January 16th Update


Virtue of the Month – Self-Discipline

Our virtue this month is Self-Discipline. This is a most suitable focus to start the year as we try to make New Year Resolutions we can keep and that are meaningful.  I always meet with a group of friends in January and we have great fun reviewing last year’s resolutions and more seriously considering what we will set for our new goals.

January is a good time to talk to children about their responsibilities and the need to be responsible for their own behaviour and their own work. Self-discipline is not easy. It requires that we learn to be aware of our own behaviour and also to decide what we believe in and how we can make our behaviour match our beliefs. Children cannot learn this all at once, but with good role modeling from parents and teachers, they gradually become more able to self-regulate, make good decisions and act so that their behaviour matches what they think is right as well as what is best for them. Good study habits also depend on self-discipline and taking the time to organize and plan are ways in which we demonstrate self-discipline. 

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Global Citizenship Club

The members of the Global Citizenship Club voted for “healthcare” as their pillar of focus in Ecuador.  They are planning a very busy year to raise funds for this cause, starting with a bake sale on Wednesday, January 21.   The Primary students go to the boys’ basement, and the intermediates to the lunchroom to make their purchases at recess.

Parents, if you would like to make any donations of nut-free goods, please deliver them to the lunchroom on Wednesday before 9:00 am.  All items will sell for $1.00 and we would appreciate it if you could send individual items that we can sell at that price.

embroidery threadThe Global Citizenship Club is also planning on making bracelets and other items to sell at a craft sale for their causes this year.  Donations of embroidery thread and loom bands would be much appreciated.  Please bring any donations to the office.  Thank you! 



RSL 2015

Please join us at the PAC Meeting next Thursday, January 22nd at 7pm in the Library!


  1. Movie Night Planning
  2. Nominations for BCCPAC Board
  3. Spring Festival
  4. Possible Lunar New Year Social
  5. Direct Donation update
  6. Montessori Committee update

 Thanks for your continued support of our wonderful school! See you there!
PAC Co-Chairs Monica Tang & Allison Arato

Lord Nelson’s Parents Committee (PAC)

Join us on Monday January 26th, 2015 from 6:30pm-8:00pm in the Lord Nelson Gym as highly renowned researcher, neuroscientist, and Lord Nelson Parent Dr. Lara Boyd discusses with parents how children’s brains change with learning and development. She will present recent data showing brain plasticity in children and conclude with some practice tips for maximizing learning and brain plasticity.
Reserve your ticket online today at www.thelearningbrain.eventbrite.ca for only 5 dollars. Space is limited so act quickly!
If tickets remain on the day of the event, they will be available at the door for 7 dollars. Lara has asked that all proceeds of the evening be donated to Lord Nelson’s technology fund.


Students in Divisions 15 and 16 have been enjoying cooking, learning about healthy food, how to serve and prepare it and where our food comes from. Ms Sleep certainly enjoyed her oatmeal and chunky apple sauce. Delicious!



Exercise and fresh air are so important. Division 18 go out for a run nearly every morning and they are getting fitter and more positive about their experience. Here they are stretching in preparation.


Upcoming Events

January 19 – Professional Development Day – No School For Students

January 21 – Bake Sale – Global Citizenship Club

January 22 – PAC meeting. 7:00 pm Library

January 26 – 30 – Turn off the Screen Week

January 27 – Camp Read Day

January 29 – Bricks for KIDZ starts

February 6 – Montessori Informations Session (Gr 1 – 7 Focus) 9:15 am

February 9 – Family Day Holiday

February 17 – PAC Meeting

February 19 – Pro D  No school for students





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