NESBITT REGISTRATION / Inscription à Nesbitt

18 Jan

NESBITT REGISTRATION / Inscription à Nesbitt
FEBRUARY 6 -10, 2012

Come visit Nesbitt Elementary School and register your child for the 2012-2013 school year.

Choose your program – English Core or French Immersion and see your child blossom in a wonderful environment.

See what Nesbitt has to offer!

NESBITT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, 6108 – 8th avenue, Rosemount . . .

(514) 721-2850


Du 6 au 10 février 2012

Venez visiter l’École primaire Nesbitt et inscrivez votre enfant pour l’année scolaire 2012-13.

Choississez le programme d’enseignement: Anglais ou d’Immersion française. Offrez à votre enfant un environnement de qualité.

Venez voir ce que Nesbitt a à offrir.

École primaire Nesbitt , 6108 – 8ième avenue, Rosemont

(514) 721-2850


Media Coverage of the aftermath of school closures

13 Jan

Students ‘devastated’ after EMSB closes three schools
The EMSB decided to close St. John Bosco in Ville Emard, Fraser Academy in St. Laurent and St. Brendan in Rosemont at the end of the school year. Carlyle School in the Town of Mount Royal, Nesbitt Elementary School in Rosemont and James Lyng High More Here

Global Evening news January 12

Hearts are hurting and communities in shock after they heard their schools will be closed.  Some Question the legality of such decisions and are exploring legal options… More Here


Nesbitt Will Stay Open…

12 Jan

“January 11, 2011, EMSB Commissioners voted unanimously to take Nesbitt School OFF the list of closures for 2012.

Along with a group of other parents, Julie has been fighting for the last nine months to keep her daughters school open. The struggle has been epic. We did interviews for TV, radio, newspapers and magazine, in English and in French. We maintained a blog and a FB page, we lobbied commissioners. We convinced politicians of all stripes and all levels to support us.  And much more.

It’s been a long, hard, battle, especially we never knew what our school was doing on the chopping block in the first place….” Read More here

January 11-12 newsreel

12 Jan

Montreal Gazette
Earlier in the evening, the cheers from Nesbitt School parents grew as every commissioner voted “yes” to keep it open. The elementary school in Rosemont … More here
Montreal Gazette
Commissioners at the English Montreal School Board have voted unanimously to keep James Lyng High School and Nesbitt School open. …More here
CBC.caParents and students walked out of a highly-charged EMSB meeting Wednesday Nesbitt School and James Lyng High School – originally on the chopping block … More here


Nesbitt’s message was finally heard! We cannot be closed.

12 Jan

As Steve Mitchel commented, it’s official: Nesbitt shall not be closed. The unanimous vote left no doubt: we are out of the troubled waters the Council of commissioners threw us in for no reason.
This experience has galvanised our community and strengthened our resolve to never see this happen again.  It is one thing when a school does fit a set of rational, pragmatic criteria for closure, it’s an entirely different situation when a school should never have been on that list in the first place. We lived this “consultation process” as violence brought onto us for no fault of our own.  We felt bullied and unfairly treated.
Although we are elated that Nesbitt is off the hook, we can’t help but feel wary. If such a good school can be threatened with closure, with so much effort spent by the Council of commissioners to justify the unjustifiable, who’s to say we are safe for good from this injustice.  Shouldn’t our merit stand on its own? Shouldn’t value, numbers and academic excellence be self-evident? Although we are safe, we still wonder how could they do this to us? In a democratic society, how can such an aberration take place? What else can we do, besides being good at what we do as a school and a community to prove our worth?
So many questions make it impossible for our joy to be complete.  Like a battered person, we are glad the abuse is over, but we cannot help but feel wary.  Trust in institutions is the linchpin of democracy, and our trust was shattered.
We are celebrating our victory but the road ahead is not as smooth as we would like it to be.
We would like to thank each and everyone who lent us a helping hand during this ordeal.  Everyone who signed the petition, everyone who came to those godawful council meetings, everyone who commented on this blog, everyone who kept us in their thoughts, every man woman and child who refused to stand by and let this go unchallenged. we say THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! without you we would be dead.
Nesbitt is open for business and we welcome every parent and child seeking the best an elementary school has to offer. Come join our family. Even though it was tough to prove,  we are one of the best elementary schools out there.

What doesn’t “close” you, makes you stronger!

11 Jan

January 11, 2011, EMSB Commissioners voted unanimously to take Nesbitt School OFF the list of closures for 2012.

Nesbitt parents are thrilled.

But we’re also wary. Nesbitt was placed on the list for closure despite our high numbers, central location, popular French immersion program and ideal facilities. The EMSB never explained what Nesbitt was doing on the list in the first place.

Being thrown into the EMSB’s so-called “public consultation process” has taught Nesbitt parents there’s still a lot to do to make sure the EMSB is accountable to parents, and acts in the interests of children.

While saving our school, Nesbitt parents cast doubt on the validity of the EMSB’S entire approach to school closures. Nesbitt parents will continue the fight for accountability.

We feel like we’ve started a larger cause. The Nesbitt Movement will carry on.

Nesbitt Action Committee

Reminder – Rappel : Special board meeting

11 Jan

Special board meeting –

Today Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.


Rosemount High School,

3737 Beaubien street east, Montreal


Réunion Extraordinaire de la Commission –

Aujourd’hui mercredi le 11 janvier 2012 à 18 h 30

École Secondaire Rosemont
3737 est rue Beaubien, Montréal


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