fisher, Pointe-Claire – January 21 and 22

Sherwood Forest, Beaconsfield – January 23rd 6:30-8:00

Evergreen School, St-Lazare – January 23rd- 9:00-11:00 and 12:30-2:00pm

Dorset Elementary, Baie-D’Urfe – January 20th – 23rd

St.Charles Elementary, Pierrefonds – January 23rd

Mount Pleasant School, Hudson – January 21st

Greendale Elementary, Pierrefonds – January 25th

Birchwood Elementary, Saint-Lazare – January 23rd- Various times

Beacon Hill Elementary, Beaconsfield – January 21 and 22

Jonathan Wilson, Ile Bizard –

Wilder Penfield, DDO- January 22nd

ClearPoint , Pointe- Claire – January 23rd

Forrest Hill, St.Lazare- January 17th

St.Paul, Beaconsfield- January 23rd

Sunshine Academy, DDO- January 14th

Terry Fox Elementary, Pierrefonds- January 10th

Ecole Pointe Claire, Pte-claire- January 23rd

Dorval Elementary, Dorval- January 23rd

École Primaire Beaconsfield- Beaconsfield- January 23rd

 

Here is a link to the Lester B Pearson school board with all the info on each school:

http://www.lbpsb.qc.ca/eng/schools/elemV2.asp