ASJ / SPES Newsletter

December 2022

Month's Highlights!

On November 11th, our students from grade 4 to secondary 5 attended our Remembrance Day Ceremony in the gym. There were 10 veterans on stage along with a special guest, Mr. Dave Young. Our school welcomed members of the community as well as 30 Bishop’s University students. L’école St-Noël (anglais intensif students) joined us online.

Students had prepared postcards for the Veterans which were given out a the end of the ceremony.
On November 15th, students from grade 3 had the opportunity to have cooking classes as part of MCDC's Bright Beginning project. All students got to leave with a colorful apron! Thank you to the volunteers!
On November 16th and November 17th, senior high school students had the opportunity to visit the Cegep de Thetford, Champlain St-Lawrence (Quebec) and the Learning Centre (Quebec). Thank you to MCDC for organizing the activity.
On November 25th, elementary students attended a hockey game in Victoriaville. The team our students were cheering for, the Tigres, won 5-1!
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Academic Awards

On November 25th, we held our Term 1 Academic awards at SPES and ASJ. Many awards were given out for academic achievements but also for recognition of hard work and positive attitude.

ASJ Academic Awards

SPES Academic Awards

Christmas Baskets

The holiday season is upon us and the Masons' Christmas Basket Campaign is in full swing from December 1st to December 16th. Once again this year, your children may bring donations (non-perishable food items and toiletries) to school!

Thank you in advance for your generosity towards this worthy cause.

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Kitchen Brigade

Despite a power outage, our secondary 3 students continued their cooking competition and received precious advice from judges visiting our school for the special event.


This month, students in the Fillactive group had Zumba lessons and went wall climbing. Many memorable moments!

The Athletic Corner

Our gym teacher, Mr. Martineau, has been keeping track over the last 16 years of athletic achievements in our school.

This year, special mentions go to:

  • Jason Houley is now in 2nd place for the long jump
  • Shawn-William Cyr and Patrick Bouffard share 3rd place for the long jump
  • Jason Houley is in 2nd place for the high jump record
  • Nathan Landry and Shawn-William Cyr share 3rd place for the high jump record
  • Elliot Thivierge now shares 1st place for the beep test record (with Justin Gourde)
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    Special Visitors in School

    Many of our students had a chance to hold special critters! A special thank you to Kerry Laprise who came to school with her animals.

    Aquarium Visit

    Students in grade 2 and 2/3 when to visit the aquarium with Ms. Poulin, Ms. Curotte and Ms. Giroux. This trip was to reinvest the knowledge acquired during term 1 on animal habitats. Students came back with stars in their eyes.

    Ice cream floats in grade 4

    There is no better way to finish a science experiment! Making ice cream floats in grade 4!

    Beautiful Artwork Around the School

    Battery Contest

    Do not forget to send your old batteries to school. We are still in first place!

    Important Dates

    December 9th: Ped day

    December 22nd: last day of school before the winter break

    December 23rd to January 6th inclusively: secretarial office closed

    January 13th: Academic awards in the gym at 2pm

    January 17th: Governing Board meeting

    January 20th: Valcartier sliding trip for grade 3 to Pathways

    January 27th and 28th: We R CQ leadership conference for high school students

    February 3rd: Mont Adstock sliding trip for k4 to grade 2

    February 23rd: Parent-teacher interviews


    SPES parents: It is getting chilly in our school yard! Do not forget to send your children to school with the appropriate gear: hats, neck warmers, mittens, gloves and pants.

    Please do not forget to send utensils in your child's lunch box.

    Rides Home

    Elementary parents: you can send a message on Class Dojo to your child's teacher before 1:00 pm.

    You can also call the office before 1:00 pm if you want your child to have a ride home.

    In an effort to help out our secretaries, please try to make changes no later than 1:00 pm.

    Reporting your Child's Absence

    Do not forget to call the school to motivate your child's absence (418-335-5366).

    Parents and Students: do not forget these services are available in our school!

    Guylaine Marcoux Intervenante/Conseillère en Orientation

    Melissa Guay Special Education Technician

    André-Philippe Côté Intervenant en persévérance scolaire

    Lerebson Oscar Intervenant en dépendances

    Julie Richard Infirmière scolaire