Author Archives: Daycare Matters

About Daycare Matters

With this blog, daycare staff, students and parents will get to see and share the wonderful things that go on in the EMSB daycares, from beading, dance and animation to film making, songwriting and green projects!

St. Monica: Garden Life

Nestled in the middle of NDG, the St. Monica B.A.S.E. Daycare community garden is full of life—from bursting blueberries to busy bees! If you’d like to help out in the garden, try your hand at weeding, watering and planting (and … Continue reading

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Summer Garden Fun!

B.A.S.E. Daycare communities are still enjoying their gardens during the summer holidays. Parents and students are helping with garden maintenance, watering, weeding, planting and even harvesting fruits and veggies to throw into, say, a delicious salad! If you would like … Continue reading

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Cedarcrest: New Container Garden

After months and months of waiting and hard work, Cedarcrest Green Club students finally officially opened their new schoolyard garden. The work of students, parents, school and daycare staff and local organizations (VertCite, COSSL, Quebec en Forme and Croquarium), this B.A.S.E. … Continue reading

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Coronation: Certified Wildlife Friendly Habitat

B.A.S.E. Green Club students at Coronation Elementary School officially opened their schoolyard garden on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, and received their “Certified Wildlife Friendly Habitat” plaque from the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) as part of the WILD Spaces program. Mr. Ryan … Continue reading

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Hampstead: Seedling Sale

To help re-establish their schoolyard garden next year, B.A.S.E. Daycare Green Club students at Hampstead Elementary held a seedling sale at the end of May to raise the funds. Watch the video below to see how it went and what’s … Continue reading

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EMSB is Going to the Bees!

By the end of this school year, eight English Montreal School Board (EMSB) Elementary Schools, including Gerald McShane, Hampstead, Michelangelo International, Nesbitt, and St. Gabriel, and nine High Schools will have beehives installed by Alvéole, The Urban Beekeeping Company. The … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Pompei: Comic Book Creation Program Inspires Writing

Two of B.A.S.E. Daycare Grade 3 students at Our Lady of Pompei Elementary thrive on creating their own comic books after participating in the B.A.S.E. Comic Book Adventure Creation program and getting inspired. By Pietro and Trevor, Grade 3 We … Continue reading

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