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September 11
Harvest Jazz & Blues at CSS

‘A gift every year’: Blues in school gets kids rocking



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Cape Breton singer-songwriter Dan Doiron entertains students at Connaught Street School on Monday as part of the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival’s Blues In The Schools program. He talked about the history of the blues in between songs and stories. PHOTO: ADAM BOWIE/THE DAILY GLEANER

Students at Fredericton’s Connaught Street Elementary clapped their hands and joined a gymnasium-wide sing-along Monday morning, part of an event to help kick off this year’s Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival. Each year, New Brunswick’s largest annual musical celebration brings together talented artists with local schoolchildren through its long-running Blues In The Schools program. The festival aims to expose more than 30,000 children to musical experiences through the program each year, teaching them the history of blues music and its influence on other genres in fun, participatory sessions. 

On Monday, Cape Breton singer-songwriter Dan Doiron visited Connaught Street Elementary for a playful performance. In the midst of his session, he paused to ask the kids what they knew about the blues. It wasn’t long before the hands shot up. “We’ve got some people who know some stuff about the blues,” he said, gazing across the gym. “What do you know about the blues? It’s music? And it’s a colour? Right. What else?” Other students pointed out the blues is featured prominently at Fredericton’s annual music festival. “I’m pretty impressed that you guys know some stuff about the blues,” said Doiron as he strummed and chatted with the kids.

Principal Barb Corbett  welcomed him to the school.

“It’s a gift every year to be able to bring a musician in to share the joy this week,” she said. “As you know, downtown Fredericton is alive with activity this week and we’re so happy.” Corbett encouraged her students to enjoy the show, and to share the experience with their families.

“I know you’re going to be talking about this around the supper table,” she said.

September 11
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June 18
School Supplies 2018-2019
May 31
CSS Fun Night & BBQ!

​Wednesday, June 13 @5-7pm

Please join us for our Annual End of Year Celebration!

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May 23
CSS offering School Cash Online
April 27
Kindergarten School Year 2018-2019 Orientation May 23, 2018
April 12
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April 04
CSS Spring Yard Sale Saturday, May 12


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March 29
Canada’s Favourite Crossing Guard Contest 2018

​​Deadline for submissions: April 20, 2018.

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Visit http://www.parachutecanada.org for contest details

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March 11

No change, the procedures will remain as before March Break

The change is being made due to playground conditions that make it difficult for those picking up students to navigate along the walkways.

  • Applies to Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 2:00 pm and Wednesday at 12 noon.
  • Miss Spin, Mrs. Gaines, Mrs. Good, Mrs. Currie, Mme Renee and Mme. Chantal, students will be released at the 3-5 Main Entrance with the wheelchair ramp directly in the school driveway. A teacher will be present to ensure safe hand-off of students.
  • Mrs. Doucette and Mrs. Hanscomb, students will be released to parents at the Library Exit Doors - access this exit by passing through the staff parking lot and making and immediate left.

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