Due to quorum issues, the Education Session is cancelled for this evening.
Julie Lohnes, Counsellor at Bridgewater Junior Senior High School & Belinda Josephson, Counsellor at Bridgewater Elementary School thought it would be a good idea to participate in the "Have a Heart" Campaign for the South Shore Regional Hospital. The staff and students at both schools got together and joined the two buildings with a red heart. Red was the colour for the Canadian School Counselling Week and the heart symbolizes caring and empathy for others. With the help of the BHS 02 students, the Bridgewater Fire Department and the BHS & BES students and staff, a huge red heart was created that barely fit between the two schools. Thanks to all who helped make the heart project possible! A special thank-you goes out to Liz Andrews for climbing the ladder and taking the photo!
The South Shore Chapter of Autism Nova Scotia has 2 family spots to GIVE AWAY for the upcoming BRIGADOON FAMILY WEEKEND RETREAT on June 5th to 7th in Aylesford!
The Family Respite Weekend Retreat is for families with a child (children) or youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to enjoy a weekend together at beautiful Camp Brigadoon. This camp is all inclusive and will feature valuable information sessions and fun camp activities for parents, siblings, and campers with ASD. Each family will have their own room within one of Brigadoon’s lovely cabins to share together at night.
(* If you have received a Chapter-sponsored spot to the Brigadoon Retreat in the past three years, we ask that you not put your name into the lottery this year in order to allow new families a chance to attend. Thank-you.)
When Cameron Crouse, a grade 6 student at BES, heard about an ailing student at his school he decided he wanted to help. Cameron's school was holding a fundraiser for grade 2 student, Hailey Rodenhiser, who has recently been diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Without hesitation, Cameron asked his mother if he could give the money he had been saving from his flyer delivery job to Hailey and her family. On February 13, when BES held their "Wear your Pajamas to School" fundraiser, Cameron donated $100.
At the age of 3, Cameron was diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome so he knows what it is like to be sick. Fortunately, today Cameron is healthy and active, but perhaps his childhood illness has led Cameron to be the selfless, conscientious young man he is today. Thank you, Cameron for being such a great example!
Cameron in his basketball jersey. Cameron standing with Hailey, Jayden and Rebecca.
If you would like to learn more about how you can help Hailey, then please contact the office at BES.