What’s new at Asbestos-Danville-Shipton Elementary School

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We’ve been busy at A.D.S. Elementary since our last report to the Record!
In October, A.D.S. sent students to the E.T.S.B. Cross Country Run at Alexander Galt and brought home a second place medal, a fourth place and a tenth place, as well as some tired runners.
Thank you to Coach Guillaume and Ms. Côté for accompanying them.
Another October sporting event was soccer vs. D.E.S. and St. Francis. A girls team and a boys team travelled to Richmond, with Coach Guillaume and Mr. Smith, and represented us with pride and good sportsmanship.
We had some special visitors: The Earth Rangers. They came to our gym, brought some animal friends and discussed how we can have a positive impact on our environment. It was a great morning!
Of course, we celebrated Halloween.
There was a costume parade in the gym, and the students got to trick-or-treat around the halls of the school. Everyone enjoyed fun activities and ended the day with a movie.
Ms. Viens’ Grade 5-6 class did some cooking recently. They participated in an intergenerational project and made fruit ketchup with some community volunteers. Thank you to our volunteers and our CLC Coordinator for helping to make this project a success.
Grade 5-6 also baked with the Kindergarten class. They made carrot muffins for the whole school to share. The muffins were part of the Harvest Snack on November 27th. All classes gathered in the cafeteria to have muffins and warm, spiced applesauce. The snack was even better because the carrots all came from our school garden!
Students from Grades 1 to 6 were lucky enough to take a trip to Alexander Galt for a play. Elf Jr., put on by the Galt Drama department, was a hit with our students. Congratulations to the cast and crew!
Books to Belly – an evening with the charming Kelly and Lana, to read a book and complete a recipe – has come back to ADS. This is a free activity for parents and children to do together. We have had two good sessions, and hope for more. For information contact Genevieve at adsclc@etsb.qc.ca.
A.D.S. is also part of another activity for parents: Parent Tap Conversations. This is an evening where parents can gather, with an early childhood educator, to discuss different situations that they might face with their children (0-12 yrs). This activity is not free, but the expense is very minimal. The next evening will be held at A.D.S. on Dec. 4, at 6:30 pm. The subject is ‘Holiday Anxiety’. For more information contact Genevieve at adsclc@etsb.qc.ca.
We are now collecting items for the Christmas baskets. Anyone with donations can drop them off at the school before Dec. 5. Non-perishable food, toiletries, new or gently used toys, books or clothing would be appreciated.
Our school will be hosting its first movie night on Thursday, Dec. 5. Join us at ADS at 7:00 pm to see the Grinch. Entrance to the movie is free. Thank you to the PPO for organizing this.
Our Christmas Concert is planned for the afternoon of Dec. 12 at 1 p.m. Members of the local community are welcome to attend.

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