December, 2016

Dear Ecole Bonnycastle Families,

It is hard to believe that we have only 16 teaching days left before your children are home for a two week winter holiday rest!  It seems just like yesterday that we greeted your children at our doors for the first day of school.

The month of November was a time of reflection and celebration.  Our students preformed beautifully at our Remembrance Day Ceremony.  We were very proud of them.  Our Respect Assemblies have been very important and instructive to our school community.  Our November 30th Respect Assembly focused our commitment to respectful behavior over the lunch hour.

In the spirit of giving and the holiday season, our school will be collecting nonperishable food items for Winnipeg Harvest this year. There are many families that face hardship in our city and this is an important social action in which our students participate.  It helps develop empathy and an understanding of the world around us and how we may help others.  Food items may be dropped off in the main hallway of the school.

Report cards will be sent home on December 8, 2016.  The last day of classes will be December 22th, 2016.

On behalf of all the staff at Ecole Bonnycastle School, we want to thank you for your help and support as we work with your children.  We wish you all a wonderful holiday season.  The most rewarding and precious gift is the “Gift of Time”:



To realize the value of one year,

Ask a student who has failed a final exam.


To realize the value of one month,

Ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby.


To realize the value of one week,

Ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.


To realize the value of one minute,

Ask the person who has missed the train, bus or plane.


To realize the value of one second,

Ask the person who has won a silver medal in the Olympics.


Treasure every moment you have,

You will treasure it even more when you can share it with someone special.


Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,

But rather by the number of times Life takes our breath away.



We hope that you may have the honor of giving and receiving such a gift.  Travel safely, enjoy great times with family and friends and try to take the time to relax. 

Bonne Année, Bonne Santé!  Best Wishes for a healthy, Happy New Year 2017!


Caterina Romeo-Mzakar

Principal / Directrice


Cara Zurzolo

 Vice Principal / Directrice-Adjointe