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4885, Souvenir O.
Laval, Québec
H7W 1E1
Phone : 450 688-1944
Fax : 450 688-0539

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Souvenir Elementary School


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Philosophy / Mission

Souvenir School is committed to providing an environment that promotes student self-worth in which the unique social, emotional, physical and intellectual needs of elementary school learners are addressed. Combined with home and community, the environment gives students the opportunity to develop their potential. Souvenir's mission is to foster the development of lifelong learners and responsible citizens.


General Information

Souvenir School was originally founded as a high school for the St-Martin School Board in 1963. It is located 20 km north of Montreal close to Autoroute 13 in the Chomedey area of Laval.

In 1965 it became an elementary school for the Chomedey community. Through the years, Souvenir has maintained a thriving, multicultural population. Souvenir has a long tradition as a meaningful and challenging learning experience in a warm and positive environment.


Parent Participation

Parents are involved with the Governing Board and Home and School Organization. Parents coordinate fundraising activities and volunteer actively in all aspects of school life. Parental involvement is highly encouraged and appreciated


Programs

The philosophy of Souvenir Elementary School is that all children can be successful. It is also our belief that when parent, child, and staff communicate in a positive way on a regular basis, the child will succeed.


Proposed 2003-2004 Program:

Kindergarten - Bilingual Program

  • 50% English
  • 50% French

Cycle One, Two, Three Programs as per the MEQ Program

  • Mathametics
  • English Language Arts
  • Science
  • Moral & Religious or Moral Education
  • Physical Education
  • French Language Arts
  • Géographie, histoire et citoyenneté
  • Arts dramatiques
  • Arts plastiques
  • Éducation physique

Inclusion: a resource teacher works with the classroom teacher to include and take into account the special needs and learning styles of all students.

Computers: training with a focus on current technologies, in-class computers and Internet access.


Services

Inclusive education, library, gymnasium, computer lab, psychologist, speech-language pathologist, nurse, social worker, resource teacher, behaviour technician, before-&-after-school program, Hebrew and Greek classes, cafeteria, pizza day.


Events and activities

Our physical education program is an integral part of school life at Souvenir. The superb Physical Education program includes clubs and tournaments in basketball, gymnastics, football and cross-country skiing.

Extended programs include gymnastics exhibition, winter camps, Terry Fox Run, and Jump Rope for Heart.

There are a variety of field trips during the year for students in all cycles.

Annual activities are an Award Assembly each term, spring journal, corn roast, Student's Council, storyteller, school-wide drama productions, reward days, yearbook, visiting theatrical groups and other artists.


Other Information

The staff, composed of competent, conscientious and dedicated individuals, is the driving force behind the success of Souvenir Elementary School.