Dante: Daycare Week Celebrations!

It’s a wrap for Dante Daycare students ending Daycare Week with a bang as Daycare Technician Ms. Angie treats the children to a fun-filled day at Funtropolis! Our week began with a pizza truck supplying us with unlimited, fresh-baked pizza right in our yard in many different flavours: Pepperoni, cheese, pesto and all dressed! To…

Michelangelo: Mother’s Day Breakfast

What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day then with a lovely breakfast between mother and child? Well, that’s exactly what Daycare Staff did here at Michelangelo International. On Friday, May 11, all mothers, fathers and children in the B.A.S.E. Daycare program  were treated to a yummy breakfast served by our wonderful B.A.S.E. staff, and our…

Cedarcrest: Nutrition Month Fun

In March for Nutrition Month, B.A.S.E. Daycare students in Ms. Matina’s group tasted ingredients they had never eaten before! Grade 1 students did various food-related activities throughout the month but especially liked the taco building one. Students chose whatever ingredients they preferred and proceeded to cut everything into small pieces. They then filled their taco…

John Caboto: Pine Tarts & Black History

When two daycare students walked into their Cooking Club activity one February day, they didn’t know a simple treat their grandmothers used to make for them could mean so much more than just a delicious combination of dough and pineapples! While many students in schools and daycares put together presentations, art work and more to…

Parkdale: Let’s Taste Mexico!

Johanna Donovan, B.A.S.E. Media Advisor With the B.A.S.E. Daycare Food Revolution Day Celebration coming up later this month, we thought we’d give you a little taste of the cooking that goes on in our daycares! On a frigid Friday in March, B.A.S.E. Daycare students at Parkdale Elementary School warmed up with a culinary trip to…

St. Raphael: Food and Culture

Johanna Donovan, B.A.S.E. Media Advisor B.A.S.E. Cooking Club students at St. Raphael’s spent the month of February cooking African and Caribbean dishes with Ms. Melina in honour of Black History month. On Wednesday, March 1, 2017, students, staff and parents gathered to celebrate the end of their month of learning. Here’s a little video of that…

John Caboto Academy: Learning about Local Food

Ryan Oxley, Green Animator The Grade 6 students from the Green Club team at John Caboto took a closer look into the local food system and where their food comes from. Everyone was surprised to learn what grew locally and seasonally from the interactive activities played and that bananas don’t grow in Montreal. As a part of…

Green Club: Holidays

Did you know that half of the paper we consume is used to wrap and decorate gifts? (The Recycler’s Handbook, 1990) Holiday waste, like food, shopping bags, packaging, wrapping paper, bows and ribbons, contribute up to an additional 1 million tons per week of waste to our landfills. (EPA) For this holiday season, Ms. Julia…

St. Monica: Harvesting Happiness

On Wednesday, October 7, 2015, students from the St. Monica Green Club hosted a fabulous Harvest Party in the Schoolyard Garden. The goal was to celebrate a full season of harvesting, and to attract community members, parents and fellow students into the garden. Students were in charge of welcoming people into the garden and offering…