Short Term Plan for Welcoming- January 2016

Refer to 5-phase process on previous pa2e and WELCOME TEAM STRATEGY:
Tuesday

Monday

Thursday

Wednesday

Friday
Jan 8
CoreyWIDA
Syrian 1 (if time
Syrian 2)
WIDA 1pm
testing PM slot if needed Chantal

for Syrian 2
Jan 11
Corey- prepare
additional
assessments

Jan 12
Corey - create tour
guide and translator
training

Homeroom
Harmony to call
Arabic students
to meet in
Guidance with
Chantal

BKA - Translator
Mtg. noon D110

Jan 13
Corey - Syrian
cohort
assessments
(1/2 day only for
students in
library)

Chantal to assist
Corey and on call for
WIDAs

Chantal to assist
Corey and on call
for WIDAs

Jan 18

Jan 19

Jan 20

AM
Intervention class
for Syrians with
Corey in Library

AM
Intervention class
for Syrians with
Corey in Library

Jan 14
Corey·:.. Syrian
cohort
assessments
(1/2 day only
for students in
library)

Jan 15
Corey - Syrian
cohort
assessments
(1/2 day only for
students in
library)

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4&5

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EALStaff:
Ongoing intake &
WIDA
Assessments
Preparation for
Orientation AM

Feb 01
Turn around EAl.
DepartmentTeachers to prepare
materials
Chantal to WI,DA

EAL Staff:
Ongoing intake &
WIDA Assessments
Preparation for
Orientation AM

Jan 27

Jan 28

Chantal to assist
Corey and on call
forWIDAs
Jan 29

No classes for any
EAL students

No classes for
any EAL students

EAL students

EALStaff:
No classes for
students
Ongoing intake &
WIDA
Assessments

EAL Staff:
Ongoing intake
&

WIDA
Assessments
Preparation for
Orientation

Preparation for
Orientation AM

Reading
Horizons
Training??? TBA

Feb 02

Feb 03

Feb 04

New Student Welcome
Day
SRC/Leadership/BKA
School Orientation AM
& snacks (AM only)

First day of
Semester 2
Chantal to WIDA

No classes for any
EALStaff:
Ongoing intake &
WID A
Assessments
Preparation for
Orientation AM

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TR : The EAL Welcome Team Plan (For Now)
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :

A:

jeudi 7

Pieces jointes:

16 06:44

School O"'l.docx (136 Ko)

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD-W)
Envoye : mercredi 6 janvier 2016 17:03
(ASD-W);
A : Curnew, Jeremy
(ASD-W); Whynot, Kathy
(ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily
(ASD3
J
Allaby, Robyn
(ASD-W) ; Wil~iams, Joanne
(ASD-W); Smeltzer,
W); Allen-vanderToorn, Shawna
(ASD-W); Thomas, Shane
Harmony
(ASD-W)
Objet : The EAL Welcome Team Plan (For Now)

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Hi there,
After speaking with all parties involved today, here· is the draft procedures for our
Welcome Team for intake and school placement. Page 1.is the p~ocess with roles and
responsibilities and Page 2 is the plan for the next month.
Things will evolve, I am sure. Please let me know of omissions and errors
Joanne, I will let you share this with the rest of your team, if appropriate.
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca<mailto:Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca>
(506) 453-5435

through a translator, I think it would go a long way to understanding a student's background. I've attached the list
of questions with this email.
Sincerely,
Corey Harvey
P.S. I'm going to bring in some things tomorrow to get the office all set up. I was hoping to get things cleaned up
and start setting up today, but the door is locked, and keys are still getting sorted out. Heather offered me a space
in Guidance for the WIDA tomorrow, so I'm going to take her up on that.

RE:From Corey - Regarding Newcomer Assessment
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :jeudi 7 janvier 2016 11:12

A:

Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W)

The Guidance list of questions is just an FYI -those are the types of things they would try to find out (normally)
from students, so it is just info for you and I to know to pick up on if it comes out in their writing, conversat~ons or
through interactions of somesort. any info in that domain would be of interest to note and pass along to the1r
guidance counsellor.
sorry for not explaining.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W)
Envoye : jeudi 7 janvier 2016 10:58

A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet : From Corey - Regarding Newcomer Assessment
Hi Chantal,
Jeremy was kind enough to give me his password, so I could email you·.
I went down to M&R, and Heather gave me a copy of the WIAT test. It assesses a number of different things, but
there is a section on numerical operations and math fluency. I'm thinking that these may be a good starting point
to get an idea of numeracy skills. There are other components, and I'm going to take a look over things to get an
idea of what else I can use from this. What's important though is, both the numerical operations and math fluency
sections are language-reduced, so it should help us get at content area knowledge.
I'm also trying to nail down first language literacy. I have a few ideas for this, and I've attached them in a
document title "First Language Reading and Writing Sample Guidelines."
Aside from literacy and numeracy, what else do you think we should be assessing? I was thinking technological
competence might be important, especially with students who have limited or interrupted schooling. Additionally,
we could look at other content area knowledge. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this. I saw the "International
Student Registration "Sample Intake Questions" you left for me on the desk. Does guidance use this, or was this
something you thought I could use with them as well?
I'm wondering, though, when we should do this additional assessment as some of it would be structured as a oneon-one assessment. I'm going to need the weekend at least to get my head wrapped around the WIAT
assessment, and how we might modify and add to it for our purposes, so tomorrow is too soon for me.
Could we set up an appointment with the students for Tuesday to do this additional assessment? Or, could I do this
on Wednesday (the day we initially planned on bringing in the two students to begin classes)? Alternatively, we
could leave this until the end of our two week period together, or I could work away at it over the two weeks.
I'm thinking if we can get this figured out today, we can let the students know tomorrow whether they should be
coming back on Wednesday to meet me for classes, or whether they have a particular appointment time next week
for additional assessments.
I also have a list of questions for a parent/guardian interview I found that could be helpful for intake on the
Guidance side of things. I'm not sure of what their process is exactly, but if these questions could be answered

Corey Harvey will be working between the library and my office with our newest Syrians for the next couple of
weeks. Would you please be able to provide me with the protocols for security in the event of a lockdown if he is in
his office in the library, please? (There are no blinds in his office window in
be
teaching students).
Also, if you happen to have the most recent electronic copy of the evacuation and other emergency procedures, I
would appreciate being able to send him that along to him. If you prefer to brief him in person with a paper copy
on all of this, just let me know and I will tell him to go see you directly.
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

TR : Emergency Procedures for Corey Harvey
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :jeudi 7 janvier 2016 13:18

A:

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque@nbed. nb.ca

(506) 453-5435
De : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye: jeudi 7 janvier 2016 13:18
A-: Langille, Nathan (ASD-W)
Cc: Allaby, Robyn (ASD~W)
Objet: RE:Emergency Procedures for Corey Harvey
Thanks for this, Nathan, I will pass this on to Corey.
(That is what I used to do when I was one of those distance ed, people, but the room was configured differently
than an classroom! There was awful carpet in there, too, which made it great for my allergies when seated on the.
floor. .. but that is a whole other story!) I'll get Corey to talk to the staff to see what they suggest.
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafargue@nbed .nb.ca

(506) 453-5435
De: Langille, Nathan (ASD-W)
Envoye: jeudi 7 janvier 2016 13:04
A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Cc: Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Objet : RE: Emergency Procedures for Corey Harvey
I left two black posters on your desk that can be placed in that room. It is the "coles notes" version. As far as
lockdowns for that room, I have no idea. Perhaps he should talk to the librarians downstairs to see what they do.
Those rooms use to be for distance ed people and I am not sure what they use to do in case of a lockdown.
Without the blinds my suggestion would be to hide behind the desk (and in a real scenario, flip the desk on its
side). This would probably be safer than just having blinds (which can you can still see between).
Nathan
From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2016 10:14 AM
To: Langille, Nathan (ASD-W)
Cc: Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Subject: Emergency Procedures for Corey Harvey
Hi Nathan,

>>
>> Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
>> Department Head, International Students
>> Fredericton High School
>> Chantal . Lafargue@nbed . nb.ca<mailto:Chantal . Lafargue@nbed .n~E~~~~~~'
>> (506) 453 - 5435
>>
>> De :
>> Envoye : mercredi
janvier 2016 08:32
>> A : Lafargue, Chantal ASD- W)
>> Cc :
>> Objet :
>>
>> Hi Chantal:
>>
>> The questions that
in the article are the same
questions/issues that
EECD ~)_,.~~th.
>>
>> We are following up with EECD this week as we have not heard anything since.
>>
>> Thanks for the continued interest in this issue. Your insight is v aluable to us .

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>>
>> Information contained herein is confidential. If you are not the intended
recipient, please disregard, delete immediately and notify me. Thank-you.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Jan 6, 2016 , at 8 :13AM, Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
<Chantal .Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca<mailto:Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca>> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> I was not aware of this happening today.
>>
>>
>> Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
>> Department Head, International Students
>> Fredericton High School
>> Chantal.Lafargue @nbed.nb.ca<mailto:Chantal .Lafargue@nbed . nb.ca>
>> (506) 453-5435
>>
>

RE:Did you see this? UNB speaks out in support of EAL
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :jeudi 7

A:

nvier 2016 19:08

Glad to hear it - my next window where I might ans\ver mjw}-~'tij·er 2 PM.
I am tied up with Syrian welcomi ng until the n.
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Objet : Re: Did you see this? UNB 'speaks out in support of EAL

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Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd , MEd
Department Head , International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal . Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca<mailto:Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb . ca>
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> Envoye : jeud
14:56
> A : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
> Objet : Re: Did you see this? UNB speaks out in support of EAL
>
> Hi,
>
> I got your message but it must be with t h e wrong number . what is a number i can
reach you at?
>
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>> On Jan 6, 2016 , at 4 : 38 PM, Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
<Chantal.Lafargue@nbed . nb . ca> wrote :
>>
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>> Thanks for continu i ng to shoulder this.
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>> Chantal

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Request for Support
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :vendredi 8

nvier 2016 14:02

A.:
Dea r - In an effort to sensitize our cohort of existing newcomers to the reality of our newest members of our FHS family,
we are offering a session that has the goal of developing empathy on the realities of ALL newcomer students in a
workshop approach. As we will have multi-level EAL students in this large group, we would be looking for adults
who would be able to assist and facilitate small group work at tables. Might you consider this opportunity and/or
might you know of others who would be able to volunteer in this capacity at this time?
The event is Thu rsday, January 14th 1:20pm and 3:20pm.
Location to be confirmed
Thank you for considering our request. Please let me know by Tuesday AM at the latest if you can, as Andrew
Culberson and I are meeting to plan the session together.
(Snow Date Friday Jan. 15 - same times)
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Charita!. Lafargue@nbed. nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

Request for Small Favour
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :vendredi 8

A:

14:14

DearI hope things are well with you since we saw you in Alberta ! I have a small favor to ask you, as we are recruiting
as many adults as we can from the community to help with this activity to address some of the concerns some
cultures are expressing in our current EAL community about the arrival of newcomers from Syria. The generic
request is below:
In an effort to sensitize our cohort of existing newcomers to the reality of our newest members of our FHS family,
we are offering a session that has the goal of developing empathy on the realities of ALL newcomer students in a
workshop approach. As we will have multi-level EAL students in this large group, we would be looking for adults
who would be able to assist and facilitate small group work at tables. Might you consider this opportunity and/or
might you know of others who would be able to volunteer in this capacity at this time?
The event is Thursday, January 14th 1:20pm-3:20pm.
Location to be confirmed at FHS
Thank you for considering our request. Please let me know by Tuesday AM at the latest if you can, as Andrew
Culberson and I are meeting to plan the session together.
(Snow Date Friday Jan. 15 - same times)
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

Subject: RE:Syrian "Welcome Committee" Ideas

Hi there
Would some SRC members be willing to do a half-day mini welcome to FHS session on day 2 of Turn Around? (AM
only) for the few newcomers that we will have at that time.
Would those SRC members be available/willing to attend a meeting on Tuesday, Jan 12th in D110 and a training at
noon on Jan. 15th?
These same students might be able to take the lead on said day (with my help) for said mini-orientation on Feb.
2nd AM only.
We would only need a handful of really welcoming and committed (not over-committed!) students.
Thanks for letting me know.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, international Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Lukings, Jennifer (ASD-W)

Envoye : mercredi" 6 janvier 2016 08:12
A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet: RE: Syrian "Welcome Committee" Ideas
Hi Chantal,
I brought this to our SRC group yesterday and they are interested in helping. Whenever y1~!!~
in place, let me know and I can take it to them to sign up.
Hope things are going welll :)

Jennifer Lukings
http://mmelukings.wikispaces.com/
Fredericton High School
Math Department

506.453.5435
From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2016 10:15 PM
To: Lukings, Jennifer (ASD-W)
Subject: TR : Syrian "Welcome Committee" Ideas
Hi Jennifer,
Here is the info I have as discussed earlier today. We have yet to meet as an EAL staff to figure out what will or
won't happen. An obvious "void" in this plan is the "domestic"-EAL student collaboration on this. I see a lot of great
opportunities for us to learn from your students the ropes of school life at FHS ... our students could learn how to
give a school tour, for example.

RE:Syrian "Welcome Committee" Ideas
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :vendredi 8 janvier 2016 13:38

A:

Lukings, Jennifer (ASD-W); Garnett, Mark (ASD-W)

Wow!
This is wonderful news!
I will be in touch .
I can't write much for emails, lately. SOrry about that.
Chantal
Cha.ntal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal . Lafargue(a}nbed .nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

De : Lukings, Jennifer (ASD-W)
Envoye: vendredi 8 janvier 2016 11:13
A : Lafa~gue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Cc :' Garnett, Mark (ASD-W)
Objet : RE: Syrian "Welcome Committee" Ideas

Here are the names of the student volunteers:

They have committed to attending on Tuesday , January 12 for the meeting, Friday, January 15th for the
training , and the morning of February 2nd for the mini-orientation sessions.
I might have another volunteer who needs to check her schedule before saying yes .
Hope this helps!

Jennifer Lukings
http:/ / mmeluki ngs.wikisoaces.com/
Fredericton High School
Math Department
506.453.5435
From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2016 4:43 PM
To: Lukings, Jennifer (ASD-W)

Request for Support

A:_.
Lafa rgue, Chantal (ASD-W)

Envoye :vendredi 8 janvier 2016 14:02

Dear
In an effort to sensitize our cohort of existing newcomers to the reality of our newest members of our FHS family,
w e are offering a session t hat has the goal of developing empathy on the realities of ALL newcomer students in a
workshop approach. As we wi ll have multi-level EAL students in this large group, we would be looking for adults
who would be able to assist and facilitate sma ll group work at tables. Might you consider this opportunity and/or
might you know of others who would be able to volunteer in this capacity at this time?
The event is Thursday, January 14th 1:20pm and 3:20pm.
Location to be confi rmed
Thank you for considering our request. Please let me know by Tuesday AM at the latest if you can, as And rew
Culberson and I are meeting to plan the session together.
(Snow Date Friday Jan. 15 - same times)
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
·
Chantai.Lafaraue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

RE:Request for Assistance for Cultural Sensitivity
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :vendredi 8 janvier 2016 14:44
Chan, Steve (ASD-W)

A:

Hi Steve,
I spoke with Shane and he has asked me to ask you to book time in your schedule to be part of the activity
described below. I am sorry I would normally be more diplomatic about this, but I am in over-drive and I have to
do things via computer and phone in the little time I have. The generic invitation is below. Please contact me if you
have any questions to let me know you got this email.. I will follow-up over email next week.
Thanks so much for your understanding
Chantal
In an effort to sensitize our cohort of existing newcomers to the reality of our newest members of our FHS family,
we are offering a session that has the goal of developing empathy on the realities of ALL newcomer students in a
workshop approach. As we will have multi-level EAL students in this large group, we would be looking for adults
who would be able to assist and facilitate small group work at tables. Might you consider this opportunity and/or
might you know of others who would be able to volunteer in this capacity at this time?
The event is Thursday, January 14th 1:20pm-3:20pm.·
FHS Library
Thank you for considering our request. Please let me know by Tuesday AM at the latest if you can, as Andrew
Culberson and I are meeting to plan the session together.
(Snow Date Friday Jan. 15- same times)
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque@nbed. nb.ca

(506) 453-5435

Bilingual Arabic English Novels to Order
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :vendredi 8 janvier 2016 21:53
A:
Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Whynot, Kathy (ASD-W); Harvey, Corey (ASD-W)

Hello,
I am looking for your advice on Arabic-English novels to purchase for students, as I will openly admit right now
that my Spanish Golden Age Literature honours reading list during my BA occupied most of my energy and killed
my love of reading classics of any kind in any language.
Does anyone have any suggestions that would be culturally and gender appropriate from the books on this site:
htto://www.alkitab.com/s1040-ar-dual-languaqe-fictione-a.html
Although I would like to encourage reading in English, I feel like having a few of these around wouldn't be a bad
idea for several reasons.
Thanks for your help everyone.
Chantal

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque@nbed. nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

In Syrian culture, gender separation is common at social events. When greeting each other, Syrians of the same sex will often be quite physical with each other (e.g.,
holding hands, kissing cheeks and touching each other's face or shoulders). However, married couples do not openly show affection in public. When men greet women,
they don't usually shake hands if they aren't related. They may nod at each other instead and are careful to make limited eye contact. Usually the oldest male in an
extended family makes the dedsions. Family reputation is seen as critical and is a more important indicator of sodal standing than a career or family wealth.
https :1/portal.nbed .nb .ca/sites/ASDW/EAL/Syrian%20Newcomers/Documents%20for%20Educators%20and%20Quick%20Facts/Caring%20for%20Sylian%20Refugee%20Children-final.pdf
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafargue®nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

TR : Essential Facts for Acculturation
Lafargue, Cha"ntal (ASD-W)
Envoye :vendredi 8 janvier 2016 22:39

A:

PKRISTMA@UNB.CA

Check out who I sent this email to below. (You don't need to read what I sent them, just who I sent it to.)
Do you know how exciting it Is to have Corey, Neil, Jeremy, Kathy and Emily on my (temporary) staff email list ! ! !???? As a "leader" this really is a great feeling to have
those EAL TEACHERS on the same team.
I can't say that to anyone else, of course!
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
~redericton High School
Chantai.Lafaraue{a}nbed .nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye : vendredi 8 janvier 2016 21:44
it : Cumew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Whynot, Kathy (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Harvey, Corey (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Objet : Essential Facts for Acculturation
Hi team,
In thinking about welcoming and acculturation, I have gone back to the many fact sheets that are dogging my inbox. I realize you may be doing a lot of research on
your own about Syria and you likely know more than I do at this stage. I feel if we read anything as a team, we should be aware of the items highlighted in yellow as
we prepare to bridge these students into our community:
Access to education is a major challenge and the majority of Syrian children living outside of Syria continue to miss critical educational milestones. About 89 percent of
children liVing in refugee camps are attending school; however, given that the majority of Syrian refugees do not live in camps, overall 68 percent of children living
outside of Syria are not attending school.
The UNHCR ·reports a high prevalence of mental health conditions particularly among children and adolescents. The UNHCR (2013) found that mental health is the
most prevalent health concern for people ages 5 to 17 in both Lebanon and Jordan. Mercy Corps conducted foOJs group discussions with adolescents in Jordan and
Lebanon and found that trauma is causing high physical and social isolation of refugees, particularly amongst adolescent girls. As a result, 20 percent of the children
and adolescents interviewed left their home once a week or less. Boys mentioned broken social networks and a growing sense of hopelessness.
Sexual violence and the threat of sexual violence was a concern for many women and girls in Syria before fleeing, if not one of the reasons for fleeing. Rape and other
forms of violence affect women and girls as well as men and boys. It is often committed In detention fadllties, in the context of household searches or military raids
and checkpoints.
Syrian food consists of a wide range of grains, meat and fruits and vegetables. Common dishes include pita and hummus (chickpea dip), baba ganoush (eggplant
spread), mahshe (stuffed grape leaves, zucchini and bell peppers), shawarma (gyro), and salads such as tabouleh and fattoush. Lunch is usually the largest meal of
the day, often eaten at 2:00pm. Syrian Muslims have dietary restrictions that do not allow them to eat pork; additionally, some will not consume alcohol or eat
shellfish.
In Syria, devout Muslims pray five times a day, in private and at scheduled times. Syrian Muslims may fast during the lunar month of Ramadan, during which eating,
drinking and smoking is prohibited from sunrise to sunset. At the end of Ramadan, Muslims celebrate Eid by feasting with family. Devout Christians wear crosses
around their necks and attend church regularly. All Muslim and Christian holidays are offidal holidays in Syria.
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In general, Syrian society is patriarchal, and everyone is under the protection and authority of the oldest man. Women are believed to be in need of protection,
particularly from the attention of unrelated men. Although older men are the family decision makers, women and younger men engage in a great deal of negotiation
and non-confrontational actions to achieve their own goals.
Poverty and fears for the safety of young girls have led some Syrian refugee families to arrange early marriages for their daughters. For example, In 2013, 25% of all
marriages by Syrian refug~ in Jordan involved a female between the ages of 15 and 17. Many of these marriages have not been registered with local authorities, and
some may have ended in divorce. It is possible that a resettled female refugee teenager has been divorced or has a child from an early marriage.
Syrians are very affectionate with children-even the children of strangers-and will hold them on their laps, tousle their heads, and kiss the cheeks of babies and
children. Children are expected to shake hands when they meet new people and show respect for elders. Corporal punishment is common and accepted, and children
will be disciplined with scolding and slaps to the face and hands (but not to the bottom).
Syrians may communicate in a more intense way than is the norm in the resettlement country. They may stand doser to one another when they talk, speak in louder
voices, and use more gestures. Those not used to this communication style may think that two Syrians are in a heated argument when in fact they are simply having a
normal conversation. Syrians exchange more niceties in conversations than may be common in resettlement countries. It is an everyday courtesy to inquire about
another's health, even when the people are not well acquainted.
If a Syrian interpreter is not available, then a non-Syrian Arabic speaker (such as an Iraqi or Palestinian) can be used. As with caseworkers, an interpreter who is the
same gender as the refugee is generally preferable, particularly in health care situations.
https://portal.nbed.nb.ca/sites/ASD-W/EALJSyrian%20Newcomers/DoOJments%20for%20Educators%20and%20Quick%20Facts/Refugees%20from%20Syria.pdf
Seventy-nine percent of Syrian families have had a death in their family since the conflict began.
Names Syrian names are based on the child's first name followed by a middle name, which is usually the fathers first name. The family name is often the paternal
grandfather's first name or his family name. Women keep the full names they were given at birth. Ask families what they would like to be called and how they would like
their child addressed.

what they would like to be called and how they would like their child addressed.
In Syrian culture, gender separation is common at social events. When greeting each other, Syrians of the same sex will often be quite
physical with each other (e.g., holding hands, kissing cheeks and touching each other's face or shoulders). However, married couples do
not openly show affection in public. When men greet women, they don't usually shake hands if they aren't related. They may nod at•each
other instead and are careful to make limited eye contact. Usually the oldest male in an extended family makes the decisions. Family
reputation is seen as critical and is a more important indicator of social standing than a career or family wealth.
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Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High Sch6ol
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca<mailto:Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca>
(506) 453-5435

TR : Essential Facts for Acculturation
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :lundi 11 janvier 2016 06:42

A. :

Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

FYI below - question from Corey.
Not sure of the school's plan for this •••
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

De : Harvey, Corey
(ASD-W)
Envoye : dimanche 10 janvier 2016 20:17
A : Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD-W)
Objet : RE: Essential Facts for Acculturation
Thanks for the information Chantal. Do the schools make any accommodations for religious practices? What I'm getting at is, if these
students are devout Muslims, they may need/want a space for prayer.
Sincerely,
corey Harvey
From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
sent: Friday, January 08, 2016 9:44 PM
.
To: curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Whynot, Kathy (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Harvey, Corey (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn
(ASD-W)
Subject: Essential Facts for Acculturation
Hi team,
In thinking about welc6ming and acculturation, I have gone back to the many fact sheets that are clogging my inbox. I realize you may be
doing a lot of research on your own about syria and you likely know more than I do at this stage. I feel if we read anything as a team,
we should be aware of the items highlighted in yellow as we prepare to bridge these students into our community:
Access to education is.a major challenge and the majority of Syrian children living outside of Syria continue to miss critical
educational milestones. About 89 percent of children living in refugee camps are attending school; however, given that the majority of
Syrian refugees do not live in camps, overall 68 percent of children living outside of Syria are not attending school.
The UNHCR reports a high prevalence of mental health conditions particularly among children and adolescents. The UNHCR (2013) found that
mental health is the most prevalent health concern for people ages 5 to 17 in both Lebanon and Jordan. Mercy Corps conducted focus group
discussions with adolescents in Jordan and Lebanon and found that trauma is causing high physical and social isolation of refugees,
particularly amongst adolescent girls. As a result, 20 percent of the children and adolescents interviewed left their home once a week or
less. Boys mentioned broken social networks and a growing sense of hopelessness.
sexual violence and the threat of sexual violence was a concern for many women and girls in syria before fleeing, if not one of the
reasons for fleeing. Rape and other forms of violence affect women and girls as well as men and boys. It is often committed in detention
facilities, in the context of household searches or military raids and checkpoints.
Syrian food consists of a wide range of grains,
baba ganoush (eggplant spread), mahshe (stuffed
and fattoush. Lunch is usually the largest meal
allow them to eat pork; additionally, some will

meat and fruits and vegetables. Common dishes include pita and hummus (chickpea dip),
grape leaves, zucchini and bell peppers), shawarma (gyro), and salads such as tabouleh
of the day, often eaten at 2:00 pm. Syrian Muslims have dietary restrictions that do not
not consume alcohol or eat shellfish.

In Syria, devout Muslims pray five times a day, in private and at scheduled times. Syrian Muslims may fast during the lunar month of
Ramadan, during which eating, drinking and smoking is prohibited from sunrise to sunset. At the end of Ramadan, Muslfms celebrate Eid by
feasting with family. Devout Christians wear crosses around their necks and attend church regularly. All Muslim and Christian holidays
are official holidays in Syria.
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In general, Syrian society is patriarchal, and everyone is under the protection and authority of the oldest man. Women are believed to be
in need of protection, particularly from the attention of unrelated men. Although older men are the family decision makers, wo~n and
younger men engage in a great deal of negotiation and non-confrontational actions to achieve their own goals.
Poverty and fears for the safety of young girls have led some Syrian refugee families to arrange early marriages for their daughters. For
example, in 2013, 25% of all marriages by Syrian refugees in Jordan involved a female between the ages of 15 and 17. Many of these
marriages have not been registered with local authorities, and some may have ended in divorce. It is possible that a resettled female
refugee teenager has been divorced or has a child from an early marriage.
Syrians are very affectionate with children-even the children of strangers-and will hold them on their laps, tousle their heads, and kiss
the cheeks of babies and children. Children are expected to shake hands when they meet new people and show respect for elders. Corporal
punishment is common and accepted, and children will be disciplined with scolding and slaps to the face and ha~ds (but not to the
bottom).
Syrians may communicate in a more intense way than is the norm in the resettlement country. They may stand closer to one another when
they talk, speak in louder voices, and use more gestures. Those not used to this communication style may think that two Syrians are in a
heated argument when in fact they are simply having a normal conversation. Syrians exchange more. niceties in" conversations than may be
common in resettlement countries. It is an everyday courtesy to inquire about another's health, even when the people are not well
acquainted.
If a Syrian interpreter is not available, ·then a non-Syrian Arabic speaker (such as an Iraqi or Palestinian) can be used. As with
caseworkers, an interpreter who is the same gender as the refugee is generally preferable, particularly in health care situations.
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name is often the paternal grandfather's first name or his family name. Women keep the full names they were given at birth. Ask families

o Brochures for Educators. Parents and Guardians (Parent Cultural Adjustment Brochure;
International Students Success at School Parent Brochure; Teacher Cultural Adjustment
Brochure). Copies have been forwarded in school mail to schools which currently have tutors
supporting English language learners. Additional copies are available by contacting Shawna
Allen-VanderToorn.
o Documents for Educators and Quick Facts (Caring for Syrian Refugee Children; Educational and
Mental Health Needs of Syrian Refugees; EN Syrian Population Profile; Intake and Resettlement
of Syrian Refugees; Refugees from Syria; Supporting Refugee Children and Youth Tips for
Educators; Syrian Newcomer Quick Facts). Several documents have been provided by EECD
connected to the Syrian newcomers. ASD-W has also developed a Quick Facts sheet that provides
an overview of many of these documents. This information may be valuable to read prior to
welcoming newcomer students.
o Preparing for Svrian Newcomers (District Welcome Package; Planning and Support- Welcoming
Newcomers into your Classroom; School Welcome Package; Syrian Newcomer Frequently Asked
Questions). These documents are available to support schools as they welcome newcomers. The
Frequently Asked Questions document provides some answers to ques~ons that we have been
receiving from schools. The ASD-W Welcome Package will have an Arabic welcome message from
the Superintendent, but it is not available yet.
o Welcome Message- ASD-W worked collaboratively with Fredericton Hi~h School to develop a
welcome message describing the school system in New Brunswick. This is available for viewing by
families after completing the registration forms. It can be accessed on You Tube at the following

links:
• Arabic Version (English Subtitles) https://www .youtube .com/watch?v-yAvesCOA UxU
• English Version (Arabic S.ibtitles) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P21eUiiXx3o
If your school is welcoming newcomer students for the first time, and tutor support is required, please fill out the
attached EAL Tutor Support Request Form and return it to Shawn a Allen-VanderToorn. Also attached is a form to
be completed as you welcome future newcomers. This information will assist in determining the appropriate
school supports.
Stacy Coy, ASD-W Social Worker, and I are part of a provincial team working to develop support mechanisms for
schools.
We look forward to continue working on this initiative. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact
me.

Shawna Allen-VanderToorn
Subject Coordinator- EAL (K-12), Social Studies (K-12)
Early Career Teachers & University Student Interns
Anglophone West School District
shawna.allencainbed.nh.ca

444-309~~

Phone: (506)
Fax: (506) 453-4220
http: I I asd-w.nbed.nb.ea

RE:Welcoming Syrian Newcomers
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :lundi 11 janvier 2016 08:19
A:
Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)

Great job
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafargue@nbed. nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

De : Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Envoye: dimanche 10 janvier 2016 21:37
A: (ASD-W) All Principals; (ASD-W) All Vice Principals; (ASD-W) Senior Admin Team; (ASD-W) All Subject
Coordinators; Coy, Stacy (ASD-W); Baird, Alexa.(ASD-W); Callicott, Amanda (ASD-W); Amy Jackson; Angela Shea;
MacDonnell, Cathy {ASD-W); Deanna Dykeman-Gaudet; Donna Kelly; Elaine Geeringh; Erin Brewer; Esther Lee;
James Bird; Miller, Jessica (ASD-W); John MacKay; Cheeseman, Kim (ASD-W); Lindsay Thibodeau; Brewer, Neil (ASD·w); Paisley Sibbald; Rosemary Grattan; Sheila Graham; Wendy Manuel
Cc: Firlotte, Jacqueline (ASD-W); Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W); (ASD-W) George Street Middle -All Staff; (ASD-W) Bliss
Carman Middle -All Staff; (ASD-W) Priestman Street Elementary -All Staff; (ASD-W) Liverpool Street Elementary -All
Staff; (ASD-W) Montgomery Street Elementary :.All Staff; (ASD-W) Deyon Middle -All Staff; (ASD-W) Forest Hill
Elementary -All Staff; (ASD-W) Cambridge-Narrows Community -All Staff; (ASD-W) Connaught Street Elementary -All
Staff; (ASD-W) Fredericton High School-All Staff; (ASD-W) Gesner Street Elementary -All Staff; (ASD-W) Gibson-Neil
Memorial-All Staff; (ASD-W) Meduxnekeag Consolidated -All Staff; (ASD-W) Nashwaaksis Memorial Elementary -All
Staff; (ASD-W) Nashwaaksis Middle -All Staff; (ASD-W) New Maryland Elementary -All Staff; (ASD-W) Park Street
Elementary -All Staff; {ASD-W) Saint Mary's Academy -All Staff; (ASD-W) Townsview School -All Staff; (ASD-W)
Woodstock High -All Staff; (ASD-W) Garden Creek Elementary -All Staff; (ASD-W) Hartland Community -All Staff;
(ASD-W) Nackawic High -All Staff
Objet : Welcoming Syrian Newcomers
Good evening,
As indicated at the Principals' Meeting on December 11, 2015, ASD-W has been working on various structures to
support the Syrian newcomers. The following e-mail outlines the current status and supports to assist schools of
ASD-W.
Registration- Families have registered in Fredericton area schools this week. The Multicultural
Associations who support the communities in ASD-W are working with us to determine which schools will
be welcoming Syrian newcomers and we have asked that the District be informed of the arrival of
newcomers, so that schools can be notified prior to their arrival at the school. If a family arrives at the
school and you have not been given prior notification by the District, please register them and notify
Shawna Allen-VanderToorn.
School Supplies- Fredericton High School, Leo Hayes High School and ~ave gathered school
supplies that are available to newcomer students registering in the Fre~ For schools outside
of the greater Fredericton area requiring supplies, please email Shawna Allen-VanderToorn identifying the
supply needs. We will do our best to accommodate all schools of ASD-W welcoming newcomers.
Resources- Several resources have been uploaded to the Syrian Newcomer Portal page on the AS O-W
EAL K-12 Portal site. https://portal.nbed.nb.ca/sites/ASDW /EAL/Syrian%20Newcomers/Forms/AIIItems.aspx The documents are grouped in three folders (a
sampling is attached). The complete set of resources are available on the Portal site.

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A Math Question for You
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :lundi 11 janvier 2016 10:22

A:

Intesar_s@yahoo.com

Hi . .
We are looking for your insight about the mathematical symbols utilized to teach math in Syria or any of the
countries of schooling where children may have been prior to arriving in Fredericton. I realize this is an unusual
and perhaps difficult question, but we spoke to a student here who lived in both Iraq and Syria and we learned
that his experiences with symbol systems in school were different than ours. We were hoping to learn more if you
know of any information, please don't hesitate to call me or email me (471-5999). I realize you are very busy
helping families. Thank you so much.
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

Chantai.Lafara ue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
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De : Lukings, Jennifer (ASD-W)
~nvoye: vendredi 8 janvier 2016 11:13
A : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Cc: Garnett, Mark (ASD-W)
Objet : RE: Syrian "Welcome Committee" Ideas

Here are the names of the student volunteers:

They have commi t ted to attending on Tuesday, January 12 for t he meeting, Friday, January 15th for the
training , and the morning of February 2nd for the mini-orientation sessions.
·
I might have another volunteer who needs t o check her schedule before saying yes.
Hope this helps!

Jennifer Lukings
http://mmelukings.wikispaces.com/
Fredericton High School
Math Department
506.453.5435
From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2016 4:43 PM
To: Lukings, Jennifer (ASD-W)
Subject: RE:Syrian "Welcome Committee" Ideas
Hi there
Would some SRC members be willing to do a half-day mini welcome to FHS session on day 2 of Turn Around? (AM
only) for the few newcomers that we will have at that time.
Would those SRC members be available/willing to attend a meeting on Tuesday, Jan 12th in DllO and a training at
noon on Jan. 15th?
These same students might be able to take the lead on said day (with my help) for said mini-orientation on Feb.
2nd AM only.
We would only need a handful of really welcoming and committed (not over-com mitted !) students.

RE:Syrian "Welcome Committee" Ideas
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :lundi 11 janvier 2016 12:44
Lukings, Jennifer (ASD-W); Garnett, Mark (ASD-W)

A:

Thank you so much for checking in with me: Please tell them that I appreciate their honesty. I have spent the AM
doing lots of stuff, including locating our Arabic speakers and seeing who is really able to commit. We want to work
with those who can commit to the whole thing. Thanks for reminding them tomorrow...
Chantal
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque@nbed. nb. ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Lukings, Jennifer (ASD-W)

Envoye : lundi 11 janviElf 2016 12:34
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W); Garnett, Mark (ASD-W)
Objet : RE: Syrian "Welcome Committee" Ideas

A:

Hi Chantal,
I have had two SRC reps approach me and inform me that, despite the commitment they made, they will be
unable to attend tomorrow and will therefore not be able to help.
Please remove

I am so sorry!

Jennifer Lukings
http://mmelukings.wikispaces.com/
Fredericton High School
Math Department

506.453.5435
From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)

Sent: Friday, January 08, 2016 1:38PM
To: Lukings, Jennifer (ASD-W); Garnett, Mark (ASD-W)
Subject: RE:Syrian "Welcome Committee" Ideas
Wow!
This is wonderful news!
I will be in touch.
I can't write much for emails, lately. SOrry about that.
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School

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I reached out to the library in my FHS SPR rol
out the pamphlets and correspondence below , please).
I think we should assist with title identification. I think bilingual books would be
beneficial for high school aged students. I have already started a short-li st with my
team that I was going to purchase after some initial research on one site .
Shawna , I wonder if you wanted to be part of this conversation, as t he scope seems to
be getting larger. (Bridging between EAL and Litearcy) .
Please let me know how you would like for me to reply .
Thanks

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd , MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargu e@nbed . nb . ca
(506) 453-5435

Families at the Fredericton Public Library
Hi Chantal ,
We are currently working on ways we can support our newest citizens . In our region we
have purchased some Arabic -English materials (dictionaries) and resources to learn
Arabic and are doing research on electronic resources.
I will also be following up with my provincial children's committee to share
resources and discuss how we best can lend a hand .
I am also pleased to announce that in anticipation of the Syrians' arrival, one of
our brochures and one of our handouts have been translated into Arabic by the City of
Fredericton task force on Syrian refugees. The brochure and handout that were chosen
are the Welcome to Your Library brochure and the Fees @ your library handout . These
brochures were chosen because they are part of the core se t of documents that are
given to newcomers, and t hey provide essential information that is pertinent to all
libraries . You will find them attached .
We are pleased to work with you and please do bring any i de as forward you might
so we can collaborate to make thi s the best transition possible .
Bes t wishes ,

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1) In light of the arrival of 1500 Arabic -speaking refugees to NB, are there any
resources that I can access through paper or electronic book that would be suitable
for children and teenage boys and girls that we could access in the near future to
ensure children are reading even if they can't read in English? We don't have
bilingual books or books in standard Arabic at FHS at this time. We do have iPads,
though. We could also set them up with library cards .
Did the new pamphlets explaining the library arrive? I would love to provide these to
translator-interpreters who are working with families to communicate with parents and
schools? We could al s o get them to register for the public library through our
school, if you were interested .
Thank you so much for brainstorming with me. Your support is tremendously appreciated
at this time. If children can read and have literacy skills, i t is my belief that we
can bridge them into English with print resources that are familiar to them as a
first step.
Kind Regards,

Chantal Lafargue , BA, BEd, MEd

me know.
Otherwise I will find out who to make the cheque out to.
As for the additional donations you've collected, they can be delivered to FHS
anytime during the school day (8:30AM-3:30PM). You can have the boxes addressed to
our Vice Principal, Robyn Allaby at the main office. I know you're busy, so there is
no rush on this delivery. Whenever is convenient for your drivers.
Thanks so much, Stuart.
Take care and talk soon,
Emily
Emily Chevrier
B.A., B.Ed.

EAL Teacher
Fredericton High School
emily.chevrier@nbed.nb.ca

RE:School Supply Update
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
~nvoye :lundi 11 janvier 2016 17:20

A:

Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)

Yes, it is a great "problem" to have!!!
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna
(ASD-W)
: lundi 11 janvier, 2016 17:16
A : Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily
Objet : ~E: School Supply Update
~nvoye

(ASD-W)

This is great news, Emily. Thanks so much for your work on this! Let me check with
budgeting and accounting to see if this would go under my current EAL code or if we
would need a separate account? I haven't experienced this before.
Shawna
-----Original Message----From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Monday, January 11, 2016 12:48 PM
To: Chevrier, Emily {ASD-W); Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Subject: RE:School Supply Update
Hi Emily,
I look forward to seeing you tomorrow.
We are thrilled at this news!
I think Shawna should have the account, don't you, Shawna?
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
{506) 453-5435
De : Chevrier, Emily
(ASD-W)
Envoye : lundi 11 janvier 2016 11:04
A : Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD-W); Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna
Objet : School Supply Update

(ASD-W)

Fantastic news from Covey's on the school supply front! They will open an account
with the monetary amount collected at the cash during the supply drive and will
generously top up the account ~o $500 as their contribution to the collection. Also,
they will deliver the remainder of their supplies to FHS by Friday.
I just need to let Stuart know whose name should be on the account and we'll be all
set. I'm guessing Shawna's name, but wanted to confirm before replying.
Thanks,

Emily
Emily Chevrier
B.A . , B.Ed.
EAL Teacher
Fredericton High School
emily.chevrier@nbed.nb.ca

From:
Sent: Monday, January 11, 2016 10 : 49 AM
To: Chevrier , Emily
(ASD-W)
Cc :
Subject : RE: School Supply Drive Thank You!
Hi Emily
Good news on the Leo Hayes goods , we would have arranged i t but it would have b een a
chore this . week . You should have received ours on Friday.
We do not have a problem setting up an account for you to use , I will apply the funds
to the account and we will top it : up to $500 as part of our contribution to the your
project.
It was great to be considered to work with FHS on this important undertaking . We
appreciate.the support we get from the teachers and students and this was a great
opportunity for u s to get invol ved .
Let me know wh at you would like the account under and we wi l l set it up.

--- - - Original Message-- - -From : Chevrier, Emily (ASD- W) [mai lto : Emilv . Che v rier @nbed . nb . ca )
Sent : Wednesday, January 06, 2016 9:48 PM
To : Stuart Blair
Subject: RE: School Supply Drive Thank You !

I've been in contact with our Leo Hayes counterparts and they plan to drop their
supplies off themselves later this week . Thanks again for your generous offer ,
however, no need to worry about coordinating a pickup . I'm sure it's indeed a busy
time of year for you guys .
We are thrilled about the monetary collection! That's fantastic news . I was speaking
with my supervisor from the schoo l district office and she is curious whether we can
create a Covey's account of sorts with that amount as a credit. Once we have a l l the
supplies collected , we will begin our inventory and see what items we might need more
of . My supervisor's thinking was that if we had an account ready to go at Covey's,
then we could purchase items as needed from the store. If this is a possibility , let

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Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafarg ue @nbed.nb.ca<mail t o:Chant al . Lafargue @nbed . nb . ca>
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1) In lig\t'. of'' the arriv al of 1500 Arabic-speaki ng refugees to NB , are there any
resources that I can access through paper or electronic book that would be suitable
for children and teenage boys and girls that we could access in the near future to
ensure children are reading even if they can't read in Engli s h? We don't have
bilingual books or books in ·standard Arabic at FHS at this time. We do have iPads ,
though . We could also set them up with library cards.
Did the new pamphlets expl aining the library arrive? I wou l d love to provide these t o
translator-interpreters who are working with families to communicate with parents and
schools? we could also get them to register for the public library through our
school , if you were interested.
Thank you so much for brainstorming with me . Your support is tremendously appreciated
at this time. If children can read and have lit eracy skills, i t is my beli ef that we
can bridge them into English with print resources t hat are famil i ar t o them as a
firs t s t ep.
Kind Regards,

Chantal Lafargue , BA , BEd, MEd
Depar tment Head, International Student s
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 45 3 -5435

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Thank y o u so much f or thinking a bout the l ibrary . We appreciate t hat y o u will shar e
how t he libra ry c a n b e a valuable resource with your famili e s who a re newcomers t o
Canada .
I would like t o int roduce you to t he Adul t and Young Adult Se rvic e s t e am , Marc
Ga t he rcol e and Je ss ica La roc que, who I have inc lude d in this e mail t h read . The y are
t h e t ale n t ed team respon sible f o r d e v eloping t een programs a nd p r omotion a l ma t erial,
a nd are t he be s t peopl e t o speak with i n regard s to se r vicing 14- 20 year old s .
Al l t h e b est with t h e n e w sc hool year ,

RE:Fall Programs for Families at the Fredericton Public Library
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
~nvoye :lundi 11 janvier

A:

Cc :

2016 18:33

Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

Hi Shawna
I was hoping
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We can chat Wednesday for sure .
Chantal Lafargue , BA , BEd , MEd
Department Head, International Students
Frederi cton High Sc hool
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed . nb . ca
. ( 5 06) 453 - 5435

, De : Allen- VanderToorn , Shawn a
(ASD-W)
Envoye : lundi 1 1 janvier 2016 1 7 : 44
A : Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD- W)
_Cc : Al laby, Robyn
(ASD- W)
Objet : RE: Fall Programs for Fami l ies at the Fredericton Public Library
I think I should be part of this conversation as I see it helping school s in the
Fredericton area .
I could certainly share this information with schools . What
bilingual resources are you looking at , Chantal? Are t hey on the library website?
Perh ap s we can chat o n Wed nesday at some poi nt?
Sha\vna
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team that I was going to purchase after some initial research on one site .

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Shawna , I wonder if you wanted to be par t of this conversation, as the scope seems to
be getting larger . (Bridging between EAL and Litearcy) .
Please let me know how you would like for me to reply .
Thanks

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 4 53-5435

De :
Envoye : lun di 11 janvier
A : Lafargue, Chantal
Cc
for Families at the Fredericton Publ ic

Hi Chantal,
We are currently working on ways we can support our newest citizens . In our region we
have purchased some Arabic-English materials (dictionaries) and resources to learn
Arabic and are doing research on electronic resources .
I will a l so be following up with my provincial children's committee to share
resources and discuss how we best can lend a hand .
I am also pleased to announce that in anticipat i on of the Syrians ' arrival, one of
our brochures and one of our handouts have been translated into Arabic by the City of
Fredericton task force o n Syrian refugees . The _ brochure and handout that were chosen
are the Welcome to Your Library brochure and the Fees @ your library handout . These
brochures were chosen because they are part of · the core set of documents that are
given to newcomers, and they provide essential information that is pertin ent t o all
libraries. You will find them attached .
We are pleased to work with you and please do bring any ideas forward you might have
so we can collaborate to make this the best transition possible .

..

Best wishes ,

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RE:School Supply Update
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
~nvoye :lundi 11 janvier 2016 18:37

A:

Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)

We have an overwhelming amount of items (plus 5 boxes on the way Friday from ~
500$ cash).
I think we will need a plan to get rid of it (to be blunt!). No rush on sending it to
the schools if there aren't many students here, yet. I just worry about making sure
it moves to schools. I think Jackie would be a real asset in this regard, if she has
the ability to travel and also get a sense of what tutors do and don't have .•• etc. I
will talk with Emily to see where she is with this tomorrow.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna
(ASD-W)
Envoye : lundi 11 jan~ier 2016 18:03
A : Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD-W)
Objet : RE: School Supply Update
We may have to develop a plan for distribution that is more solid than what I have
done so far.
-----Original Message----From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Monday, January 11, 2016 1:15 PM
To: Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Subject: RE:School Supply Update
Great
We have almost twice as much as we did when you last saw the room (at least 40% more)
Shawna, we hope principals and tutors will feel very willing to accept these
supplies!

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

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De : Chevrier, Emily
(ASD-W)
Envoye : lundi 11 janvier 2016 12:58
A : Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD-W); Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna
Objet : RE: School Supply Update

(ASD-W)

I'll ask some of our BKA kids to sort the supplies tomorrow at our meeting.
Emily Chevrier
B.A., B.Ed.
EAL Teacher
Fredericton High School

emily.chevr i er@nbed . nb . ca

(ASD- W)
2016 12:49 PM
Shawna

(ASD-W)

As an update : LH HS stuff delivered to the room and additional boxes came in to FHS
admin today. I did not sort . We will need students to do this .
Chantal Lafargue, BA , BEd , MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal .Lafargue@nbed . nb.ca
( 506) 453-5435
De : Chevrier , ~roily
(ASD-W)
Envoye : lundi 11 janvier 2016 11 : 04
A : Lafargue , Chantal
(ASD- W) ; Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna
Objet : School Supply Update

(ASD- W)

IIIIIIJ

Fantastic news from
on the school supply front! They will open an account
with the monetary amount collected at the cash during the supply drive and wil l
generously top up the account to $500 as their contribution to the collection . Also ,
they will deliv~r the remainder of their supplies to FHS by Frid~y .
I just need to let Stuart know whose name shou ld be on the account and we 'll be a l l
set . I'm guessing Shawna's name , but wanted to confirm before replying.
Thanks ,
Emily
Emily Chevrier
B.A ., B . Ed .
EAL Teacher
Fredericton High School
emi ly.chevrier@nbed . nb.ca

From:
Sent: Mon ay,
To: Chevrier , Emily
(ASD-W)
Cc: ' Janice Smith'
Subject : RE: School Supply Drive Thank You!
Hi Emily
Good news on the Leo Hayes goods, we would have arranged it but i t would have been a
chore this week. You should have received ours on Friday .
We do not have a problem setting up an account for you to use, I will apply the funds
to the account and we will top it up to $500 as part of our contribution to the your
projec t.
It was great to be considered to work with FHS on this i mportant undertaking. We
appreciate the support we get from the t eachers and students and this was a great
opportunity for us to get involved.

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Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :fundi 11 janvier 2016 20:29
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)

A:

The Servant
The Breadwinner
Groundwood books
A New Life

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Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

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Reading age to 14

Corey- being everything I can't be in the morning plus being Kathy in the afternoon (ykes') - not to mention
developing assessments and an entire bridging program for our "welcome class" for Syrians
Kathy - teaching for Jeremy, so that he can train Stephanie on the WIDA and answering Neil's EAL@FHS questions
Robyn- our fearless leader and provider of provisions and human resource reinforcement
Andrew - our workshop and videographer extraordinaire for Thursday PM's session on empathy and diversity
Harmony- figuring out how to run our iPads to use our iGuide and new Arabic welcome video with parents (and
just about everything elsef)

I know there are many other little things that I have omitted from this list. I also recognize that all of this has
added to your usual busy workload, so I simply wanted to reach out to you as I am unable to do so in person at
this time. I also wanted to share with our leadership how proud I am to have all of you as EAL colleagues.
We really are a fantastic team.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

RE:Go Team EAL !
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mardi 12 janvier 2016 13:48
Smeltzer, Harmony (ASD-W)

A:

God Bless:)
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

De: Smeltzer, Harmony (ASD-W)
Envoye: mardi 12 janvier 2016 13:47
A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Whynot, Kathy (ASD-W); Allaby,
Robyn (ASD-W); Culberson, Andrew (ASD-W); stephaniejmaclellan@gmail.com; ·Harvey, Corey (ASD-W)
Cc : Thomas, Shane (ASD-W); Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W); Williams, Joanne (ASD-W)
Objet : RE: Go Team EAL !
You forgot one ...... And to Chantal for being amazing~ dedicated~ caring and hard-working to bring all of this
together.

s

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Administrative Assistant
Fredericton High School
Guidance Department
300 Priestman Street
Fredericton NB E3B 6J8
506-457-4913

From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
~ent: January-12-16 1:41 PM
To: Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Whynot, Kathy (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Culberson,
Andrew (ASD-W); stephaniejmaclellan@gmail.com; Smeltzer, Harmony (ASD-W); Harvey, Corey (ASD-W)
Cc: Thomas, Shane (ASD-W); Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W); Williams, Joanne (ASD-W)
Subject: Go Team EAL !
Hello everyone
Thanks so much for pushing hard through these interesting times. I thought it really important to take 5 minutes
to thank everyone sincerely for all of the little things you are doing to help make a BIG difference. While I have
been busy connecting everyone and handling some items that you are not quite part of all of your worlds (yet), I
wanted to thank you for the following:

Emily - the continued work on the school supplies and our training for tour guides, translators and orientation
providers
Jeremy - taking 2 hours this morning to train Stephanie Maclellan on the WIDA
Stephanie- volunteering to train for the WIDA today and to assist with our workshop tomorrow PM (if you are
not supplying!)

.

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R possible placement
rgue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye : mardi 12 janvier 2016 15:04
A:
Hamilton, Cristel (ASD-W)
Cc :
Harvey, Corey (ASD-W)

Hi I
How about --->

9 in Mcisaac, Colin

C45 ·s homeroom (I have no idea who this is).
She might be from Iraq - I am told and she has volunteered to assist with student translation (in extracurricular). Sl1e might be a natural fit for homeroom for these students. too ... if there is room.
Are there any placement-y types of questions you would like me to pursue casually with the assistance of
Rag ad (a grade 10 student who will be spending home rooms with these girls to get to know them tomorrowFriday -she will be their initial support as they transition to the school, so we might be able to get some
insights from her to figure out what is a good fit (based on your short list. .. without it appearing as though she
is having a guidance meeting ... just an unofficial fact -seeking to help you with your work.
I have CC'ed Corey Harvey on this who is their "welcome class" teacher until exam week. I thi nk it is
important for him to know, as he will be doing the coordinating with -

as I won't be able to follow-u p on

all of these items (especia lly if there is a snow day and my next assigned work day is at UNB .. .)
Thanks
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafaraue@nbed. nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

School Closures and Welcome Class
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :

~~:

12

nvier 2016 22:41

;-~)

Greetings,
This is a reminder that in an event of school closure tomorrow there will be no "Welcome Class" for students at
FHS. Please listen to the radio and reach out to the students, if that is your role in their settlement process. (I am
assuming someone from the community has been tasked with ensuring students settle into school/ get from A to

B.)
If schools are open, we are excited to spend the morning with our 2 first Syrian students. We actually had 35
students in a room today, including many students who speak Arabic, who were preparing for tours and social
activities for later on next week. Please convey to the students t hat we area eager to start their time at FHS.
I have copied Mr. Ha.rvey and Mrs. Chevrier on this email, who wi ll be their primary teachers until our exam period.
Please don't hesitate to contact any of us via email, shou ld you require.
Kind Regards,
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca

(506) 453-5435

(Shipped)
Emma 2 Volume (Dual
6090
English-Arabic)
(Shipped)
Frankenstein (Dual
14348
English-Arabic-Haditha)
(Shipped)

1 22.50

1 9.50

If the resources arrive in time, we will give them to Corey to use first. If not, we will figure it out for semester 2.
I have contacted the public library and they may actually want this information as their titles seem rather limited in
Arabic. I also believe that we should get our students public library cards semester 2 and this might be a
worthwhile field trip. The public library has shared with me 2 pamphlets done in Arabic to explain to families how
the system works and how to register for a card. (Now, hopefully this has opened the door for other languages to
follow...)
Thanks for your collaboration on this and I appreciated your insights on the books to order.
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

Arabic-English Dual Language Books
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mardi 12 janvier 2016 22:46
A:
Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Whynot, Kathy (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)
Cc:
Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Allen-VanderToom, Shawna (ASD-W)

Hi there:
I tried to follow your advice as best as possible, given limited availability of some titles, and I have purchased the
few bilingual books that I could get my hands on for the purposes of:

1) observational assessment of reading habits in Ll
2) SSR/reading materials students could use in homeroom to "check out.. in their own language
during the day as a cognitive break and do what others do
3) bridge to English (e.g., see how things look in translation)
4) modelling to their younger family members how to honour their first language by reading picture
books to their siblings in English and Ara~ic
5) instructional or communication tool (the dictionary) . ,.
I tried to get a variety of reading levels, knowfng that students have had interrupted schooling in Arabic and we
won•t have a clue how to get that ..just right.. book for them. I also tried to do my best with gender and culture,
but you may want to use your professional judgement on some of the titles listed below:

Lion Fables (Arabic-English)
1$23.95 CAD
$23.95 CAD
Macbeth (Arabic-English)
1 $32.95 CAD
$32.95 CAD
Moush Wants to Get Lost (Arabic-English)
1$24.95 CAD
$24.95 CAD
Oxford Picture Dictionary (Arabic-English)
1 $46.95 CAD
$46.95 CAD
Robinson Crusoe (Arabic-English)
1 $14.95 CAD
$14.95 CAD
The Swirling Hijaab (Arabic-English)
1 $23.95 CAD
$23.95 CAD
Name
Code
Qty Each Options
David Copperfield (Dual 6652
English-Arabic)
(Shipped)
Little Women (Dual
6096
English-Arabic)
(Shipped)
The Hunchback of Notre 6121
Dame (Dual
English-Arabic)

1 8.00

1 8.50
1 8.50

The Swirling Hijaab (Arabic-English)
1 $23.95 CAD
$23.95 CAD
Name
Code
Qty Each Options

---------------------------------------------------------David Copperfield (Dual 6652
1 8.00
English-Arabic)
(Shipped)
Little Women (Dual
6096
English-Arabic)
(Shipped)
The Hunchback of Notre 6121
Dame (Dual
English-Arabic)
(Shipped)
Emma 2 Volume (Dual
6090
English-Arabic)
(Shipped)
Frankenstein (Dual · 14348
English-Arabic-Haditha)
(Shipped)

1 8.50

1 8.50

1 22.50
1 9.50

If the resources arrive in time, we will give them to Corey to use first. If not, we will figure it out for semester 2.
I have contacted the -public library and they may actually want this information as their titles seem rather limited in
Arabic. I also believe ~hat we should get our students public library cards semester 2 and this might be a
worthwhile field trip. The public library has shared with me 2 pamphlets done in Arabic to explain to families how
the system works and how to register for a card. (Now, hopefully this has opened the door for other languages to
follow... )
Thanks for your collaboration on this and I appreciated your insights on the books to order.
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed. nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

TR : Arabic-English Dual Language Books
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mardi 12 janvier 2016 22:46

A:

Harvey, Corey (ASD-W)

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque@nbed. nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye: mardi 12 janvier 2016 22:46
A: Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Whynot, Kathy (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)
Cc: Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Objet : Arabic-English Dual Language Books
0

Hi there:
I tried to follow your advice as best as possible, given limited availability of some titles, and I have purchased the .
few bilingual books that I could get my hands on for the purposes of:
0

1) observational assessment of reading habits in Ll
2) SSR/reading materials students could use in homeroom to "check out" in their own language
during the day as a cognitive break and do what others do
3) bridge to English (e.g., see how things look in translation)
4) modelling to their younger family members how to honour their first language by reading picture
books to their siblings in English and Arabic
5) instructional or communication tool (the dictionary)
I tried to get a variety of reading levels, knowing that students have had interrupted schooling in Arabic and we
won't have a clue how to get that "just right" book for them. I also tried to do my best with gender and culture,
but you may want to use your professional judgement on some of the titles listed below:
Lion Fables (Arabic-English)
1 $23.95 CAD
$23.95 CAD
Macbeth (Arabic-English)
1 $32.95 CAD
$32.95 CAD
Moush Wants to Get Lost (Arabic-English)
1 $24.95 CAD
$24.95 CAD
Oxford Picture Dictionary (Arabic-English)
1 $46.95 CAD
$46.95 CAD
Robinson Crusoe (Arabic-English)
1 $14.95 CAD
$14.95 CAD

Hi Chantal,
I am happy to assist in this matter. For efficiency would you please prepare a list of the symbols
that they use and I can visit you to explain them. To my · know~d~f~~~JJ · · ~-lfd
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symbols.
Regards

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On Mon, Jan II. 20 16 at 10:22 AM, Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
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We are looking for your insight about the mathematical symbols utilized to teach math in Syria or
any of the countries of schooling where children may have been pri or to atTiving in Fredericton. I
realize this is an unusual and perhaps difficult question, but we spoke to a student here who Jived
in both Iraq and Syria and we learned that his experiences with symbol systems \I'! sch~ol were
di fferent than ours. We were hoping to learn more if you kt1~~-:~
hesitate to call me or email me (47 1-5999). I realize you are very busy helping fam ilies. Thank
you so much.
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
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RE:RE:A Math Question for You
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mardi 12 anvier 2016 22:49

A:

Thank you so much!
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You should have my personal cell phone number (please do not share with families, but this may m~·o/~Ufr~ife
easier as our translator):..-

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafargue@nbed. nb.ca

(506) 453-5435

De:
Envoye : mardi 12 janvier 2016 22:47
A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet : Re: RE :A Math Question for You

You are very welcome Chan tal,
I a lready send a text to the families to let them know that there is a probability for school cancellation
tomOITOW.
Have a good night

...

On Tue, Jan 12, 20 16 at 10:17 PM, Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
<Chantai.Lafargue@ nbed.nb.ca> wrote:

Hi Thanks for getting back to me.
Next time you are in ,,vith a fam ily, perhaps I can show you a few items (I am not a math expert ,
so I am not sure exactly which symbo ls I should show you, but I wi ll find out.)
Please remind fami lies that there is no school tomorrow if the buses are cancelled and schoo ls are
c losed.
THANK YOU!
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Hea d, International Students
Fredericton High School
C·han tal .I .a l ~lmuc '{;. nhcd.nb.c:a>
(506) 453-5435
De:
Env
di 1 Janv ier 20 16 20:32
A : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet: Re: A Math Question for You

Envoye: mardi 12 janvier 2016 14:39
A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet: pdf
pdf version
Andrew Culberson, BSc., BEd., MEd.
Fredericton High School Guidance.
(506) 453-5258 (office)
(506 453-3050 (fax)
email: and.re\v.culbersmva~nbed.nb.c.a

RE:This Thursday's Empathy and Diversity Session - Facilitator Notes
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
~nvoye :mardi 12 janvier 2016 22:51

A :

Williams, Joanne (ASD-W)

Well, that is why I am workin' so hard. I nearly had a bird when I found out I might not be able to miss a day this
week. If I do get one, I 'm all caught up, so I'll be baking cookies.
I am cautiously optimistic. It is a Wednesday and the hourly report looks good for that.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai .Lafarque®nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Williams, Joanne (ASD-W)
Envoye: mardi 12 janvier 2016 22:48
A : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet : RE : This Thursday's Empathy and Diversity Session - Facilitator Notes
to offer:)
Think we will get a snow day??????
From : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W}
Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 10:44 PM
To: Williams, Joanne (ASD-W)
Subject: RE:Thi s Thursday's Empathy and Diversity Session - Facilitator Notes
serves you right. lol.

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, I nternational Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

De : Wi lliams, Joanne (ASD-W)
Envoye: mardi 12 janvier 2016 22:43
A : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet : RE: This Thursday's Empathy and Diversity Session - Facilitator Notes
Trymg to get caught up have being out for the day .... lol
From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 10:42 PM
To: Williams, Joanne (ASD-W); Culberson, Andrew (ASD-W)
Subject: RE:This Thursday's Empathy and Diversity Session- Facilitator Notes

He has worked hard.
(And what are you doing on email at 10:40?? !! !)
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque(a)nbed .nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

De : Williams, Joanne (ASD-W)
Envoye : mardi 12 janvier 2016 22:40

A:

Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W); Culberson, Andrew (ASD-W)
Objet : RE: This Thursday's Empathy and Diversity Session - Facilitator Notes
Looks li ke a GREAT DAY!
From: Lafargue, Chantal {ASD-W)
Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 3:27 PM
To: Curnew, Jeremy {
· Whynot,:Kathy {ASD-W); Chevrier, Em ily {ASD-W); Nippa
Co rey {ASD-W);
Chan, Steve {ASD-W
Cu lbe rson, Andrew ASD-W); Lafa rgue, Chanta ASD-W);
Cc: Thomas, Shane {ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn {ASD-W); Williams, Joanne {ASD-W)
Subject: This Thursday's Empathy and Diversit y Session- Facilitator Notes
Greetings,
I would like to t hank you for your kind offer to be a pa rt of t his activity for our EAL population. If you could sign in
at the Main Office at FHS and make your way to t he FHS Library for 1PM on this Thursday, January 14, that
would be most helpful. Andrew, who has master-minded this session, will brief you on your roles as small group
faci litators, answering any questions and providing any logistical information at that time. The document attached
outlines how t he activities will roll-out and the tasks that you will lead in your small group tables. There is a
pamphlet that we refer to in the plan that you will get when you arrive.
Students will arrive with their EAL teachers at 1:25PM and our session will wrap up before the final bell of the day.
I have also a copied a list with the names of your group assignment to this email, if you were interested in
knowing in advance. EAL Teachers, please organize students according to groups in the hallway before

they enter the library and their group facilitator will lead them to their zonejwork table.
Please don't hesitate to contact me shou ld you have any questions. 471-5999 is my cell phone.
We really appreciate your support with t his!
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque(ci) nbed. nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - --------·-·------·
De: Culberson, Andrew (ASD-W)

Greetings,
I would like to thank you for your kind offer to be a part of this activity for our
EAL population. If you could sign in at the Main Office at FHS and make your way to
the FHS Library for 1PM on this Thursday, January 14, that would be most helpful.
Andrew, who has master-minded this session, will brief you on your roles as small
group facilitators, answering any questions and providing any logistical information
at that time. The document attached outlines how the activities will roll-out and the
tasks that you will lead in your small group tables. There is a pamphlet that we
refer to in the plan that you will get when you arrive.
Students will arrive with their EAL teachers at 1:25 PM and our session will wrap up
before the final bell of the day.
I have also a copied a list with the names of your group assignment to this email, if
you were interested in knowing in advance. EAL Teachers, please organize students
according to groups in the hallway before they enter the library and their group
facilitator will lead them to their zone/work table.
Please don't hesitate to contact me should you have any questions. 471-5999 is my
cell phone.
We really appreciate your support with this!
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Freqericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca<mailto:Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca>
(506) 453-5435
De : Culberson, Andrew (ASD-W)
Envoye : mardi 12 janvier 2016 14:39
A : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet : pdf
pdf version
Andrew Culberson, BSc., BEd., MEd.
Fredericton High School Guidance.
(506) 453-5258 {office)
{506 453-3050 (fax)
email: andrew.culberson@nbed.nb.ca

A : Lafargue, Chantal

(ASD-W)
Objet : RE: This Thursday's Empathy and Diversity Session - Facilitator Notes
I will come over at the very beginning to say hi, but will have to leave for the call
at 2:00. I can get Jackie started. I did not receive the email, but do remember you
talking to me about this. I think I have too much in my head right now to keep it
all straight.

Shawna Allen-VanderToorn
Subject Coordinator- EAL (K-12), Social Studies (K-12)
Early Career Teachers & University student Interns
Anglophone West School District
shawna.allen@nbed.nb.ca
Phone: (506) 444-3096
Fax: (506) 453-4220
http://asd-w.nbed.nb.ca

From: Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD-W)
Sent: January 12, 2016 11:41 PM
To: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna
(ASD-W)
Subject: RE:This Thursday~s Empathy and Diversity Session - Facilitator Notes
Feel free to pop in (I know you have Jackie and a call at 2pm.)
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

De : Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD-W)
Envoye : mardi 12 janvier 2016 23:40
A : Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna
(ASD-W}
Objet : TR : This Thursday's Empathy and Diversity Session - Facilitator Notes
Not sure if I FYI'ed you on this.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD-W)
Envoye : mardi 12 janvier 2016 15:27
A : Curnew, Jeremy
(ASD-W); Whynot, Kathy
(ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily
(ASD-W);
Nippard, Erin
(ASD-W); Harvey, Corey
(ASD-W); stephaniejmaclellan@gmail.com;
Chan, Steve
(ASD-W); PKRISTMA@UNB.CA; Lyle Hamm; Culberson, Andrew
(ASD-W);
Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD-W); carol.doucettecds@gmail.com; jeremias@mcaf.nb.ca
Cc : Thomas, Shane
(ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn
(ASD-W); Williams, Joanne
(ASDW)
Objet : This Thursday's Empathy and Diversity Session - Facilitator Notes

RE:This Thursday's Empathy and Diversity Session - Facilitator Notes
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mercredi 13 janvier 2016 08:46

A:

Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)

Why don•t you give me a call then and you can update me on what you know and we can
at least hit up some of the items from my list. Some will require action with other
stakeholders, so I need to book that time and get your input soon.
206-0602 is the preferred nuffiber in the PMr. My son will be playing with the
neighbour, so I won•t feel neglectful or guilty.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

De : Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna
(ASD-W)
Envoye : mercredi 13 janvier 2016 08:42
A : Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD-W)
Objet : RE: This Thursday's Empathy and Diversity Session -

Facilitate~

Notes

We can, but this is a non-work day for you.
I am working on some things this morning, but could chat this afternoon.
Shawna Allen-VanderToorn
Subject Coordinator- EAL (K-12), Social Studies (K-12)
Early Career Teachers & University Student Interns
Anglophone West School District
shawna.allen@nbed.nb.ca
Phone: (506) 444-3096
Fax: (506) 453-4220
http://asd-w.nbed.nb.ca

From: Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD-W)
Sent: January 13, 2016 8:41 AM
To: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna
(ASD-W)
Subject: RE:This Thursday's Empathy and Diversity Session - Facilitator Notes
I understand. Did you want to do the phone call today, so we don't lose an
opportunity to talk?
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

De : Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna
(ASD-W)
Envoye : mercredi 13 janvier 2016 08:39

(Shipped)
Emma 2 Volume (Dual
6090
English-Arabic)
(Shipped)
Frankenstein (Dual
14348
English-Arabic-Haditha)
(Shipped)

1 22.50

1 9.50

If the resources arrive in time, we will give them to Corey to use first. If not, we will figure it out for semester 2.
I have contacted the public library and they may actually want this information as their titles seem rather limited in
Arabic. I also believe that we should get our students public library cards semester 2 and this might be a
worthwhile field trip. The public library has shared with me 2 pamphlets done in Arabic to explain to families how
the system works and how to register for a card. (Now, hopefully this has opened the door for other languages to
follow... )
ThankS for your collaboration on this and I appreciated your insights on the books to order.
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Frederi,cton High School
Chantal. Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

Hi there:
I tried to follow your advice as best as possible, given limited availability of some titles, and I have purchased the
few bilingual books that I could get my hands on for the purposes of:

1) observational assessment of reading habits in Ll
2) SSR/reading materials students could use in homeroom to "check out" in their own language
during the day as a cognitive break and do what others do
3) bridge to English (e.g., see how things look in translation)
4) modelling to their younger family members how to honour their first language by reading picture
books to their siblings in English and Arabic
5) instructional or communication tool (the dictionary)
I tried to get a variety of reading levels, knowing that students have had interrupted schooling in Arabic and we
won't have a clue how to get that "jrJst right" book for them. I also tried to do my best with gender and culture,
but you may want to use your professional judgement on some of the titles listed below:

Lion Fables (Arabic-English)
1 $23.95 CAD
$23.95 CAD
Macbeth (Arabic-English)
1 $32.95 CAD
$32.95 CAD
Moush Wants to Get Lost (Arabic-English)
1 $24.95 CAD
$24.95 CAD
Oxford Picture Dictionary (Arabic-English)
1 $46.95 CAD
$46.95 CAD
Robinson Crusoe (Arabic-English)
1 $14.95 CAD
$14.95 CAD
The Swirling Hijaab (Arabic-English)
1 $23.95 CAD
$23.95 CAD
Name
Qty Each Options
Code

David Copperfield (Dual 6652
English-Arabic)
(Shipped)
Little Women (Dual
6096
English-Arabic)
(Shipped)
The Hunchback of Notre 6121
Dame (Dual
English-Arabic)

1 8.00

1 8.50

1 8.50

TR : Arabic-English Dual Language Books
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mercredi 13 janvier 2016 10:13

A:

Cc:

Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Thomas, Shane (ASD-W); Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)

HiThanks for your support, Robyn. (re: everything')
Trust me, !0:45pm emails would have been way later at night this week if I didn't have Corey to assist our team.
Also, the EAL teachers and some members of the Guidance team have been self-assigning non-teaching duties to
respond to the situation according to how the literature (and our experience) on best practice dictates for
welcoming and teaching refugees. I hear whispers there are more of high school age who are looking for a place
to live at this time, so the next group will have an even better experience than the first.
It is for this reason that I am very thankful to you, Shawna and Shane for your "creativity" and willingness to
collaborate to ensure that our team has additional supports (Corey). I don't know what I would have done without
this extra exceptionally competent and autonomous individual to work alongside me and the reSt of the team. He
was in the library at FHS until 6pm setting up his mini classroom and he was on emails late last night, too.

Thanks again.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque@nbed. nb. ca
(506) 453-5435
De: Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Envoye: mercredi 13 janvier 2016 09:31
A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Whynot, Kathy (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)
Cc: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W); Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)
Objet : RE: Arabic-English Dual Language Books
Chantal,
This is a great idea. Your rationale is spot on. Love the idea of a field trip to the public library for your students
second semester. It will be great for them & by extension, for their whole families. Great to collaborate with the
folks there as well- they may have resources and/or connections that we don't & it would be mutually beneficial
to work together.
What are you doing sending emails at 10:46 woman?
Robyn
From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 10:46 PM
To: Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Whynot, Kathy (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily {ASD-W}
Cc: Alia by, Robyn (ASD-W); Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Subject: Arabic-English Dual Language Books

The Hunchback of Notre
Dame (Dual
English-Arabic)
(Shipped)
Emma 2 Volume (Dual
English-Arabic)
(Shipped)
Frankenstein (Dual
English-Arabic-Haditha)
(Shipped)

6121

1

8.50

6090

1

22.50

14348

1

9.50

If the resources arrive in time, we will give them to Corey to use first. If not, we
will figure it out for semester 2.
I have contacted the public library and they may actually want this information as
their titles seem rather limited in Arabic. I also believe that we should get our
students public library cards semester 2 and this might be a worthwhile field trip.
The public library has shared with me 2 pamphlets done in Arabic to explain to
families how the system works and how to register for a card. (Now, hopefully this
has opened the door for other languages to· follow .•. )
Thanks for your collaboration on this and I appreciated your insights on the books to
order.
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca<mailto:Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca>
(506) 453-5435

the public library for your students second semester. It will be great for them & by
extension, for their whole families. Great to collaborate with the folks there as
well- they may have resources and/or connections that we don't & it would be
mutually beneficial to work together.
What are you doing sending emails at 10:46 woman?
Robyn
From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 10:46 PM
To: Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Whynot, Kathy (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)
Cc: Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Subject: Arabic-English Dual Language Books
Hi there:
tried to follow your advice as best as possible, given limited availability of some
titles, and I have purchased the few bilingual books that I could get. my hands on for
the purposes of:
I

1) observational assessment of reading habits in L1
2) SSR/reading materj.als students could use in homeroom to "check out'• in their own
language during the day as a cognitive break and do what others do
3) bridge to English (e.g., see how things look in translation)
4) modelling to their younger family members how to honour their first language by
reading picture books to their siblings in English and Arabic
5) instructional or communication tool (the dictionary)
I tried to get a variety of reading levels, knowing that students have had
interrupted schooling in Arabic and we won•t have a clue how to get that "just right"
book for them. I also tried to do my best with gender and culture, but you may want
to use your professional judgement on some of the titles listed below:

Lion F.ables (Arabic-English)
1 $23.95 CAD
$23.95 CAD
Macbeth (Arabic-English)
1 $32.95 CAD
$32.95 CAD
Moush Wants to Get Lost (Arabic-English)
1 $24.95 CAD
$24.95 CAD
Oxford Picture Dictionary (Arabic-English)
1 $46.95 CAD
$46.95 CAD
Robinson Crusoe (Arabic-English)
1 $14.95 CAD
$14.95 CAD
The Swirling Hijaab (Arabic-English)
1 $23.95 CAD
$23.95 CAD
Name
Each
Code
Qty
David Copperfield (Dual
English-Arabic)
(Shipped)
Little Women (Dual
English-Arabic)
(Shipped)

6652

1

8.00

6096

1

8.50

Options

TR: Arabic-English Dual Language Books
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mercredi 13 janvier 2016 10:29
A:
Harvey, Corey (ASD-W)

In confidence, below.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD-W)
Envoye : mercredi 13 janvier 2016 10:13
A : Allaby, Robyn
(ASD-W)
Cc : Thomas, Shane
(ASD-W); Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna
Objet: TR: Arabic-English Dual Language Books.

(ASD-W)

Hi Thanks

fo~

your support, Robyn .. (re: everything!)

Trust me, !0:45pm emails would have been way later at night this week if I didn't
have Corey to assist our team.
Also, the EAL teachers and some members of the Guidance team have been self-assigning
non-teaching duties to respond to the situation according to how the literature (and
our experience) on best practice dictates for welcoming and teaching refugees. I hear
whispers there are more of high school age who are looking for a place to live at
this time, so the next group will have an even better experience than the first.
It is for this reason that I am very thankful to you, Shawna and Shane for your
.. creativity .. and willingness to collaborate to ensure that our team has additional
supports (Corey). I don't know what I would have done without this extra
exceptionally competent and autonomous individual to work alongside me and the rest
of the team. He was in the library at FBS until 6pm setting up his mini classroom and
he was on emails late last night, too.
Thanks again.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
C~antal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca<mailto:Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca>

(506) 453-5435
De : Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Envoye : mercredi 13 janvier 2016 09:31
A : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Whynot, Kathy (ASD-W);
Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)
Cc : Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W); Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)
Objet : RE: Arabic-English Dual Language Books
Chantal,
This is a great idea.

Your rationale is spot on.

Love the idea of a field trip to

9:40am in Guidance (and then move to the library). I say so, because I was supposed to play this role because I
have the required gender today, but Thursday I will be at UNB and this is their first day. I would really like a
woman to be present with these girls and Corey at least for the first bit. If this doesn't mess with lesson plans,
then the idea could extend to the break and until homeroom, when -picks up the slack. Don't know who is
teaching what in your combined class periods 1&2 Thursday. If this is not possible, please let me know and I will
try to get someone (I don't know who).
Thanks for letting us know and enjoy your snow day.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

RE:Pian B- welcome day Question for Kathy and Jeremy
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)

"fi5

~nvoye :mercredi 13 janvier 2016 11:31
Whynot, Kathy (ASD-W); Cumew, Jere
Cc :
Harvey, Corey (ASD-W)

A:

W)

If this works out, I guess you can take the lead from Corey on that, as he will really be managing his time with
them and deciding what the "lesson plan" is for the day.
Essentially, it would be to provide Corey with any navigational insights within the building (if you walk them about)
and to be a friendly person who will make them feel safe in a room with a new (male) teacher on th~ir first day,
given that there are cultural dynamics and past personal histories that we are unaware of at this time.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De: Whynot, Kathy (ASD-W)
Envoye: mercredi 13 janvier 2016 10:57
A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W)
C~ : Harvey, Corey (ASD-W)
Objet : RE: Plan B - welcome day Question for kathy and Jeremy
That's fine by me. If fine by Jeremy, just let me know what you want me to do!

****************************
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EAL Teacher
Fredericton High School
506-453-5401 (ph)
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To: Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Whynot, Kathy (ASD-W)
Cc: Harvey, Corey (ASD-W)
Subject: Plan B - welcome day Question for Kathy and Jeremy
Hi there Jeremy and KathyHow would you feel about Kathy being reassigned to welcome the 2 Syrian girls period 1 Thursday from 8:20am-

tour guides.
- Students head out with their assigned groups and run through the route together, practicing the talking points as
they go. I would encourage the Arabic speaking students to practice translating at this time.

*I thought about reaching out to our self-identified leaders during homeroom on Friday and reviewing the tour
route and groups prior to the meeting. We could call them all down to Guidance to meet at once. We could ask
these leaders if they feel confident leading their groups independently (ie. without use there). This might be
something you could potentially do (if you are free at that time) or cover my homeroom and I can meet with
students.
**It might be helpful for the Arabic speakers to run through the route and practice together as well. This could be
done on Monday during HR?
Okay, that's all I've got for now:) Time to start some marking. I'll be on email throughout the day.
Chat soon,
Em
Emily Chevrier
B.A., B.Ed.
EAL Teacher
Fredericton High School
emily.chevrier@nbed.nb.ca

RE:Notes from yesterday
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mercredi 13 janvier 2016 11:41
A:
Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)

Holy moly macaroni! This is an amazing job.
I scanned this (did not read in detail).
I agree there will be information overload for students. Maybe we can produce a written document (like get
students to translate it) and it can be handed to the students as follow-up in Arabic, later on. Orientation takes
time, so this would be handy info.
In your cloud bubble with the route did you mean .. Reminder.. ?
I will ask Shane for permission to call down those students at homeroom to the Guidance Office and I will book
myself in to go to your homeroom so you can tell them what you need to, so you can shape -shift the groups on
your prep before the actual noon meeting. (There is some complications with calling students down at homeroom).
I will let you know what he says- ask me if I forget to follow-up with you.
AMAZING WORK

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEcl
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafargue@nbed. nb.ca ·
(506) 453-5435
De : Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)

Envoye: mercredi 13 janvier 2016 11:00

A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet : Notes from yesterday
Good morning,
Hope you're staying cozy today! I'm attaching the notes from yesterday's meeting. I tried to make them as
comprehensible as possible.
• Students highlighted in yellow self-identified as leaders. Arabic-speaking students are highlighted in green.
• My thinking behind the groupings was to put two leaders (self-identified or PAC), one Arabic-speaking
student, and then 2-3 other students (groups of 5). These groups are for training purposes. Five students
might be overwhelming for the actual tours. I'm thinking 3 would be a better fit for welcoming newcomers.
We can devise a rotation/schedule after the training on Friday. I expect this group to shapeshift between now
and Friday, so we'll have to rearrange accordingly.
• The location notes are in sequence of the tour route. I tried to pair down the information as much as possible
but wonder if it's still information overload. I would be happy to take Rabab up on her offer to help create an
Arabic translation of the ..Things to Know' and .. Student Advice". If we could create an Arabic document to
give to the newcomers, then they can refer back to that document whenever they need to. This transition is
going to be overwhelming as is, not matter how friendly our tour guides are.

Please let me know if there is anything you would like me to change.
My thinking for Friday •••
-Make copies of the last three pages to give to students.
-Review the locations, talking points, and tour route with students in the classroom.
-Ask those students who have experience giving tours to share with the group what advice they have to offer as a

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ADDITIONAL ADVICE
Daily Routines








Doors open at 7:40am
Cafeteria open in morning and at lunch
First class begins at 8:30am
Stand for 0 'Canada everyday
Explain bell schedule and breaks (nutrition break, lunch, afternoon break} Don't have to stay in classrooms during break
Permitted to leave the school at lunch time if you'd like
6 classes throughout the day- at FHS students move classrooms every class
Arrive in class on time
Ask permission to use the washroom
Buses will pick students up at the end of the day. Ask homeroom teach for bus schedule

Homeroom





Study hall- use this time to work on homework or read a book
Daily Roar announcements
Homeroom teacher is there to help you - guidance appointments, general advice, questions about the school
Lockers and locks are given in homeroom
Student account (computers} are given in homeroom
Same teacher and classmates from grade 9-12

Building Info




Explain classroom numbers (ex. 3rd floor has three digits (D110); 2nd floor has two digits (C54}; Jst floor/pit starts with "0" (C067) .
Also explain that the letter in front of the number represents the wing (ex. C-Wing, D-Wing, F-Wing, etc.)
Building slang (ex ... The Pit"; .. Yellow Benches"; "Main Street"; "TMT", etc.)
Demonstrate how to open a locker
Hallways are crowded during breaks. Walk on the right side of the halls and stairways
Nurse's Office is available to all students

Advice




Students and teachers are friendly and want to help you
Get involved! Join clubs and student activities. It's a wonderful way to meet friends and become a part of the school
There are many classes to choose from (especially in grade 11 & 12). Find classes that fit your skills and interests
Everyone is welcome at student events and dances
Visit the website for more information about sports, school news, teachers' email, etc .

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Police Officer's Office
























Library

Industrial Wing (Shop Classes)

Computer Labs

EAL Wing



Officer
is kind and friendly. She wants to meet new students!
Keeps
school safe
Enforces the law
This is where you go to report witnessed fights
You can ask uestions about the law
Need student ID to borrow books
Computers and printers ($0.15/page) for school work
No food/drink
Open all the time (unless specified)
Good, quiet place to study
Librarian will help you find a book
You must return
r books on time or else
a fee
Mostly grade 11 & 12 classes
Hands-on classes
Types of classes: tech, mechanics, woodshop, garage, tech labs
Need
sat
ear
You can print off assignments here
Computers available for students to use for school work
No Face book, lnstagram, Twitter, or computer games
No food or drinks allowed in the labs
Must ask teacher
ission before usi
Respect other cultures
You can eat lunch in the EAL classrooms
Multicultural Club on Friday at noon in Mr. Curnew's room
BKA on Monday in Ms. Chevrier's room
Monthly international cooking classes
Extra help available at lunch
T
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SEQUENCE OF TOUR

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THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT FHS ...
Location (in tour sequence)
Guidance Office

Main Office

Gym

SRC Office

Cafeteria

Music Area

C-Wing & F-Wing Bus Locations

Tips/Things to talk about ...
• Counselors care about your wellbeing (mental health)
• You can come here to talk about anything you need
• Help with choosing courses
• Information about scholarships and post secondary education
• You will have a specific guidance counselor (last name)
• How to make an appointment
• No food/drink
• Sign-in and sign-out process (if you are late or if you leave early)
• Must use office doors if you arrive during class hours
• Lost and found
• Announcements
• Application forms
• Explain administrator roles (ie. What does Mr. Thomas do? What do the VPs do? What do the secretaries
do?J
• There are three (3) gyms. Explain difference between gyms (ex. aux gym, main gym, workout room)
• Bring gym clothes and indoor shoes (no black sole shoes)
• Locker rooms (Get Jocks from gym teacher if you'd like to use a locker)
• lntramurals (What is intramurals and how do you sign up?)
• Gym hours (When can you use the gym)
• Equipment room - borrow gym/sports equipment
• What is the SRC? (student government, organize student activities, takes students ideas/gives advice}
• Come to the office for student events
• How to get involved
• How does the election work
• This is where you can buy your tickets for school events and dances
• How to buy food
• When is the cafeteria open (closed during classtime)
• Wifi: NBED Password: Education!
• No book bags allowed inside the cafeteria
• Cash, debit and credit cards accepted
• Anyone can take music classes
• Respect the property of the music department
• Band(s) and other music programs available (production, choir, etc)
• If you play an instrument, you should get involved!
• Cannot play instruments without permission
• Cannot eat or drink in the theatre
• Explain to students that their afternoon bus will pick them up where their morning bus dropped them off


Walking through the pit, show the Art Gallery

··

Point out lockers throughout the hallways. Explain how lockers work

Newco111er Welco111e Co111111ittee
POSSIBLE GROUPINGS
SRC)
(Arabic )
TU/Social Action)
(lnt eract/BKA)

SRCO)
_ (Arabic)
(BKA)
/BKA)
(BKA)

(Arabic)
BKA)
_ (SRC)
(PAC)

_BKA)
(PAC)
Peters History 112)

FTC)

Affiliated Club (ex. BKA ,
SRC, PAC , Leadershi

Arabic translation of the 11 Things to Known and "Student Advice". If we could create an Arabic document to
give to the newcomers, then they can refer back to that document whenever they need to. This transition is
going to be overwhelming as is, not matter how friendly our tour guides are.
·

Please let me know if there is anything you would like me to change.
My thinking for Friday...
-Make copies of the last three pages to give to students.
-Review the locations, talking points, and tour route with students in the classroom.
-Ask those students who have experience giving tours to share with the group what advice they have to offer as a
tour guides.
- Students head out with their assigned groups and run through the route together, practicing the talking points as
they go. I would encourage the Arabic speaking students to practice translating at this time.

* I thought about reaching out to our self-identified leaders during homeroom on Friday and reviewing the tour
route and groups prior to the meeting. We could call them all down to Guidance to meet at once. We could ask
these leaders if they feel confident leading their groups independently (ie. without use there). This might be
something you could potentially do (if you are free at that time) or cover my homeroom and I can meet with
students.
** It might be helpful for the Arabic speakers to run through the route and practice together as well. This could be
done on Monday during HR?
Okay, that's all I've got for now :) lime to start some marking. I'll be on email throughout the day.
Chat soon,
Em
Emily Chevrier
B.A., B.Ed.
EAL Teacher
Fredericton High School
emily.chevrier@nbed.nb.ca

Permission: Re All Call on Friday Homeroom to Guidance for Tour Guide
Leaders
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
mercredi 13 janvier 2016 11:49
Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)
Cc:
Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Kilfillen, Elaine (ASD-W)
Pieces jointes :Welcome Committee .docx (249 Ko)

Envoye:

A:

Hi Shane,
In an effort to coordinate student tour training (re: Emily's phenomenal snow-day self-assigned task described
below and attached), she will need to call the stud~nts highlighted in yellow to Guidance to meet with her on
Friday.

Do we have permission to ask Harmony to call these students down to Guidance, please? This will save
us time and running to every homeroom (our experience is that many HR teachers don't pass on the message).
Monday, I had to run around the building to find people in person and it was time consuming as we had to reach
out to SRC, PAC, BKA and Arabic speakers spread all over the building. I'll text you a picture of how many students ·
(canadian and "newcomers") were in Emily's room Monday at lunch to brainstorm all of the information that
needed to be in the document attached. (It brought tears to my eyes, as I saw students who would NEVER
associate collaborating across cultures and student groups at FHS with one united purpose. That is diversity at its
finest. You missed a special momentl)
Thanks for letting me know, Shane.
I am also sharing this with Elaine, as she is conducting Emily's professional review, as evidence of her
organizational skills and professionalism.
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafargue@nbed. nb.ca

(506) 453-5435

De : Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)
Envoye: mercredi 13 janvier 2016 11:00

A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet : Notes from yesterday
Good morning,
Hope you're staying cozy today! I'm attaching the notes from yesterday's meeting. I tried to make them as
comprehensible as possible.
• Students highlighted in yellow self-identified as leaders. Arabic-speaking students are highlighted in green.
• My thinking behind the groupings was to put two leaders (self-identified or PAC), one Arabic-speaking
student, and then 2-3 other students (groups of 5). These groups are for training purposes. Five students
might be overwhelming for the actual tours. I'm thinking 3 would be a better fit for welcoming newcomers.
We can devise a rotation/schedule after the training on Friday. I expect this group to shapeshift between now
and Friday, so we'll have to rearrange accordingly.
• The location notes are in sequence of the tour route. I tried to pair down the information as much as possible
but wonder if it's still information overload. I wou.ld be happy to take Rabab up on her offer to help create an

Resettlement Assistance Program. Th e members of the
want to reaffi rm our
commitment to you and our community.
It is the
otto to "serve and protect" and it is with th is motto in mind that we
provide professional policing in our community and in our local schools. We rem ind you t hat we have
officers dedicated to crime prevention; school resource; youth at risk and have a dedicated Multicultural
Liaison police officer appointed to provide specific proactive outreach efforts on behalf of the
On beha lf of the
and t h
e welcome refugees to
Fred erict on and potential new student to our school comm unity. Please know we are here to assist,
support and work w ith all partners to address curre nt and evolving public safety needs through ongoing
communication with you.
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De : Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Envoye : mercredi 13 janvier 2016 16:06
A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet : FW: Syrian Refugees
FY I
From: McTimoney, David (ASD-W)
Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 1:58PM
To: All en-VanderToorn, Shawna· (ASD-W); Kay, Dianne (ASD-W); Blaney, Cat herine (ASD-W); Whitney, Tanya (ASDW); Demmings, Rick (AS D-W)
Subject: FW: Syri an Refugees
FYI ... sent to principals and vps in City of Fredericton.
David
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Sent:
nesday, January 13, 2016 1:05 PM
To: Thomas, Shane (ASD-W); Kilfillen, Elai ne (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Cloutier, Chant ale (ASD-W); Plourde,
Pierre (ASD-W); Meeg, Ton e (ASD-W); Farnham, Kevin (ASD-W); Hamilton, John (ASD-W); Wiggins, Peter (ASD-W);
Ward, Jennifer (ASD-W); Saad, Paul (ASD-W); Eva ns, Mary (ASD-W); Mombourquette, David {ASD-W); Gallant,
Suzanne (ASD-W); Moffitt, Greg (ASD-W); Stiles, Kurt (ASD-W); Davis, Shaun (ASD-W); Waddell, Mary (ASD-W);
Corbett, Barb (ASD-W); Frizzell, Kendra (ASD-W); Capson-Daniels, Natalie (ASD-W); Sturgeon, Brad (AS D-W);
Connors, Marcie (ASD-W); Smith, Jason J (ASD-W); Oxford, Patty (AS D-W); Gallant, Gary (ASD-W); Th eriau lt,
Heath er (ASD-W) ; Norton-Graham, Sherry (ASD-W); Hawkes, Kim (ASD-W); Wood, Jea nn e (ASD-W); Treadwell,
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Cc: McTimoney, David (ASD-W};

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S ubject:
Good Day All,
As you are aware, t he Government of New Brunswick has indicated th at the provin ce is ready to
we lcome up to 1,500 refugees . It is rea so nable to bel ieve that 5-6 h undred Syrian refugees will be in the
arriving in the Frede ri cton Area.
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From: Lafargue, Chantal
Sent: Au st- 28-15 8:31
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lies at the Fredericton Public Library

Good D a y Thank you so much for the very useful information for families . We will be sure to
pass this information a l ong, but I w~s wondering if you had a pamph~et or something
we could send home with 1 4-20 year - olds that talked about how the library is a free
service in NB. We work with newcomers to Canada, and their families often ask us,
"How can we help our child learn English in the home?" , so we thought that promoting
the library use would be great.
Thanks fo r your help with this!
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed .nb.ca<mailto : Chantal . Lafargue@nbed . nb . ca>
(506) 453 - 5435

1) In light of the arrival of 1500 Arabic - speaking refugees to NB, are there any
resources that I can access through paper or electronic book that would be suitable
for children and teenage boys and girls that we could access in the near future to
ensure children are reading even if they can 't read in English? We don't have
bilingual books or books in standard Arabic at FHS at this time. We do have iPads ,
though . We could also set them up with library cards.
Did the new pamphlets explaining the library arrive? I would love to provide these to
translator-interpreters who are working with families to communicate with parents and
schools? We could also get them to register for the public library through our
school, if you were interested.
Thank you so much for brainstorming with me. Your support is tremendously appreciated
at this time . If children can read and have literacy skills , it is my belief that we
can bridge them into English with print resources that are familiar to them as a
first step .
Kind Regards ,

Chantal Lafargue , BA , BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fr~dericton High School
Chantal.

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Hi Chantal,

Thank you so much for thinking about the library . We appreciate that you will share
how the library can be a valuable resource with your families who are newcomers to
Canada.
I would like to introduce you to the Adult and Young Adult Services team , Marc
Gathercole and Jessica Larocque , who I have included in this email thread . They are
t he talented team responsible for developing teen programs and promotional material,
and are the best people to speak with in regards to servicing 14-20 year olds.
All the best with the new school year ,

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Hi Chantal ,
We a re current l y working on ways we can s upport our newest citizens . In our region we
h ave purchased some Arabic - Engli sh materials (dictionaries) and resources t o learn
Arabic and are doing research on electronic resou rces .
I will also be following up with my provincial children 's committee to share
resources and discuss how we b est can lend a hand.
I am also pleased to announce t hat in anticipation of the Syrians' arrival , one of
our brochures and one of our handouts have been translated into Arabic by the City of
F r edericton task force on Syrian refugees . The brochure and handout that were c hosen
are the Welcome to Your Library b r ochure a nd the Fees @ your library handout. These
brochures were chosen because they are p art of the core set of documents that are
given to newcomers, a n d they provide essential information that is pertinent to al l
libraries . You will find them attached .
We are pleased to work with you a nd please do b ri ng any ideas forward you might
so we can collaberate to make th is the best transition possible.

have

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Best wishes,

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-----Original Message ----From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD- W)
Sent : January-08-16 6:49 AM

ANGLOPHONE WEST SCHOOL DISTRICT
OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT
1135 Prospect Street o Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 389

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www.asd-w.nbed.nb.ca

June 14, 2016

Mr. Jason Plotz
44 Clarey Avenue , Apt.2
Ottawa, ON
K1S 2R7
Dear Mr.Piotz,

RE: Right to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act)
Your request for access to the information under the Right to Information and Protection of Privacy
Act ("the Act") was received by Anglophone West School District on April 12, 2016. The request was
for copies of all documents, including emails, reports, memos, etc., regarding any concerns or issues
raised regarding the integration of Syrian refugee students at Fredericton High School. Time period
for the request was for December 1, 2015 to present.
Currently we are able to provide a partial response to you. We are aware of an instance of more
emails that could be part of an administrators email account that was lost during the period of time
requested in this request. We have been following the email recovery process and this has proved
lengthy. We hope to have restored in the next few weeks .
We have applied formally through the Privacy Commissioner of New Brunswick for an extension to
provide the additional emails once they have been made available to us. I informed you of this on
June 81h through email correspondence.
The amount of records to be sent is large so they will be mailed to the above address as of today's
date.
If you are not satisfied with this response, you may file a complaint with the Access to Information
and Privacy Commissioner as per section 67(1) (a) (ii), within 60 days of receiving this Notice.
Please do not hesitate to contact me at 325-4744 or by email at Shawn.Tracey@gnb.ca if you have
any questions.

Sincerely,

AJ1

Shaw~ey

Director of Finance & Administration
Anglophone West School District

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Fredericton High School Welcoming Procedures- January 6, 2016 draft
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families (video, brochure, welcome manual,
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collection forms.
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Book WIDA test.
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Fredericton High School Welcoming Procedures- January 6, 2016 draft
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Steps

Phase 1

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families (video, brochure, welcome manuat
school calendar, etc.).
2. Assist families with completion of data
collection forms.
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Short Term Plan for Welcoming- January 2016
Refer to 5-phase process on previous page and WELCOME TEAM STRATEGY:
Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Friday

Thursday

Jan8
CoreyWIDA
Syrian 1 (if time
Syrian 2)
WIDA lpm
testing PM slotif needed Chantal
for Syrian 2
Jan 11
Corey - prepare
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assessments

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Corey - create tour
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BKA - Translator
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Orientation AM

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Assessments
Preparation for
Orientation

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Orientation AM

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new class
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WIDA
Assessments
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Orientation AM

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:jeudi 7 janvier 2016 06:24
Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)

Hi Shawna,
How do you feel about me offering to Corey the possibility of getting a few supplies from that room to use in his
assessment and intervention class with the two Syrians? He wouldn't need much, but that would give them a
binder, pencil, eraser, etc...
It would be neat to see if they know what to do with the math "tools" (I don't even know what half of those things
are called), for example, in his assessments. They might also be able to do some colouring or drawing I art type of
therapy or something like that, if they aren't able to write much ... I am trying to find existing resources.

Also, I have asked the other teachers to offer him posters and things for his walls. I also asked Jenica Atwin if
there would be anything from the First Nations community that might be good to include in the room to make the
space welcoming from our First People's perspective. Although I know the space is temporary, I would love to
make it as welcoming as possible. I will purchase items for him, too, but I wanted to use existing materials first. If
you have anything "Canadiana" that hasn't gone out to schools yet for social studies that we could affix to a wall, I
am sure we could make use of that, too (as decoration and also teaching tool).
Also, what is the name of that app with the cards with the words on it that you spoke of yesterday, please? I have
an iPad for him.
Thanks so much for letting me know.

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque®nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

Pamphlets for your Welcoming Friday
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
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mercredi 6 janvier 2016 17:20
Smeltzer, Harmony (ASD-W)
A:
Cc :
Williams, Joanne (ASD-W); Fillion, Lisa (ASD-W)
Pieces jointes :District Welcome Package -N1.pdf (603 Ko)

Hi Harm_ony
Corey will bring you pamphlets that I got from Shawna today to hand out to the families on Friday. Also, could you
please print out the following welcome book from ASD-W and give it to families? If you want some coloured paper
to make it pretty, COrey can get you some from my filing cabinet bottom drawer. I think I have a bit of blue paper.
(If 1 had time I would go get you some from Covey's - feel free to order what you need from Lisa and charge it to
the EAL account. I hear Coveys delivers.)
If we run out of brochures we can print them off from the Portal or get some more from Shawna.
Andrew and Shawna are working on the video for you. You can follow-up with Andrew on that detail.
See you Friday!
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

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ANGLOPHONE WEST SCHOOL DISTRICT
1135 Prospect Street
Frf!dericton, N.B. E3B 3B9
{ 506) 453-5~54

Welcome to Anglopho1i.e West School District

Table of Contents

1
2

Welcome Message From the Superintendent

Enrol lment/Registration

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* fl?(ormation on where/how to get a studelll registered for school

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Important Dates

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* Days when schools are closed, as well as other important dates to know

School C losures

* ll?form ation on how to know
road conditions

5

Transpor1ation

6

Report Cards

ifschools are closed because of bad weather or

* ll?formation on taking a school bus to school

* Information on how students ' learning progress is reported

ii

Welcome Message
On behalf of the Anglophone West School District, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Canada and
New Brunswick, as well as to our school community. I know you will find our teachers and staff to be
polite, professional and respectful and we will all do what we can to ensure that you transition well into
our school system.
We encourage you to stay in touch with your child's teacher and school to learn about your child's
progress and to stay in touch with the school community. The teachers and school administration are
happy to stay connected with you.
Likewise, our district can be of support, too. Please consult our website and learn about the dynamics of
our organization. http://web l.nbed.nb.ca/sites/asd-w/Pages/~efault.aspx
We are glad you are here. We know that by working together, your child will have a wonderful learning
experience.
Sincerely,
David McTimoney
Superintendent of Anglophone West School District

1

Enrollment/Registration
You must register your child for school in the school zone where you live. Please bring the following
iten1s: passports, immigration papers, immunization papers, and translated school documents. You will
also be asked to provide proof of your local address, including your postal code and telephone number.
To determine the school that your child is zoned for, you can call the Education Centre in your area.

Fredericton Education Centre
1-506-453-5454
113 5 Prospect Street
Fredericton, N.B.
Oromocto Education Centre
1-506-357-4113
17 Miramichi Road
Oromocto, N.B.
Woodstock Education Centre
1-506-325-4546
138 Chapel Street,
Woodstock, N .B.

Once registered, high school aged children may be required to have an English Language Assessment to
find classes where they will be most successful. Course selection for grades 9- I 2 will also be discussed.

2

Important Dates (2015-2016)
Schools will sometimes be closed for statutory holidays (provincial and national holidays); professional
learning days (learning days for teachers); parent/teacher interviews (meetings between parents and
teachers); subject council day (learning day for teachers); and branch meeting day (meeting day for
teachers). Look at the information below to know when schools will be open and closed. There are also
some important dates to remember at the botton1.
MONTH

DAY

DATE

September
2015

Monday

7

Tuesday

8

Thursday - Friday .

8-9

Professional Learning Day- No School for Students

Monday

12

Thanksgiving Day- Statutory HoJiday- No School for Students

October 2015
November
2015
December
2015

January 2016

March 2016

Wednesday

11
:

EVENT
Labour Day- Statutory Holiday- No School for Students
Students Begin Classes

Remembrance Day- Statutory Holiday- No School for Students

Friday

20

Parent/Teacher Interviews- No School for Students

Friday

18

Monday- Friday

21-25

Winter Break- No School for Students

Monday- Thursday

28-31

Winter Break- No School for Students

Friday

1

New Year's Day- Statutory Holiday- No School for Students

Monday

4

Professional Learning Day -No School for Students

Tuesd~y

5

Students Resume Classes

Monday- Friday

7-11

Last Day of Classes Before Winter Break

Spring Break- No School for Students

25

Good Friday- Statutory Holiday- No School for Students

28

Easter Monday- Statutory Holiday -No School for Students

April2016

Friday

8

Parent/Teacher Interviews- No School for Students

May 2016

Monday

6

NBTA Council Day- No School for Students

16

NBTA/AEFNB Branch Meeting Day (Except St. Mary's Academy)No School for Students (Except St. Mary's Academy)

20

NBTA Branch Meeting Day (St. Mary's Academy ONLY)- No
School for Students (St. Mary's Academy ONLY)

23

Victoria Day- Statutory Holiday- No School for Students

24

Last Day of Classes Before Summer Break

June 2016

Friday

*November 9-13,2015- High School Report Card Time
*November 19-30,2015- K-8 Report Card Time
* February 3, 201 6 - High School Semester 2 Begins
*February 8-12, 2016- High School Semester I Report Card Time
* March 2 1-24, 2016- K-8 Report Card Time
* April6-15, 2016- High School Report Card Time

3

School Closures
Sometimes, for student's safety, schools might close because of bad weather or poor road conditions.
To learn if school is closed:


Call 506-453-5454 (if you are in the Fredericton Area) OR 1-888-388-4455 (Outside
Fredericton). Press "1" to hear if schools are closed.
Check online at http://web l.nbed.nb.ca'sites/ASD- \V /transportation/Pages/Ciosures.aspx .
Listen to a local radio station.

List~n or read carefully, because if school is cancelled in Fredericton, for example, it might not be
closed in a different city. Anglophone School District West is divided into nine zones for school
closures. This means, you should listen or read carefully to know what zones school is cancelled in.

Weather Zones:
1.
2.
3.

Edn1lmdston
Grand Falls, Plaster Rock, Perth':'Andover
Florenceville-Bristol, Bath. Centrevi11e, Hartland~ Woodstock
4. Canterbury, Nackawic, Burtts Corner, Millville, McAdan1, Harvey
5. Stanley, Boiest0\\'11, Doaktown
6. Greater Fredericton Area (including Fredericton~ New Maryland, Kesw·ick Ridge, Nashwaak
Valley)
7. Oron1octo. Geary. Burton, Lincoln, Fredericton Junction
8. Chiptnan, Minto
9. Crunbridge Narrows, Gagetown
If you are not sure which zone a school is in, you can ask at the school or check online using the
"Weather Zone Search" at http://webl.nbed.nb.ca/sites/ASD- W/transportation/Pc:u!es/Closurcs.aspx .

4

Transportation
If students live far from their schools, they can use a school bus to get to school.
To learn if a student can take the bus:
• Go to http://routcs.nbed.nb.ca/elinkrpASDW/Students/BasicTransBoundarvScarch.aspx and
enter the student's grade and address. Then click on "find school/transportation info."
• Call506-453-5454 (if you are in the Fredericton Area) OR 1-888-388-4455 (Outside
Fredericton). Press "2" to speak to someone. If no one is available, leave a message with the
student's name, address, grade, and school.
Here, you can also find out what bus a student should take, where it stops, and what time it arrives in the
morning and evening.
Sometimes, buses are late. To find out if a bus is late, and how long it will take to arrive:
• Go to \VW\v.asd-\-v.nbed.nb.ca
• Listen to a local radio station
To have.the best possible bus experience:
• Make sure you know exactly where the bus stop is and what it looks like.
• Arrive at the bus stop five minutes before the scheduled pick-up time.
• Follow road safety rules (walk on the sidewalk and cross on the crosswalks; or if there are no
sidewalks or crosswalks, walk on the left side of the road facing the traffic, and cross the road
when it is safe to do so).
When a student is on the bus they should:
• Obey the driver
• Respect others
• Stay in their seat until the bus has stopped at the school
• Not put anything in the walking area between the seats
• Talk quietly
A student cannot bring:
• Skateboards
• Large Musical Instruments
• Hockey Sticks
• Ice Skates/Roller Skates unless they are in a bag or have skate guards (these cover the sharp part
of skates for protection)
• Skis, Poles, Fishing Rods, etc.
• Suitcases
• Animals

5

Report Cards
Report cards are given out at school to students and are an important communication tool between
school and home. Report cards let students and their families know how a student is progressing in their
learning and work habits.

High School
Report cards are given four times a year for students in high school (grades 9-12). The school year is
divided into. two semesters. Students receive a mid-term rep<?rt, and a final report card each semester.
Students in high school (grades 9-12) are given percentages (%) on their report cards. They need a 60o/o
grade or higher to successfully complete a class.

Elementary and Middle School
Report cards are given three times a year (November, March, and June) for students in elementary and
middle school (kindergarten - grade 8). The school year is divided into three terms. Students receive a
report card at the end of each term.
Students K-8 are graded on a 4-point scale:

Scale
4/4+ - Excelling

313+ - Meeting
2 - Approaching
I -Working below

Description
Student learning and work show strong and/or
excellent achievement.
Student learning and work show appropriate
and/or proficient achievement.
Student learning and work show a combination of
appropriate and below appropriate achievement.
Student learning is and work show below
appropriate achievement.

Students are also given feedback on their learning habits in the classroom (independence, initiative,
interactions, organization, and responsibility). Teachers will show on the report card how often a student
is using these learning habits using the following scale:

c
u

s

R

Consistently
Usualtr
Sometimes
Rarely

Almost all or all of the time
More that half of the time
Less than half of the time
Almost never or never

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RE:School Supplies
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
~nvoye :mercredi 6 janvier 2016 17:13

A:

O'Connell, Heidi (ASD-W)

Hi there
Could you give me a specific time you would like me to be there (like a little after the bell? 11:20???)
I will be there with my truck and I am happy to assist. Please call and text me in the meantime to confirm. That
way I might be back in time to get students to help me lug it all back into FHS.
I really appreciate your students doing all of the heavy lifting!!!
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : O'Connell, Heidi (ASD-W)
Envoye: mardi 5 janvier 2016 09:44
A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet : RE: School Supplies
Hi Chantal,
I will toucti base with Stephanie. Thank you so much for offering to do a pick up on Friday. It would be great if you
could come during period 3 (11:10 until12:15) as my class could help carry the items to your truck. If you park on
the right side of the building, my classroom is down that bottom hallway and close to the side door.
I will get back to you to confirm this.
Thanks again!
Heidi O'Connell
EAL Teacher

Leo Hayes High School (A 187)
"Diversity is the one true thing we have all in common. Celebrate it every day."

-Anonymous

From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2016 10:05 PM
To: Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); O'Connell, Heidi (ASD-W); Henry, Stephanie (ASD-W)
Cc: Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Subject: RE:School Supplies

Greetings LHHS EAL Colleagues,
Thanks so much for your efforts in collaborating with Emily to raise funds and awareness in the community! As
Emily mentioned, I am happy to help with this on Friday AM or (if you think this is helpful) Monday or Tuesday
AM/PM of next week. Ideally, we could move the items during the school day, so that I could access "helpersn on
my end for loading the supplies to the second floor storage space at FHS. As you know, the world of EAL is "fluid
at this time of year and my availability may change slightly between emails, so you can also reach me by phone or
11

text at 471-5999.

I also wanted to share that although I know that Shawna and Emily discussed preliminary logistics of the equitable
sharing of resources in schools, I will follow-up with ASD-W in person about this Wednesday PM to firm this up. We
want to ensure that you can access any supplies you would need at LHHS, too.
Please feel free to contact me whenever you've figured out things on your end.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque@nbed. nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)
Envoye: lundi 4 janvier 2016 21:44

A: O'Connell, Heidi (ASD-:W); Henry, Stephanie (ASD-W); Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet : School ?upplies

Hi everyone,
I wanted to connect everyone via email to discuss transportation possibilities: for the school supplies collected by
LHHS. Chantal has kindly offered to drive to Leo with her truck on Friday to collect the supplies during school
hours. She would need help loading the items of course, but this would save Heidi and Stephanie a trip across the
~e~

.

Perhaps Heidi and Steph can contact Chantal directly once you've devised a plan/time that works well :) Thank
you!
We sorted the supplies today and were feeling quite overwhelmed by the sheer volume of donations! We definitely
live in a generous community. We did not do an inventory, so if you haven't done one yet, I would say don't worry
about it. Maybe just sort the items if possible (ex. all loose leaf grouped together, pencils together, glue, etc.)
Thanks so, so much for everyone's support and enthusiasm with this initiativell will take photos once we have all
the supplies gathered together so you can share the images with your Multicultural Club. I'm sure Shawna will be
thrilled to have so many items for our newcomers.
Take care and chat soon,
Emily
Emily Chevrier
B.A., B.Ed.
EAL Teacher
Fredericton High School
emily.chevrier@nbed. nb.ca

The EAL Welcome Team Plan (For Now)
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
~nvoye:

mercredi 6 janvier 2016 17:03
Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Whynot, Kathy (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); coreyandrewharvey@hotmail.com; Allaby,
Robyn (ASD-W); Williams, Joanne (ASD-W); Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W); Thomas, Shane (ASD-W); Smeltzer,
Harmony (ASD-W)
Pieces jointes :Fredericton High School O"'l.docx (136 Ko)

A:

Hi there,
After speaking with all parties involved today, here is the draft procedures for our Welcome Team for intake and
school placement. Page 1 is the process with roles and responsibilities and Page 2 is the plan for the next month.
Things will evolve, I am sure. Please let me know of omissions and errors
Joanne, I will let you share this with the rest of your team, if appropriate.
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafargue(ci)nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

won't happen. An obvious "void" in this plan is the "domestic"-EAL student collaboration on this. I see a lot of great
opportunities for us to learn from your students the ropes of school life at FHS.. .our students could learn how to
give a school tour, for example.
My sense is that we will need ongoing support mechanisms and we will need a sign-up of sorts for all involved,
once we get a sense of what we will actual ly do to welcome students.
Give it some thought and then I'll give you a better sense for the plan as it develops. We wi ll obviously adjust it to
make it make sense for all involved, as best as possible.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai. Lafarque@nbed. nb. ca

(506) 453-5435
De : Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)
Envoye: lundi 4 janvier 2016 22: 05
A: Lafargue, Chantal (AS6-W); Whynot, Kathy (ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W)
Objet : Syrian "Welcome Committee" Ideas

Good evening,
Here is a list of the Arabic speaking students who have volunteered to help welcome
newcomers:

Some of th e ideas that the BKA brainstorm ed for 11 Ways to welcome~~ include:
• Designated 11 Safe spacell or 11 Check-in 11 classroom open at noon hours for newcomers to
connect with EAL teachers and Arabic speaking students. There would be at least two
Arabic speaking students available every day- perhaps we can devise somewhat of a
rotating sched ule for the students listed above. The expectations would be that these
students would be welcoming, fri endly, and available to answer any questions newcomers
have about the school and school routines (peer mentor-ish). It would be a bonus if the
students could also help with homework.
• Signage: make more 11 Welcomell signs similar to the one Ruqaia made for my classroom to
have in th e office, guidance, and in the hallways. Students also thought it might be a neat

RE:Syrian "Welcome Committee" Ideas
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
~nvoye :mercredi 6 janvier 2016 16:43

A:

Lukings, Jennifer (ASD-W)

Hi there
Would some SRC members be willing to do a half-day mini welcome to FHS session on day 2 of Turn Around? (AM
only) for the few newcomers that we will have at that time.
Would those SRC members be available/willing to attend a meeting on Tuesday, Jan 12th in 0110 and a training at
noon on Jan. 15th?
These same students might be able to take the lead on said day (with my help) for said mini-orientation on Feb.
2nd AM only.
We would only need a handful of really welcoming and committed (not ove:r-committed!) students.
Thanks for letting me know.
Chantal Lafargue; BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435 .
De : Lukings, Jennifer (ASD-W)
Envoye: mercredi 6 janvier 2016 08:12
A:. Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet: RE: Syrian ,.Welcome Committee" Ideas

Hi Chantal,
I brought this to our SRC group yesterday and they are interested in helping.
in place, let me know and I can take it to them to sign up.
Hope things are going well! :)

Jennifer Lukings
http:/ /mmelukings.wikispaces.com/
Fredericton High School
Math Department
506.453.5435
From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2016 10:15 PM
To: Lukings, Jennifer (ASD-W)
Subject: TR : Syrian "Welcome Committee" Ideas

Hi Jennifer,
Here is the info I have as discussed earlier today. We have yet to meet as an EAL staff to figure out what will or

UNB Speaks out on EAL this AM
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mercredi 6 janvier 2016 08:14

A:

Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Thomas, Shane (ASD-W); Williams, Joanne (ASD-W)

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque(O)nbed. nb.ca

(506) 453-5435

RE:Seeking a Welcome Flowchart/Protocol for Schools
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)

Envoye :rnor-t•r-orti

A:

Cc:

Hello Janet
I certainly didn't expect such a long email from you! Thank you very much for your kind reply. In response to
your questions, yes I also did see your "Our Welcoming Schools.. and I found it very helpful. I have devised a
flow-chart for our school that delineates the a 5-phase process for intake and transition into our school, that
would include preliminary work that a welcome centre would do, normally.
I do not know at this time how many newcomers have arrived in our area. We had one girl arrive on Monday and
we are hoping to see another later in the week. On this note, my next step in this process of welcome-redesign is
to identify any screening tools that would be useful to create a paper trail that might follow a student in a CUM
card that would support a student for an eventual pathway to a Personal Learning Plan (from a M&R point-ofview) or an alternate pathway to graduation if the student has significant gaps in schooling and at risk. I would
like to provide non EAL teachers at the high school level with some sort of screening that would give them an
idea ..targets" for learning, so they have a starting place to begin working with the students in their classes, too.
That said, do you have a screener that looks at mathematics, first language literacy (or just ability to write in L1),
and other mechanisms (observational checklists?) that would provide non-EAL professionals with an idea of other
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mechanism to respond to students in these circumstances; t~at I am aware of, beyond differenti ,:q~~!.JQ~· •· ,~·~ ·
not even sure if she is entitled to M&R support. We do everything we can at our school to ensur f.~ "··~';¥~~~~~~; ·f~;l\
graduate, but having baseline information in the CUM to rely upon down the road, is tremendoUfiY~ 4:•t';4~t».!~~
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Any help you could be in terms of sharing a 1 or 2 page form or link for me to get a screening test, would be
most appreciated!
I can't thank you enough for you help with this!
Kind Regards,

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

mardi 5 janvier 2016 10:52
A : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Cc : Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Objet: Re: Seeking a Welcome Flowchart/Protocol for Schools
ftUI.. UA :

Hi Chantal,

Our process is sti ll pretty much the same but some of our schools certainly have their own welcom ing
plans. Have you had the opportunity to take a look at "Our Welcoming Schools" yet?
Our llow is basically:
PEIANC (settlement organization with the responsib ili ty of life skills training and preliminaty
introduction to life on PEl \Vhich includes the education system) or Private Sponsor to
EAL/FAL Reception Centre to
School
Have you been notified of many anivals yet? We're starting to see them fairly quickly, we have about
30 students on the ground now in tempora1y accommodations and more expected.

r look forward to hearing about the TESL NB conference and will definitely share.
Hope you had a wonderful holiday and all the best for a terrific 2016.
Happy New Year!!
Janet

(ASD-W)" <Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca> 1/5/2016 9: 15 AM >>>
Good Day Janet,
We trust you have been in overdrive with preparations for atTivals in your schools since we met at your
tremendousl y helpful PL session in December with Jan.
As we do not have a welcome centre established in our jurisdiction, our hi gh school is cun·ently
revisiting our existing practices to fu lfill both roles of welcome centre and school orientation.
We were wondering if you have any flowcharts/organizational documents that could be shared regarding
roles and responsibilities for welcome, intake & assessment. fami ly orientation and school welcom ing
that has changed since yo ur planning session on Dec. 2nd. CutTently we have been consulting your
process as stipulated on your website
but there may have been
revisions since your work with Jan and other stakeholders.
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A short email reply with a "yes" or "no. things have not changed". would be:;fuTffi1-fis tihi'e 'toTs:·

Thank you again for your continued support. On an unre lated note, I promise to send you our
registration information for TESL NB Spring Conference in the coming weeks, so you may extend this
as a PL oppottunity to your colleagues on May 7th in Fredericton.

Found on portal: RE:FHS Newcomer Connection Space (Preliminary
Thoughts)
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mardi 5 janvier 2016 22:40
A:
Whynot, Kathy (ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)

I found this documentation on the ASD-W Portal for EAL tonight to use to create a rationale for a request for
support for our "Newcomer Connection Space" pilot:
WILL CHILDREN/YOUTH BE TAKING LANGUAGE TRAINING PRIOR TO JOINING A CLASSROOM? Each
school will develop a plan of support to meet the individual needs of students. If your school requrres additional
support in developing a plan, please contact your Education Centre.
WHAT ARE THE EXPECTATIONS FOR REGISTERING STUDENTS IN GRADES 9-12 PRIOR TO
SEMESTER TWO BEGINNING? When registering students in grades 9-12 between January 4 and the beginning

of semester two, it is important to place students in classes that will provide an opportunity to gain language skills
and to begin socializing with their peers if possible. There will not be special classes offered for newcomers at this
time. If there are a large number of newcomers registering at the high school level, please contact your Education
Centre to request support with a plan.
HOW CAN A SCHOOL START PREPARING FOR SYRIAN NEWCOMERS? A new resource guide has been

developed by ASD-W that outlines possible planning and support suggestions to welcome newcomers into the
school. This resource guide Planning and Support: Welcoming Newcomers into the Classroom can be found on the
ASD-W EAL K-12 Portal at the following link . One of the most important steos that a school can take to support
newcomers is to establish a "Welcome Team". This "Welcome Team" would include school staff and students who
would work together to create a safe and comfortable school environment for newcomers. For more information
about creating a Welcome Team, please take a look at the resource, Planning and Support: Welcoming Newcomers
into Your Classroom page 16-18.
IF A WELCOMING A NEWCOMER FAMILY IS NEW TO THE SCHOOL, WHAT PROCEDURES DO WE
FOLLOW? Please collect the paperwork mentioned above, give the teachers a day or two to prepare for the new

student, and fill out the EAL Tutor Support Request Form which can be found on the ASD-W EAL K- 12 Portal. This
form is to be submitted to Shawna Allen-VanderToorn.
School Based Considerations: In order for learning to progress, students must feel safe and comfortable in their
school environment. Thus, providing a welcoming school environment is critical in supporting newcomers learning
and development.
·
School Level Suggestions There are a number of steps schools can take to provide a more welcoming school
environment such as: • Establishing a consistent intake process in the way in which students and parents are
welcomed to the school community. • Creating and facilitating a student-led welcome team to welcome all
newcomers to a school (suggestions outlined below). • Creating a cultural diversity team to explore school practice
and to brainstorm ways to best support newcomers to your building. Review the school mission and vision
statements to ensure they are inclusive. Explore what activities or supports your school can put in place to
welcome this influx of newcomers. • Developing school-wide initiatives to bring awareness and support to the
newcomer community. (i.e. a winter clothing drive, school supply drive, cultural diversity day, raising funds to
support a newcomer family.) • Anding or creating visuals to display in the school that celebrate diversity (i.e.
creating a welcome banner in different languages, hanging flags, creating a wall of diversity, or having students
create and post different art work from around the world). • Bringing in community speakers to talk to a group of
students or teachers about what it is like to be a newcomer in the community.
Welcome Team Suggestions A Welcome Team is a student-led group that can play a key role in welcoming new
students to your building. Welcome teams can provide tours of the school, check in with the newcomer students at
lunch time (particularly during the first few weeks), as well as provide structured and unstructured social and
academic support. The first step is to find students that would have an interest in working on a team to make your

school a more welcoming place. It is important to provide guidance to support this group as they become the key
individuals to welcoming new students to your school. During the initial meetings, have students brainstorm ideas
and activities that would make the school more welcoming and to support newcomers when they arrive (i.e.
games, activities, tours, after school activities, welcome party). The welcome team could provide assistance in
welcoming all new students to your building.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye : mardi 5 janvier 2016 20:43

A: Whynot, Kathy (ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)
Objet : FHS Newcomer Connection Space (Preliminary Thoughts)

Hi everyone,
I think that I have touched base with everyone today to talk about how we may have to adjust our start:
times/welcome measures even earlier than exam week for the first Syrians who have arrived.
Now that I have gotten my head around what other districts are doing, in the absence of a welcome centre, I have
decided that the best way to proceed is to create that support mechanism for ourselves. My strategy will now be to
"pilot" our own "FHS Newcomer Connection Space" that we will staff with a half-day supply teacher (upon admin
permission) and myself(+ you during exam week) until Feb. 1st. We need a place for students to go and we need
help with collecting information about them to actually be able to establish learning plans that may be beyond EAL
support. (I have grave concerns about what happened to G. G., A.S., T.A., R.A., E.P., I.M. (and others), so I want to
instigate something in this new pilot that will provide documentation for the CUM to support PLP creation if needed
and pathways to graduation down the road.)
Here are things that we need to do as preliminary tasks:

l) Design quick educational screening I assessment activities that are done as "games" or one-on-one lessons to
gather information about:
A) First language written competency screener (to discriminate whether they can write in Ll and/or see if they
actually like language.)
B) French conversational or vocabulary competency quick check (we are fielding parent requests to place them in
French classes, as that region of the world had a connection to France last century).
C) Numeracy skills
D) Other items???
2) Suggest preliminary learning targets for students that would be the beginning of a personalized learning plan
and documentation to create arguments for any accommodations or modifications down the road if there are large
gaps in A-D above.
3) Create some sort of lesson plan or roll-out of activities that we might do with the students to make them feel
welcome during the week of Jan. 25th (AM only)
·
4) Create a "welcome day" that we could host on Day 1 of turn-around with BKA/Arabic
Translators/SRC/Leadership/Whomever

FHS Newcomer Connection Space (Preliminary Thoughts)
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
~nvoye

A:

:mardi 5 janvier 2016 20:43
Whynot, Kathy {ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy {ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)

Hi everyone,
I think that I have touched base with everyone today to talk about how we may have to adjust our start
times/welcome measures even earlier than exam week for the first Syrians who have arrived.
Now that I have gotte11 my head around what other districts are doing, in the absence of a welcome centre, I have
decided that the best way to proceed is to create that support mechanism for ourselves. My strategy will now be to
"pilot" our own "FHS Newcomer Connection Space" that we will staff with a half-day supply teacher (upon admin
permission) and myself(+ you during exam week) until Feb. 1st. We need a place for students to go and we need
help with collecting information about them to actually be able to establish learning plans that may be beyond EAL
support. (I have grave concerns about what happened to G. G., A.S., T.A., R.A., E.P., I.M. (and others), so I want to
instigate something in this new pilot that will provide documentation for. the CUM to support PLP creation if needed
and pathways to graduation down the road.)
Here are things that we need to do as preliminary tasks:
1) Design quick educational screening I assessment activities that are done as "games" or one-on-one lessons to
gather information about :
A) First language writt~n competency screener (to discriminate whether they can write in Ll and/or see if they
actually like language.)
B) French conversational or vocabulary competency quick check (we are fielding parent requests to place them in
French classes, as that region of the world had a connection to France last century).
C) Numeracy skills
D) Other items???
2) Suggest preliminary learning targets for students that would be the beginning of a personalized learning plan
and documentation to create arguments for any accommodations or modifications down the road if there are large
gaps in A-D above.
3) Create some sort of lesson plan or roll-out of activities that we might do with the students to make them feel
welcome during the week of Jan. 25th (AM only)
4) Create a "welcome day" that we could host on Day 1 of turn-around with BKA/Arabic
Translators/SRC/Leadershi p/Whomever
5) Create and conduct training for student translators and tour guides/ambassadors.
6) Conduct WIDA assessments and other screeners, as students arrive.
6) Design cultural sensitivity "lesson" for our EAL groups on refugees to be delivered (somehow) to address some
of the opinions expressed by some students. (????)
7) Figure out Reading Horizons
With this in mind, with Joanne's help, I have prepared a 2-page document that delineates the step-by-step process
for intake and orientation at our "FHS Newcomer Connection Space" that we will use on an ongoing basis for every
child henceforth. I will share this with you tomorrow at the meeting to get your revisions/edits.

I will also share with you the blank calendar from Jan. 7th-Feb .1st with Emily's information from BKA that we will
talk about to see what kind of proposal we can bring to ad min to ensure students access school this month
through our "FHS Newcomer Connection Space". (Suggestions for a more catchy name, welcome!)
I am intentionally not sending this to Corey at the present time, but he is welcome to this meeting. I am hoping to
connect with admin before our period 4 meeting with a sense for whether we can look at contracting out some
support to create our own welcome centre.
Please keep this confidential to our team. Also know that I feel more optimistic with this as a win-win proposal, as
this positions us as leaders and innovators, yet again. We just need permission to hire some support, as we can't
do all of this on our own.
I am seeking your input on all of this tomorrow period 4, of course.
Thanks
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.r:lb.ca
(506) 453-5435

My sense is that we will need to develop an approach that we will start during exam
week, yet that we can replicate and sustain over the entire semester as students
arrive at a steady drip. After conversations with teachers responsible for SRC and
BKA, it is also my sense that when working with our student volunteers , it will be
crucial to develop a schedule where we can get students to commit to roles .
Let's meet promptly at period 4 tomorrow to revise my initial draft of this plan. We
will meet in my office , so Kathy can put her feet up or sit in my comfy chair . I need
to be plugged into the Internet for this meeting and close to the printer .
I have CC'ed Robyn and Jennifer on this to keep them up to speed on our preliminary
discussions.
The positive outcome is t hat we are revisiting our current practice to address our
semester 2 orientation model and we may develop a model tha~ we can use for the full
year next year , as newcomers come weekly to this schoo l .
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue , BA , BEd, MEd
Department Bead , International Students
F.r edericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed . nb . ca<mailto:Chantal . Lafargue@nbed . nb.ca>
(506) 453-5435
De : Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)
Envoye : lundi 4 janvier 20 1 6 22 : 05
A : Lafargue , Chantal (ASD-W); Whynot , Kathy (ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W)
Objet : Syrian "Welcome Committee" Ideas

Good evening ,

Here is a list of the Arabic speaking students who have volunteered to help welcome
newcomers :

RE:Syrian .. Welcome Committee.. Ideas
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mardi 5 janvier 2016 19:20
Whynot, Kathy (ASD-W)

A:

Totally ok - I could use some energy and optimism right now and I consider him a
vital part of the team.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

De : Whynot, Kathy
(ASD-W)
Envoye : mardi 5 janvier 2016 16:04
A : Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD-W)
Objet : RE: Syrian "Welcome Committee" Ideas
Looking forward to it. See you at the start of Period 4.
Hope it was OK I mentioned this to Corey. I should have checked with you on that
first - sorry!

****************************
Mrs. K. Whynot, B.A., B.Ed.
EAL Teacher
Fredericton High School
506-453-5401 (ph)
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Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2016 8:41 AM
To: Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Whynot, Kathy (ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy
Cc: Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Lukings, Jennifer (ASD-W)
Subject: RE:Syrian .. Welcome Committee" Ideas
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develops etc.

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International St udents
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca

(506) 453-5435

De :
Envoye: mardi 5 janvier 2016 09:26

A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet: RE:
I have a meeting tomorrow to look at that. Creating that clear EAL pathway to Student Services Supports.
We have a boy who arrived in St. Stephen who is 17 but hasn't been in school since grade 5 ... As you know I am
recommending that ESST be involved from step 1 in terms of creating a plan of support.
Unfortunately the students on the outskirts are not going to have access to ou r centre so we are going to havt,t~,
support those schools and students in a myriad of different ways.
Good luck!
Cheers!

From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Tuesday, January OS, 2016 9:21AM
To:
Subject: RE:
Thanks for all of this
I have printed it off
I have reached out to someone in PEl and in NS and I wil l also share what I come up with with you. I have a lOam
meeting to sketch out something on flip chart.
Our model will have to sustainable over time. My concerns right now is who is responsible to establish learning
plans for high school kids who haven't been to school in 2 years .. .
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafara ue@nbed.nb. ca

(506) 453-5435

A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet:
Hi Chantal,

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Here are the documents. (Ours and ASDE) Ours is more of a guiding document. There are so many unknown
variables at this point, we are kind of going to react as we go. We are pulling one teacher starting next Monday
and one full time t utor. Depending on numbers, ages and abi lity we will react accordingly. It's expected that
families are going to basically trickle in on a weekly basis from now into March.
I rea lly like the Moncton model,(3 classes, 3 teachers with a tutor assigned to each) I just think their time line is a
little too rigid and not flexible enough. Some families are not even going to be arriving until March, but there model
is set to end after March break ... I suspect they will have to continue into March and April to support the
newcomer families that arrive late February ea rly March.
The family that we are hanging out with is not our private sponsor group, it is actu-~i~£.t~ed
to welcome at newcomer connections. (we are still raising our $$$ for our private s
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pretty crazy holiday! Exhausting but rewarding. We have had 43 government sponsored newcomers in the last 2
weeks and about 13 of them are school aged. We have several private sponsored families that have arrived as well.
In my experiences with the families so far most are new to English.
Right now, our center is kind of tentatively guaranteed for a four to eig ht weeks, and, depending on numbers we
will react accordingly. I suspect that intensive support will be required because most of these students will be
starting with the basics.
I hope t his helps!

-

Seeking a Welcome Flowchart/Protocol for Schools
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD -W)
~nvoye :mardi 5 janvier 2016 09:15

A:

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Cc:

Good DayWe trust you have been in o~erd:ive with prepa:ations for arrivals in your schools sine: w_e met~k~-?~~~~·;.'.~~~:~~~~·f ·
tremendously helpfu l PL sess1on 1n December w1th Jan.
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.
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and school
your plannmg sess1on on Dec. 2nd. Currently we have been consultmg your process as stlpL.itc3ted on you r website· ~•
but there may have been revisions since your work with ~nd other

responsibil~ties

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A short email reply with a "yes" or "no, t hings have not changed ", would be helpful at this time to us.
Thank you again for your continued support. On an unrelated note, I promise to send you our registration
.
information for TESL NB Spring Conference in the coming weeks, so you may extend this as a PL opportunity to
your colleagues on May 7th in Fredericton.
Best Regards,

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafaroue(alnbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

De:
Envoye : jeudi 12 novembre 2015 21:18

A: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Cc : Lafargue, Chanta l (ASD-W)
Objet : Re: Dec. 1 & 2

Hi Shawna,
I completely understand and hope that our paths will cross sometime in the near future.
Chantal, I just received your vo ice mail and am sorry that I haven't been in touch. I have had so many
meetings on the refugee fi le this week, it's crazy. Chantal, I can invite you and Robyn to attend the
workshop on December lst only as the 2nd is a planning meeting. However, it yo u'd like to stick around,
I'm sure that I could arrange for you to spend some time at the Reception Centre. Othervvise, I'm
swamped as I have a group from Dubai on the ground that week as well.
If only the 1st works. perhaps we can plan a real meeting sometime later in the year.

Let me know and I'll see what I can do.

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Janet,

Unfortunately, due to two different Professional Learning sessions that I am responsible for, it is not possible for
me to travel to PEl for Dec. 1 & 2. Chantal and one of the vice-pri ncipals from FHS, Robyn Alia by would appreciate
the opportunity to join you and your team for the Professiona l Learning session that you offered to us on Friday
during ou r conversation . Chantal will be able to bring along some of the resourc~s she and her t eam have
developed at FHS.
We are currently looking to bring together stakeholders to develop a plan to support the potential Syrian refugees,
so your offer of support comes at a wonderful time for us. I look forward to continued dialogue and the
opportunity to come to Charlottetown in the future.
Thanks,

Shawna Allen-VanderToorn
Subject Coordinator- EAL (K-12), Social Studies (K-12)

RE:Syrian "Welcome Committee" Ideas
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mardi 5 janvier 2016 08 :41
A:
Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Whynot, Kathy (ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W)
Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Lukings, Jennifer (ASD-W)
Cc :

Thank you again, Emily.
I have booked off today to reach out to contacts that I have in NB, PEI and NS to see what they are doing as part
of their orientation protocols while we work on developing our own FHS model that will incorporate mechanisms
that a welcome centre would have normally taken care of for schools on top of our school-based orientation
activities. I will see what organizational charts they provide schools and I will try to adapt things to our context.
My sense is that we will need to develop an approach that we will start during exam week, yet that we ca n
replicate and sustain over the entire semester as students arrive at a steady drip. After conversations with teachers
responsible for SRC and BKA, it is also my sense that when working with our student volunteers, it will be crucial to
develop a schedule where we ~~~-Cll=nts to commit to roles.
.
Let's meet promptly at period 4 tomorrow to revise my initial draft of this plan . We will meet in my office, so Kathy
can put her feet up or sit in my comfy chair. I need to be plugged into the Internet for this meeting and close to
the printer.
I have CC'ed Robyn and Jennifer on this to keep them up to speed on our preliminary discussions.
The positive outcome is that we are revisiting our current practice to address our semester 2 orientation model and
we may develop a model that we can use for the full year next year, as newcomers come weekly to this school.
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafaroue@nbed.nb. ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)
Envoye : lundi 4 janvier 2016 22:05
A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W); Whynot, Kathy (ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W)
Objet : Syrian "Welcome Committee" Ideas

Good evening,
Here is a list of the Arabic speaking students who have volunteered to help welcome
newcomers:

Some of the ideas that the BKA brainstormed for "ways to welcome" include:
• Designated "safe space" or "check-in" classroom open at noon hours for newcomers to
connect with EAL teachers and Arabic speaking students. There would be at least two
Arabic speaking students available every day - perhaps we can devise somewhat of a
rotating schedule for.the students listed above. The expectations would be that th ese
students would be welcoming , friendly, and available to answer any questions newcomers
have about the school and school routines (peer mentor-ish). It would be a bonus if the
students could also help with homework.
• Signage: make more "welcome" signs similar to the one -r:nade for my classroom to
have in the office, guidance, and in the hallways. Students also thought it might be a neat
idea to make dual-language sign for important parts of the school (ex. a sign that reads
"office" in English and Arabic, "cafeteria", "gymnasium" , etc.)
• School tours led by students. Students thought this would be a fun way to "show them the
ropes" and offer sam~ insight into the school culture-- would have to ensure this is done
respectfully, appropriately and in a manner that is not intimidating.
• BKA students and Arabic students lead an orientation at noon hour to talk about ways to
get involved in the school and community (ex. clubs, multicultural sports club, MCAF
activities and sports, etc.). Also an opportunity for our students to share their own
experience as a newcomer, how they initially felt how they coped , what they love about
FHS , etc.
Looking forward to chatting more about this with everyone on Wednesday, P4 :)
See you tomorow,
Em
Emily Chevrier
B.A., B.Ed.
EAL Teacher
Fredericton High School
emily.chevrier@nbed .nb.ca

RE:coveys
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
~nvoye :lundi 4 janvier 2016 22:34

A:

Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)

Hi there
If Coveys had agreed to picking up the LHHS stuff for us, that would be AMAZING!!!!
You will definitely want to pick Emily's brain tomorrow; mine is all dried up. I seem to remember her mentioning
today t~at . .had already delivered our items and that perhaps the$ that was donated to~ was actually
given to us ~orm of in-kind items??? (For example, we received large boxes of unopened art supplies or
markers, etc.)
If I remember correctly, I believe that Shawna offered to coordinate resource distribution for Emily to all ASD-W
schools from this point forward, as we don't know who needs what and where. (At this point, I would like to know
how FHS is to access the resources, for example!) What I'd like to know from Shawna on Wednesday is -Who
identifies to Shawna which families are in need school supplies? Is it Jeremias' role? Is it the principal's role? It
certainly isn't part of what I have done in the past at FHS, because I had nothing to offer the students! A welcome
centre certainly could have streamlined all of this, so I'd like to know if principals have been told how this fits into .
newcomer registration.
=
That is all I have to offer on the topic at this time, but I am happy to drive that truck to LHHS or let our delivery
friends at Coveys do that for us, if that is what Carolyn liad them agree to! Maybe it is time to rest the brain and
go back. at it tomorrow! Let me know how I can be of service once you've given it some thought. I'd like to take
this off of Emily's plate now, since she has done more than enough and she has to travel to Montreal in the coming
days to attend the memorial service.
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Envoye: lundi 4 janvier 2016 22:16
A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)
Objet:Ladies,
Was there a monetary donation from ~ I thought there was some talk about people making cash
donations at ~which we could use to purchase backpacks or other supplies.
Just wondering. My brain is struggling to remember details from before the holiday.

Robyn Allaby, B.Ed. B.A. M.Ed.
Vice Principal
Fredericton High School
Phone 453-5435

Success is a journey, not a destination.

TR : Syrian "Welcome Committee" Ideas
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :lundi 4 janvier 2016 22:15
Lukings, Jennifer (ASD-W)

A:

Hi Jennifer,

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Here is the info I have as discuss~d-~~rlier today. We have yet to meet as an EAL staff to figure out what w ill or
won't happen. An obvious "void" in this plan is the "domestic"-EAL student collaboration on this. I see a lot of great
opportunities for us to learn from your students the ropes of school life at FHS... our students could learn how to
give a school tour, for example.
My sense is that we will need ongoing support mechanisms and we will need a sign-up of sorts for all involved,
once we get a sense of what we will actually do to welcome students.
Give it some thought and then I'll give you a better sense for the plan as it develops. We will obviously adj ust it to
make it make sense for all involved, as best as possible.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, Internationa.l Students
Fredericton High School
·
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)
Envoye : lundi 4 janvier 2016 22:05
A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W); Whynot, Kathy (ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W)
Objet : Syrian "Welcome Committee" Ideas

Good evening,
Here is a list of the Arabic speaking students who have volunteered to help welcome
newcomers:

Some of the ideas that the BKA brainstormed for "ways to welcome" include:
• Designated "safe space'' or "check-in" classroom open at noon hours for newcomers to
connect with EAL teachers and Arabic speaking students. There would be at least two

Arabic speaking students available every day- perhaps we can devise somewhat of a
rotating schedule for the students listed above. The expectations would be that these
students would be welcoming, friendly, and available to answer any questions newcomers
have about the school and school routines (peer mentor-ish) . It would be a bonus if the
students could also help with homework.
• Signage: make more 11 Welcome 11 signs similar to the one - m a d e for my classroom to
have in the office, guidance, and in the hallways. Students alsC? thought it might be a neat
idea to make dual-language sign for important parts of the school (ex. a sign that reads
11
0ffice'' in English and Arabic, 11 Cafeteria 11 , llgymnasium 11 , etc.)
• School tours led by students. Students thought this would be a fun way to 11 Show them th e
ropesll and offer some insight into the school culture-- would have to ensure this is done
respectfully, appropriately and in a manner that is not intimidating.
• BKA students and Arabic students lead an orientation at noon hour to talk about ways to
get involved in the school and community (ex. clubs, multicultural sports club, MCAF
activities and sports, etc.). Also an opportunity for our students to share their own
experience as a newcomer, how they initially felt how they coped, what th~y love about
FHS, etc.
.
Looking forward to chatting more about this with everyone on Wednesday, P4 :)
See you tomorow,
Em
Emily Chevrier
B.A., B.Ed.
EAL Teacher
Fredericton High School
emily.chevrier@nbed.nb.ca

RE:School Supplies
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :lundi 4 janvier 2016 22:08
A:
Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

Likewise for the school-wide one!
(What are we doing on work email at this hour?)
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De: Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Envoye : fundi 4 janvier 2016 22:07
A: Lafargue, Chantal {ASD-W)
Objet: RE: School Supplies
OMG we think alike. Perhaps we share the same brain- (your half is the smarter half!!!). That's funny that we
were writing similar emails at the same time.
Thanks for this one.

Robyn

From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2016 10:05 PM
To: Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); O'Connell, Heidi (ASD-W); Henry, Stephanie (ASD-W)
Cc: Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Subject: RE:School Supplies
Greetings LHHS EAL Colleagues,
Thanks so much for your efforts in collaborating with Emily to raise funds and awareness in the community! As
Emily mentioned, I am happy to help with this on Friday AM or (if you think this is helpful) Monday or Tuesday
AM/PM of next week. Ideally, we could move the items during the school day, so that I could access .. helpers.. on
my end for loading the supplies to the second floor storage space at FHS. As you know, the world of EAL is ..fluid ..
at this time of year and my availability may change slightly between emails, so you can also reach me by phone or
text at 471-5999.
I also wanted to share that although I know that Shawna and Emily discussed preliminary logistics of the equitable
sharing of resources in schools, I will follow-up with ASD-W in person about this Wednesday PM to firm this up. We
want to ensure that you can access any supplies you would need at LHHS, too.
Please feel free to contact me whenever you've figured out things on your end.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarq ue@n bed. nb.ca

EAL Update
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
~nvoye :lundi 4 janvier 2016 21:27

A:

Williams, Joanne (ASD-W)

Hi Joanne,
I wanted to let you know that we have 1 person who is away Thurs-Mon on bereavement, 1 person that has been
put to half-days and I have personally follow-ups requiring me to be away from work during office hours in the
coming weeks. We are short staffed at this time, working with supply teachers, so that has added additional dynamics
to the situation. We will have our first full EAL staff meeting in more than 6 weeks, to assign roles and establish the
orientation plan knowing about our HR changes/limitations and this Weds. period 4 ... I just wanted to express that at
this time, given that you may be also tied up with grief response matters. I'd love to talk with you this week to get a
sense for how we can work this out, as I am really concerned about timing it will require to do intake
interviews/forms on your end, also. The good news is that Corey Harvey will be able to work AMs on call for the next
3 weeks to assist with WIDAs and that we have Harmony in the office full days. (Corey will be in the classroom for the
PM in the next few weeks covering for an EAL teacher.) Please let me know your availability (perhaps Weds or Friday
period 1? - or whenever in the AM??, it" you have time to book a chat to we can plan a way forward to establish a
process for our depts. to collaborate to do ongoing intake and placement.
Take care
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

TR: PSSS EAL Dept. Report Nov. 23
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
~nvoye :
lundi 4 janvier 2016 10:02
A:
Whynot, Kathy (ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)
Pieces jointes :Report PSSC Nov 23 201S.pdf (139 Ko)

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal~Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca

(506}

453-5435

De : Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD-W}
Envoye : lundi 9 novembre 2015 13:31
A : Thomas, Shane
(ASD-W}
Cc : Allaby, Robyn
(ASD-W)
Objet : PSSS EAL Dept. Report Nov. 23
Hi Shane:

Attached you will find a PDF (2 page - colour) of ~y report for the PSSC. Would you
like me to do copies, or will you be providing copies to the parents on your end? I
will just speak to the main points and I promise to not read through the entire
document, as it is all there for them to take home and look ·at later.

Thanks so much for letting me know.

Chantal

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Bead, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca<mailto:Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca>
(506)

453-5435

TR : First Newcomer friend at FHS
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :dimanche 3 janvier 2016 08:00

A.:

Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)

Hi Shawna,
I hope you managed to get some downtime this holiday season. I see that you did take some vacation time, by the
looks of your ~utomatic reply message.

As you can see below, Shane has made arrangements to meet wit~and our first family..c»t~~.-~·.f-~-~-·
11am.
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If information has been shared with principals regarding the materials and/or protocols for registration of
newcomers in ASD-W, I can say that at this time it has not been shared with me. (Some questions I • .
point are: Do we have a new intake form? Is there a welcome guide for families? Who is to show the -~--~- ~ ;., .....
video? How are we to get school supplies.to the students from the storage room? ... )
.

I obviously don't require any immediate answer on these, as perhaps the information has been shared with others
due to my role(s), and illness prior to the break. You probably have every intention to connect with me ASAP! We
can do so in person when you get the chance. Those are just some of the FHS questions I have at this time.
In terms of my ASD-W time, please feel free to look at my calendar and assign duties as required. I realize things
are fluid, so my schedule is clear for the month of January so that I can go into reaction mode. Also note: FHS high
school EAL teachers have no duty or exams during exam week if we are required to do WIDA testing, orientation
or any kind of mini-school EAL models before turn-around. We are to advise FHS ad min in advance of exam week if
we are not required for any intake duties at that time, so that we can be given duties and extra exam supervision.
My sense is that the wave has not hit us, yet; this may very-well be a steady trickle over many months on top of
our usual wave of immigrants second semester. Turn around would obviously be a good time for us to train on
Reading Horizons (THANK YOU, BTW!), should the NBEECD be able to act on that in the next couple of weeks.
That way we would not incur further expense for release time to train ourselves on the program. I would like to
shadow/assist Emily with that in order to ensure that a B contractjASD-W personnel has some exposure to the
program for the same of ..systems continuity.. with the resource, if that is alright with you. I assume that this
program may have some merit elsewhere in ASD-W eventually...
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Finally, we are in the process of re-working that table at L2RIC for the sake of quality control. You can reach out to
Paula at any time about that document, as it aligns with the project that Paula spoke to you, Amanda and Dianne
about with Renee and Joe that time you met last June. Paula knows how valuable the teachers perceived the table
to be and that you might contact her about it, too. This type of PL need in the system aligns with research and
project funding priorities at L2RIC, for example. Down the road, we should probably talk to Paula about ideas for
PL such as that table to support and research opportunities, so that we can align priorities. (For example, I am
preparing a 1-hour crash course on the WIDA for her students in March - does a module/presentation like that
have any value for ASD-W... ) There are lots of thl_~.~ba
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partners and sponsors. Kathy is working on the materials for this, so it is my hope we can try to channel teachers
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I think I have updated you on everything on our end. Should you
me in for a meeting to give me an
update and direction, just contact my cell phone, please, if I am not responding via email :-)
I hope to be useful to you, as you now also have-portfolio on your plate. I value information-updates as
they become available to you, so thank you for keeping me in the loop. I do appreciate it, as that part is the only
sure thing I can count on in these times of change.

See you soon!
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai .Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

De : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)

:

!~voye dimanche 3 janvier 2016 07:~::4

~ne

Cc
(ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)
Objet: RE:First Newcomer friend at FHS
HiI trust you have been busier than usual these·past couple of weeks. I am looking forward to seeing you Monday at
llam, as Shane recommended.
If you have a few minutes while you are in on, Monday, it would be great to get a sense for how things are evolving
on your end, so we can work together to support families.
Feliz Ano Nuevo, salud, paz y prosperidad.
Chantal

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai .Lafarque@nbed .nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

vendredi 1 janvier 2016 18:24
A : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Cc: Williams, Joanne (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)
Objet : First Newcomer friend at FHS
" ' " '...

0

:

Happy New year everyone
greetings fTom th e
I hope you have a wonderfu l a good vacation with your family and fi·iend s
Here is our first friend from Syrian, please make an·angements to register
FHS, her home address:

P lease let me know when can we bring - a t school for her registration
we still have another student for FHS but we still looking into their apartment so soon we will get their
hom e we will Jet you know
~~~f~
Thank you

RE: First Newcomer friend at FHS
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :lundi 4 janvier 2016 06:30

A:

Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)

Hi Shawna
Great to hear from you on all of this . Thanks for the detailed notes .
As 41111111 spoke of 2 students, now, for FHS, I think it would be wisest for me to
req~r Wednesday slot to chat about tasks for me . I may have a couple of WIDAs
to squeeze into the corning days . Thanks for l etti ng me know about Corey. Is he also
still avail able for supply work?
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue , BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head , Intern ational Studen ts
Fredericton High School
Chantal . Lafargue@nbed . nb . ca
(506) 453-5435

De : Allen- VanderToorn , Shawna
(ASD- W)
Envoye : dimanche 3 janvier 2016 12:26
A : Lafargue; Chantal
(ASD- W)
Objet : RE: ~irst Newcomer frie nd at FHS
Hi , Chantal. So far , I am aware of one student e nteri ng FHS in grade 9 . I assume
that others will follow, but no number s have been shared with me at t his point . I
have been working on a Frequently Asked Questions document that I plan to share with
principals tomorrow . I need approval from senior adrnin.
I expect that I will add to
this as I learn more . For students in grade 9- 12 , I have suggested entering them in
classes that wil l allow them to gain language skills, with the understanding that
semester two is a month away. If numbers warrant , we may have to have a special
c l ass for the newcomers who arrive in the next few weeks . We will do business the
way we have always done business until there is a need to make an alternate plan.
Corey will be available f or WIDAs if we need him to do that .
I have sent the videos to IIIIIIIIIIIIP to have them checked out . I have not heard
back from him yet.
I will~ding the district guide to the Portal as wel l
as the framework for schools to develop their own . I am working today on the
document that Corey developed to support educators as we ll. I wou l d like to have
that clea ned up (maybe by Skill Soft) , but I need to s peak with you about that
first .
I am working with Fores t Hill Elementary tomorrow morning and will share the
draft with them.
School supplie s can be used as needed. I will connect with Mary Evan s and Pierre
Plourde to see if they need any sent their way . They have students from the same
family as your school looking to register on Monday .
As far as the new intake form, Joanne and I met about t his on Dec . 17. I need to
meet with Gina to talk about this and will let you know what we decide . Joanne and I
talked about FHS piloting this for semester 2 before having it be a ASD- W form.
It probably makes sense for you and I to meet face -to- face to discuss your support
for ASD- W.
I have some time on Tuesday , Jan . 5 after 1 : 00 and again between 1 : 00 and
2 : 30 on Wednesday , Jan . 6.
Let me know if either of t hose times work for you.
Thanks,

Shawn a
From : Lafargue , Chantal (ASD- W)
Sent : Sunday, January 03 , 20 16 8 :01 AM
To : Allen - VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Subject : TR : First Newcomer friend at FHS
Hi Shawna,
I hope you managed to get some downtime this holiday season . I see t hat y
some vacation time , by the looks of your automatic reply message .
As you can see below , Shane has made arrangements to meet with Jeremias and our first
family on Monday at llam.
If information has been shared with principals regarding the materials and/or
protocols for registration of newcomers in ASD- W, I can say that at this time i t has
not been shared with me . (Some questions I have at this point are : Do we have a new
intake form? Is there a welcome guide for families? Who is to show the ASD- W video?
How are we to get school supplies to the students from the storage room? . .. )
I obviously don't require a ny immediate answer on these, as perhaps
has been shared with others due to my role(s), and illne~s prior to
probably have ~very intention to connect with me ASAP ! We can do so
you get the chance . Those are just some of the PHS questions I have

t he information
the break. You
in person when
at this time .

In terms of my ·Aso-w time , please feel free to look at my calendar and assign duties
as required . I realize things are fluid , so my schedule is clear for the month of
January so that I can go into reaction mode . Also note : FHS high school EAL teachers
have no duty or exams during exam week if we are required to do WIDA testing,
orientati on or any kind of mini-school EAL models before turn-around. We are to
advise FHS admin in advance of exam week if we are not required for any intake duties
at that time, so that we can be given duties and extra exam supervision . My sense is
that the wave has not hit us, yet ; this may very-well be a steady trickle over many
months on top of our usual wave of immigrants second semester. Turn around would
obviously be a good time for us to train on Reading Horizons (THANK YOU, BTW!),
should t h e NBEECD be able to act on that in the next couple of weeks . That way we
would not incur further expense for release t ime to train ourselves on the program . I
would like to shadow/assist Emily with t hat in ord er to ensure that a B contract/ASDW personnel has some exposure to the program for
"systems continuity"
with the resource, if that is alright with you .
this program may have
some merit elsewhere in ASD- W eventually .. .
Finally, we are in t he process of re- working that table at L2RIC for the sake of
quality control . You can reach out to Paula at any time about that document, as it
aligns with the project that Paula spoke to you, Amanda and Dianne about with Renee
and Joe that time you met last June. Paula knows how valuable the teachers perceived
the table to be and that you might contact her about it, too . This type of PL need in
the system aligns with research and project funding priorities at L2RIC, for example .
Down the road, we should probably talk to Paula about ideas for PL such as that table
to support and research opportunities, so that we can align priorities . (For example,
I am preparing a 1-hour crash course on the WIDA for her s tudents in March - does a
module/presentation like that have any value for ASD-W ... ) There are lots of things
that we can do together with L2RIC. We also have another article coming out in the
NBTA News Feb . 1st . We could easily upload the articles to our portal, if you'd like.
Preparations are also underway for NBTA Subject Council / TESLNB EAL May 6- 7th, as we
have secured more partners and sponsors. Kathy is working on the materials for this,
so it is my hope we can try to channel teac hers to those PL venues , which will be
hi gh-quality and low-cost opportunities for EAL PL within the geographical zone of
ASD-W .

Resources as per your request
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :vendredi 18 decembre 2015 11:56

A:

http ://tea chi ngrefugees.com/http: //teach inqrefuqees.com/
http://www.bookworksed.com/htto://www.bookworksed.com/
http://www.bookworksed .com/ handouts-pei-2015/http: //www.bookworksed.com/handouts-oei-2015/
'

Cha ntal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca

(506) 453-5435

TR : Syrian newcomer
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :vendredi 18 decembre 2015 09:59

A:

Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Whynot, Kathy (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Thomas, Shane
(ASD-W)
Envoye : vendredi 18 decembre 2015 09:54
A : Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna
(ASD-W)
Cc : Allaby, Robyn
(ASD-W); Lafargue, Chantal
Objet : RE: Syrian newcomer

(ASD-W)

Thank You Shawna
From: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Sent: Friday, December 18, 2015 9:49 AM
To: Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)
Cc: Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Subject:' Syrian newcomer
According to the information shared with my by a sponsor organization, there is 1
Syrian newcomer who will be living in your school community. The student is 14 and
therefore will be in grade 9. The families will be asked to register at the school
upon arrival. If I learn any other information, I will share it with you. I assume
you will have room for this student?
We are currently working on some things to support all newcomers.
resources once they are finalized.

I will share these

If we find that there are many newcomers arriving at the same time, we will make some
quick decisions to provide support.
Have a wonderful holiday.
Shawna Allen-VanderToorn
Subject Coordinator- EAL (K-12), Social Studies (K-12)
Early Career Teachers & University Student Interns
Anglophone West School District
shawna.allen@nbed.nb.ca<mailto:shawna.allen@nbed.nb.ca>
Phone: (506) 444-3096
Fax: (506) 453-4220
http://asd-w.nbed.nb.ca<http://asd-w.nbed.nb.ca/>

TR : Syrian newcomer
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :vendredi 18 decembre 2015 09:56

A:

Williams, Joanne (ASD-W); Smeltzer, Harmony (ASD-W)

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Thomas, Shane
(ASD-W)
Envoye : vendredi 18 decembre 2015 09:54
A : Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna
(ASD-W)
Cc : Allaby, Robyn
(ASD-W); Lafargue., Chantal
Objet : RE: Syrian newcomer

(ASD-W)

Thank You Shawna
From: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Sent: Friday, December 18, 2015 9:49 AM
To: Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)
Cc: Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Subject: Syrian newcomer
According to the information shared with my by a sponsor organization, there is 1
Syrian newcomer who will be living in your school community. The student is 14 and
therefore will be in grade 9. The families will be asked to register at the school
upon arrival. If I learn any other information, I will share it with you. I assume
you will have room for this student?
We are currently working on some things to support all newcomers.
resources once they are finalized.

I will share these

If we find that there are many newcomers arriving at the same time, we will make some
quick decisions to provide support.
Have a wonderful holiday.
Shawna Allen-VanderToorn
Subject Coordinator- EAL (K-12), Social Studies (K-12)
Early Career Teachers & University Student Interns
Anglophone West School District
shawna.allen@nbed.nb.ca<mailto:shawna.allen@nbed.nb.ca>
Phone: (506) 444-3096
Fax: (506) 453-4220
http://asd-w.nbed.nb.ca<htto://asd-w.nbed.nb.ca/>

EAL Placement List
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :jeudi 17 decembre 2015 17:43
Williams, Joanne (ASD-W)

A:

Hi Joanne
My team has gotten me their placement list using PowerSchool names. What I have not done is I have not looked
at the current class lists to make sure they didn't forget anyone. I am staying home sick on Friday due to not
having a voice and to falling hard on ice at the UNB pa rking lot (my foot and lower back are in pain).
If this can wait until Jan. 4th I will get it to you after our trauma PD.
Can you please send me a text if you need this tomorrow, and I will get the list to you if you need to work on it
tomorrow (Friday). I will not check my email tomorrow to see your reply, so I would appreciate a text. _
Thanks!
Cha ntal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafaroue@nbed.nb.ca

(506) 453-5435

RE:School Supply Drive Update
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :jeudi 17 decembre 2015 16:45
Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

A:

Wow, Emily, I can't get over the tremendous amount of work you have put into this (and other) initiatives with the
BKA. I will follow Robyn's lead on this.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque@nbed .nb.ca

(506) 453-5435
De: Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)
Envoye: jeudi 17 decembre 2015 16:28

. A: Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet: School Supply Drive Update
=

Good afternoon,
Quick update re: School Supply ·Drive ....
I met with Shawna yesterday to discuss details of the drive moving forward.
• Shawna is preparing a thank you card to be signed by Tanya Whitney and Rick Demmings that I will bring to
. .tomorrow morning.
.
• Shawna is also going to be in charge of the allocation and distribution of the supplies once we get an
inventory. She will send an email to all schools in our district and communicate a plan for those schools
that receive newcomers and are in need of supplies.
• I've asked the LHHS crew to take an inventory of their supplies. They will send final numbers after Christmas
as their SRC wants to make a contribution as well. Stephanie and Heidi will deliver the supplies to FHS.
After the holidays, our BKA students will take an inventory of our supplies and the supplies collected at

• We discussed that we will need a central location for the supplies to be kept. Shawna said there is no room
in District Office, but asked if we might have somewhere at FHS, as the school is accessible for her once
she starts the distribution. My thoughts were that we could use the exercise room (where we currently have
the winter coats, etc.) It's not being used for anything else and it's in close proximity.
• If the exercise room is an okay location, I can get my students to start bringing up the supplies from the main
office tomorrow afternoon. Also, I willle~now that they can deliver the supplies to FHS and I will
arrange for students to meet the truck a~pack. Let me know what you think :)
That's all for now.
Emily
Emily Chevrier
B.A., B.Ed.
EAL Teacher
Fredericton High School
emily.chevrier@nbed.nb.ca

~!.

~~

Request for Meeting from MCAF
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :jeudi 17 decembre 2015 14:56

A:

Allen-Vander1i

Shawna

Cc :

Williams, Joanne (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

Good Day Shawna,
I spoke with
today, who requested that I send along this message to you and to the various
stakeholders
schools who are responsible of our newcomer programming. (I am assuming you wi ll be
able to pass this on to LHHS staff whenever/ however appropriate, as I think I am not the person to do so.)
- s the
for the ~art of.duties will be to work with
~uth who will require a
nsitioning into our communities during/after
secondary school. They are hoping to set up a meeting to be able t o establish a process to identify ASD-W FEC
high school students who would benefit from community supports for life skills, workplace experience and other
bridging opportunities for our most vulnerable students that are struggling/ at-risk of not graduating/requiring new
models of programming (especially due to gaps in prior schooling or interrupted schooling prior to arrival in
Canada).
This is a tim!=IY addition to our community support network, as just today I received some correspondence from
teachers who were very concerned about students who fit this profile.
I am passing this along to you at his request, and I am happy to assist in whatever capacity required.
Kind Regards,
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafaraue(a)nbed. nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

RE:Newcomers Welcome: The Language We Use
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mardi 15 decembre 2015

A:

·o6

Remind me to give you a video that we produced att l l l rto exemplify ways to teach
intermediate ELLs how to write.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd , MEd
Department Head , International Stude nts
Fredericton Hi g h Scho ol
Cha nt al.Lafargue @nbed.nb . ca
(506) 453 - 5435

De :
Envoye : lundi 1 4 decembre 2015 2 1 : 52
A : Lafargue, Chant al
(AS D-W)
Objet : RE : Newcomers We lc ome : The Language We Use
: )

Awesome !!!

I feel like I am getting a lot more than I am giving but I g u e ss t hat i s to be
expected consider we are playing catch up a little bit a s a district .

Th anks .

To:
Subj

Lafargue , Chantal (ASD- W)
December 1 4 , 20 15 9 : 01 PM
Language We u se

(Your impact o n my job ... example b elow . . . )
Chantal Lafargue, BA , BEd , MEd
Dep ar tment Head , Internat ional Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal . Lafargue@nbed . nb . ca<mailto:Chantal . Lafargue@nbed.nb . ca>
(506) 453-5435[X)
De : Lafargue, Chanta l (ASD- W)
E n voye : v e ndr edi 11 decembre 2015 10 : 10
A : (ASD-W) Fredericton High Sc hool -Al l Staff
Objet : Newcomers Welcome : The Lan guage We Use

Hello FHS Staff,
You may be overhearing students' conversations about "refugees" who are about to join
our community. Please feel free to consult this short PDF tha~~~.
.
~~~view
of the many words used to describe newcomers to Canada.
1f::~'!"~.~-At FHS, we feel it is important_.fer to all groups as "newcomers", in order to
promote a welcoming school envir~tl~t. Regardless of their personal journeys to get
here, all FHS students arrive as Black Kats .
Chantal Lafargue, BA , BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed . nb . ca<mailto:Chantal . Lafargue@nbed . nb . ca>
(506) 453-5435[X)

·
· -~-·
..,

. .
.

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RE: Permission for Sharing
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
mardi 15 decembre 2015 13:02
Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
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Other ASD W materials about ELLs include the report the 3 of us authored last year .
Segments of this may be useful for Corey's work on materials development .
Chantal Lafargue, BA , BEd, MEd
Department Head , International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb . ca
(506) 453-5435

De : Allen- VanderToorn, Shawna

(ASD - W)

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These are our 'go - to' I most requested documents for teachers .
page o f be s t practices for teacher s based on SIOP.

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We appreciate a l l of the materials you have s hared as well!

From: Allen- VanderToorn ,
Sent: Mond
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I would love to see a cultural competency training developed specific to education.
It is my understanding that a request will be made for this . I feel a Best Practices
document for supporting English Language Learners would be appreciated by teachers.

From: MacDonald, Lynn (ASD-S)
Sent : Monday , December 14, 2015 11 : 59 AM
To : Allen- VanderToorn , Shawna (ASD- W) ;

Subject : Permission for Sharing
Hi Folks : Just a heads up._.on the Superintendent's call on Friday, I a sked them for
permission for our folks to share information amongst each other without having to go
ask each time we want to share something. We got a resounding "YES" from each of the
Supers. for us to do so.
I know that we are all developing things/processes as we go along and if you have
something you feel is worth sharing, please do so that none of us are re- inventing
the wheel. Or ... if there is something you want to do/create and not sure if someone
else has already done i t , please reach out.
You don't necessarily have to wait until our weekly meeting to do so . I know that
last week we talked about some specific documents and we sent them to Sylvie for
distribution but there could be things that you/we want to share outside of that .
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TR: videos
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mardi 15 dtkembre 2015 08:17

A:

Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

FYI below (read from the bottom - up)
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 45:3-5435
De : Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD-W)
Envoye : mardi 15 decembre 2015 08:14
A : Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna
(ASD-W)
Objet : ~E:videos
I think that would be advisable. I would definitely max1m~ze whatever supports that
are being offered to you at the district level, so it can be seen that they are
indeed needed!
Does this mean that schools can channel requests for translation to the department
via you if we develop our own materials to support the work that we do? Here are some
examples pf things schools need when working with newcomers:
1) letters to parents to parent teacher -interviews
2) auditing and/or other services
3) EAL services descriptions
4) IEP/PLP/SEP documents/sign-offs,
5) consent for someone identified by the guardians to be entered as an alternate
contact in PowerSchool/be allowed to be contacted and part of any meetings with
admin/resource/EAL staff/or guidance so that we are not accused of breaching
confidentiality in the event of requiring parental contact
6) Parent volunteer letters explaining they can come in and volunteer in our
libraries (or other capacities)
7) Information about emergency and security procedures in schools (fire drills,
evacuation drills, lock down procedures, bus evacuation practice, whatever else we do
as protocol)
8) information about provincial assessments
9) Graduation requirements
Those are some gaps that I am aware of in the system/have come across in my time with
EAL within a school.
I hope that you're safe wherever you are!
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Bead, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna
(ASD-W)
Envoye : mardi 15 decembre 2015 06:53
A : Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD-W)
Objet : RE: videos

I can certainly request that.
I was planning to have another set of eyes look at this. I can even ask EECD as they
have a translator doing work for them.
Shawna Allen-VanderToorn
Subject Coordinator- EAL (K-12), Social Studies (K-12)
Early Career Teachers & University Student Interns
Anglophone West School District
shawna.allen@nbed.nb.ca
Phone: (506) 444-3096
Fax: (506) 453-4220
http://asd-w.nbed.nb.ca

From: Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD-W)
Sent: December 15,, 2015 6:46AM
To: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna
(ASD-W)
Subject: RE:videos
Hi
Will an adult proof reader from the MO association read our copy paste job of the
subtitles in both English and Arabic to make sure we didn't miss a character/word?
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna
(ASD-W)
Envoye : lundi 14 decembre 2015 22:53
A : Culberson, Andrew
(ASD-W); Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD-W)
Objet : RE: videos
I am excited to see the finished version.
share.

(ASD-W); Williams, Joanne

Please send me the link once it is good to

Thanks for your leadership on this, Andrew.
Shawna
-----Original Message----From: Culberson, Andrew (ASD-W)
Sent: Monday, December 14, 2015 10:21 AM
To: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W); Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W); Williams, Joanne
(ASD-W)
Subject: videos
Hi Folks,
I have the two master files of the videos.
I just need a final watch and approval - but I think they are good to go. They are
about 4gigs each. Dave Carson says they will upload fine to youtube in that size.

RE:Tree of Life Groups
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
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:lundi 14 decembre 2015 20:59

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Hi If school is cancelled tomorrow I will not ask them to bring this , but if there is
school I will ask them to bring t his along. Unfortunately, the change of dates caused
some "extra work " to re-arrange supp l y teachers at this hard-to- find - a - supplyteacher- week- before- Xmas time of year . I will play it by ear tomorrow AM . .. something
had to give today, unfortunately . .. surely they can speak to what they do, at the v ery
least . .. . wil l see . ..

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal . Lafargu~ @ nbed.nb.ca

(506) 453-5435
De :
Envoy
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A : Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD- W)
Ob jet : RE: Tree of Life Groups

10 : 27

Wonderful articie. I wil l send it to Helen and Amanda also . Thanks Chantal. As I am
chipping away in some of my distractions this morning , I am wondering if you wil l
consider encouraging the group to bring something with them on Tuesday morning . . . a
lesson p l an, artifacts, student work, a resource .. . etc . that allows them to
demonstrate and dialogu e with their colleagues about some of the approaches and
strategies they use in their courses that illustrate how they are responding to t he
diversity in the school , community , province and country. Do you think they would be
open to this and do this? This is a strategy of Alan's in his courses and in his
research . This would also fit in nicely when we discuss the initial themes (social
real ities ) i n our early findings . What do you think?
Steamer
-----Original Message----From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W) [ mai l to : C hantal . La far gue~nbed . nb . ca ]
Sent : Sunday, December 13, 2015 9:47 AM
To : Lyle Hamrn
Subject : TR : Tree of Life Groups

Chantal Lafargue , BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal . Lafargue @nbed . nb.c a<mailto : Chantal . Lafargue@nbed . nb . ca>
(5 06 ) 453 - 5435
De : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye : dimanche 13 decembre 2015 09 : 46 A: Allen- VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W);
Thebeau , Vincent (DSF-S); Matheson, J effrey (ASD-S); Margison, Dr . Judith (ASD-W);
Wi lliams, Joan ne (ASD-W); jeremias@ mcaf . nb . ca ; Arsenau lt , Kathe r ine ( ASD-E) Objet :
Tree of Life Groups

Hi there,
I was thinking of you in your various roles this morning while cleaning my desktop
when I came across the PDF attached. tllllilllllll' my longtime colleague from the
- w h o works dire ctly with students~about- ~~7,£.~.e,~~C~9-e-~t.ll.-~i_:..~is
approach to promoting well - being \vith refugees and war affec~~~t'J:\~:-~ ,· -'~·t~~.q?j
I tho~ght I would ~hare this , before I filed it away. My apologies if you alre~~.• ~had
maten.als about th~s, already.
f·~~
Merci
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA , BEd , MEd
Department Head , International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed . nb . ca<mailto : Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb . ca>
(506) 453-5435

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Envoye :lundi 14 decembre 2015 10:36

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Oh , that is great!

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Monday, December 14 , 2015 8 : 35 AM
To : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Subject : RE:
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refugees

chools preparing for

Yes, I have asked JIIIIIIpif tlll should come here- I ordered her book and read it on
the weekend - very insightful a nd lots on policy and socio-emotional transition ,
connection and supports. K.
-----Original Message-- - -~rom: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD- W)
Sent: Monday , December 14 , 2015 6 : 49 AM
To:
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Hi
Thanks for keepin g me in the loop!
I was actually at t h e session with Jan t he day after her interview in PEI . It was a
very wonderful session .
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd , MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chanta l. Lafargue@nbed . nb . ca
( 506 ) 453-5435

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Re: Whole School Newcomer Education Initiative in Jan.
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
~nvoye

A:

Cc:

:lundi 14 decembre 2015 08:31
Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)
Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

Yes
I would also like to talk to you ASAP regarding info that was shared at the Principal's meeting, Friday.
Are you around this AM for a 5 min chat?
Chantal
From: "Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)" <shane.thomas@nbed.nb.ca>
Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2015 08:29:48 -0400
To: Microsoft Office User <chantal.lafargue@nbed.nb.ca>
Cc: "AIIaby, Robyn (ASD-W)" <robyn.allaby@nbed.nb.ca>
Subject: RE: Whole School Newcomer Educa~on Initiative in Jan.
Hi Chantal,
The following videos I think we could show at the staff meeting if you would like:
Syrian Refugee Crisis Explanation (th-is is excellent in providing a brief understanding for everyone)
Life in a Refugee Camp
Security Background Checks
I have spoken

to Don about these videos ... are you okay with this?

Shane
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From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)

Sent: Friday, December 11, 2015 10:42 AM
To: Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)
Cc: Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Subject: Whole School Newcomer Education Initiative in Jan.
Hi Shane
Robyn and I have yet to meet on this, but we were hoping to devise a plan together to get the whole school
educated to better-receive newcomers after the holidays. These resources come from Saint Malachy's High. I
would like to preview these resources to make sure they fit our school's welcoming approach for newcomers".
These materials are a great start, however. Robyn asked me to send this email along.
Chantal
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From:

Sent: Friday, Decem
To: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Subject: Video Lesson

The powerpoint gives background on each clip. There's an explanation for teachers as well. Please forward it to
your teachers ... maybe they are able to adapt it.

Cheers!
Jeff

RE:Welcome Centre Objects for Pre-K Children
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :lundi 14 dtkembre 2015 07:02

A:

Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)

Hi Shawna,
I would prefer to know if we will have a centre first; otherwise, I will see that the refugee children will get to use
the toys through the MCAF or a church group that may have a welcoming or childcare venue. It is a large box and
a cart made for me when I was a 2-year old on wheels with lovely new foam blocks from Lee Valley, so I don't
want to drag it about in the slush.
Good luck with your conversation. You know my feelings about the dire need for all stakeholders to have one
central space to streamline the chaos, ensure information is provided, and to minimize upheaval on families.
(Also got a question from a teacher today who spoke to
said our school was developing
"welcome kits" ... when will and how will schools access
materia
- I want to see if our NBED ASD-W EAL
Portal works ... we should really test that out this week together if you are nearby me at a computer sometime this
week.)
Chantal Lafargue, BA~ BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque@nbed. nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

··-----------·--De : Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Envoye: dimanche 13 decembre 2015 12:29
A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet : RE: Welcome Centre Objects for Pre-K Children
I am not 100% certain about a Welcome Centre. I haven't had a chance to speak with David on this. If you want
to bring the materials in, I will store them.
Shawn a

From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 9:22AM
To: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Subject: Welcome Centre Objects for Pre-K Children
Hi Shawna,
Please contact me over the holidays via cell phone if ASD-W FEC makes a final decision to open a Welcome Centre
for our schools. Our experience a,t FHS tells us that often parents will come with the whole family, including preschool aged children, to register the older ones for school. I have a number of objects that I am happy to donate
to ASD-W FEC that would make this a more positive space for the pre-K aged children.
I will donate them elsewhere if you are not interested/able to accept them, but I have been holding on to them on
purpose with the hopes that one day a family-friendly "welcome-to-school-centre" might materialize in this district.
Chantal

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque@n bed. nb.ca
{506) 453-5435

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FYI below - I think I already sent that to you .. or if I d i dn't you got the run - down
the following day when you were at FHS after my trip to PEl .
Chantal Lafargue, BA , BEd , MEd
Department He ad , International Students
Fredericton Hi gh School
Chantal .Lafargue@nbed .nb.ca
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Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :

vendredi 11 decembre 2015 10:43
Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Whynot, Kathy (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)
Pieces jointes :Teacher doc.pub (2 Mo); STM Action Day Video clip~l.pptx (3 Mo) ; Vid eos and Descript ions.docx (17 Ko)

A. :

FYI

From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W}
Sent: Friday, December 11, 2015 10:42 AM
To: Thomas, Shane (ASD-W}
Cc : Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Subject: Whole School Newcomer Education Initiative in Jan.
Hi Shane
Robyn and I have yet to meet on this, but we were hoping to devise a plan together to get the whole school
educated to better-receive newcomers afte r t he ho li days. These reso urces come f ro m Sa int M alachy's High . I
would like to preview t hese resources t o make su re they fit our school's we lcoming approach for " newco mers".
Th~se materia ls are a great start, however. Robyn asked m e to se nd this email alorig.
Chantal
From:
Sent:
cem ber 04, 2015 7:51PM
To: Lafa rgue, Cha ntal (ASD-W)
Subject: Video Lesson

The powerpoint gives background on each clip. There's an explanation for teachers as well. Please forward it to
your teachers ... maybe they are able to adapt it.
Cheers!

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FYI
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai .Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

De : Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Envoye: jeudi 10 decembre 2015 14:05

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Objet : RE: Lunch Program FHS - Question
Hi Bart,
We so appreciate your interest in helping us establish a lu~ch program here at FHS- ther~ is such a need.

As Cha ntal expressed, we are stressed to the max right now preparing for the wave of Syrfan newcomers- that is
a who le other story.
However, I spoke with Shane Thomas, our principa l, this morning, as I would reall y like to proceed with th is second
se m ester in some capacity. (There will never be "the perfect time" as we are always reacting to things that com e
up) . We simply have to make this happen.
We w ill make a financial contribution to the community kitchen, and we will do a food drive in February. (We are
currently doing a school supply drive for newcome rs, and folks are generall y tapped out in January). I understand
t h at you have a board meeting soon, so I wanted you to know our commitment now. Perhaps you wou ld have
time to mee t with me next week or even communicate by phon e.
W e w ill fi gure out the logi stics on our end in January. I would like to meet with Kim Lightfoot at LHHS so I have a
better understandi ng of their Feed the Lions program. Perhaps we can tweak it to create a " Feed the Kats"
program here at FHS. You spoke before about students going to the kitchen. I would like to explo re that more.
I' m t hin king at least 4 groups students (SRC, Black Kat Ambassadors, Leadership, Athletes) who could commit to
one day a month- for example, SRC w ill do the first week of the month, etc. Shane & I need to understand w ha t
t hi s " loo ks like" in our school as we want students to feel comfortable using t he program. I know we'd initially
tu lked about t he need for some of our international students, but we have many other students who are hun gry
as w ell.
I will do some legwork here to fi nd peop le to take the lead on this. I'm rnor e tha n w ill ing to he lp coordinate f rom

our en d, but as you can appreciate, I have m any other t hings on the go as well .
: iook forward to part nering with you an d growing a program that wi ll ben efit student s at FHS.
l.egards,

Robyn Al laby
From :
Sent:
ay,
ber 0 9, 2015 7:00 PM
To: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W); Jan Lockhart
Cc:
, All aby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Subject: Re: Lunch Program FHS - Question

Hi Chantal: Good to hear from you, and I am sure that you are extremely busy there. Let me say a few
things. First we are in business to meet the needs of students where hunger is a barrier to their
participation in the school environment. To date we have been successful in attracting· significant
communi ty support to fu nd this effort.

Other schools have joined mid-term, and I thi nk our expectation would be that you do what you can this
year and that you are fully prepared to support us at the beginning of th e next school year.
The way we estab lish a target is by identifY ing the total pumber meals that will be delivered and
multiplying by .80. For example if it is 20 lunches per day, 100 per week, assuming 17 .weeks in the Jan.June term is approximately 1700 lunches. This would equal a target of$ 1360.00. Many schools have met
the obligati on through 1 food dri ve, even though I understand that may no be an opti on ri ght now.
Regard ing th e backpacks, we will wa nt to understand the method you want to use to provide these. For
exampl e, I believe we will begin to partner with the Enterprise Program at FHS in January. Our tentative
agreement is that we will provide th em with ten backpacks and then we will maintain a supply of nonperishable food at their premises, so that they can hand out the packs whenever the need arises. They will
only call us when their supply begins to run low. This is easier for us than delivering ten full packs every
week and then picking up the empties early the next week. We will have to decide which way you want to
go.
The issue of snacks is also much easier for us if it is done on a pantry basis versus us delivering snacks
every week.
I hope this is enough for you to consider fo r now. My advice would be to start small and th en let's see

how things develop. We do have a Board Meeting next Thursday. That would be our last opportuni ty to
approve this expansion prior to a Janu ary start up. While Board approval is not automati c, I would be
very optimistic that we want to proceed. I believe we \:viii be considering expansion to two other schools
at that meeting.
We can certainly continue to converse through e-maiL or we are available to come to the school.


On Wed, Dec 9, 20 15 at 4:3 1 PM, Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W) <C hanta l. ! . a ! ~rru u ..: o.nhL·c.l .nh.ca> wrote:
Good Day.

From·
Sent: Satu rday, Decem er
To: A llen -Va nderToorn, Shawna {ASD-W )

Subject: Fw: Docume nt t o be Tra nslated

I can't vouch f or quality, b ut I hope th is h el ps.
Have a nice weekend !
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From:
Sent: Saturday, December 5, 2015 10:15 A
: Fwd: Document t o be Translated

Hi Alex,

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On Friday, December 4, 201 5,
Hi Below see the translation into Arabic. Hope your day went well.

From:
Date: riday, December
Subj ect: Fwd: Re: Fwd : Docum ent to be Translated
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TR : Document to be Translated
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
~nvoye :

jeudi 10 decembre 2015 13:24
A:
Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Pieces jointes :Arabic Welcome Script.docx (21 Ko)

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarq ue(al nbed. nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)

Envoye : lundi 7 decembre 2015 10:58

A: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W); Culberson, Andrew (ASD-W); Williams, Joanne (ASD-W)
Cc: Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W);Objet : RE: Document to be Translated
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what is said to verify it says what it should, where it should. He is going to go home and review it a few times to
ensu re the meaning is translated properly. For exam ple, the line, " Ei!glish can be both frustrating and fm:~ w,~.s:·f.~:~f
tra nslate d to "disappointing a1"ld fu n", but he w o ul d prefer t o say "ha r d or easy and fun", for example. \...:.:"· r-:.~:-.~,;1

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the shoot tomorrow? I have asked him t o go find Mr. Cu lbe rson at 8 :25 am t o morrow. He is copied on th is e mai l.
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is written like how you would read a formal text in Arabic, not necessarily how you would speak it to a person.
Smce this a video, this is his main concern beca ~d.il~~~l~t~!lt,!:~~j~!~~~~--a:!§~~'r~~~at~~o thi s
in order to stay t rue t o the original English message . I wi ll leave t his to you to d iscuss .

I wi ll leave t his in you r hands to take it from here.
Thanks

From: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Sent: Monday, December 07, 2015 9:14AM
To: Culberson , Andrew (ASD-W); Williams, Joanne (ASD-W); Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W )
Subject: FW: Document to be Translated

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the email from Alex. We are going to need Yasir to help us figure out the first

belongs on the bottom according to the correspondence w ith Mohamed.
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FW: Video: Next Steps
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
mercredi 9 decembre 2015 16:21
Culberson, Andrew (ASD-W); Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W); Williams, Joanne (ASD-W)
Pieces jointes :Welcome to Canada and wel"'l.docx (20 Ko)
Envoye :

A:

Here is the script
There may be a few typos at the very end.
From.: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 4:03 PM
To: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna {ASD-W)
Cc: Williams, Joanne (ASD-W); Culberson, Andrew {ASD-W)
Subject: Video: Next Steps

Hi
Great meeting today.
Next steps:
Shawn a to get approval for video message.
After this happens, I am gone until Dec: 3rd, so I cannot connect w i t h As soon as the English script is approved and finalized, he needs to be contacted to get his parents' help with
translation and sign off on the permission slip.
Then, comes filming and editing. In the meantime, we can also discuss where this will be housed on the Internet
{and how we can use social media and other ways to spread the word).
Permission slip f o r . created and signed (sent in previous email).
I am thrilled that this student's idea will be front and centre in this welcome.
Great job, team.
Chantal

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Welcome to Canada and welcome to New Brunswick. We are so happy that you are going to be living
here and joining our community. You bring with you many cultures and languages that will enrich
our province.
There will be lots to become comfortable with, as you learn more about your new home. You will find
that there are many people who can help you and your family. I have also made the journey to
Canada, and I can tell you that it is quite an experience. Here is some useful information:

Our schools accept and celebrate all differences. [Inclusion]

Students usually start school at age five and graduate at age 17 or 18. In most cases, students
are placed in grade levels according to their age.

The school year runs from September until the end of June.

There are many holidays and dates where schools will be closed. Please see the school
calendar.

The school day starts and ends at different times, depending on the school. This is important
to know for families with children in more than one school.

..

Students in kindergarten to grade 8 usually spend most of the day with the same teacher. In
high school students have more than one teacher and move from class to class.

Teachers encourage students to show them what they have learned in many ways. [projects,
tests, presentations, group work].

Communication with teachers is important Teachers are happy to meet with you. Phone or
email the school to make an appointment for visit Parents may choose to bring an
interpreter or friend to help with communication.

There are· many people in schools who can help students. [a teacher, a principal, a guidance
counselor, a settlement worker, students.]

We encourage students to explore their interests and talents, by getting involved. [pictures,
group, club, or sports team]

Please continue to speak, read and write in your first l~mguage(s) in your home and within
your cultural community. A strong first language will help you learn English and French, the
two official languages of New Brunswick and Canada.

The best way to learn a language is to use it and make it a part of your life. [images of listen
to music, read everything you see, speak with friends and classmates.]

Also, we have lots to learn here in this province, so that we can become better global citizens
together. This means your languages, music, food, stories, games, art and personal stories are
all part our new traditions in New Brunswick. There is a place for all of these traditions in
schools, as we want to get to know you better.

I have been in New Brunswick for close to four years. I didn't speak English when I arrived, and now I
am very involved at my school. I have made many friends and I am heading to university next year. I
have big dreams and big plans. Language learning is possibl~. but takes a Jot of work. It can be both
frustrating and even fun. Your journey is uniqu,e and there are people here who care. It gets easier
with time. Your story matters.

Together, we are writing the history of this province for future generations. [TYPE this out, too ...]

FW: Syrian newcomers
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mercredi 9 decembre 2015 15:07
Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

A:

From: "AIIen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)" <shawna.allen@nbed.nb.ca>
Date: Wed, 9 Dec 2015 14:48:03-0400
To: Microsoft Office User <chantal.lafargue@nbed.nb.ca>
Subject: RE: Syrian newcomers
You are welcome to talk about the video and share that we had a meeting and that plans will be developed now
that we have had a chance to speak with stakeholders. There are no concrete plans yet and because there are so
many uncertainties, we will have to create flexible structures. Principals will be given some information on Friday
at the Principals' Meeting, so that could also be shared as well.
I hope this helps.
Shawn a
From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)

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Sent: Wednesday, December 09,2015 2:05PM
To: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Subject: FW: Syrian newcomers
Re: Below -7 Do we have an update to the update or a statement/message from ASD-W you would like delivered
to our leaders at FHS? Or, shall Robyn and I just speak to what ideas were talked about without saying that there
are any concrete plans? (Example: I don't even know if I can talk about the video that . i s working on with
Joanne and Andrew... , for example.)
From: Kilftllen, Elaine (ASD-W)
Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 2015 2:02 PM
To: Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Subject: Syrian newcomers
Hello ladies
Shane is out on Friday so I will be chairing the SPR meeting. I know you had a meeting yesterday, and wondering if
you could give the group an update on the Syrian newcomers? I will be providing hard copies of the CIC report to
the SPR's on that day.
Elaine

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A:
Kilfillen, Elaine (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

Hi Elaine
I have been in touch with Shawn a from ASD-W to ask her what we are allowed to report on (for example, Andew and Joanne are collaborating on a video for ASD-W in arabic to welcome families- we are involved with
this, but I am not sure if we can talk about these things as they have not rolled out their "plan" yet to respond.) I
am sure that Robyn has lots to say about wha~ was discussed yesterday, but no plans have been communicated to
me from a provincial or district standpoint, yet. We can for sure talk about what we have been doing here to
prepare, including our upcoming PL on Tuesday of next week and our various student initiatives that are in the
works.
Chantal

From: Kilfillen, Elaine (ASD-W)
Sent: Wed.nesday, December 09,2015 2:02PM
To: Alia by,· Robyn (ASD-W); Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Subject: Syrian newcomers
Hello ladies
Shane is out on Friday so I will be chairing the SPR meeting. I know you had a meeting yesterday, and wondering if
you could give the group an update on the Syrian newcomers? I will be providing hard copies of the CIC report to
the SPR's on that day.
Elaine

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RE: Next Tuesday - FHS EAL PL - your involvement
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mercredi 9 decembre 2015 14:06

A:

Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)

I think both would be helpful. 1think you should be the person opening the session and addressing what ASD-W is
doing about the Syrians head-on before we even begin the PL, as I am not able to speak about that. We will leave
time for dialogue and questions at the end of the session before lunch. If you are gone by that point, I can send
you the questions via email. I get those questions with every colleague I interact with lately, so it would be nice to
have ASD-W there from a supportive stance to set the tone from the beginning, if you don't mind. ·
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People will want to know how they will be supported in this. That is "the question}/ I am getting from people
beyond ''when are they coming? How many are we getting?"
...

From: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 2015 1:22 PM
To: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Subject: RE: Next Tuesday- FHS EAL PL- your involvement
Great. I will be there for 8:30. Do you want me to share what we know so far about the newcomers from Syria or
should I just introduc_e myself and my role? Tell me what to say and I will say it.
Shawn a
From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)

Sent: Wednesday, December 09,20151:16 PM
To: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Subject: RE: Next Tuesday - FHS EAL PL- your involvement
Hi Shawna
That is a relief to hear!
So, we can book you in for some welcoming words?
It starts at 8:30am in C167
Joanne will start with her Socio-Emotional Stuff
Break at the 9:30am bell
Then, I will continue on with Corey and I have yet to figure that part out. Working on PL in a school is almost an
impossible task, as people are needing other things of me ... I will get there, though.
CHantal
From: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 20151:04 PM
To: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Subject: RE: Next Tuesday- FHS EAL PL- your involvement
Hi, Chantal. I held that for this opportunity. What time does it start? Where is the meeting taking place? I will
plan to attend and will stay as long as I can.

Shawna
From: Lafargue, Chantal {ASD-W)
Sent: Wednesday, December 09,201510:37 AM
To: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna {ASD-W}
Subject: Next Tuesday - FHS EAL PL - your involvement
Hi Shawna,
I am not sure if you want to be involved in our PL on Tuesday AM of next week. I have likely missed opportunities
to ask you this earlier, although I had myself convinced that you had earmarked some time off for that ... maybe I
am out to lunch, on that .. .l do apologize if you weren't officially invited to participate somehow, as that was not
my intent. This is a ball that I don't see myself wanting to drop that ball!!!
I am trying to put together the agenda for the day, so I hope to include you at a time that would be good for you,
even if it is just to bring words of welcome on behalf of the district, if that is all you have the time for.
I am so sorry if I have neglected you on this.
Chantal

FW: Syrian newcomers
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mercredi 9 decembre 2015 14:04

A:

Allen-VanderToom, Shawna (ASD-W)

Re: Below -7 Do we have an update to the update or a statement/message from ASD-W you would like delivered
to our leaders at FHS? Or~ shall Robyn and I just speak to what ideas were talked about without saying that there
are any concrete plans? {Example: I don't even know if I can talk about the video that ~orking on with
Joanne and Andrew ... , for example.)
From: Kilfillen, Elaine (ASD-W)
Sent: Wednesday, December 09,2015 2:02PM
To: Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Subject: Syrian newcomers
Hello ladies
Shane is out on Friday so I will be chairing the SPR meeting. I know yo~:-~ had a meeting yesterday, and wondering if
you could give the group an update on the Syrian newcomers? I will be providing hard copies of the CIC report to
the SPR's on that day.
Elaine

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Envoye :mardi 8 decembre 2015 09:11
Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)

A:

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd , MEd
Department Head , International
Fredericton High School
Chantal . Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453 - 5435

De : Chevrier, Emily
(ASD-W)
Envoye : mard i 8 decembre 20 1 5 08:16
A : Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD- W)
Objet : FW : Hi Emily Emily Chevrier
B.A . , B.Ed .
EAL Teacher
Fredericton High School
emily . chevrier@nbed.nb . ca

From:
Sent:
, Dec
To : Chevrier, Emily
(ASD - W)
Subject: Re: Hi Emily I would love to do something \vith him. I am tied up covering an
arbitration hearing today and tomorrow , but maybe Thursday ? More of
the group would be good too . Think visu ally . .. if they are doing
anything l i ke packing back packs etc. ?

> On Dec 7 , 2015 , at 10:26 AM , Chevrier , Emily (ASD- W) <Emily.Chevri er@nbed . nb .ca>
\vrote :
>
> Hi
>
> We do have a student who wou ld be happy to s peak with you a n d share his personal
story. He can also discuss al l the work he i s doing to prepare for welcoming
newcomers into our school community. His name is 11111111111. He is busy at lunch
time today , but perhaps tomorrow might work well ? ~ake arrangements with his
t eachers to e x cuse him f rom class or set something up at noo n hour. He is also
available after school tomorrow as well .
>
> Let me know what you were thinking and if tomorrow is a possibility .
>
> Thanks ,
> Emily

>
> Emily Chevrier
>B.A . , B.Ed .
> EAL Teacher
> Fredericton High Sc hool
>
> emily.chevrier @nbed . nb.ca
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> From:
> Sent :
> To: Chevrier , Emily (ASD-W)
> Subject : Hi Emily >
> Thanks for the info . Would some of those students be doing something tomorrow? I
would be keen on speaking with the group arranging for the students who will he lp
with translation.
>
> Regards,
>Catherine (My numbers are below . )
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RE:FAQ- Syrian Refugees
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mardi 8 decembre 2015 06:55

A:

Hi Jeff
Has your "refugee day" team gone to the media , yet? We have tried, but we are not sure how much attention it
wi ll get for our school supply drive.
I would like to Tweet out your stuff for TESLNB (I am the Tweeter).
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed .nb.ca

(506) 453-5435

5 22:17

A : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet: FW: FAQ- Syrian Refugees
Not sure if this is helpful, but I figured I would forward it along :)
Have you created that google doc. site yet?

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TR : Syrian Population Profile from Citizenship and Immigraiton Canada
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :

mardi 8 decembre 2015 06:46

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Pieces jointes :EN Syrian Population Profile.pdf (599 Ko) ; FR Syrian Population Profile.pdf (644 Ko)

A:

Hello
Did you get this, yet? (attached)
If you receive any documentation, please send it along to me, if you can share.
Thanks
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque(olnbed.nb.ca

(506) 453-5435

De:
Envoye: lundi 7 decembre 2015 21:25
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A : Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W); Firlotte, Jacqueline (ASD-W); Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn
(ASD-W)
Objet : Syrian Population Profile from Citizenship and Immigraiton Canada
Hello Shawna, Jackie, Chantal and Robyn,
I have attached the Syrian Population Profiles produced by Citizenship and Immigration Canada in English and
French.

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From: Smeltzer, Harmony (ASD-W)
Sent: January 28, 2016 8:29AM
To: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W); Williams, Joanne (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Cc: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W)
Subject: RE:
Jeremy will be available tomorrow morning at 9:00 to do the WIDA.
Th anks,

H. CU'~ S vne.Ltlf€A'
Administrative Assistant
Fredericton High Schoo l
Guidance Department
300 Priestman Street
Fredericton NB E3B 6J8
506-457-4913
From : Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Sent: January-27-16 9:30PM
To: Smeltzer, Harmony (ASD-W); Williams, Joanne (ASD-W); Alia by, Robyn (ASD-W)
Cc: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Subject: RE:
Hi, Harmony.
I have developed a schedule for the nine schools that have new students registered . ~ nd an interpreter
are free on Friday morning at 9 :00 to meet at the school to begin the school process for registration. I have
explained that there may just be a tour provided that, but if there is time, a language assessment would also be
co mpleted . I also let the family know that . .may have to come back to meet with guidance. The First
Fredericton Family is going to be asked to trans port the fam ily to the school on Friday morning.
We are hoping the school ca n accom modate this request. There are a lot of moving parts to this so we need to be
flexib le.
Thanks,
Shawna

From: Smeltzer, Harmony (ASD-W)
Sent: Wednesday, Jan uary 27, 2016 9:29AM
To: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (AS D-W)
Cc: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Subject:
Hi Shawna,
Are we contacting them to schedule a W IDA or are they contacti ng us?

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RE:
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :vendredi 29 janvier 2016 09:39
A:
Smeltzer, Harmony (ASD-W)

Hi Harmony!
I am sorry for the confusion. We are going to do individua lized orientation as part of our EAL classes for semester
2 start up. I have booked off Weds. AM to walk students upstairs to the EAL Wing at the start of the day, whi le
people are doing homeroom business and wrap-up of semester 1. We didn't have students to warrant a full
orientation day, so EAL teachers will handle it. Sorry for the crossed wires!! !
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafaroue(a)nbed. nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Smeltzer, Harmony (ASD-W)
Envoye: vendredi 29 janvier 2016 09:37
A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet: FW:
Hi Chantal,
Just to clarify, the orientation is on Wednesday, not Tuesday and the students are then going home at 11:00 am?
Or Me they staying for classes?
Thanks,

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Han~ 5 ~neU:?f€¥
Administrative Assistant
Fredericton High School
Guidance Department
300 Priestman Street
Fredericton NB E3B 6J8
506-457-4913
From: Curnew, Jeremy {ASD-W)
Sent: January-29-16 9:33AM
To : Smeltzer, Harmony {ASD-W)

Subject: RE:
Sorry Harmony, new students should come on Wednesday. There won't be an orientation on Tuesday.

Jeremy Curnew
EAL Teacher
FHS

Pathway 1 for all 6 Syrians
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :vendredi 29 janvier 2016 22:25
Hamilton, Cristel (ASD-W)
Cc :
Williams, Joanne (ASD-W); Smeltzer, Harmony (ASD-W)

A:

Hi Cristel,
I may be mistaken, but I believe that all 6 Syrians are on your case load. They will all require EAL 110A EAL 110B,
Learning Strategies 110 & 120. I am sorry, for not getting you the info swiftly in email. Much of our communication
has been verbal and on the fly. This email is to confirm their EAL level (which is low).
Here is a list of students who speak Arabic, who were willing to translate. They may also be in period 4 classes or
homerooms that are good placements for the students... :

I hope this is helpful and I apologize for the delay.
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton Hig h School
Chantal .Lafargue@nbed. nb.ca

(506) 453-5435

TR : Public Lectures - Syrian conflict, Newcomers, History
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
~nvoye :vendredi 29 janvier 2016 22:32

A:

Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca

(506) 453-5435
De: Peters, Gregory (ASD-W)
Envoye: jeudi 28 janvier 2016 15:08
. A : (ASD-W) Fredericton High School -All Staff
Objet : Public Lectures - Syrian conflict, Newcomers, History

Colleagues,
The Gregg Centre for the Study of War in Society at UNB has a series of public lectures coming
up over the next few weeks related to the on-going conflict in Syria and the corresponding influx
of newcomers to Can_ada. Not just for social studies/history-types, these are designed to
promote discussion and welcome our newcomers, and are open to the public.
Thursday 11 February
7pm @ Wu Conference
Centre
Tuesday 16 February
7-9pm @ Provincial
Archives
Saturday 20 February
Tuesday 23 February
Tuesday 1 March

Internationally celebrated journalist and author Gwynne Dyer will deliver the
annual Dominik S. Graham Lecture, "Don't Panic- But You Can Worry A
Little," at 7pm in the J. Kent Auditorium at the Wu Conference Centre. Dyer's
talk will look at the Islamic State, terrorism and the Middle East.
The first of a series of panels presented by the Atlantic Canada Studies Centre
on the history of refugees at the Provincial Archives Exhibit Room from 7 to
9pm. A panel of people with refugee backgrounds will speak followed by a
Q&A.
Welcome to New Brunswick event at UNB. Details to follow.
Info session "Inside the re-settlement process: How refugees come to
Canada" Details to come.
Atlantic Canada Studies Centre follow-up panel on the history of post-Second
World War refugees: e.g., immediate post-war European refugees, Cold War
refugees, Vietnamese refugees, and Central and South American political
refugees. Discussions will be followed by a Q&A

Greg Peters
Fredericton High School
Director, NBTA Branch 1826
(506) 453-5435
gregory.peters@nbed.nb.ca
@gpetersfhs
http://frederictonhigh.nbed.nb.ca

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Envoye :dimanche 31 janvier 2016 21:15

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Chantal Lafargue , BA, BEd , MEd
Department Head , International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal . Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
( 506)

453-5435

Hello I am v~ppy you r eached out to us, as it would seem that perhaps the Guidance
Office didn't contact you. It is first on my list for tomorrow mor ning . I do know
that there have been difficulties in finding a suitable test given the language
barrier , but I will get back to you with the answer tomorrow . Worst case scenario ,
Wednesday is the first day of class for them . I could meet them in the Guidance
Office at 8 : 20am and we can work out the details from there . I wil l b e in touch ,
though , if something changes and there is a mat h test before Wednesday .
~hank you for taking on this role for the family ; I a m truly appreciative of your
support .
Ki nd regards ,
Chantal Lafargue
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Envoye : d1manche 31 janvier 2016 20 : 22
A : Lafargue , Chantal
(ASD-W)
Objet :
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Hi Chantal.

I met you last Tuesday \vhen I had . . , .
Assessment .

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in for English Language

At the time you indicated they would need to be a sse ssed in Mathematics . Bas a date
been e stablished for that?

Does that have to be done before they can start attendin g school?
Thanks,
Larry Kennedy

Sent from my LG Mobile

RE:Your advice: I have t o give t he ~ an answ er at 3:45pm Monday
Lafargue, Chanta l (ASD-W)
Envoye :dimanche 31

A:

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Thanks - I will .
T -· I really appreciate your support , more than you may know . It is reassuring to know
you will take my call. (I'll sleep well tonight ! )
Chantal Lafargue , BA , BEd , MEd
Department Head , Internationa l Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
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Envoy~r 2016 21:28

A:

Lafargue , Chantal
(ASD-W)
Objet : Re: Your advice: I have to give the NBEECD an answer at 3 : 45pm Monday
Hi Chanta l:
Yes
or my cell
If a later time would work better for you, I
am free
9:30 am and around the office most of the day , so call when it is most
convenient for you .

Information contained herein is confidential. If you are not the intended recipient,
please disregard, delete immediately and notify me . Thank-you.

On Jan 31 , 2016 , at 9 : 24 PM , Lafargue , Chantal (ASD-W )
<Chantal . Lafargue@nbed . nb . ca<mai l to : Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb . ca>> wrote :

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Hi
thank you so much f or your speedy reply .
I have an EAL assessment during t h at timeframe, but I will try to nip out during the
wri ting section . (I am training someone , so they may be able to supervise part of t he
test.) I wil l call your office number?
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd , MEd
Depart me nt Head , International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed . nb . ca<mailto : Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca>
( 506 ) 453- 5435

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give the NBEECD an answer at 3 : 45pm Monday

Can you call me in the morning as I w~~~:~~PPY to talk with you about this
offer? I can also provide some advice~ · th'lri~ .to think about, questions to ask as
you consider this opportunity?
I have a meeting at 8:30 am but should be free by 9 : 30 am .

Information contained herein is confidential . If you are not the intended recipient,
please disregard, delete immediately and notify me . Thank- you.

On Jan 31 , 2016 , at 9:01 PM, Lafargue, Chantal

(ASD-W)

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Hi
I appreciate you are very busy during negotiations and before the budget, so I will
be ~s brief as possible in this request for advice I counsel. Please redirect me, if
required, to the appropriate staff person who could answer the questions:
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Last Fr~day I was asked to speak on the phone at 3p al5ou· .....-an "opportu ni yn . ~!'¥"' s
told that this was my choice whether to accept or to decline and t~at all clearances
to make t he request had been given by my superintendent and principal to approach me .
The "ask", as I understand it , was they wanted to pay for a supply teacher for ~;,: ~~-J
week period so that I could work at the NBEECD to write a supporting document ~~~~~
(framework) to support EAL in NB. This framework was previously discussed in October,
but with a group of others (as a team), and there was no mention of the document
again until Friday . What changed on Friday, was that I would be part of a committee
comprised of me , and Sylvie and someone with an ESS background (maybe Guidance?) to
work on the document . The way I understood it , I would be left alone to write it, by
times, as the learning specialists have to perform other functions, but I still would
not be responsible for writing the document, as they would? So, I would be part of a
committee , but I would have to write, but I wouldn't be respons ible for writing the
guide (? ) . .. I would also be given access to information regardi ng what was being
discussed on the Thursday provincial Syrian refugee phone calls (because I am not
part of those di scussions, at all, so I asked whether I could be privy to th~
information at the very least, to know what I would be writing the guide abou~~~~is
is what I think I understood from Friday's call .
I have a number of feelings , but especially concerns about this, so here are a few:
1) I am already working . 6FTE at FHS (including a role SPR) , . 2FTE district, .2FTE
actually on a secondment paid for to work at UNB ... when I am performing any of these
3 roles, I am constantly having to juggle priorities and emergencies as they arise .
2) The request comes during what I would deem a refugee crisis in NB . We a~e NOT
ready for this as a province and despite my school being well-equipped, the students
w~o are ~rriving_have tremendous ga~s in schooling and_I ~~~~~~,~{~~~e
w~th try~ng to f~gure out what we w~ll do for these ch~ldrelt-:lte-Y'oRfd·'-' ~~~it~<t:hem
math, for example. Notions like "the common learning environment", "age-appropriate
placement" and "inclusion" are a bit of a hurdle at the mo~-~~~~~'~qf
how t o provide a quality education to these children who are ~~~ntitled- ~o one ~·
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3) As SPR , I am responsible for supporting 1 LTS & 2 D contracts a t my school during
said ''crisis" on top of a staff of 120 teachers who are requiring strategies to work
with a highly -vulnerable demographic .

4) The guide that needs to be 1 written actually needs policies and human resources
(some decisions need to be made) provincially to support it- I can't write about what
doesn't exist •.• (see #2 listed above).
5) 2 weeks are insufficient time to complete the task as assigned, so I will be
forced into an·overtime scenario to actually write the product AND tend to the other
3 roles I have while supervising said "supply teacher"
~) My other employer (UNB) has been made aware of this request (by me), and although
they support the development of resources for teachers, there are some practical
issues that would have to be worked out, as they are entitled to 20% of my time.

I am having a moral dilemma with this situation, as I know I ·have the capacity to
provide guidance on EAL for the province and I know that students and teachers
deserve more than what currently exists. I am also in a dilemma because I have been
asking this of the system for over 8 years, now, and now this very thing is being
asked of me. (I would argue, though, that if it is a document without any kinds of
systems in place (like PLPs, resource orEAL teachers (not tutors!), actual books,
curriculum documents ••• then, the document wouldn't have much practical use to
teachers.)
I have done consulting in the past in different provinces, privately, and my rate by
far exceeds 232$ I day which is the supply teacher cost propo~ed. In reality,
although I am humbled that I would be considered for this task, I feel that the
employer is seeking out in a classroom teacher the skill sets that a Learning
Specialist for EAL should bring to the role and do within th~ parameters of their
contractual arrangement. The work on the EAL portfolio really requires a dedicated
focus, especially given that we are arguably the province in Canada where the most
work has to be done to create structures, etc. I am unsure whether my work will have
an impact in writing a document for which I have absolutely no direction of the
province's direction. I never commit to something that I will not finish, and finish
well.
I have a meeting at 3:45pm with

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andlllllll on Lync today (Monday).

The questions I have going into the meeting are:
1) Is this situation beyond/within my collective agreement?
2) How can a supply teacher who is lower in "seniority/experience" truly assume my
duties for all of my employers? (My contract situation is listed above).
3) When will EAL get more than 2 weeks of dedicated focus? (That question I know you
can't answer.)
Thank you for your advice with this situation. I appreciate your utmost
confidentiality, as I am sending this over email over necessity for efficiency, as I
am concerned about getting counsel in time for my phone call.
Chantal Lafargue

FHS Staff Meeting - Speaking Points
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :lundi 29 fevrier 2016 20:49
Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)
Cc :
Allaby, Robyn {ASD-W)

A:

Hi Shane,
As discussed, I would like to speak at the staff meeting.

I think you need to speak to the following:
A) What type of supports and direction the school has received from district or the province, if any.
B) How our school has shown leadership on this portfolio by citing examples:
• 1) Joanne, Andrew, Chantal~, Dave Carson's video with-hat is used province-wide to explain the
schooling system to families
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• 2) meetings at the province to discuss the issues and advocate for mechanisms of support
• 3) participation of our FHS teachers in District PL on EAL
• 4) Creation of a math screerier in partnership with ASD-W & UNB
• 5) Other high schools and districts ~oming to us to for our EAL local curriculum

C) How hard the 4-person EAL Dept is working to support language development and also provide school
orientation supports to students. It.takes a lot of work to teach students how to be in school in a new country,
especially if they haven't been to school in 2-6 years. Emily Chevrier's Black Kat Club initiative to collect school
supplies for all refugees students in ASD-W schools is a blatant example of how we are providing for basic needs of
students.
D) You may also want to consider speaking about how we will do an after school "place students on audits" session
for all 23 students in Pathway 1 in sometime in March that staff need to attend if they are to place students on an
audit (possibly involving up to 2x more teachers once we add another non-EAL class to 23 students' schedules).
Once you speak, I would like to cover the following to extend support to staff:
A) Show staff how to find the student information on the T drive with WIDA results
B) Show staff a table of how to target their instruction to match the WIDA results
C) I would like to make myself available to staff all day on Friday, March 18th in the staff lounge to discuss student
profiles (they come to me on their preps- I can't go to them, I would never get to 100 people, otherwise)- Maybe
I could even promise tea and cookies or something, like M&R does with pizza offer with the SEP signing ... ?
Thanks
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

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Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :lundi 29 fevrier 2016 20:27
Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)
Cc :
Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

A:

Hi
My department has a meeting today, Tuesday, period 4, which is our last opportunity to meet before March Break
as a full department. Although it may seem premature to tell them that we have a possible solution prior to
speaking to district, I feel it is important to do so and to also engage them in trying to figure out who to place in
the period 5 & 6 groups.
The 3 EAL teachers know the students best, for the obvious reasons. They would know which siblings or
older students should be separated due to existing classroom dynamics in order to create a more productive
learning environment. We could use this initial list as a springboard to work with Joanne to create the timetables
for the 23 students, as best as possible. I would like to have this EAL preferred placement list (although not
guara11teed due to timetable limitations) made before we go on March Break, because we are likely to be dealing
with another wave of newcomers on the week of March 14th AND Reading Horizon implementation in the very
classroom that we are looking at splitting up. I believe it would be best to warm EAL staff to the idea and involve
them, ~ather than to surprise them in this process.
We will also require support from M&R once the 23 students, parents & teachers are informed of their course
chang~ so that we can ensure students can navigate the building properly on "switch day".
So, the question is: Can I broqch this with strictly the EAL Dept. prior to your meeting with Shawna this Thursday
for the reasons stated above?
Thank you
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

Advocacy Question
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Hi Joanne
I trust you have been in over-drive like many of us first responders in th is exciting times! I am sorry I have not
reached out or connected with you much these past couple of months since I saw you at that meeting to discuss a
welcome centre in mid December.
In the last two years, our numbers of countries of origin of intake represent significant numbers of possible waraffected youth. In looking at my statistics from this year, I can say pretty confidently that our demographic has
shifted to at least 50% children born in countries where there has been political unrest, terrorism, war and/ or the
need to be displaced due to concerns for safety.
I have read the work of Stewart, Corak, Van Ngo and Wilson-Foresberg who are all Canadian researchers from
different disciplines who speak to the staggering challenges with which adolescents from this demographic face
within the school system. Attached is an article from Ngo. On average in Canada, if a child i3rrives after age 9 20% .
of: boys and 25% of girls will not graduate. These numbers do not include, of course, those· who never access
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school.
I am advocating for support for our chi ldren who are arriving who are tasked with catching up on 2-6 years missed
education and graduating within 2-4 years from now in a system that was not structured for that. If you can
imagine, we are asking some of these students to pack 8 years of learning into a 4-year window (best case
scenario) on top of learning enough English to do so. I thought you might be able to help me provide more context
to my observations.
I realize that the trucker subset are often forced to be single-income households, due to their temporary status in
Canada and the work permits.
How much money does the average Syrian family live off of here in Fredericton and what is the average size of
family (including all dependants- chi ldren and elders) that are supported on that stipend? When does that financial
support "expire"?
From what I see happening at the school this year, we have been serving increasing numbers of children and youth
in extreme poverty who are from countries where there has been war or significant threats of civil unrest. My
interventions have often been meeting basic needs and trying to put supports in place so t hat students don't fall
through the cracks due to mental-health related concerns as behavioural issues and attendance are persistent red
flags that I have been monitoring and addressing with our Admin and Guidance staff. My role has completely
looked different this year, and I have a feeling it will continue to evolve in this direction.
Any data you cou ld provide me about how this group of students differs from economic immigrants/ international
students would be most helpful.
Thanks for your help on this Saturday.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Cha ntal. Lafargue(o.)nbed.nb.ca

(506) 453-5435

IMMIGRANT CHILDREN AND
YOUTH IN FOCUS
ABSTRACT
Immigrant children and youth have the potential to contribute to a prosperous future for canada on the
globalized world stage. Unfortunately, the disparity between the complex linguistic, acculturative, psychological
and economic needs of immigrant children and youth and a persistent lack of responsive, coordinated
seNices and support in Canadian institutions and seNice organizations has threatened to jeopardize the
realization of the full potential - and the future socioeconomic contribution - of young immigrants. This
artide elaborates on the interlinked and complex needs of immigrant children and youth in the social services,
health, education and justice arenas, and on the home, school and community environments in which these
needs and issues arise. It discusses challenges in services for immigrant children and youth, and outlines
opportunities for policy and service development

mmigrant children and youth have established a strong presence in Canadian society. The
foreign-born population in Canada is 18.4o/o of the total population, it!! highest level in 70 years
(Statistics Canada, 2003). A significant number of children and youth were born outside
of Canada. Of the 1.8 million immigrants who arrived during the 1990s; 309,700, or 17o/o, were
school-aged children and youth between 5 and 16 (Statistics Canada, 2003). Furthermore, many
Canadian-born children are raised in first-generation immigrant households, contributing to the
lO.So/o of the population with home languages other than English or French (Statistics Canada, 2002).
Myriad success stories illustrate how adaptable immigrant children and youth can be and how
well they integrate into Canadian society. Their stories of resilience and triumph offer glimpses of
the positive role they will play in the future socioeconomic well-being of our nation. Still, a significant
number of immigrant children and youth are not faring well. They are experiencing complex
linguistic, acculturative, psychological and economic difficulties. Their challenges call for policy
makers, NGOs and researchers to understand their unique issues better, and develop responsive policies
and services both to addreSs their needs and to maximize their potential and contribution.
This article draws upon two multistakeholder participatory action research initiatives in
Calgary, namely Conversations for Change - An Overview of Services for Immigrant Children and
Youth in Calgary and Immigrant Children in Focus: A Map of Needs Strategies and Resources• (see
Hurlock, McCullagh & Schissel, 2004; Ngo, 2004). It outlines the unique needs of immigrant
children and youth in the social services, health, education and justice arenas, elaborates on the
challenges in services for immigrant children and youth, and suggests opportunities for policy and
service development for all service providers and jurisdictions.

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Issues Facing Immigrant Children and Youth
Immigrant children and youth face diverse linguistic, acculturative, psychological and
socioeconomic challenges in their daily lives. Figures 1 and 2 illustrate their interlinked and complex
needs with respect to social services, health, education and justice, and the contexts in which these
needs and issues arise, namely the home environment, the school environment and the community
environment.

social Service Arena
In their cultural adjustment, immigrant children and youth often experience cognitive and
emotional changes due to cultural shock, unfamiliarity with new cultural norms and practices, and
grief at leaving behind familiar language, culture and community. Many struggle to achieve a
positive cultural identity as they deal with community values that may conflict with those at home.
Their development of cultural identity may be further complicated by internalized racism, resulting
from exposure to pervasive negative stereotypes of ethnic minorities.
With respect to social support, many children and youth ex'Perience family separation, difficulties
in forming cross-ethnic friendships, over-reliance on support from peers with similar cultural

FIGURE 1

An interactive model of needs
of immigrant children and yout h

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community
backgrounds, alienation and isolation, and limited access
to positive role models and mentors. Older children, in
particular, often find it difficult to form friendships since
they arrive at an age when their peers already have wellestablished social networks.
In their transition into adulthood, immigrant youth
have the highest unemployment rate in Canada, at 20% for
those aged I 5 to 24, compared to the national rate of 8o/o
(Statistics Canada, 2001). Those with sporadic education,
poor literacy skills and limited English often struggle to
make a smooth transition into the labour market
Conflicting expectations of gender roles with respect
to rights, privileges and responsibilities create stress for
children and youth. In some immigrant families, girls have
more household responsibilities. They also experience more
restrictions, parental control and supervision than their
Canadian-born counterparts do, particularly with respect to
dating and relationships with peers.
Another subgroup, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender
(GLBT) immigrant youth, is a vulnerable population with
high rates of suicide, attempted suicide, depression, violence,
victimization, substance abuse and HIV-associated risky
behaviour. The intersection of race, ethnicity, gender and
sexual orientation often compromises their healthy development and well-being. These young people face tremendous
individual, fami ly and societal barriers in coming to terms
with their own identity and being accepted and appreciated
by others. They often face fear, internalized homophobia,
rejection and ostracism by family and community members,
social stigma, harassment and gay-bashing.

Health Arena
Immigrant children and youth who are raised in
families with disadvantaged socioeconomic status are at risk
of malnutrition. They may experience low birth weight,
obesity, and adopt unhealthy eating habits.
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Many children and youth have migrated from developing
countries that have high exposure to communicable diseases,
including HIV infecti.on, tuberculosis, acute respiratory
infections, intestinal parasites, measles, hepatitis B, diarrheal
disease, cholera, and schistosomiasis (Cookson , Waldman,
Gushulak, MacPherson, Burkle, Paquet, Kliewer & Walker,
I 998). In t erms of sexual and reproductive health,
immigrant children and youth may come from countries
with strong sexuality taboos, high incidences of sexually
transmitted infections, and cultural practices such as female
genital mutilation. In Canada, they may experience confusion about sexual biology and sex-ual health issues, as a result
of the conflicting messages from a sexualized popular culture
and media, and lack of access to reproductive health and sex
education.
With respect to chronic conditions, children and youth
of certain eth nic groups are at higher risks for bl_ood-related
diseases, such as sickle cell anaemia and thalassemia. Some
have been exposed to environmental toxins in their home
countries. Others are vulnerable to respiratory conditions,
particularly asth~a, due to sudden climate ch'!nges, poor
housing conditions and exposure to tobacco smoke at home.
Children and youth from refugee backgrounds are
vulnerable to mental, emotional and behavioural disorders.
Those who were subjected to persecution, war, violence, loss
of family members and trauma in their hom r;: coun tries
or during migration are more likely to experience posttraumatic stress syndrome. Racism and discrimination in
Canada have also contributed to poor mental health for
many visible m inorities.
Education Arena
In a new school environment, immigrant children have
to under~tand school routines, rights and responsibilities
and social customs, and they and their parents need to learn
how to access support services. Linguistic and cultural barriers,
socioeconomic status, patterns of acculturation and other individual issues can make it difficult to identify and assess the
educational and social needs of immigrant children and youth.
In major urban school boards, between 20% to 50% of
the students are of an English as a Second Language (ESL)
background (Dawson, 1998, Dempster & Albert, 1998;
Mcinnes, 1993 ). These students have either arrived from
non-English speaking countries, or were born in Canada in
immigrant families who do not speak English at home. They
require between 2 and 5 years of CJq>licit English language
instruction to develop basic communication skills and
between 5 and 7 years to develop academic language
proficiency (Cummins, 1994; Collier, I 989). ESL learners
require both structured language instruction from qualified
ESL teachers in an ESL instructional setting, and explicit
language support for content classes. Many continue to need
ESL support well into their post-secondary years.
The first language spoken by ESL learners plays a
dynamic role in facilitating understanding of culture,
bridging intergenerational gaps with parents and developing
healthy cultural identity. It can serve as a springboard
for cognitive development in the English language.
Unfortunately, many immigrant children and youth do
not have access to opportunities to learn and practice their
heritage languages.

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age. On the other hand, children and youth who are inappropriately placed in classrooms with children several years
younger also may as a consequence experience socio-psychological difficulties.
Unique linguistic and sociocultural challenges,
compounded by the lack of responsive support in the education system, have limited the academic success of immigrant
children and youth. Those of.an·ESL baCkground are two
or-more years behind their native English.;.spealdrig:ooimterparts. by'the time they· reach sixth grade (Cummins, 1981)~
The. dropout. rateS· among ESL learners are.· sigriificantly
high, betWeen 61% and 74% (Alberta Education; 1992;
Gunderson, 2004; Watt & Roessingh; 1994, 2001).
Communication skills and GPAs ofuniversitystudents.who
are sons arid daughters of immigrants,· independent of
length of time in Canada, are not as high as those ofnative~
born English-speaking Canadians. (Grayson, 2004).

Justice Arena
1Iaumatic migration experience, poverty, limited English,
intergenerational and fiunily conflicts, social isolation, lack of a

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senSe .of.: belonging;· and .. discrimination ··ma.ke inmiigrant
dillifren:::,and ·.youth. :vwnerable-- t(i. ::victimization·~ and
recttiitnient '·by. organized· crime._ groupS.' In major cities,
immigrant youth are reported to be involved in criminal
gangs and violent activities, trafficking and use of drugs,
and prostitution.
When immigrant youth are in conflict with the law,
they experience a wide range of issues in their contact with
police and youth justice court procedures. These include
distrust and fear of authority figures, limited lmowledge
about the Canadian justice system, lack of understanding of
their constitutional rights, problems understanding and
providing accurate information during investigation and
court proceedings due to limited English, and cultural
misinterpretation in communication. When sentenced to
extrajudicial measures and sanctions, custodial sentences or
community sentencing, immigrant youth may have limited
access to meaningful community services and culturally
responsive rehabilitative, counselling, and educational
services. Many have difficulty understanding the conditions
of probation.

Home, school and community Environments
Home, school and community environments influence
the wellbeing and success of immigrant children and youth.
A significant number of immigrant children and youth
are growing up in households impacted by a range of

socioeconomic issues such as culture and language barriers,
children and youth. They struggle with the basic challenge of
unemployment or underemployment, social isolation,
limited availability of translation and interpretation services.
illiteracy,· discrimination and limited civic participation.
All ofthese issues speak tri the need for cultural competency in
a11·. serVices related tO health; education, justice, ·and social
With a poverty rate of 30% for immigrants living in cities
(Lee, 2000), immigrant households struggle to meet
serviCes.· Service providers face challenges in integrating cultural
basic needs, such as food, housing, clothing, child care
diverSity in all aspects of their work, .including .policy and
and transportation.
service' development, co.miilunicatic:m; .resource .allocation,
In school, immigrant children and youth may not have
hiring and professional development.
access to culturally competent support. The lack of system
Funding competition in the age of scarce resources and
a fear of sharing information and knowledge have impeded
leadership and limited participation of immigrant parents in
school activities have left decisions regarding language
partnerships. Service providers have yet to fully explore and
instruction and services for immigrant children and youth at
capitalize on partnership opportunities among schools,
the discretion and political will of individual school adminfamily resource centres, mainstream organizations, inuniistrators. Corisequeiltly~:·scliool: setvices;'ifot: itnmigrant
grant serving agencies and ethnocultural groups. There iS a
Children and youth have~ been· provided on: an. ad~hoc basis need:.fur joint :advocacy:;.efforts, to<:address systemic factors
that:Jmpact . irrimigtant: children ·_and· youth ·and··. their
and· givenloW' ·priori~:Notably,·iiuuiY,:ininiigrant· .·chlldren
fcunilies,:fuCh as-pOverty,·langWig~ health,
and <youth With· .limited :English:·:have
education and employment.
received ·mi.nifnal~ if'any;~direct language
Of the 1.8 million
instruction..Without adequate· stipport
Recommendations
immigrant ' chlldren and youth 'ate
immigrants who
The future of immigrant children and
substantially. less likely. Jo .participate
arrived during the
youth will affect the future of Canada: it
in·.· school: :activities~.·-·They.· triay.:' also
has to be everyone's business. There are
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1990s, 309,700, or
schoolpenonriel.
·
opportunities for policy makers, NGOs
17%, were schooland researchers to work collaboratively
At the conununity level, a combito ensure availability of quality services for
nation of the lack of culturally inclusive
aged childien and
immigrant children and youth. Nationally,
programs and limited awareness of comyouth bef.\tVeen 5 and· the federal government must champion a
munity resources and services has resulted
national strategy that focuses on the
16 (Statistics Canada,
in low levels of participation of immigrant
education, resettlement and integration of
chfldren and youth in community activities
2003). Furthermore,
immigrant chiJdren and youth. This strategy
and services. Individual, institutional and
many canadian-born
shoUld involve all federal departments,
cultural racism and discrimination have
including Citizenship and Immigration
denied many immigrant children and
children are raised
Canada, Health Canada, Industry Canada,
youth a sense of belonging and driven them
in first-generation
Canadian Heritage, Hwnan Resources and
into social isolation and alienation.
O>ncentrations of immigrant families in
immigrant households, Skills Development Canada, Justice Canada,
and Public Safety and Emergency Preparedneighbourhoods with low socioeconomic
contributing to
ness Canada (National Crime Prevention
status further hinder immigrant young
Strategy), to develop department-specific
people from accessing a wide range of
the 10.5% of the
actions and inter-departmental initiatives
community resources and opportunities.
population with home to support school- and community-based
hnmigrant children and youth living in
programs that address identified needs of
impoverished areas are also more likely to
languages other than
immigrant children and youth in the social
be exposed to negative influences, such as
English or French.
service, health, education and justice arenas.
aggressive recruitment by criminal groups.
Some of the areas of priority are research on
immigrant children and youth, English language instruction,
Challenges in services for Immigrant
reception and orientation services, cross-cultural and trauma
Children and Youth
counselling, child/youth and family literacy, multicultural
Several emerging service issues have had impact on the
liaison, prevention of and intervention in crime, vocational
access of immigrant children and youth to resources and
services. Service providers are challenged by the lack of training for youth with low literacy skills or sporadic education, the role of heritage languages, parental participation,
coordination and comprehensiveness of support. Existing
cultural competency training, school and community incluservices often do not provide longitudinal support due to a
sion, and poverty. The fedeml government needs to work with
lack of accessible and sustainable funding.
the CouilcilofMinisters ofEducationofCanada tO replicate or
Even when there are services available, service providers
expand the bilateral agreement that provides federal funding
frequently do not know where to refer immigrant children
for teaching children official languages, and to establish national
and youth. This is partly because their needs are so complex
benchmarks and standards for identification, .assessment,
and they are uncertain whether the existing services are
cturiculum, instruction andtracking of progress ofimmigrant
equipped to handle their issues. Some service providers have
Children and youth.with ESL needs.
struggled to under~tand the needs of immigrant children and
At the provincial level, ministries of education need· to
youth, and connect to these young people. Many are doubtful
ensure ESL curricula ·for all·levels. They need to establish
whether their services are inclusive and accessible to immigrant
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research-based funding formulas with built-in .accountability
measures, and ·remove unjustifiable. fundirig ·. restrictions,
sudi as fiscally-driven three otfive year'fundmg·caps. Due·to
the extraordiriary circuill.stances; of many 'learners •from
refugee backgrounds, ministries may consider extending the
age cap to accommodate learners with· delayed or disrupted
schooliilg. Ministries of education can also play a leadership
role in ensuring that pre-service training in education and
other professional fields integrates cultural competency in all
courses. Other provincial departments related to health,
social services and justice need to develop strategies to
support school- and community-based initiatives to address
needs of immigrant children and youth.
At the municipal level, serVice .providers in the ·.health;
education;sacial service5.3ndJastice·.sectors·need:to·::work.iri
partnership.to.plan and implementintet-sectoraland System·
Wide ·coordillation of serviCes for imrtiigrant:childrell:·and
yptltlL They further have to develop and integrate cultural
competency in all practices. Community groups and schools
need to work with parents of immigrant children and youth to
help them develop the .competency to advocate on behalf of
their children and infl~ce decisions regarding the availability
and quality of services for them. Since children and youth
spend a great deal of their time at school, service providers and
community groups can strengthen relationships with schools
to further promote the ~ucational, socW and cultural development of immigrant children and youth. Leadership in
schools and school boards can also play an important role in
the development of policies, regulations and programs that
address pedagogically sound instruction, equitable resource
allocation, staff development, accountability measures and
tracking of students' progress.

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received ESL funding. Edmonton: Author, 1992.
Collier. V. "How long? A synthesis of research on academic achievement in a
second language.• TESOL Quarterly 23 ( 1989): 509-531.
Cookson, S., R. Waldman, B. Gushulak, D. MacPherson, F. Burkle, C. Paquet,
E. Kliewer & P. Walker. Immigrant and Refugee Health. Emerging Infectious
Disease5, 4(3) (1998): 427-29.
Cummins, J. •Age on arrival and immigrant second language learning in
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Dawson, C. "Administrators warned to keep track of BSL results." Calgary
Herald, January 7, 1998, 82.
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students. Unpublished manuscript, 2004.
Greenspon, E. Tune for the Next Challenge. Globe and Mail, May 19, 2001.
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sr annual yearbook ofthe natioruzl reading conference. Milwaukee: National
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Herlock, 0., K. McCullagh & C. SchisseL Conversation for change: An overview
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conclusion
In light of a declining birthrate, an aging population, the
imminent retirement of the baby boomer generation and
Canada's low ranking (ts~~> place) among the Organisation for
Economic Co-operation and Development countries in
research and development, immigrant children and youth
could play an important role both in addressing Canada's new
challenges and in ensuring that its future is prosperous
(Greenspon, 2001; Roessingh, 2001). It is crucial that Canadian
institutions develop policies and services to promote the academic success and socioeconomic well-being of immigrant
children and youth. Mote importantly~ they ainnot risk:being
part;,of.the development ofa sUbculture of defeat and margi;.
nalization~ in which children. and y6uthwith ESLneeds, denied
their right to language instruction and support services;:faee
life~Iong underutilization of human-potential.

Ngo, H. Immigrant childrtn in focus: A map of needs, strategies and resources.
Calgary: Coalition for Equal Acass to Education. 2004.

Roessingh, H. "Alberta's Ad\-antage: Excellence, the New Economy and ESL...
Calgary Diversity Institute Newsletkr, Fall 2001, 1-2.
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others. Ottawa: Industry Canada. Catalogue Number 96F0030XIE2001 005,

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in high school (1998-1993)." English Qwmerly26(3) (1994): S-7.
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<;a change. ••

Canadian Modern Language Review 58(2) (2001): 203-223.

Aci<nowledgemenL'>

The Convmation for Change: An Overview of Services for Immigrant Children
and Youth in CAlgary initiative was commissioned by the City of Calgary
(Family and Community Suppon Services), United Way of Calgary and Area,
Canadian Heritage:. Alberta Learning, and Alberta Community Development,
Human Rights and Citizenship. The Immigrant Children in Focus project was
funded by Alberta Community De\-elopment, Human Rights and Citizenship
and Canadian Heritage. We \\ish to thank Amal Umar and Beth Cbatttn for
their valuable comments.

Endnote

of servias fOT
immigrant children and youth in Calgary and Immigrant childttn in focus:
A JfUJP of needs, strategies and resources, are the culmination of extensive
work among stakeholders across all sectors. With this research in hand
and a strong commitment of an those involved to continue to work together,
the City of Calgary has a good start on ensuring that immigrant children
and youth get the best possible start. The documents arc available at
www.calgaryunitedway.org/research_reports.hnn and www.eslaction.com.

1 The two documents, Cmtversarion for change: An overview

FW: Helping ELLs Excel
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :vendredi 26 fevrier 2016 15:41
(ASD-W) Fredericton High School -All Staff

A:

Happy Friday FHS Staff!
Below you will find a great resource from Shane on supporting our English Language Learners. The one of most
relevance to our Syrian demographic or Pathway 1 students is : http://www.ascd.org/publications/educationalleadership/feb16/vol73/num05/Engaging-Your-Beginners.aspx?
utm source=ascdexpress&utm medium=email&utm campaign=Express-11-12
Chantal
From: Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)
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To: Allaby, Robyn {ASD-W); Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
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RE: EAL Audit Eligibility list Feb. 26, 2016
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :vendredi 26 fevrier 2016 15:28
A:
Ohsberg, Ian (ASD-W)

Is there anyth ing I can help you locate?
Thanks for letting me know and have a good weekend.
Chantal
From: Ohsberg, lan (ASD-W}
Sent: Friday, February 26, 2016 2:04PM
To : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W}
Subject: RE: EAL Audit El igibi lity List Feb. 26, 2016

Chantal,
As a classroom teacher it would be helpful if either the EAL dept. or guidance could send the info for
the specific new student to us, rather than having to track down the file and find the info. Just a
suggestion I heard at the PL day from another teacher and that I agree with.
Ian Ohsberg, BSc. BEd.
Math/Science Teacher
Fredericton High School
From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W}
Sent: Friday, February 26, 2016 11:19 AM
To: (ASD-W} Fredericton High School-All Staff
Subject: EAL Audit Eligibi lity List Feb. 26, 2016

Greetings,
The following Pathway 1 students are eligible to audit your courses for Semester 2 (as of Feb.
26, 2016) as they currently have low English skills:

If you would like to place a student on an audit, the first step is to contact the VP
associated to the student's last name and the VP will convene a meeting to reach a
decision and to complete paperwork to inform parents.

All available intake data (e.g., WIDA English scores, countries of origin, learning styles, etc.)
for illl newcomers to Canada is available on the T: drive -- >Staff Share folder-- > EAL
Students-->, sorted by academic year of arrival.
You can also access demographic information in PowerSchool via the "Newcomer &
Fee Paying Students~~ tab to the left-hand side (for those who would have arrived at FHS from
Sept. 2014 onwards.)
Newcomers continue to arrive unannounced throughout the school year, so please consider that
they are transitioning into a new community while trying to catch up on missed work. We
expect to see more students arriving later into semester 2 this year, due to our current influx of
newcomers from Syria to the community.
Accessing the intake data on the T: drive and PowerSchool may give you a little insight on thei r
backgrounds in order to make positive connections.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton Hig h School
Chantal. Lafarque(runbed .nb.ca

(506) 453-5435

EAL Audit Eligibility List Feb. 26, 2016
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :vendredi 26 fevrier 2016 11: 19
(ASD-W) Fredericton High School -All Staff

A:

Greetings,
The following Pathway 1 students are eligible to audit your courses for Semester 2 (as of Feb.
26, 2016) as they currently have low English skills:

If you would li ke to place a student on an audit, the fi rst step is to contact the VP
associated t o the student's last name and t he VP will convene a meeting to reach a
decision and to complete paperwork to inform pa rents.

All available intake data (e.g ., WIDA English scores, countries of origin, learning styles, etc.)
for Qll newcomers to Canada is available on the T: drive -- >Staff Share folder--> EAL
Students -->, sorted by academic year of arrival.
You can also access demographic information in PowerSchool via the "Newcomer &
Fee Paying Students" tab to the left-hand side (for those who would have arrived at FHS from
Sept. 2014 onwards.)

Newcomers continue to arrive unannounced throughout the school year, so please consider that
they are transitioning into a new community while trying to catch up on missed work. We
expect to see more students arriving later into semester 2 this year, due to our current influx of
newcomers from Syria to the community.
Accessing the intake data on the T: drive and PowerSchool may give you a little insight on their
backgrounds in order to make positive connections.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

FW: New Syrian Student
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :vendredl 26 fevrier 2016 10:28
A:
Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

Were you aware of this?
From : "Ohsberg,lan (ASD-W)" <len OllSbAortfiJnt,Pd nb c•>
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2016 10:27:04 -0400
To: Microsoft Office User <chartallciM"toeoillnberl nb.ra>
Subject: RE: New Syrian Student

I have l• • • • • • •oming in at this point as a bit of a stop-gap until they figure out what sort of continual support can be provided. She's a big help!
lan Ohsberg, BSc. BEd.
Math /Scie nce Teacher
Fredericton High School
From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Friday, February 26, 2016 10:25 AM
To: Ohsberg, fan (ASD-W)
Subject: Re: New Syrian Student
I am working on supports, but I have yet to hear what form they will take (out of my hands at this point). Would you like me to pop by between now and before March Break to give you a hand?
Chantal
From : "Ohsberg, fan (ASD-W)" <ian Oh ~berp @ n llPd nb.co>
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2016 10:12:39 -0~00
To: Microsoft Office User <ch•ntal lafareue/OlnbP•;l.nb <iJ>
Subject: FW: New Syrian Student

Up to 8 EAL now. 6 new a nd the 2 that were here las t semester.
lan Ohsberg, BSc. BEd.
Math/Science Teache r
Fredericton High School
From: Smeltzer, Harmony (ASD-W)
Sent: Friday, February 26, 2016 10:04 AM
To: Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Hiltz, Mar ion (ASD-W); Ohsberg, la n (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)
Cc: Hamilton, Cristel (ASD-W)
Su bject: New Syrian Student
· · · · · · · starting today. We apologize fo r the delay in getting her schedule to you, but with the weather day yesterday, we didn't get her paperwork from distri ct until this
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Re: New Syrian Student
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :vendrech 26 ft!vner 2016 10:25
A:
Ohsberg, !an (AS0-1'1)
I am working on supports, but I have yet to hear what form they will take (out of my hands at this point}. Would you like me to pop by between now and before March Break to give you a hand?
Chantal
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Date: Fri, 26 Feb 201610:12:39-0400
To: Microsoft Office User <ch~ntallafar •uef:ilnb~d nb,ca>
Subject: FW: New Syrian Student

Up to 8 EAL now. 6 new and the 2 that were here last semester.
Ian Ohsbcrg, BSc. BEd.
Math/Science Teacher
Fredericton High School
From: Smeltzer, Harmony (ASO-W)
Sent: Friday, February 26, 2016 10:04 AM
To: Curnew, Jeremy (ASO-W); Hiltz, Marion (ASD-W); Ohsberg, lan (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)
Cc: Hamilton, Cristel (ASO-W)
Subject: New Syrian Student
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Lafargue, Chantal {ASD-W)
Envoye :mercredi 24 fevrier 2016 15:28
Sewell, Alice (ASD-W); Power, Sheila (ASD-W); Rutledge, Andrew (ASD-W); Barnhart, Carolyn (ASD-W); Marshall, Valerie (ASDW); Paul, Dick (ASD-W)
Cc:
Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

A:

Hi there,
The EAL Dept wanted to let you know that we suspect that YS has been possibly volunteering his services use his
Arabic to assist students upon his own initiative. After conversation with the teachers in this department, we know
of only one instance when we approached one of his teachers after lunch on last Friday to assist us. We wanted to
reassure you that the EAL Dept has not made requests of this nature beyond that, so if he is missing any time it
has not been at our request.
This morning I spoke with someone in another department who mentioned to me that he actively requests
opportunities to assist, so it is possible that he is missing time through his own initiative.
If this trend continues, please bring this to our attention so that we can investigate this further.
Thanks for your understanding!
Drive safely.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

TR : WIDA results
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye:

A:

mercredi 24 fevrier 2016 10:45
Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Hamilton, Cristel (ASD-W)

Cc:
Pieces jointes

Re"'l.pdf (98 Ko);

WIDA R"'l.pdf (98 Ko)

Hi there,
These students will commence school this Friday. All are Pathway 1. This means a cohort of 4 will be in attendance
in your classrooms and we will likely require a team approach to ensure other students are getting them from
homeroom to period 3 and from period 4 to o~r wing for lunch.
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque@nbed. nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Harvey, Corey (ASD-W)
Envoye : mercredi 24 fevrier 2016 10:42
A : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet : WIDA results
Hi Chantal,
We tested two students today,. . an~(family n a m e - .
- w a s able to meet the requirements for one of the task 1 speaking prompts, and was able to write a little
ronthe writing portion. ~lso got one question correct on the reading portion, though-struggled through
the rest of it. Therefore, yen-ill see that he scores on the writing, speaking, and reading portions are between 1
and 2, rather than a flat 1. I will bring up the test booklet this afternoon.
- - h a d ones across the board, and really struggled to understand the instructions.
I passed on the message about coming to school on Friday and starting the day in guidance, rather than coming
for guidance appointments on Thursday.
I've attached the WIDA results.
Sincerely,
Corey Harvey

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RE:Interview with Syrian students
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mercredi 24 fevrier 2016 10:22
A:
Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)

Did you answer with Shane's indication that we are still awaiting a response from the district office about ~~Y1. to
proceed? I am just deleting items.
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Thanks
~ .... ~rChantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque@nbed. nb.ca

(506) 453-5435
De: Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)
Envoye: lundi 22 fevrier 2016 14:16

A : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet : Interview with Syrian students
See below. This is a similar project to the Gregg Centre event happening on Feb 27th. We have three (possibly 4)
student representatives from FHS who are making a display booth for the event. The kids are not EAL kids, but
kids who are in Katie and Greg's classes who helped me with the school supply drive and welcome committee. I've
coordinated everything for them through UNB and have put them in contact with the event's organiser.
The request below could be something we can accommodate during a noon-hour with the help of student
translators (after permission has been granted from the Superintendent). Howev~r, the logistics of getting an Arabic
permission slip home with our students would be biggest hurdle. I wonder if that is something this woman could
provide for us?
Thoughts on this?
Emily Chevrier

B.A., B.Ed.
EAL Teacher
Fredericton High School
emily.chevrier@nbed.nb.ca

From:
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2016 12:47 PM
To: Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)
Subject:
Hi Emily,
My name is - ' and I am the student who is currently at -elping with the events that the
school is holding for the incoming Syrian refugees. I have been looking to see if I would be able to come
to FHS to talk to some of the students who have recently immigrated here to come up with ideas to help
the incoming Syrian refugees.
I have been in contact with the school and they told me that I would need permission from the
Superintendent as well as the students and the parents in order to do this. I have asked them what I

needed to do in order to accomplish this, but have not received an email back concerning this
information. I was just wondering if there was any information that you may have that might help with
this process?
Thank you for your time,

-

RE:Staff Meeting - EAL Support
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mercredi 24 fevrier 2016 08:36
A:
Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)
Cc :
Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

Yes, please put me on the agenda.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque@nbed. nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)
Envoye : mercredi 24 fevrier 2016 07:57
A : Lafargue, Cha~tal (ASD-W)
Cc: Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Objet: RE: Staff Meeting- EAL Support
Thanks Chantal,
I will make the initial offer on your behalf but you certainly can interject. Any areas you wish to discuss regarding
our new students you are welcome to do so; in fact would like me to put you on the agenda?
·
Shane

From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 7:11AM
To: Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)
Cc: Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Subject: Staff Meeting- EAL Support

Hello
Would you like me to speak to anything EAL-related at tonight's staff meeting?
I would like to offer my availability in terms of scheduling meetings with teachers on their preps and
during their lunch breaks if they would like to have more information on their EAL students and
strategies to support them instructionally. I can assist with all 400 current and former EAL students, but I
would like to particularly support our Pathway 1 & 2 students, as these students would arguably require the most
attention. Although I am unable to co-teach in partnership with 100+ staff, I am happy to come in and observe
students during classes and to provide feedback on individual learner struggles and targeted strategies to address
those challenges, should teachers feel comfortable.

I have supported PL this year through speaking to staff in August and showing a video, providing a half-day
session in December, sending email mail-outs of brief articles, and through individualized conferencing with
teachers who have concerns. Robyn and I also provided a 1-hour session on refugees to our ESS team. I have also
been into classes to observe and I have had co-planning conferences with teachers about their assessments. I
have also provided r~ources to teachers who have requested content-area dictionaries or resources to assist with
teaching content to Ells.

Thank you for letting me know if you would like me to speak to this or if you would simply like to announce this
information on my behalf. I don't really need to get into the details, but staff who are new to FHS should be aware
of who I am and how they can find me.

Chantal Lafargue, SA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque@nbed. nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

A Description of My Current ESS Role
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mardi 23 fevrier 2016 06:28
Thomas, Shane {ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

A:

Hell there,
You mentioned numbers yesterday and I got thinking about what I do.
Here is my caseload that I am accountable for on my FHS .6FrE (not including whatever my portion of that is
designated as SPR time/duties/district/UNB):
400+current and former EAL students and/or newcomers to Canada who require language and/or cultural support
105+ students new to the building each year and all of the assessment, documentation and monitoring that comes
with that
113 staff at FHS: I support them in my EST role through intake assessments, EAL placement, creating and
maintaining a spreadsheet which keeps a record of data that is needed for classroom teachers to make
instructional decisions because there are no PLPs or PowerSchool tabs to do that, consultation about progress at
teacher's request, providing PL sessions, attending the monthly ESS .meeting, documenting progress for .
recommendation for PLPs (that we usually can't move forward with)" or Alternative Ed. setting referrals, referring
students for behaviour supports or to Guidance if community agencies report concern from the parents or
community, attending PSM meetings on unique situations, establishing and overseeing the audit system,.
researching and purchasing resources to provide to teachers to assist the students with learning, attending parent
meetings whenever required.
·
·
I do not have an alphabet caseload.
I am responsible for the transition of all grade Bs from the middle schools to FHS (there are no other ESS to help
me in this), and all Bs must be WIDA tested and provided with additional transition support information presented
in a modified format so that they understand.

I am also responsible for 4 courses for which we have had to write local curriculum and another 3 which we have
had to adapt to respond to the classroom composition. All materials to differentiate for these courses have been
identified and purchased through our team.
I hope it is understood how my role is unique and compares and contrasts other ESS roles or classroom teaching
assignments roles in a school of this size on a part time allocation. I thought I would give you this information
moving forward in your conversations to seek out additional supports for EAL students and all teachers of FHS.

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

RE:Interview with Syrian students
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :lundi 22 fevrier 2016 14:41

A:

Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)

Please refer this email to Shane and CC me. I will follow-up with an email stating concerns for our availability.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca

(506) 453-5435
De: Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)
Envoye: lundi 22 fevrier 2016 14:16
A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet : Interview with Syrian ·students
See below. This is a similar project to the Gregg Centre event happening on Feb 27th. We have three (possibly 4)
student representatives from FHS who are making a display booth for the event. The kids are not EAL kids, but
kids who are in Katie and Greg's classes who helped me with the school supply drive and welcome committee. I've
coordinated everything for them through UNB and have put them in contact with the event's organiser.
The request below could be something we can- accommodate during a noon-hour with the help of student
translators (after permission has been granted from the Superintendent). However, the logistics of getting an Arabic
permission slip home with our students would be biggest hurdle. I wonder if that is something this woman could
provide for us?
Thoughts on this?
Emily Chevrier
B.A., B.Ed.
EAL Teacher
Fredericton High School
emily.chevrier@nbed.nb.ca

From:
Sent: Monday, February
To: Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)
Subject:

Hi Emily,

My name is

, and I am the student who is currently at-helping with the events that the
school is ho ng
e incoming Syrian refugees. I have been looking to see if I would be able to come
to FHS to talk to some of the students who have recently immigrated here to come up with ideas to help
the incoming Syrian refugees.
I have been in contact with the school and they told me that I would need permission from the
Superintendent as well as the students and the parents in order to do this. I have asked them what I
needed to do in order to accomplish this, but have not received an email back concerning this
information. I was just wondering if there was any information that you may have that might help with

this process?
Thank you for your time,

TR : WIDA results
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :

lundi 22 fevrier 2016 11:59
Hamilton, Cristel (ASD-W)
Cc:
Williams, Joanne (ASD-W); Smeltzer, Harmony (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Curnew,
Jeremy (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W)
WIDA Results.pdf (98 Ko); _ . W I DA Results. pdf (98 Ko)
Pieces jointes:

A:

2 New Syrians in PDFs attached w ill be in EAL 110 A/ B 2cr, LS 110, LS 120
Not sure when you will get the paperwork to input them into PowerSchool?
Thanks
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De: Harvey, Corey (ASD-W)
Envoye : lundi 22 fevrier 2016 11:50
A : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet : WIDA results
Chantal,
Here are the WIDA results. Both students were quite low, and are definitely candidates for pathway 1.
Sincerely,
Corey Harvey

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RE:EAL Audit Eligibility List Feb. 22, 2016
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :lundi 22 fevrier 2016 11:01
(ASD-W) Fredericton High School -All Staff

A. :

Greetings,
The following Pat hway 1 students are eligible to audit your courses for Semester 2 (as of Feb. 22, 201 6) as they
current ly have low English skills :

If yo u would li ke to pl ace a student on an aud it , the first st ep is to contact the VP associated to the student's last
name and the VP will convene a meeti ng to reach a decision and to com plete pa perwork to inform parents.

All available intake data (e.g ., WIDA English scores, countries of origin, learning styles, etc.) for 91.! newcomers
to Canada is available on the T: drive -->Staff Share folder--> EAL Students -- >, sorted by academic year of
arrival.
You ca n also access demographic information in PowerSchool via the "Newcomer & Fee Paying Students" tab to
t he left-ha nd side (for those who would have arrived at FHS from Sept. 2014 onwards.)
Newcomers continue to arrive unannounced th roughout the school year, so please consider that they are
transitioning into a new community while trying to catch up on missed work. We expect to see more students
arriving later into semester 2 t his yea r, due to our current influx of newcomers from Syria to the community.
Accessing the intake dat a on the T: drive and PowerSchool may give you a little insight on their backgrounds in
order to make positive connections.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd

TR : Additional Registrations
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye:

lundi 22 fevrier 2016 06:15
Brewer, Neil (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W)
Cc :
Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Pieces jointes :Week of Feb. 22-26.xlsx (13 Ko)

A:

More newcomers in doc attached for this week.
Should I always try for a Friday start with these students? That way you can at least have a 4-day teaching
week that is uninterrupted with the Pathway 1 group?
I learned last week that it is too much for 1 person to deal with chasing 4 new people from homeroom, to period 4
and from period 4 to where they will have lunch, so I am thinking a Thursday first day at FHS is a terrible idea, as I
am not at FHS... I am really happy you helped Friday with trying to keep track of students, provide them
orientation and ensure they got to the proper bus at day's end, everyone.
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School =
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De: Allen-VanderToorn, StJawna (ASD-W)
Envoye : dimanche 21 fevrier 2016 23:03
A: Hamilton, John (ASD-W); Ward, Jennifer (ASD-W); Evans, Mary (ASD-W); Thomas, Shane (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn
(ASD-W); Williams, Joanne (ASD-W); Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W); Smeltzer, Harmony (ASD-W)
Cc: Firlotte, Jacqueline (ASD-W); Harvey, Corey (ASD-W)
Objet : Additional Registrations
I have attached additional registrations for Feb. 24. I will not be setting up tours/meetings with these families until
Thursday or Friday. Please let me know what is best for your schedule and I will do my best to accommodate.

Thanks,

Shawna Allen-VanderToorn
Subject Coordinator- EAL (K-12), Social Studies (K-12)
Early Career Teachers & University Student Interns
Anglophone West School District
sh a wna .allen (a)n bed.n b.ca
Phone: (so6) 444-3096
Fax: (so6) 453-4220
http: //asd-w.nbed.nh.ca

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Demanding dowry

252

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Taking away belongings

221

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Most recent welcome protocol FHS - TR : Syrian newcomers
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
lundi 25 janvier 2016 08:57
Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Pieces jointes :Fredericton High School WIVl.docx (130 Ko)
Envoye:

A:

g:~~:nFredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

De : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye: dimanche 24 janvier 2016 17:11
A: Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W); Thomas, Shane (ASD-W); Williams, Joanne (ASD-

W)
Cc: Whitney, Tanya (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Whynot, Kathy (ASD-W)
Objet: RE:Syrian newcomers
Greetings all,
We are ready and have time booked off for these purposes during exam week and turn-around. We are on standby
and we are happy to assist, as usual. We are glad to see that welcoming measures for intake are evolving at
district, as it will streamline this process for all involved.
Please let us know how to assist and when.
Regards,
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
{506) 453-5435
De : Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Envoye: dimanche 24 janvier 2016 15:25
A: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W); Thomas, Shane (ASD-W); Williams, Joanne (ASD-W); Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD-W)
Cc: Whitney, Tanya (ASD-W)
Objet: RE: Syrian newcomers
Thanks so much for the info, Shawna. The two young ladies our team has been working with the last few weeks
are lovely, and we have a good welcome plan in place on our end to get them settled in once they are registered
and WIDA'd {new verb).
Looking forward to an update early this week.
Robyn

From: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Sent: Sunday, January 24, 2016 3:02 PM
T.p: Thomas, Shane (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Williams, Joanne (ASD-W); Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W}
Cc: Whitney, Tanya (ASD-W}
Subject: Syrian newcomers
Based on the information shared with me by ~rom the
. ., there will be 4 students from Syria looking to register at FHS next wee
I am going to start a new procedure where Jackie and I meet with the families at district and have the school
registration form s completed and also we will make copies of the permanent resident documentation and any
other documentation that the family may have. Th is will allow me to ensure that I have the most accurate
information prior to registering families in schools. I will send this information to the schools prior to the families
arriving and I will communicate with the school to set up a time for registration.
I am scheduled to·meet with the two families tomorrow and Tuesday. I will be in touch.
Plea se let me know some good times for WIDA assessments. I will expla in this procedure to the families.
Thanks,

Shawna Allen-VanderToorn
Subject Coordinator- EAL (K-12), SociarStudies (K-12)
Early Career Teachers & University Student Interns
Anglophone West School District
sh<l\ma.allcn(il· nbed .nh.ca
Phone:(so6)444-3096
Fax: Cso6) 453-4220
httD: / / asd-vu1hcd .n b.ca

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TR : Syrian newcomers
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
mardi 26 janvier 2016 06:43
Thomas, Shane (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Pieces jointes :Welcoming procedures for tvl.docx (24 Ko) ; Anglophone Sector Program"'l.docx (19 Ko)

Envoye :

A:

Hi there
Not my place to comment, but I will ask you to keep these questions at the back of
your mind :
Do we operate as business as usual for all other students or do they have an actual
welcome center space established for ASD-W? For example, AEI and fee-payers next week
will come directly to us? (Bow will this work for district record-keeping?) Also, we
had a walk-in from Taiwan yesterday who we welcomed and WIDA•ed. Should all students
make contact with district first? If not, we have 2 models to welcome students at FBS
(ASD-w 1 phase plan & FHS 5-phase plan).
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton.High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna
(ASD-W)
Envoye : mardi 26 janvier 2016 00:29
(ASD(ASD-W)i Lafargue, Chantal
A : Thomas, 'Shane
(ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn
(ASD(ASD-W); Sturgeon, Brad
W); Williams, Joanne
(ASD-W); Hamilton, John
(ASD-W);
(ASD-W); Oxford, Patty
W); Stairs, Nancy
(ASD-W); o•connell, Heidi
Connors, Marcie
(ASD-W); Ward, Jennifer
(ASD-W)'
(ASD-W); Demmings, Rick
Cc : Firlotte, Jacqueline
(ASD-W); Whitney, Tanya
(ASD-W)
Objet : Syrian newcomers
I have attached the welcoming procedures that we have established at district to
support the newcomer families. we are fortunate to have interpreters available for
these meetings with families. Both families that we met today are very happy to be
here and thankful for all of the supports that are being provided. They also have a
First Fredericton Friend family who will be supporting them and who will likely be
part of the initial visit at the school.
If we haven't connected already, please let me know some possible times for you to
welcome these students and if necessary to have them complete the language assessment
(WIDA). Having interpreters available is a bit of a challenge. I work closely with
Jeremias Tecu from MCAF on this.
We will be ensuring that you receive the copies of the information that we have
gathered to support the school registration process. These items will be delivered
tomorrow so that you can begin the process of registration. I will be connecting
with your school to develop a time that would work for an initial tour of the school
and possibly the WIDA assessment for the high school students. The families have
been made aware that this is exam week, and that classes will resume next Wednesday
for grades 9-12. The ASD-W Welcome package was shared with families, as well as a
general overview of K-5, 6-8 and 9-12 education. This was translated into Arabic,
but I have attached the English version so you will know what was shared regarding
information. Bus information was shared, but it wouldn't hurt to remind them.
We did collect a Social History on the students. You will notice that when the
family has 5 children to register, it is difficult to provide a thorough overview.
There are some concerns with some of the students. I will follow-up with a phone

call to a few of you.
these Social Histories
that you not place the
information on some of

My notes should provide an overview of what was discovered and
will be part of what is delivered to schools. I would ask
Social History in the cum file as there is some very sensitive
these forms.

Shawna Allen-VanderToorn
Subject Coordinator- EAL (K-12), Social Studies (K-12)
Early Career Teachers & University Student Interns
Anglophone West School District
shawna.allen@nbed.nb.ca<mailto:shawna.allen@nbed.nb.ca>
Phone: (506) 444-3096
Fax: (506) 453-4220
http://asd-w.nbed.nb.ca<http://asd-w.nbed.nb.ca/>

RE:Syrian newcomers
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mardi 26 janvier 2016 08:26
A:
Thomas, Shane (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

Hi Shane
I am thinking about universality and inclusion in the protocols moving forward, as
what would be essential for one group newcomers, would be beneficial for all.
Perhaps choose your timing, as this is "fluid", but I thought I would put those
questions in your mind for the time being, as I would like to see a permanent welcome
centre one day.
No immediate action required.

-

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Thomas, Shane
{ASD-W)
EnvoyA : mardi 26 janvier 2016 08;07
A : Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD-W); All~by, Robyn
Objet : RE: Syrian newcomers

(ASD-W)

Chantal,
I believe the welcoming that Shawna is referring to is specific to the Syrian
situation but I can certainly ask on behalf of FHS if you would like.
Shane
-----Original Message----From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 6:44 AM
To: Thomas, Shane (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W}
Subject: TR : Syrian newcomers
Hi there
Not my place to comment, but I will ask you to keep these questions at the back of
your mind :
Do we operate as business as usual for all other students or do they have an actual
welcome center space established for ASD-W? For example, AEI and fee-payers next week
will come directly to us? (How will this work for district record-keeping?) Also, we
had a walk-in from Taiwan yesterday who we welcomed and WIDA'ed. Should all students
make contact with district first? If not, we have 2 models to welcome students at FHS
(ASD-w 1 phase plan & FHS 5-phase plan).
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De

Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna

(ASD-W)

Envoye : mardi 26 janvier 2016 00 :2 9
A: Thomas, Shane
(ASD- W); Allaby, Robyn
(ASD-W); Lafargue, Chan tal
(ASDW); Williams, Joanne
(ASD - W); Hamilton, John
(ASD- W) ; Sturgeon, Brad
(ASDW); Stairs, Nancy
(ASD-W); O'Connell, Heidi
(ASD-W); Oxford, Patty
{ASD-W);
Connors, Marcie
(ASD-W); Ward, Jennifer
(ASD- W)
Cc : Firlotte, Jacqueline
(ASD- W) ; Whitney , Tanya
(ASD- W); Demmings , Ric k
(ASD-W)
Objet : Syrian newcomers
I have attached the welcoming procedures that \ve have established at district to
support the newcomer families. We are fortunate to have interpreters available for
these meetings with families. Both families that we met today are very happy to be
here and thankful for all of the supports that are being provided. They also h ave a
First Fredericton Friend family who will be supporting them and who will likely be
part of the initial visit at the school.
If we haven't connected already , please let me know some possible times for you to
welcome these students and if necessary to have them complete the language assessment
(WIDA) . Having interpreters available is a bit of a challenge. I work closely with
tlllllllllllllfrom llllfon this.
We will be ensuring that you receive the copies of the information t hat we have
gathered to support the school registration process. These items will be delivered
tomorrow so that you can .begin the process of registration.
I will be connecting
with your school to develop a time that would work for an initial tour of the school
and possibly the WIDA asses sment for the high school students. The families have
been made aware that this is exam week, and that classes will resume next Wednesday
for grades 9-12 . The ASD- W Welcome package was shared with families, as well as a
general overview of K- 5 , 6-8 and 9-12 education. This wa s translated into Arabic ,
but I have attached the English ver s ion so you will know what was shared regarding
information. Bus information was shared, but it wouldn't hurt to remind them.
We did collect a Social History on the students. You will notice that when the
family has 5 children to register, it is difficult to provide a thorough overview.
There are some concerns with some of the students . I will follow- up with a phone
call to a few of you. My notes should provide an overview of what was discovered and
these Social Histories will be part of what is de l ivered to schoo ls.
I would ask
that you not place the Social History in the cum file as there is some very sensitive
i nformation on some of thes e forms.
Shawna Allen - VanderToorn
Subject Coordinator- EAL (K- 12) , Social Studies (K-1 2) Early Career Teachers &
University Student Interns
Anglophone West School District
shawna.allen@nbed.nb.ca<mailto : shawna . allen@nbed.nb .ca>
Phone: (506) 444 - 3096
Fax : ( 50 6 ) 4 53 - 4 2 2 0
http : //asd - w. nbed . nb . ca<http: //asd - w. nbed . nb . ca/>

RE:Math Assessments for Syrian newcomers
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mardi 26 janvier 2016 10:01

A:

Cc :

Hamilton, Cristel (ASD-W); Probert, Martin (ASD-W)
Williams, Joanne (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

Hi
After the WIDA, we can suggest a math assessment might need to include numerical
operations and word problems? I am not sure if they would understand task
instructions written in English, at this point.
We also have conflicting information at this time about last year of schooling being
anywhere from 3 weeks out of school (ASDW social history) to 2-3 years out of school
(student and first fredericton friend volunteer said that the father said), so you
may want to look at a progressive evaluation, either backward or forward or random
sampling of outcomes, should one be created.

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nhed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Hamilton, Cristel
(ASD-W)
Envoye : mardi 26 janvier 2016 09:21
A : Probert, Martin
(ASD-W)
Cc : Williams, Joanne
(ASD-W); Lafargue, Chantal
Objet : Math Assessments for Syrian newcomers

(ASD-W)

Hi Martin,
I just had 3 Syrian newcomers (siblings} register (they are currently doing WioA•s).
Since they do not have records, it would be beneficial to assess their math skills.
The older siblings (male & female} would be in grade 12. The younger boy is in grade
9. According to the family, they female did really well in school, and the older boy
was a good student (but not as advanced as the sister).

Is there a common pre-assessment for the math that could be administered to them?
so, when could we do so?

Cristel Hamilton B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed.
Guidance Counsellor (Last Names A-D)
Fredericton High School
(506) 453-5256
Cristel.Hamilton@nbed.nb.ca<mailto:Cristel.Hamilton@nbed.nb.ca>

If

RE:
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :jeudi 28 janvier 2016 09:35
Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W); Smeltzer, Harmony (ASD-W); Williams, Joanne (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Cc :
Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Whynot, Kathy (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W)

A:

Hi All,
I am just checking-in briefly on my NBED email (sick & UNB day today) Jeremy has offered to coordinate WIDA assessment arrangements for Thu rsday and Friday (walk-i ns or districtscheduled Syrian newcomers), so please contact him, Harmony, and he will mobilize others on the team, as
needed in the next 24hrs.
Our goal is to assess as many students as possible while we have the human resources to do so. Ifthere are
others in the community who are waiting for a WIDA, the next 24hours will be a safe bet. For your planning
purposes with MCAF, Shawn a, the next possible window for WID As is Tuesday AM of next week if we don't see
them by tomorrow noon.
The good news is that the Syrian assessments have been brief, so far. This suggests that we can handle multiple
assessments in a 3-hour window.
Please note, Harmony: All EAL teachers are unable to schedule any WIDAs for Friday PM, as we have meetings
w.ith guests to FHS tomorrow afternoon. Monday we are booked for WIDAs and meetings and Tuesday afternoon
we are booked for planning semester 2 and orientation activities for our newest students.
Thanks for your understanding, everyone.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed. nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Envoye ! mercredi 27 janvier 2016 21:29
A: Smeltzer, Harmony (ASD-W); Williams, Joanne (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Cc : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)

Objet: RE: - · · Hi. Harmony.
I have developed a schedule for the nine schools that have new st udents registered.
nd an interpreter
are free on Friday morning at 9:00 to meet at the school to begin the school process for registration . I have
explained that there may just be a tour provided that, but if there is time, a language assessment would also be
completed. I also let the family know that ~ ay have to come back to meet with guidance. The First
Fredericton Family is going to be asked to transport the family to the school on Friday morning.
We are hoping the school can accommodate this request. There are a lot of moving pa rts to this so we need to be
flexible.

Than ks,
Shawn a

From: Smeltzer, Harmony {ASD-W)
Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 9:29AM
To: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna {ASD-W)
Cc: Lafargue, Chantal {ASD-W)
Subject:
Hi Shawna,
Are we cont acting them to schedule a WIDA or are they contacting us?
Thanks,

H0ArVJIL01i0' S vnelt¥w·
Administrative Assistant
· Fredericton High School
Guidance Department
300 Priestman Street
Frederi cton NB E3B 6J8
506-457-4913

RE:School Supplies
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
~nvoye :jeudi 28 janvier 2016 14:52

A:
Cc:

O'Connell, Heidi (ASD-W)
Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)

Hi Heidi,
I am glad they will be put to good use! Please feel free to wait for Shawna's reply as to how to proceed. You're
always welcome to stop by, but I am of the understanding that Jackie has a key to the room and she is assisting all
schools with this process. However Shawna feels is the most appropriate/easiest way forward, is how we'll
proceed.
We're flexible on our end and we can let you into the room if that is how distribution will be coordinated.
Chantal
Chantal. Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : O'Connell, Heidi (ASD-W)
Envoye: jeudi 28 janvier 2016 14:13
A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)
Cc : Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Objet : School Supplies
Hi Ladies,
I will be meeting our first four Syrian students tomorrow afternoon, and will be looking to get some school supplies
from FHS. Would it be possible for me to. stop in on Monday or Tuesday to pick out some supplies for them? By
then we should have a good idea of the materials they will need.
Thank you!
Heidi O'Connell
EAL Teacher
Leo Hayes High School (A 187)
"Diversity is the one true thing we have all in common. Celebrate it every day."
-Anonymous

RE:Books for the PL Feb. 23rd
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :vendredi 29 janvier 2016 08:10
Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)

A:

I will go back to the drawing board.
Maybe picture dictionaries and bilingual English Arabic oxfords?
Generic resources?
All the kids we have had come are so low, that would be the most useful resource to
have kicking around a school.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna
(ASD-W)
Envoye : vendredi 29 janvier 2016 00:20
A : Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD-W)
Objet : RE: Books for th~ PL Feb. 23rd
I checked into these resources. The first has only 4 left in stock with others
possibly to arrive. The· second book is temporarily out of stock.
From: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2016 11:49 PM
To: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Subject: FW: Books for the PL Feb. 23rd

From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2016 2:57 PM
To: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Subject: Books for the PL Feb. 23rd
Hi Shawna
I don't know if you have decided how many and which books to purchase for the PL on
Feb. 23rd, but they can take a while to arrive, as was my experience last year with
the SIOP books ...
Here are the two titles that I discussed with Paula and that we recommend for
instructional strategies:
Fifty Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners (5th edition)
99 MORE Ideas and Activities for Teaching English Learners with the SIOP Model (SIOP
Series) -first edition (the key word is MORE in the title ... there is an older
version of this book without the word MORE -we don't want that one)
If I know what you are getting, I can make use of them/reference them in the workshop
with Corey.
Thanks
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd

Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal~Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca<mailto:Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca>

(506) 453-5435

RE:Prayer
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye : mardi 22 mars 2016 12:55
Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)

A:

Hi Robyn and Shane:
To answer your questions, Robyn, I have conveyed these types of questions/topics in person as I attended the
meeting at the NBEECD and I specifically made the recommendation that they speak to a religious consultant for
the province on this. That said, I do think it would be helpful that the school revisit this information, as we will
obviously need to meet the needs of students AND get answers to some pretty specific questions. I am not sure
that my questions were ever provided~ are t he questions we are looking at our school, that perhaps
Robyn or Shane, you might specify to - p r i o r to her meeting:

1. can students of different genders share the same prayer space and pray concurrently with a divider?
2. Can a teacher/ EA/staff/volunteer ad ult supervise prayer (is it allowed by a non-member of that faith group and
opposite gender to do so?)
3. If prayer is happening in a separate space during instructional hours, who is responsible to monitor student
safety in case of emergency? What kinds of changes must we make to our emergency protocols to account for
children?
~·What about the act of w~shing before prayer? What are the parameters/expectiJ.~iQnsrt~~~t~~i.iPPuld
1t take? Do they need to bnng towels? :
,
•;~~. · ·- · · · ... · · · · ·
5. Can prayer occur at a mutually-agreeable time that is not
time
r d i~Y.J~'~r cl.ock"
as to maxim ize instructional time?
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6. Is
far, many students seem to
will pray on any given day.) Can
~tl'.
not in
the EAL wing, as Robyn suggests?
8. Are there any holy days that we need to be aware of that include certain rituals or where we would expect to
see students absent from school?
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providing a space.

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much more t~

Yes, students have been praying, but I don't know how many in ASD-W. In the other cities wher!ltey have a
centre (mean ing, where they have welcomed all Syrian students and given them a place to learn how to be in
school before transitioning to their new school), it is my understanding that students have been praying.
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafa roue(ci)nbed .nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Envoye: mardi 22 mars 2016 11:31
A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W); Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)
Objet: RE: Prayer

Chfintai.
I trust that you've expresse d to

hat this is more complex tha n simply provi ding space to pray. My
concern is moving forward when we have students scattered throughout the building getting up and leaving

classes at various times to pray. It becomes a safety issue . What about a lockdown, a firedrill, an evacuation?
We w ill be dealing with this for years (well, not Shane & I, LOL), as muslim students work their way through the
elementary & middle schoo l into FHS. Do they pray in the lower grades?
From: Lafa rgue, Chantal (AS D-W)

Sent: Tuesday, M arch 22, 2016 11:20 AM
To : Thomas, Shane {ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

Subject: TR : Prayer

Chantal Lafargue, BA1 BEd/ MEd
Depa rtment Head/ International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafaroue@nbed .nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

De:·-·

Envoye : mardi 22 mars 2016 10:44

A:

Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W); Lafargue/ Cha ntal

(ASD-W); Coy1 Stacy (ASD-W);
Cc: McTimoney1 David (ASD-W);

a

I);

Objet : Prayer
Good Morning:
- a n d I met with
this morning to discuss
prayer in school for the newcomer cohort. Wh ile we were able to clarify a few of the iss ues identified by o ur
working gro up/ llsuggested that it would be prudent for us to meet with the officials at the Islamic Association
as they could best provide direction.
We anticip ate that thi s meeting will take place tomorrow and will keep you abreast of progress .

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Follow-up
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mardi 22 mars 2016 15:36

A:

Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Porter, Greg (ASD-W)

Hi there,
I want to let you know that I have raised your concerns with Elaine and Robyn and they will discuss with Shane
regarding the routine tardiness. I have passed along the phone number of our translators and they will follow-up
with parents and/or determine the course of action. Please continue to flag tardiness & absenteeism via email, as it
helps me move things along on the dept's behalf.
Also note that Robyn conveyed some questions about prayer to the province today.
I am working on the report card, but waiting on Shane to give me times for parent-teacher interviews.Once I have
that info, it will be ready.
Neil & Greg if you need anything I can't purchase it until next week due to end of fiscal. Tomorrow is your cut-off
date to ord~r stuff with Lisa F. (March 23rd)- there is wiggle room because we are EAL, but it would be helpful to
all if we close this fiscal year and start the new one. Order whatever through her tomorrow from Coveys if you
need it/would like it.
Thanks for your continued patience.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafargue®nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

Prayer Space: Student-Approved Plan (?)
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mardi 22 mars 2016 15:54

A:

Thomas, Shane (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

Good Afternoon,
I realize that we are still waiting for the province to provide direction. However, Emily spoke with the female
student who had made the initial request to pray here at FHS via district office.
Emily discussed the situation with this student. She said that it would be acceptable for the following:
2:15pm: students can exit period 5 (both Emily and Greg's classes) to wash up
2:20pm: prayer commences during their break
.2:30pm students would return a minute or two after the bell
According to this student, girls and boys can pray in the same space given that there is a divider between them.
They are not supposed to be able to see one another during the act of prayer.
I know this doesn't deal with a lot of our questions, but for now, this will allow us to maximize instructional time
and movement of studen~ in the hallways. We will also see who actually ~s praying, because they will be doing
mostly on their time.
We would need enough dividers in the shape of aT, so that if students were to walk in during someone praying of
the opposite gender, they wouldn't be able to see from the door. I will text you the picture. We have had on
average 5 males and 5 females praying, which gives you an idea for the dividers. (Perhaps 5 will work.)
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

One more thing of concern
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mardi 22 mars 2016 18:30

A:

Cc:

Kilfillen, Elaine (ASD-W)
Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

Hello there,
One thing that needs to be addressed with
en you speak with a translator is talk in class
about arms (weapons). I am wondering that you should
bly raise with Shane is what is our protocol for
monitoring student behaviour when they have limited language skills, but also talk about disturbing topics that
might be concerning to us, but that are not exactly threat-assessment level, yet (I am assuming). I don't know
why the student acted the way he did and we obviously don't have the tools (Arabic language) to be able to
properly deconstruct the utterance to know what was going on.
Jeremy can provide more detail on this to ensure I am not losing any of the nuances, but during a class activity
about talking about "hobbies" or "interests" today, . .stated that he liked "RPGs" (rocket launchers) and made
loud noises and gestures. Of course, Jeremy said, T,"not in Canada", which is something we do to convey
inappropriate language/behaviours/topics with our students. Jeremy continued on with the lesson.
-joined us Friday of last week and all t~achers ~ave had minor run-ins with him already, including myself: I
traer'to walk him to district last week because he decided to start school before being registered for school and he
landed in Neil's room one day (after being explicitly told by ~otto come to school until Friday because his
paperwork was not processed), but his siblings stayed home.
I thought you should have this information. "If you have a binder on threat assessment or something, I would love
to read it. I would also like to know how our existing protocols apply when there are communication barriers.
I felt it important to share this with you and I obviously forgot to add this to the laundry list this afternoon. My
apologies for that.
Chantal
C_hantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque©nbed.nb.ca

(506) 453-5435

FHS Parent Teacher Interviews
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mardi 22 mars 2016 20:22

A:

Cc :

Dear -

Colleagues:

As it can be challenging to communicate across languages with families, we would request your support in promoting
to parents and families the following information about an upcoming oppo1tunity to meet the EAL teachers at
rredericton High School to discuss each child's progress. We appreciate that we rely on your suppo1t for
communicating with parents in their language and transportation to the school, so we thought it would be helpful to
share this in advance:
PARENT-TEACHER INTERVIEWS
To m eet the EAL teach ers and to learn how to support your child 's progress in EAL, please come
to room D106 at Fredericton High School, 300 Priestman Street, on:
Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 5-7PM
or
Friday, April 8, 2016 from 8:30AM-12PM

Please bring a person who can translate, if needed.
For your planning purposes, it is important to note that unlike many other schools, we do not schedule appointments
at FHS, because we see parents on a first-come first-served basis. We also honour the start and end times for
interview windows.
I know I am missing other key contact people, so I am hoping you might share this information with your volunteers,
translators, and settlement teams.
Please feel free to contact me if you ha,ve any questions.
Thank you for your continued support.

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque(ci)nbed. nb.ca

(506) 453-5435

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Follow-Up ltems:Greg P & Shane
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mardi 22 mars 2016 21 :26
Fillion, Lisa (ASD-W)

A:

Hi Lisa,
I just wanted to let you know I left with Shane the following and he was going to follow-up:
request keys from Nathan
get a computer (either district or Shane's new laptop) for Greg
some HR/payroll stuff that I don't know about
You might want to remind Shane, if Shane is handy to you .. .! will try, too, but you may see him first.
Also, I told Greg to find you with requests for items through ~tomorrow being the deadline). He really has
nothing to work with and yesterday the chalkboard was left f~~th, so he didn't feel comfortable erasing it
(and he didn't have Internet and a cord to connect to the projector... ). He took Emily's flip chart stand to have
something. I thought I would make you aware of this to see what can be done/if he needs to buy some flip chart
paper, stands, etc.
We kind of didn't have a lot of time to sort him out what with it being the end of fiscal tomorrow ...
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque@nbed. nb.ca

(506) 453-5435

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RE:Update information For We Speak Welcome
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mardi 22 mars 2016 21:38
Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)

A:

Are you kidding me???? That is AMAZING news!!
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafaroue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

De : Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Envoye: mardi 22 mars 2016 21:31
A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet: RE: Update information For We Speak Welcome
I'd love to be there when you present him with the award.
like to have him.work for them th is summer.
From: Lafargue, Chanta l {ASD-W)
Sent: Tu esday, March 22, 2016 9:30P M
To: Allen-VanderToorn , Shawna {ASD-W)
Subject: RE :Update inform ation For We Spea k Welcome
Thanks for the info, Shawna. This is tremendously helpful and I appreciate not having to do all of the fact-checking
and w riting. I modified it for the purposes of our awards board and found a picture tonight. His plaque is ordered
and I will let you know when we get it all mounted, so you can come see it. I don't know when we will find the
time to properly do the award presentation ... !
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

De: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Envoye : mardi 22 mars 2016 20:04
A : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet : FW: Update information For We Speak Welcome

From:
Sent: Satu ay, March 19, 2016 11:45 PM
To: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna {ASD-W)
Subject: Update information For We Speak Welcome

Thank you again for your help in this event.

Attached is the final version of your speaker notes, we will have a printed version for you at the
Fredericton Conevtion Center
The event is this Monday March 21 from 3-Spm. We will be at location from 2pm in case you
need any additional support.
You will be speaking from 4:20 to 4:30 approximately.
will give you cues of when to go up to the stage and if we need you to speed up
or slow down the pace.

RE:One more thing of concern + 1
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
~nvoye :mercredi 23 mars 2016 11:~

A_;
C~

Kilfillen, Elaine (ASD-W)
Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

f:!J

Hi Elaine
- a n d I were ambushed (literally surrounded) when we went up to t he EAL wing. At brea k when
I
-wereTrying to get our newest student to class, I thought you should also be aware that
one of our IEP EAL students, was told by . . !_o ·~p" _pn the bus because
sit
next to his sister. I found this out t h r o u g h - (a darling stu,dent) who tried to
intervene with (rather unsuccesfully) to tell him "that is not how it works here". ~n't
really stand up for himself and ~nows what is going on and can probably provide you the
details. This came to my attention ~redealing with other items as I heard some very loud voices and
knew
is a good student and Gerard looked visibly upset and took of in a tear.
- w a s also stopped twice for rough-housing with someone and he wanted to apologize that to me, which
.
.
consumed most of the time with -

Those items will need to be addressed with . . ..ASAP. For now, I am going to Google translate "Boys and girls
Can and Must sit together on the bus beca'use this is how we do things so all students can have a seat." I am also
going to touch base with Neil right now in Homeroom because he has a good connection with Gerard.

You are going to need another VP in t he main office just to deal with transactions between cultures and hiring out
help to translate for everyone.
I'll do what I can to buy you some time, but you'll have to move on this once you chase down Shane.
Sorry
Cha ntal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye : mardi 2.2. mars 2.016 18:30
A: Kilfillen, Elaine (ASD-W)
Cc : Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Objet: One more thing of concern

Hello there,
One thing that needs to be addressed with
when you speak with a translator is talk in class
about arms (weapons). I am wondering that you should probably raise with Shane is what is our protocol for
monitoring student behaviour when they have limited language skills, but also tal k about disturbing topics that
might be concerning to us, but that are not exactly threat-assessment level, yet (I am assuming). I don 't know
why the student acted the way he did and we obviously don't have the tools (Arabic language) to be able to
properly deconstruct the utterance to know what was going on.
Jeremy can provide more detail on this to ensure I am not losing any of the nuances, but during a class activity
about talking about "hobbies" or "interests" today, - s t ated that he liked "RPGs" (rocket launchers) and made

loud noises and gestures. Of course, Jeremy said, "No, not in Canada", which is something we do to convey
inappropriate language/behaviours/topics with our students. Jeremy continued on with the lesson.

II

-oined us Friday of last week and all teachers have had minor run-ins with
already, including myself: I
had to walk - to district last week because .decided to start school before bemg registered for school and.
landed in NeTsroom one day (after bei ng explicitly told b y - not to come to school until Friday because
paperwork was not processed), but . i b lings stayed home.
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this information. If you have a binder on threat assessment or something, I w a u l ike to know how our existing protocols
when there are communication barriers.

I felt it i~!)~ to share this with you and I
apologie-.ea:.
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafargue@nbed. nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

this to the laundry lis t w ernoon. My

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RE:Left something on your desk
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mercredi 23 mars 2016 12:27

A:

Harvey, Corey (ASD-W); Porter, Greg (ASD-W)

Hi Corey- thank you so much for that.
Greg it is on my desk. Please come and pick it up. (re: below)
Please do not interpret tone from my emails- am working through a pile that accumulated since early AM ... thanks
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca

(506) 453-5435
De: Hatvey, Corey (ASD-W)
. Envoye: mercredi 23 mars 2016 10:49
A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet : Left something on your desk

Hi Chantal,
I left something on your desk for the new math teacher. I've beeri reviewing materials for connecting language
proficiency and content~ and I came across a document that gave· examples of connecting WIDA levels and content
outcomes, as well as potential teaching ideas.
There are examples for most content areas in the document I'm reviewing. Perhaps this could be beneficial
information in helping classroom teachers bridge language and content.
Sincerely,
Corey Hatvey BA, BEd, CTESL, TEFL
Itinerant English as an Additional Language Teacher
Anglophone West School District
corey. harvey@nbed. nb.ca

(506) 261-3951

RE: Syrian newcomers
Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Envoye :mardi 5 avril 2016 00:00
La fargue, Chantal (ASD-W)

A:

I think we w ill be able to get the documents to the school on time. I will chat with you about t his tomorrow. 1will
need ~ to go with me to LHHS for an 11:30 meeting on Monday mo rn ing. It will be for a school tour. I am
wondering if we can get another interpreter to fill this slot. This is a spec ial case, so I do want to go forward with
the sched uled tour. Other than that hour, I can book an interpreter for FHS for Monday.
Shawna
From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Monday, Apri l 04, 2016 11:51 PM
To: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W}
S1,1bject: RE:Syrian newcomers
Possibly, we would need someone for the entire day for the first day of the 9 Syrians, unless one is hired for the
mpnth of April for FHS. (Are you aware that Shane is trying to do so?)
Also, t he Monday start at FHS (and corresponding translator) hinges upon whether documentation can get to FHS
in·time.
·
It would be a good idea if you check in with Joanne and Harmony to see what kind of turn-around time they would
req uire for placement in courses. The first date the EAL dept can receive students would be next Monday.
If the paperwork doesn't come in time for Harr11ony t.o enter 9 student profiles into PowerSchool, it may have to
wait until later in the week. -~'leelhe 9 being problematic if teachers don't get t heir 48hours notice that a person is being added (other than EAL dept.) and also if Harmony doesn't have time to do the
data entry for 9 people into PowerSchool. Of course, the translator would be helpful and having the person t here
for t he entire day wou ld help, especially in the event that we do not have a full-time person at FHS by that point.

a:''Moimy·st:"frt:f6r

. . . .was in today, again, and we dealt with numerous issues (despite that not being . .purpose for being at
FHS). These matters take time and the students have lots of matters to convey to us, also. Issues are
compounding due to communication breakdowns at this stage. The complexity of some of the issues needing
attention reach far beyond Google translate apps, unfortunately.

Cha ntal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal .Lafaroue@nbed.nb.ca

(506) 453-5435
De : Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Envoye: lundi 4 avril 2016 23:06
A : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet: RE : Syrian newcomers

Are you hoping to have a translator for the full day?

From: Lafargue, Chantal {ASD-W)
Sent: Monday, April 04, 2016 10:30 AM
To: Allen -VanderToorn, Sh awna (ASD-W)
Cc: Thomas, Shane {ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn {ASD-W); Williams, Joanne {ASD-W); Smeltzer, Harmony {ASD-W)
Subject: RE:Syrian newcomers
Hello Shawna
The preference at FHS is to start them on Monday, April 11 for their first day of school with the help of an Arabic
translator, so we can review expectations for the schooling experience at FHS with them. We have learned that this
is a helpful component of orientation and settlement into the new school.
I am also able to assist with WIDA testing today and Wednesday.
Thank you
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal .Lafargue© nbed .nb.ca

(506) 453-5435
De : Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Envoye: lundi 4 avril 2016 10:12

A:

Ward, Jennifer (ASD-W); Saad, Paul (ASD-W); Sturgeon, Brad (ASD-W); Hamilton, John (ASD-W); Thomas,

Shane (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Plourde, Pierre (ASD-W); Stiles, Kurt (ASD-W); Duncan, Dorothy (ASDW); Whitney, Tanya (ASD-W)
Cc: Stairs, Na ncy (ASD-W); O'Connell, Heidi (ASD-W);
Williams, Joanne (ASDW); Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W); Smeltze~ Harmony (ASD-W); Collicott, Amanda (ASD-W)

Objet: Syrian newcomers
I have attached the list of Syrian newcomers who will be registering this week. I will have to confirm birth dates
and grade levels at regi s~~.W>n, so these are tentative placements.

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I know that this is a short week . We will do some tours on Thursday for those schools who can manage that.
Please let me know your preference. If not, the tours may have to occur next week due to parent teacher and PL
on Friday.
Thanks,

Shawna Allen-VanderToorn
Subject Coordinator- EAL (K-12), Social Studies (K-12)
Early Career Teachers & University Student Interns
Anglophone West School District

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Phone: Cso6) 444-3096
Fax: Cso6) 453-4220
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RE: Syrian newcomers
Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Envoye :lundi 4 avril 2016 21:56

A:

Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)

I am just realizi ng that none of my emails sent today from my blackberry because my mailbox was full. I did write
a response to you but it didn't go. I am waiting to hear back from • . •as going to connect with the
!family who was going to register at 12 :00 tomorrow. I guess the re has been a request made th rough .
for us to change this appointment so that the Fi rst Fredericton Friend can attend. I did let . . .know that
·we would like the high school age d children t o come tomorrow regardless, but that has not yet been confirmed .
Corey could do one WIDA before heading off to George Street for a 12:45 obse rvation.
I'll connect with you via email or text as soon as I hear back from Shawna
From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Monday, April 04, 2016 8:30 PM
To: Allen-Va,nderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Subject: RE:Syrian newcomers
Hi Shawna, ·
I am assuming you are busier than imaginable today, and I wanted to let you know that I have seen the tentative
schedu le for the next two days and I am still awaiting confirmation of how I can help on Tuesday and Wednesday.
I would like to support you and Corey, as I have done intake before at FHS, so I feel comfortable in assisting you
with the paperwork under your direction or assisting you with whatever piece that requires attention. I believe
there are a number of WIDA assessments to do, too, so I can help with that, also, if Corey can be put to better use
doing intakes with you.
I would like to support my ASD-W team, as I won't be needed at the school until the next group of 9 arrives. I
know Jackie is away and there are a lot of children to place in the coming days, so I feel strongly about shifting
gears this week, if you are comfortable having me assisting in this capacity.
Please let me know.
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai .Lafarouelalnbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

De: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Envoye : lundi 4 avril 2016 10:12
A : Ward, Jennifer (ASD-W); Saad, Paul (ASD-W); Sturgeon, Brad (ASD-W); Hamilton, John (ASD-W); Thomas,
Shane (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Plourde, Pierre (ASD-W); Stiles, Kurt (ASD-W); Dunca n, Dorothy (ASDW); Whitney, Tanya (ASD-W)

Cc : Stairs, Nancy {ASD-W); O'Connell, Heidi (ASD-W); stephaniejmaclellan@qmail.com; Williams, Joanne (ASD-

W); Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W); Smeltzer, Harmony {ASD-W); Callicott, Amanda {ASD-W)
Objet: Syrian newcomers
I have attached the list of Syrian newcomers who will be registering this week. I will have to confirm birth dates
and grade levels at registration, so these are tentative placements.

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e e tours on Thursday for those schools who can manage
Vf>1ease let lil~~now your preference. If not, the tours may have to occur next week due to parent teacher fryQ-/~~:;-j
on Friday.
Thanks,

Shawna Allen-VanderToorn
Subject Coordinator- EAL (K-12), Social Studies (K-12)
Early Career Teachers & University Student Interns
Anglophone West School District
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Phone: (506) 444-3096
F~: Cso6) 453-4220
http:/ /asd-w.nbed.nb.ca

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RE: Photo IDs
Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Envoye :lundi 4 avril2016 21:39

A:

Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)

Hi Chantal,
I've texted - a t. . to see if he's available either the 14th or the 15th.
\.Viii let you know his response as soon as I get it.

From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Monday, April 04, 2016 8:38 PM
To: Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Subject: Photo IDs
Hi Robyn
Do you think the Life Touch person could come by to do photo IDs?
Students have told me they don't have tl!leirs and we have another 9 Syrians coming next week (possibly on
Monday April 11th, which is too early for photo IDs, since I can't be too sure that they ALL will actually be at FHS
that day as I am still waiting on confirmation from district; as to their first day at FHS.)
They also tell me that they use their IDs to get their parents discounts at merchants in town, so some of them are
waiting on IDs.
We could do another Lifetouch at the cafeteria from noon - until period 5 on April 15th, say? I could_ have Emily
and Greg bring them down then, if Lifetouch were available, at the start of period 5.
Hopefully, we would have our translator working for us by then which would make this a lot easier on everyone.
Thanks so much for letting me know!
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

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Envoye :lundi 4 avril 2016 11:57
A:
Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Cc:
Thomas, Shane (ASD-W); Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)

We are working on it. Hope to have good news for you soon .

From: Allaby, Robyn_(ASD-W) [mailto:robyn.allaby@nbed.nb.ca]
Sent: Apri l-04- 16 11:32 AM

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Cc: Thomas, Shane (ASD-W); Lafarg ue, Chanta l (ASD-W)
Subject: translator
Hi. .

Just wonde ring if you have a t ra nslator t hat wi ll be willing t o work at FHS for the month of April, at least? I know
we discussed this on Friday when you were here.
We just learned this a.m. that we have 9 more Syrians joining us by the end of the week & we are already in crisis
mode in terms of communication.
Appreciate any support you can give.
Robyn
Robyn Allaby, B.Ed. B.A. M .Ed.
Vice Principal
Fredericton High School
Phone 453-543 5
Success is a journey, not a destin ation.

this week
Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Envoye :dimanche 3 avril 2016 20:54

A:

Harvey, Corey (ASD-W); Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)

Good evening,
I have received the list from - f o r newcomers this week and we have over 30 students to register. Corey and
I are going to have to use Tuesday for some of this work as long as - c a n provide us a space. Corey, I real ize
that you are booked on Tuesday afternoon in a school. I will try my best to work around your commitment to get
th e W IDAs done. I wi ll confirm this once I hea r from Nayyaf in the morning. I know that we have planned to meet
on Tuesday, and I rea lize how important this is, but due to my commitments t his week with my Social Studies
portfolio, registrati ons, and other meetings that I can not change, I am going t o have to use Tuesday to get some of
this regi strati on comp leted.
M y schedule is ve ry booked until Apri l 20. If we could hold that day for this work, I w ill be in .a better pla~e to
focu s on so me long term plans for EAL in ASD-W.

Shawna AJlen-VanderToorn
Subject Coordinator- EAL (K-12), Social Studies (K-12)
Early Career Teachers & University Student Interns
Anglophone West School District

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Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
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Hey,
I've attached a 3rd draft of the detention slips. I simplified the slip, as we are only focusing on one behaviourtardiness. All that is missing is the room number for the ISS C.
If you could print them off Monday that would be fantastic!
Thanks so much!
Emily
Emily Chevrier
B.A., B.Ed.
EAL Teacher
Fredericton High School
emily.chevrier@nbed.nb.ca
From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Friday, April 01, 2016 3:31 PM
To: Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W)
Cc: Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Subject: Thanks and Happy Weekend I

Hi all:
Thanks for your great work this week! It has been frantic, but we are all doing great. Please email me if you need
anything.
Info items:

1. Prayer starts Monday at 2:15pm-2:30pm- Habiba will be here to help for day 1
2. Detention starts Monday for tardiness (We will need the slips? Emily, do you want me to run off copies
Monday? Just email me the document.)
3. Still no translator, but working on it.
4. PowerSchool: Changes to period 5 & 6 will not occur until Wednesday after Sherry prints off the report
cards. Hang in there, Greg and Emilyr
5. M&R support should be in place for periods 5 & 6 with the "low low" group
6. Food: I am looking for a volunteer(s) who might grab a cooler daily and bring it up to my office for
12:20pm, so students can pick up their accommodated lunch options during period 4.
Great work, everyoner
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

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goi ng to be for "Syrian Refugees" . . . but rather) it will be for "newcomers". We are
hoping to sta rt Monday with th e campaign (if that is agreeable) and run it for two i:·
weeks. With your permission) we wou l d like to post something on our FHS webpage and we
will be sending out a ta l k mail to all of our parents (this is to be a joint effort
between FHS and LH HS). We will also be using our Parent Support Committees.

If at all poss ible ) would it be possible for you to post in your store ? We are
providing a list of suggested supplies to all of our students i n the form of a bookmark
in the homerooms. (attached). They could purchase/drop off materials at your store or
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Just be me and the teachers. I can make it for lunch - I have a meet i ng
until 12:00. And I eat everything:)

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<Chantal . Lafargue@nbed . nb . ca> wrote :
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>I got an email from
today looking for numbers for the lunch .
>I also got an email
uggesting that
might like
>to participate, as well.
like to stress~t be
>perceived by teachers as part of any current or future research project ,
> as this really i s an in- house "re-group" that we are trying to pull off ,
> for the reasons stated in previous emails .
>
>We should be able to start lunch for 12 : 30pm, so just l e t me know how
> long the session should run (in your mind, so it isn't overkill on a
>Friday after Parent - Teacher) and whether you would like to join us for
> lunch with or without 1111111 . (I haven't met her, so the informat ion I
>have i s second hand th ~ aula.) I am sure she has e xpertise to bring
>to the table if you wou ld like to co- faci litate with her, but it would be
>ideal that the tone for the afternoon remain separate from research .
>
>Also, please let me know of any food allerg ies you may have.
>
>Thanks again!
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>Chantal Lafargue , BA , BEd, MEd
>Depar tment Head, International Students
>Fredericton High Schoo l
>C h an t al .Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
> ( 506 ) 4 53-5435
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>De : J ef frey Landine [j landine@unb . ca )
>Envoye : mercredi 30 mars 2016 23 : 18
>A : La fargue , Chantal
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>Objet : Re : April 8

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>>I h~u are enjoyi ng your conference! Thank you so much for getting
>>b ac k to me. Essent i ally, we in it ially tried to reach out to llllllllllllt
>>(I believe you know ...,, who at this stage in h i s career wo~
>>3 rd-party enough / di stant enough from mos tly everyone who wou ld be

>>participating to help us debrief what we have lived through as a team. He
>>is unavailable to help us on April 8th PM.
>>
>>To paint the backdrop for the conversation: We have been operating in an
>>environment where there were no supports in place provided to us prior to
>>the arrival of the Syrian newcomers our high school, beyond the initial
>>family interview and a language screener. We are living in in a province
>>where there are no official ESL (EAL) courses for high school, no
>>alternate programming for war-affected youth, no personnel that have
>>designated roles, like translator-interpreters, for example to help us
>>settle youth down, make them feel at ease and help them navigate a whole
>>new set of cultural and social norms. Although we knew through experience
>>(and through extensive access to supports and the literature via our .
>>colleagues at UNB) that more needed to be in place to do this well, and
>>we had strongly advocated for changes, decisions were made that were
>>beyond our control. What we could control were the numerous preparations
>>that we put in place with students (fundraising for school supplies for
>>our entire district, creating ambassador buddies and providing translator
>>training for youth, doing workshops on empathy, etc.). We did what we
>>could to be nreadyn with what we had.
>>
>>Currently, our school has seen 20+ students arrive in the past 2 months.
>>LHHS has seen fewer, but they have only 1 teacher (who, up until last
>>week, was only part time) and I believe:they have already a student who
>>is on an individualized plan that is focused on ensuring well-being,
>>right now. At my school, we were successful at adding another half-time
>>teacher to our team and we are currently working hard to hire a
>>translator (through the school's own funding, I'm told), to help us work
>>with students directly, because the complexities that are presenting are
>>so challenging for us to manage even in our school that has tremendous
>>experience in supporting newcomers. we have received no professional
>>learning, as often we are called on to provide it, but we we are looking
>>to use our time on April 8th PM to debrief this recent experience, as I
>>feel the classroom teachers would welcome a safe space to unpack what has
>>happened and celebrate our successes. I wou~· 1 IIi - - >>empowering experience, but I do not have the~~ground to facilitate
>>conversations. I would like to end the session with some sort of vision
>>about actions we can take moving into the end of the school year that
>>will give us a couple of targets to focus on to advocate for in April &
>>May, so that in September we can provide supports to students. (Again,
>>when worki~g in a system where everything is a grassroots solution (we
>>even write our own curriculum documents and have to buy our own
>>materials), I need help in shifting our collective thinking from raw
>>emotion to acknowledgement of where we are/have been and define what
>>supports we need to create for next year, so that I can communicate to
>>leadership at multiple levels that their decisions about timetabling and
>>staffing they
making in May will need to accommodate X Y & Z to
>>ensure equity
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>>on. We are tight group and we have a great dynamic, but we are worn out
>>and I think we have some really valid concerns that need to be voiced.
>>Also, all of these teachers are in precarious positions, as I am the only
>>one with tenure, so I think this off-site gathering and a non-system
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>>listener might h elp people who feel a need to share the opportunity to do
>> s o without feeling like they will be judged professionally . Speaking from
>>the "greener side" of the fence , I feel as though this year has been the
>>most exhilarating in my service to newcomers to Canada , yet the most
>>frustrating I have ever experienced , as I knew that people didn ' t know
>>what they didn't know ( if you know what I am saying), and that was my
>>biggest barrier starting back i n November.
>>
>>Paula had suggested she could order a lunch and there would be 5 teachers
>>+me .and possibly the facilitator . . .. I am stuck with April the 8th from
>>noon onwards, as that is after parent- teacher interviews and it doesn't
>>cost me 1400$ in supply teache r time (which I don ' t have) to provide this
>> support to my team . I don' t t hink t here would be a n y preparation, u nless
>>the facilitator thought there would be a need for some warm- up types of
>>activities to break the ice and I or a mapping activi ty at the end to try
>>to get us to record some actionable items t h at I need to advocate for as
>>th e l ead er . I thin k people wou l d reall y l i k e t he idea of little
>>structure, given how taxing parent-teacher interviews can be f or our
>>team . We are usually flat - out for the 2hrs the d ay prior and then again
>> f or a 4 -hour morning . We have to hop from one cultur al way of interacting
>> t o another and we often do them with interpreters . I think the "less is
>>more" approach would work really wel l with this group of teachers . They
>>are all so fr i e ndly and chatty and ~aid- back . I love working with all of
>>them , which is great to be abl e to i ay in l ight of t h e othe r challenging
>>dyn amics we have a t p l ay , right now .
>>
>>Thanks for reachin g out tonight .
>>
>>Chantal Lafargu e, BA, BEd , MEd
>>Department Head , International Students
>>Fredericton High School
>>Ch antal.La fargue@ nbed .nb . ca<mailto : Ch ant al . Lafargu e@nbed.nb . ca>
>> ( 506) 453 - 5435
>>
>>De :
>>Envoye : mercredi 30 mars 20 16 20 : 53
>>A : Lafargue , Chantal (ASD-W )
>>Ob jet : April 8
>>
>>Hi Chantal ,
I am in Montreal at a conference .
Can you give me an idea
>>of what you are looking for in particular ( ie . what sort of preparation
>>would be required? What might the par ticipants be looking for?)?
>>
>>Ch eers ,
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Citiz~nship and

lmm1gration Canada

Citoyennete et
Immigration Canada

Population Profile:
· Syrian Refugees

Canada

Executive Sun1marv

The conflict in Syria, which began in 2011, has caused widespread displacement with more than
4 million Syrian refugees fleeing, mainly to neighbouring countries such as Lebanon, Turkey,
Jordan and Iraq.
Conditions in asylum countries vary but overall are quite poor. Iraq. Jordan and Turkey are the
only three countries that have fonnal refugee camps; however~ the tnajority of Syrian refugees
( 85 percent) live in non-can1p environments such as urban centers or n1akeshift dw·ellings. Syrian
refugees resettled to Canada will come pritnarily from asylum countries such as Jordan and
Lebanon where local integration is not possible due to the overwhelming number of refugees
residing in those countries.
In order to prepare for the arrival of refugees, CIC compiled available information on
demographics and health characteristics of Syrian refugees. Some of the most common tnedical
conditions found include: hypertension, diabetes and visual or hearing impairment. In addition,
mental illness and trauma are common given the experiences in Syria, in transit and in asylum
countries. Symptoms may not appear right away and therefore, follow-up is crucial. In terms of
language~, of the Syrian refugees rese~led to Canada in 2014, 46 percent reported knowing at
least one ~f Canada's official language~, making language skills training an important factor in
integration.

It is essential that cultural considerations are given to Syrian refugees when providing services as
there are a number of important aspects to consider such as providing culturally appropriate
health care, understanding family dynamics, religious beliefs and food and dietary restrictions.
Current information on how Canada is helping Syrian refugees is available on the CIC website:

http://w\V\V.cic.gc.ca/english/refugees/crisis/canada-response.asp.

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·rable of Contents
Background ..................................................................................................................................... 3
Introduction ................................................................................................................................. 3
Situational Overview .................................................................................................................. 3
Syrian Communities in Canada .................................................................................................. 3
Demographic Characteristics .......................................................................................................... 4
Age .............................................................................................................................................. 4
Languages ................................................................................................................................... 4
Literacy ....................................................................................................................................... 5
Ethnic Groups ............................................................................................................................. 5
Urbanization ................................................................................................................................ 5
Religion ....................................................................................................................................... 5
Access to Education .................................................................................................................... 6
Countries of Asylum ........................: .............................................................................................. 6
Size and Demographics of the Refugee Population .................................................................... 6
Conditions in Asylum Countries.:............................................................................................... 7
Health Characteristics ..................................................................................................................... 8
General Health Conditions among Syrian Refugees .................................................................. 9
Health Conditions Identified During the Immigration Medical Exam (IME) among Syrian
Refugees Resettled to Canada................................................................................................... 10
Cultural Considerations ................................................................................................................ 12
Food and Dietary Restrictions .................................................................................................. 12
Families ..................................................................................................................................... 12
Religion ..................................................................................................................................... 13
. Health Care ............................................................................................................................... 13
Employment .............................................................................................................................. 13
Sources .......................................................................................................................................... 14
Annex ............................................................................................................................................ 16

2

Background
In trod ucti on
Since early 2011, armed conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic has led more than 4 million Syrians
to seek refuge in the neighbouring countries of Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt,
resulting in significant humanitarian needs. According to the United Nations Refugee Agency
(UNHCR), as of July 2015, an additional 7.6 million Syrians are internally displaced, with
numbers increasing as the crisis continues unabated.

Situational Overview
Syrian P~esident Bashar al-Assad and the
ruling Ba' ath Party have been in power
since 2000. Protests began after many
years of political repression and :
government corruption. Protestors called
for dem~cratic reforms, the rele~e of
political prisoners, multi-party el~ctions
and, in many cases, the end of the regime.
The Syrian government responded to antiregime activity with widespread arrests,
beatings, interrogations, torture, and the
use of live ammunition and snipers on
protestors as well as barrel bombs and
chlorine gas on areas viewed as antiregime strongholds.

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Since 2011, an estimated 1,500 armed
rebel groups, with ever-changing alliances
Figure 1: Map of S) riu. Sour<:e: Ct·ntrallntelligl'ne<.·
and factions-some secular and some
AgencJ 1CIA1. 2014.
Islamist-have become active in Syria.
Two notable Islamist groups also vying for territorial control in Syria are Jabhat al-Nusra, an arm
of AI Qaeda, and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

Syrian Conununities in Canada
According to the 2011 National Household Survey, there were 40,840 people in Canada
reporting Syrian ethnic origin. The largest percentage of people of Syrian origin live in Quebec
(44 percent), followed by Ontario (39 percent). The cities with the highest percentages of people
of Syrian origin are Montreal (40 percent), Toronto (20 percent), Ottawa-Gatineau (7 percent),
and London (3 percent). Similarly, the majority of Syrian refugees resettled to Canada reside in

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Q uebec and Ontario, particul arl y in Montreal and Toronto. These commun ities could be
important sources of emotional support for newly arrived refugees.

Dcn1ographic Character·istics
This section provides an overview of general characteristics and demographics of Syri ans in their
country of origin. ln addition, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has provided
demographi c information on Syrian refugees who have resettled to Canada.

As shown in Figure 2, 33 percent of people in Syria are under 15 years old , 20 percent are
between 15 and 24 and 43 percent are between 25 and 64 years old . See Figure 2 for the age
proportions in Syria. Comparatively, refugees who have resettled. to Canada had similar
numbers. Of the Syrian refugees resettled to Canada in 20 14, 34 percent were under 15 years old,
15 percent were between 15 and 24 years o ld, and 48 percent were between 25 and 64 years old.
See Figure 3 for the ages of resettled Syrian refugees.
65
years

65
years

and

and
over,
3.5%

0- 14
years,
34.2%

years,
20.2%
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<. I \. 20 l.l.

15-24
years,
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n•.,l'f1lcd 1o Canada in 20 l .l.

Languages
Languages spoken in Syria include Arabic (officia l language), Kurdish, Armenian, Aramaic, and
Circassian (\·Videly understood). French and Engli sh are somewhat understood. According to the
Cultural Orientation Resource Center, an organization that has provided cu ltural backgrounders
to the U.S . government. Arabic is the nati ve language of 90 percent of the population.
Of the Syrian refugees resettled to Canada in 20 14, approximately 46 percent spoke at least one
of Canada's official languages.

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Literacy
Uni versal literacy was a major goal of the Syrian government before the conflict. As a result, 84
percent of the population is literate (90 percent of men and 77 percent of women).

Ethnic Groups
Prior to the conflict, Syria 's ethnic groups consisted of Arabs (90 percent) and Kurds, Armenians
and others ( I 0 percent).

Urbanization
Approximately 56 percent of Syria's population resided in urban areas prior to the confl ict,
particularly in Damascus, Aleppo. Hama, and Homs. wh ich are the count ry· s four largest cities.
Drought and demographic shirts res ult ing rrom a rural cx.odus have been ident i1ied as key
r~asons behind the start or protests and the onset or the crisis.

Religion
The majo rity religion in Syria is Islam, whi ch makes up 87 percent of the population, including
74 percent who are Sunni Muslim, and 13 percent who are A lawi, lsmaili and Shia Muslim.
Approximately I 0 percent practice C hristianity, with individuals identify ing as Orthodox , Uniate
and Nestori an C hristi ans. The remaining 3 percent are Oruze. The confl ict has taken on sectarian
dimensions as political o pinion has become ascribed based o n rel igious affi liation. For exan1ple,
indi viduals who are Alawi are assumed to be pro-Assad, wh ich further exacerbates tensions
between opposing groups.

3% Druze
87%

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A.ccess to Education
In pre-conflict Syria, high rates of primary school attendance were achieved due to free public
education. However, rates of primary school attendance in rural areas were significantly lower
than the national average, and there were high dropout rates at the secondary school level,
especially among girls. Furthermore, the Ba'ath party used Syria's education system as a tool to
indoctrinate children with party ideologies, and teachers were generally not permitted to express
ideas that opposed government policy.
According to the Cultural Orientation Resource Center, 72 percent of Syrians of secondary
school age were enrolled in school before the uprising. The current conflict situation has taken a
severe toll on the education system, with school attendance rates down to 6 percent in some areas
due to general insecurity, damaged buildings and a lack of teachers.
Prior to the conflict,. a combination of public and private universities existed to provide higher
education access to men and women in Syria. However, as with primary and secondary school,
restrictions on academic and political freedom were largely present. According to the World
Bank, post-secondary school=enrollment steadily increased over the years prior to the conflict
and in 2010, 26 percent of the population in the five-year age group following secondary school
had enrolled in post~secondary education. It is highly likely that enrollment has dropped by a
large percentage since then..

Countries of Asylun1
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Size and Denzographics of the Refugee Population
In 2015, the number of registered
Syrian refugees reached 4 million.
The majority of refugees reside in
the neighbouring countries of Iraq,
Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt.
The number of refugees in
neighbouring asylum countries is
illustrated in Figure 5. These
countries are most affected by the
influx of Syrian refugees across their
borders and are struggling to meet
the needs of refugees in addition to
those of their own populations.
Figure 6 shows the percentage
breakdown by age and gender of

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Syrian refugees based on data from the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR). This chart
shows that 52 percent of Syrian refugees are under the age of 18 and are therefore especiall y
vulnerable.

100% ,
90%
80%
70%
60%
50%
40% .
30%
20%
10%

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Conditions in Asylum Co untries
Li ving conditions in asy lum countries vary greatly but overall are poor. particularly in Lebanon.
For example, inadequate shelter duri ng the wimer of20 15 resulted in some refugees nnd their
chi ldren freezing to death in camps. Irnq , Jord an and Turkey are the on ly th ree countries that
have lo rm al re fugee camps: however, the maj ority of Syrian re fu gees (85 percent) li,·e in noncamp environments such as urban centers or makeshift dvvellings.
Syrian refugees often lack access to adequate shelter. clean \Hlter. health care. schools and
income-generati ng acti,·ities. As the confl ict continues and rerugecs dep lete their om1 fi nanci al
resources. their situati on becomes inc reas ingly precari ous and tensions with refugee-hosting
commu nities are ri sing. Access io education is a major challenge and the majo rity or Syrian
chil dren li,·ing outside of Sy ria continue to miss critica l educational mil estones. About 89
percent or ch ildren li \ ing in refu gee camps are attending school: ho\\·c,·er, gi,·cn that the
maj ority of Sy ri nn refugees do not li ve in cam ps. overall 68 percent orchi ldren li vin g outside of'
Syria arc not altcnding sc hoo l.
Lebanon

With a population of al most 6 million people and over I mill ion Syrian refugees, Lebanon has
the most refugees per capi ta in the worl d. Lebanon maintains a no-camp poli cy. so Syrians are
di spersed among 1,700 localities in apartments or houses, abandoned bui ldings and informal

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tented settlements. Adequate shelter, access to health care, and water and sanitation are the
greatest challenges in the humanitarian response.

Jordan
Jordan is a country of 8 million people and is host to 628,000 Syrian refugees. Jordan has three
official Syrian refugee camps in the northern areas (near the border with Syria): Za'atari Refugee
Camp, Azraq Camp and Emirates Jordanian Camp. Within Jordan, 16 percent of refugees live in
camps and 84 percent live outside of camps. Health care is available in clinics and hospitals in
the largest camps. Outside of camps, it is reported that 38 percent of refugees live in substandard shelter. Adequate water, sanitation and hygiene facilities have been particularly
challenging in Jordan especially in the congested Za'atari camp.

Turkey
Turkey is a country of 82 million people and is host to I. 9 million Syrians, in addition to other
asylum populations such as Iraqis and Afghans (as of August 20 15). There are 23 camps across
the south of Turkey that are home to approximately 260,000 refugees, while the remaining
refugees live outside of camps in housing units such as rented houses or apartments. About 56
percent of the refugees in the camps often live four to six people per housing unit (e.g., a tent or
container). Close to 30 percent of refugees in the Turkish camps live with seven people or more
in a housing unit. Many refugees are living in insecure dwellings, and 75 percent of families are
struggling to meet their basic food needs.

Iraq
Iraq has a population of over 32 million people and is also host to 247,000 Syrian refugees. The
majority of refugees live outside of camps (62 percent), mostly in urban centres with little access
to assistance, while 38 percent live in camps. Refugees in Iraq receive free medical and
educational services, but the country's infrastructure is overwhelmed by the needs of Syrians and
Iraqis alike. Much like the other asylum countries, there is low school attendance for Syrian
refugee children in Iraq.

Egypt
There are 132,000 Syrian refugees residing in Egypt, while the population is close to 87 million
people. Like Lebanon, Egypt does not have refugee camps. Syrians live in urban ·neighborhoods,
renting and sharing accommodation. In general, refugees have access to Egyptian public health
and education but face discrimination in accessing these services.

Health Characteristics
The following section includes information from open-source reports on the prevalence of
diseases, as well as other health issues impacting resettlement and integration (e.g.
immunizations, mental health issues, injuries and disabilities, and sexual violence) among Syrian
refugees mostly those living in Lebanon and Jordan. Following this general health section,

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aggregate data on health conditions amongst Syrian refugees resettled to Canada is provided.
This information is taken from the Department's immigration medical exam (IME).

General Health (londitions a1nong Syrian Refugees
Communicable and Non-communicable Diseases
In 2013, the UNHCR conducted health care consultations in Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq and
produced a report outlining some of the most prevalent diseases among Syrian refugees. While
the majority of diseases in this report are consistent with CIC's data on resettled refugees, some
of the conditions mentioned are not identified in CIC' s data but are worth noting. Medical
conditions mentioned in the UNHCR research include respiratory tract infections, chronic
respiratory diseases, diarrhea, skin infections, urinary tract infections and eye or ear infections.

Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
Vaccine-preventable diseases are particularly difficult to assess, as the majority of refugees will
not have their personal documents, such as immunization and medical records. Mass vaccination
campaigns for polio and measles were undertaken in Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Jordan in 2013;
however, an exact estimate of how many Syrian refugees received these vaccines is not
available. Therefore, health-care providers should be prepared to provide vaccinations to some
refugees.

Trauma and Mental Illness
Mental health and psychosocial support services will be essential for many Syrians after arriving
in Canada. Mental health is one of the most prevalent health concerns, as much of the Syrian
refugee population has experienced some form of trauma, including losing family members,
being subject to or witnessing violent acts, or suffering from conflict-induced physical
disabilities due to the use of barrel bombs and torture. According to the UNHCR, 43 percent of
Syrian refugees referred for resettlement were submitted under the Survivor of Violence and/or
Torture category in 2013 and 2014.
The UNHCR reports a high prevalence of mental health conditions particularly among children
and adolescents. The UNHCR (20 13) found that mental health is the most prevalent health
concern for people ages 5 to 17 in both Lebanon and Jordan. Mercy Corps conducted focus
group discussions with adolescents in Jordan and Lebanon and found that trauma is causing high
physical and social isolation of refugees, particularly amongst adolescent girls. As a result, 20
percent of the children and adolescents interviewed left their home once a week or less. Boys
mentioned broken social networks and a growing sense of hopelessness. They also described
their humiliation due to tension between Syrian refugees and the host community.
Syrian attitudes toward mental health have shifted a great deal according to the Cultural
Orientation Resource Center. Prior to the crisis, receiving treatment for mental illness had a
negative stigma, making people more reluctant to seek treatment or discuss issues. However, as

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large numbers of Syrian men, wmnen and children are in psychological distress, they are more
open to receiving mental health support. The need for treatment is difficult to predict, as
symptoms can arise several months after arrival in the country of resettlement. Therefore,
follow-up on mental health issues is crucial.

Injuries and Disabilities
UNHCR research also shows a large number of Syrian refugees with injuries. In 2013, 5 percent
of health care consultations in Jordan and 1 percent in Lebanon were for injuries. In Jordan, 11
percent of those injuries were war-related. Some injuries may have caused a physical disability,
which will need increased attention upon arrival in a resettlement country. With regard to
disabilities, the UNHCR noted that one in 10 refugee households in Jordan have at least one
family n1ember who has a disability and that 41 percent of those with a disability are children.

Sexual Violence
Sexual violence and the threat of sexual violence was a concern for many women and girls in
Syria before fleeing, if not one of the reasons for fleeing.= Rape and other forms of violence affect
women and girls as well as men and boys. It is often committed in detention facilities, in the
context of household searches or military raids and checkpoints. Sexual violence is also a
concern in asylum countries. According to the Cultural Orientation Resource Center, the fear of
sexual violence in asylum countries from other refugees or host country nationals causes refugee
women and girls to stay home, venturing outside only when accompanied by other family
members. Delayed reporting and underreporting are common and, therefore, the magnitude and
severity of the situation is unknown. While support, such as counselling, may be required,
talking about the subject is often socially unacceptable, and women are unlikely to discuss the
matter in front of male family members.

Health Conditions Identified During the Irnnzigration Medical Extun (/ME)
anzong Syrian Refugees Resettled to C,anada
The IME is conducted prior to resettlement to Canada to screen and detect a limited set of
medical conditions applicable to medical requirements. The purpose of the IME is to determine
admissibility on the basis of public health/safety and demand on social/health services. It is a
single health assessment at a specific point in time, and the data cannot be used to draw
conclusions on the health status of a group of individuals nor be generalized to other refugees.
Most conditions are not systematically assessed and data relies heavily on self-report. Many
individuals may not have received treatment for- or even be aware of- a health condition. In
addition, CIC might not be aware of conditions a refugee may have developed between the time
of their medical assessment and their arrival in Canada. As well, certain conditions like tnental
health issues can arise several months after arrival in Canada.

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Syrian refugees receive the same medical assessment as all other im migrant categories, which
consists of a medical history, physical examination, age-specific laboratory tests and age-spec ifi c
chest x-ray. Mandatory age-specific laboratory and radiologic tests include:
1.
2.
3.
4.

Urinal ysis for clients over fi ve years of age
Chest x-ray (posterior-anterior view) fo r clients over 11 years of age
Syphilis test for clients over I 5 years of age
HIV test for clients over I 5 years of age

The tables provided below describe aggregate health-related data on a specifi c group of Syrian
refugees who underwent the IME prior to being resettled in Canada. CIC makes every effort to
safeguard personal information while also complying with privacy legis lation.
Of the Syrian refugees assessed overseas (total= I ,439), a li ttle over 16 percent had at least one
hea lth condition detected during the IME (see Table I). Among them, 55 percent were male. The
hjghest proportion of health conditions is found in those 65 years and o lder- 80 percent of
people in that age group had at least one health condition.
Ta ble I: Syrian refugees with at least one hea lth cond ition at the time of !ME

Age Group (years)
Less than 15
15 to under 25
25 to under 45
45 to under 65
6S~dolder

Had at least one condition listed*
Female
Male
A ll
12

12

24 (5%)

8

3

31
65

24
41

14

24

38 (80%)

Totallnd.ividoals
Male
Female
All
193

448

11 (5%)

255
12 6

112

238

55 (12%)

227

2 19

106 (41%)

151

109

446
260

17

30

47

Total

130
104
234 (16%)
776
663
1439
*Although someone may have no condition identified at the time of the IME, it is not a guarantee that the individual
does nor have some type of health condition, or will not by the time of their arrival in Canada.

The most prevalent health conditions detected during the IME were hypertension, diabetes,
visual or hearing impairments and cardiovascular disease (see Table 2). Hypertension had the
highest frequency and mostly affected Syrians between 25 and 65 years of age. In add ition, the
majority of those with a cardiovascular disease were aged 65 years and over. Other chronic
health conditions detected among Syrian s 45 years and over included diabetes, osteoartlu·iti s and
cancer.
Three main communicable diseases are screened during the IME: tuberculosis (TB). syphilis and
HIV, with lower proportions of communicable diseases reported than non communicable
diseases (or chronic health condi tions) (see Table 2).
A lthough in formation on the severity of a di sease is not systematica ll y collected at the time of
the JME. each of the health conditions presented here requires various levels of clinical
management and fo llow-up care. However, certain health issues are wo rth noting due to their

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impact on integratio n and settlement, either because they require access to specia lized care or
because they can affect dai ly living if not managed in a timely mrumer. These include those with
menta l health illnesses/mood di sorders, vision and hearing impairments, dental conditions and
inte llectual deficiencies categories. T en percent of the overall group were represented in this
category.
Table 2: Propo rtion of health conditions among resettled Syrian refugees

Health € ondition*

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Proportion of Synan refugee group (%)

(n=1,439)
Hy pertension
7.6%
No n-s pecifi c abnorma l fi ndings**
5.0%
Diabetes
2.2%
Visua l or hearing impairment
1.5%
Cardiovascula r di sease
0.9%
Cogniti ve/ behav iour/nervous system disorder
0.8%
Mental illness/mood d isorder :
0.8%
Cancer
0.6%
Othe r
0.5%
Communicab le disease
0.4%
Osteoar1hritis
0.3%
Re na l disorder
0.3%
. .
..
..
*A more detailed table provrdmg frequencies of health cond rtrons as well as a table descnbmg the specrfic
conditions have been included in the Annex.
**Non-specific abnormal fi ndings relate to medical find ings during the medical assessment that were inconclusive
or not related to any specific health condition.

Cultural Considerations
Food and Dietary Restrictions
Syrian food consists of a wide range of grains, meat and fruits and vegetables. Common dishes
include pita and hummus (chickpea dip), baba gano ush (eggplant spread), mahshe (stuffed grape
leaves, zucchini and bell peppers), shawru·ma (gyro), and salads such as tabouleh and fattoush.
Lunch is usually the largest meal of the day, often eaten at 2:00pm. Syrian M uslims have dietary
restrictions that do not allow them to eat pork; additionally, some wi ll not consume alcohol or eat
she ll fish.

Fam ilies
As mentio ned, the majority of resettled Syrian refugees who have arri ved in Canada are fan1ily
units co nsisting of a couple wi th three or mo re children. Families are quite extended in Syri a;
they inc lude not only parents and chi ldren but also grandparents, aunts. unc les and cousins. It is

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not uncommon for extended and immediate family members to live together in a single dwelling.
In general, Syrian society is patriarchal, with the family under the authority of the oldest man.

Religion
In Syria, devout Muslims pray five times a day, in private and at scheduled times. Syrian
Muslims may fast during the lunar month of Ramadan, during which eating, drinking and
smoking is prohibited from sunrise to sunset. At the end of Ramadan, Muslims celebrate Eid by
feasting with family. Devout Christians wear crosses around their necks and attend church
regularly. All Muslim and Christian holidays are official holidays in Syria.

Health Care
Health care providers should consider religious and cultural beliefs when providing services.
This includes practices such as providing long hospital gowns that cover the lower legs and
same-sex health-care providers. This is especially important for women's reproductive health, as
it would be more culturally appropriate for female gynecologists and nurses to provide care for
Syrian refugee women.

E1nploytn ent
The Agency for Techni~al Cooperation and Development (ACTED) recently conducted a labour
market analysis on Syrian refugees in Lebanon. ACTE~'s research provides other resettlement
countries with a general idea of job opportunities and challenges for Syrian refugees.
This ACTED study determined that the majority of Syrians worked in the construction and
agriculture sectors in Syria. The study found that 70 percent of the Syrian refugees interviewed
were working in construction before leaving Syria and were able to find construction jobs in
Lebanon. Research conducted by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in 2013 found that
the occupational distribution among Syrian refugees residing in Lebanon included
domestic/personal services such as driving or housekeeping (27 percent), agricultural activities
(24 percent), and construction (12 percent). In addition, Syrians with previous jobs that require
higher qualifications such as engineering, finance or education were either not employed or had
found jobs in other sectors while living in Lebanon.
ACTED asked interviewees why they could not find employment. The responses varied but
included a disability/injury or the reluctance of employers to hire Syrians. When asked which
skills would help them fmd a job, or a better job, improved communication skills (including
language, communication and computer skills) were mentioned the most.

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Annex
Table 3: Frequency and rates of health conditions among refu gees

Health condition*
.

'Fotal frequency

:•

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Proportion of
individuals with at
Least One condition
(n=234)

., Proportion of entire Syrian
Refugee Group (%)
I~

(n=1439)
'·.

Hy pertension
110
47.0%
7.6%
5.0%
Non-specific
72
30.8%
abnormal findings
Diabetes
2.2%
32
13.7%
Visual or hearing
21
1.5%
9.0%
impairment
Card iovascu Jar
13
0.9%
5.6%
disease
Cognitive/
II
4.7%
0.8%
behavioura l/ nervous
:
:
system disorder
Mental illness or
0.8%
II
4 .7%
mood di sorder
Cancer
0.6%
9
3.8%
Other
7
0.5%
3%
Communicable
0.4%
6
2.6%
disease
Osteoarthritis
0.3%
2.1%
5
Renal disorders
0.3 %
5
2.1%
*If someone had two diagnoses that went into the same group, they were only counted once m
the frequency. Cell counts of less than 5 (including 0) have been suppressed as per data protocol
for pri vacy and confidentiality. Non-specific abnormal findings re late to med ical fi ndi ngs during
the medical assessment that were inconclusive or not related to any specific health condition.

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Table 4: Health group ings and categories
Cancer

Cardiovascular disease

Cognitive, behavioura l
and nervous system
d.is.oroers

.,,







Endocrine GlandMalignant Neoplasm
Female BreastMalignant Neoplasm
Genitourinary OrgansMalignant Neoplasm
Lymphoid and
Histiocytic TissueMalignant Neoplasm
Melanoma Mal ignant Neoplasm
Ne rvous System Malignant Neoplasm
Neoplasm of
Unspecified Nature
Vision and hearing
impairments
Impaired Hearing or
Deafness
Impaired Vision or
Blindness





"'
Aortic Valve Disease
Cardiomegaly
Cardiomyopathy
Cerebrovascular
Disease
Heart- Congenital
Anomaly
Heart Fai lure
Ischemic Heart
Disease




Mental illness and mood
disorders



Bipolar Disorder
Depression
Schizophrenia

Behaviour Disorder
Infanti le Autism
Mental Retardation
Nervous System
Disorder

Non-specific abnormal
Findings

Non-specific
Abnonnal Findings
Non-specific
Abnonnal Results of
Function Studies
Non-specific
Abnonnal Findings on
Radiological and
Other Examination of
Body Structure

Communicable diseases

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Hepatitis B
Pulmonary
Tubercu losis Infection
Early Syphil is

Other Health Conditions



Developmental Delay
Congenital Anomaly
Connective Tissue
Disorder
Blood, and 8 loodForm ing Organ,
Disease

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Fredericton High School
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(ASD-W)
Envoye : vendredi 4 decembre 2015 10:54
A : (ASD-W) Fredericton High School -All Staff
Objet : School Supply D~ive - press release & voice mail
Good morning FBS,
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the Press Release & Voice Mail for Parents that is going out today.

School Supply Drive

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The students of Frederi~ton High School & Leo Hayes High are partnering with
for a two·week School Supply Drive to welcome & support newcomers when they arr1ve 1n
our schools. The collection will take place from December 7 to the 18th. It would
be wonderful if people could donate one new or gently used item - for example, a
package of loose leaf , pencils, pens, markers, rulers, etc. ( A complete list is on
the FBS website).
Items can be dropped off at

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or at either high school main office.

Once we know the specific numbers of newcomers and the schools they will attend,
students will create welcome packs and distribute them to the elementary and middle
schools.
We thank llllllt for their generosity in helping students help students!!!
Not only ~Y a point of purchase and a drop off center; they are willing to
collect cash donations as well which we can use to purchase even more school
supplies.
Teachers, we know that you do not need one more thing added to your plate at this
busy time of year.
Black Kat Ambassadors will be coming around to your homerooms on Monday and giving
students bookmarks with the list of supplies we would like to collect. Please
welcome them and support this initiate as it really is students helping students. If
each student brought in just one item, we can make a huge difference in the lives of
many newcomers! Other than that, please just send students down to the main office
once they start bringing things in. Students will do the rest!
We really appreciate your support. This started as a Black Kat Ambassador
initiative, but it has grown and grown and grown this week. It is now a whole school
initiative. FHS rocks when we all pull together!
Thanks,
Robyn

Time for Phone call re: NBTA on Refugee Committee
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :jeudi 3 decembre 2015 1

A:

Hi..,
I was told by Greg Peters that you will be sitting on the Syrian Refugee Committee as our teacher representative.
I could make myself available tomorrow to speak with you via the phone if you'd like to (or we could do next week
at a time that works for you).
Thanks for taking on this role.
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque@nbed. nb. ca

(506) 453-5435

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~nvoye :jeudi 3 decembre 2015 08:08

A:

Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

Thanks for your understanding.
I know I am not alone in this.
Starting my day at the dentist. Ha!
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

De : Allaby, Robyn
(ASD-W)
'Envoye_ : jeudi 3 decembre 2015 08:06
A : Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD-W)
Objet : RE: volunteer opportunities
Great =letter to -

Chantal.

Glad you are taking my advice & taking some time to look after you. If you keep
going -at the pace you have been for several months· now, you will be ill & that's the
last t~ing you want heading into the holidays with.an excited 5 year old.
You and your team are doing amazing things here at FHS and in the greater community.
However, you/we will need to realize our limitations as we move through this process
and pace ourselves. It's going to be a long journey! We wil~9.9..~~·A;itf2P t?~2~cr~k11, CAN
do, and do it to the best of our abilities, all the while push¥ttg·.;r6¥, . cn:arfge·~ati'c\'
direction at both the district and provincial levels. (of course the NBTA too).
I'm glad you know that you have the full support of your admin in

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do.

Robyn
From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Wednesday, December 02, 2015 10:22 PM
To: Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)
Cc: Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Subject: RE: volunteer opportunities
Hi Shane,
I am in the process of trying to find a supply teacher who can come in for me on
Friday, as I need to take a sick day. I also have a doctor's appointment (I booked it
1 month ago and I will not put my health last on the list this time!) I don't think I
have hit my five sick days, yet, as I try to avoid them.
Confidentially, I will express to you and Robyn that you have no idea how many people
are reaching out to me in this province, and it has been like this for 1 month
steady. (The irony is that I do not have a voice at the provincial table where the
gaps and mechanisms of support are to be identified, and it is quite possible that I
have had the most extensive background in this field of education... )
It is reassuring to know that I have my Admin team's absolute respect and support in
these times, including your efforts to advocate for increased sustainable supports
for our school.

I have begun the process of redirecting people to either Shawna or
the
It is a great strategy you have suggested.
10 o'clock. Going to bed.

at

Chantal

From: Thomas, Shane (ASD- W)
Sent: Wednesday, December 02 , 2015 9:38 PM
To: Lafargue , Chantal (ASD-W)
Cc : Allaby , Robyn (ASD-W)
Subject: Re : volunteer opportunities
Chantal,
It is critical that you do not become overwhelmed by our potential influx of
newcomers. I was pleased you referred
to Shawna and you should continue to
shift some responsibilities .
Shane
Sent from my iPhone
On .Dec 2, 2015 , at 9:16 PM, Lafargue, Chantal (ASD- W)
<Chantal.Lafargue @nbed .nb.ca<mailto :Chantal.Lafargue @nbed .nb . ca>> wrote :
fyi'
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From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Wednesday, December 02, 2015 9:16 PM
To:'. . . . . . . . . . . .
Cc: A~Shawna (ASD- W)
Subject : RE: volunteer opportunities
Hi there

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It is lovely to hear from a lllllllllllf regarding this topic . My apologies for not
responding sooner; I was in ~ofessional learning session on the topic of
refugee s and I have had issues with sending and receiving emails (I need more storage
space on my NBED user account).
From what I am hearing, there are lots of initiatives are underway at t he school
level in various schools in NB . Many of the initiatives are student-driven . For
example , there is talk of whole-school education campaigns on intercultural
c ompetency and FHS and LHHS have partnered with Covey Basics to collect school
supplies and book bags. This will start Monday and wi l l be i n the media. Students
want to act now to address foreseeable gaps and needs . If there are enough donat ions
made , we will do our best to spread these supplies to students to as many schools as
possib le. We are unsure as to what supports will be in place for schools beyond our
e xisting capacity, as the provincial plan has yet to be communicated to teachers and
schools. We actually don't have a recruitment mechanism for families and parents to
volu nteer, at the moment. It would be wonderful to count on parent involvement, as an
a dditional mechanism to support us.
I have copied Shawna Allen- VanderToorn on this email, who is responsible for this
por tfolio for ASD-W. She is shaping our vision and response efforts from a districtvantage point, so she would be able to di scuss with you how parents might be involved
in this process, as I believe volunteers in schools are required to submit a criminal
record check and a Policy 701 sign- off. She might also be able to discuss with you
opportunities that she is aware of or mechanisms to get involved directly or
indirectly .

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I am so happy to know that FHS can count on the engagement of our parents!
Sincere ly,
Ch a n tal Lafargue

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Sent : ~01, 2015 1:06 PM
To : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD - W)
Subject : volunteer opportunities
Good Afternoon Chantal,
I have a friend looking for potential volunteer opportunities related to the influx
of refugee students we can expect . I recall from your PSSC presentation that there
is much discussion underway, but that things remain in flux due to so many unknowns.
Would I be able to give her your contact information or is there someone else whose
info~mation I can ~ive to her?
Like me , she has spent many year~ involved in public
education through DEC , PSSC , library volunteering, etc. She is a great resource with
the ability to give her time - a rare commodity these days .

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Subject: Re: Syrian Refugees

Good Morning Greg:
. .A has not been inv ited to this discussion, although we
concerns about the imp I ications for our schoo ls and teachers,

ve raised

I have been advised that there are four-six (4-6) individuals from who have been engaged in the
planning process and I have been advised that they expect to reach out to others (such as ourselves) as the
planni ng proceeds.

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We are co ntinuing to monitor developments,

I nformation contained herein is confidential. Ifyou are not the intended recipient, please
disregard, delete immediately and notify me. Thank-you.

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We have not been invited to that table as far as I know Greg. I am cc'ing ~o double
check as he would be the one any request or invita tion would come to ...
Take care,

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(Sent from my iPhone)

On Dec 3, 201 5, at 9: 15 AM, Peters, Gregory (A SD-W)
<gre~on .pctcrstti.nbecl. nb.ca> wrote:

Good Morning, -

Is ~at the table at all in the plann ing for the integrati on of Syrian refugees
into schools? One of the ~l e on the periphery of the central d iscussions is
concerned about the pl an ~ as seen. Because
known for her expertise
in this area •
starting to get med ia req uests from several outlets and.
obviously cannot speak about it as she is part of our system. wondered what
role ~ad (if any) in the process. As I was unsure I saidlwould ask the

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RE:Syrian Refugees
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :jeudi 3 decembre 2015 12:55
A:
Peters, Gregory (ASD-W)

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Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
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Department Head, Internat ional Stude~·
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafaraue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

De: Peters, Gregory (ASD-W)
Envoye: jeudi 3 decembre 201 5 10:33
A: Lafa rg_ue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet : FW: Syrian Refugees

Good Mqrnin g, C hantal,
I hope you are hav ing a peaceful day so far, and that you got so me rest last ni ght. You work harder than
nearl y anyo ne I know but ... .it's We ll ness Week! I ~as glad to get you r message this morn ing .

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I e mail ed the team at and
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encouraging that the• .{Mloni toring the situation and have raised concern s. Apparentl y there are plans
to brin g rhern in to th~is~ssi on at some poin t.
Are you at FHS o r UN B today?
GP

Greg Pet~rs
Frede ricton High School
Director, NBTA Branch 1826
(506) 453-5435
qreaory.oeters@nbed.nb.ca
@gpetersfhs
http://frederictonhiah.nbed.nb.ca
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De : Lafargue , Chantal
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Thank you .
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd , MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb . ca
(506) 453 -5 435

De : Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD-W)
Envoye : samedi 14 novernbre 2015 07:58

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that time there were no clear answers regarding the Education system's role in the
settlement of war-affected children into schools who may well require EAL services,
as well . (Not that I would expect answers as this is a very complex question, but
there were no concrete actions to be taken or follow- up, that I am aware of. )
Currently the leadership on the portfolio is shared between Darlene and Sylvie
Arseneau . Both have been very supportive in dialogue, but since there is no program,
policies, or resources for newcomers to Canada in NB, this portfolio is in its
infancy and it is not the only portfolio they both support .
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(kindly extended by the person responsible

RE:1500 Refguees to remain in NB- the role of educators?
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mardi 1 decembre 2015 13:16

A:

Hello
Great press release today .
I am in PEI with Robyn Allay to participate in professional learning on children who
are refugees in schools . We are very lucky to have been invited for this opportunity
to learn from Dr . Jan Stewart who was on
this AM.

I look forward to hearing how students and
in this province.
Chantal Lafargue , BA~ BEd, MEd
Department Head , International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal . Lafargue@nbed . nb.ca
(506) 453 - 5435

De : Lafargue , Chantal
Envoye : mardi

(ASD- W)

A.:

Hello there ,
The federal plan has

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and in the news last hour in NB:

below ... a quote from the news item from
She says the provin~ working with schools to ensure Syrian children are welcome
in the school system, "that there are resources there for them , that students and
teachers have some awareness of Syrian culture and are able to welcome and integrate
and help the n ew children to participate ."
"I think this can be our finest hour . Fredericton does this very well , "
I expect the provincial plan should follow.

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal . Lafargue@nbed . nb . ca

In the news ...
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye : mardi 1 decembre 2015 07:11

A:

Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Whynot, Kathy {ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Allaby,
Robyn (ASD-W)

Lots of focus on the children , just no talk of mechanisms of support, yet ...
The BKA c lub and AsD- w initiatives being talked about are definitely in alignment
with effective practice . Bravo on your efforts in this climate of unc ertainty . Bravo,
to our students , especially , for their e mpathy and mobi l izat ion . I am quite p roud to
be a Black Kat in these times . Ours is most certainly a story of leadership and
compassion.
Robyn and I wi ll report bac k to you tomorrow on what we glean from PEl 's preparations
and response efforts .

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd , MEd
Department Head , International Students
Fredericton High Schoo l
Cha nta l.Lafarg ue@nbed . nb.ca
( 5 06) 453-5435

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RE:teaching and the refugees - a piece to hear - Steamer sends along
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye:

A:

2015 14:17

It has been a phenomenal day here in PEI at the heart of dialogue with over 120 educators on this topic with Jan ...
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafaroue@nbed .nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

De:
Envoye: mardi 1 decembre 201 5 11:46
Objet : FW: teaching and the refugees - a piece to hear - Steamer sends along

Hi Everyone,
A colleag ue sent another link this morning. Thanks for everyone staying in
tou ch . Plea se listen if you have a few moments. I have heard from Jeff wh o will
lead us off tomorrow night fo ll owed by . .Who would like to go third in the
presentations. I think
disse rtation is part of our course library. If
not, I will have- publish it for us. Steamer
Hi Steam,
You ought to listen to this piece wh ile working in your office today. It was o
his morning,
and given yo ur interest in the subject and the panel next week it may arise as a point of mention. The
pi ece is about 15-20 mi nutes. Have a good day.

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RE:Support for teachers and districts
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye : mardi 1 decembre 2015 23 :22
A:
Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)

Glad to hear t hat went to the whole team.

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque(a)nbed .nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Envoye : mardi 1 decembre 2015 23 :05
A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet : FW: Support for teachers and districts

Jay sha re d thi s today with me and the Senior Admin team.
From: Colpitts, Jay (ASD-W)
Sent: Tu esday, December 01, 2015 9:06AM
To: (ASD-W) Senior Admin Team; Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna {ASD-W)
Subject: Support for teachers and districts

Good Morning
Listened to Jan on - i s morning talking about her book and her support in PEL Sounds like a great
resource.

Jay
D irector of Schools
Woodstock Educa ti on Center - ASD- W
Offi ce- 506.325.4747
138 Chapel Street , Woodstock , NB , Canada , E7H 1M3

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RE:Support for teachers and districts
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mardi 1 decembre 2015 23:24

A:

Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)

Speaking from experience, EAL has a way of doing that to people ... (ha ha! we should
good luck to~~~-~~~-~~~)~;.'~-1!'
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Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Envoye: mardi 1 decembre 2015 23:23
A : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet : RE: Support for teachers and districts

I have been reading lots of articles on .too. I need to focus on this Early Career Teacher
sidetracked.

PL but-keep getting

From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 11:23 ·PM
To: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Subject: RE:Support for teachers and districts

probably already seen it/heard it.
Can't wait to see you tomorrow.

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque@n bed. nb. ca
(506) 453-5435

·--------·--De: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Envoye: mardi 1 decembre 2015 23:05
A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet: FW: Support for teachers and districts
Jay shared this today with me and the Senior Admin team.

From: Colpitts, Jay {ASD-W)
Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 9:06AM
To: (ASD-W) Senior Admin Team; Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Subject: Support for teachers and districts

Good Mornin 0o
Listened to Jan on - h is morning talking about her book and her support in PEL Sounds like a great
resource.

jay
Director of Schools
Woodstock Education Center- AS D-W
Offi ce - 506.325.4747
138 Chapel Street, Woodstock, N B, Canada , E7H 1M3

Our Mission: Excited . Involved. Prepared.
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Th anks,
Shawna Allen-VanderToorn
Su bject Coordinator - EAL (K-12), Social Studies (K-12)
Early Career Teachers & Univers ity Student Interns
Anglophone Wes t School District

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TR : Syrian newcomer update
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :

vendredi 29 janvier 2016 09:34
Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Whynot, Kathy (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W)
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Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque@nbed .nb. ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)

Envoye : jeudi 28 janvier 2016 22:55
A: (ASD-W) All Principals -Fredericton ED Center; Sturgeon, Brad (ASD-W); Wood, Jeanne (ASD-W); Oxford, Patty
(ASD-W); Smith, Jason J (ASD-W); Norton-Graham, Sherry (ASD-W); Williams, Joanne (ASD-W); Stairs, Nancy (ASD-

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Cc : Demmings, Rick (ASD-W); Whitney, Tanya (ASD-W); Firlotte, Jacqueline (ASD-W); Lafargue, Chantal (ASD._W)

Objet : Syrian newcomer update
Good evening,
I wanted to touch base to explain a new process that is underway regarding the Syria newcomers. We have made
the decision that the families who are living in the ·greater Fredericton area will begin the registrati on process at
the Fredericton Education Centre. The process is attached. We are working closely with the
o ensures that there is an interpreter present when we are me

For the initia l visit to the school, an interpreter will be present. You might consider providing a tour of the school,
introducing the teacher(s), sharing busing information, and having any additional forms that are required by the
school filled out. The school will determine the start date and communicate that information through the
interpreter.
Many of these Government Assisted newcomers do have First Fredericton Friends (families who have volunteered
to support the fam ily as they transition) and they may also participate in the first visit to the school. I will arrange
these visits and give you notice prior to a family arriving. We have communicated this process, but there may be
families who are privately sponsored that are unaware of this process . If they show up, feel free to direct them to
me at district office. I will arrange a time to meet with them.
Some things to note, we are reminding the family to provide a snack and lunch each day, letting them know that
there are no peanuts allowed in schools, letting them know that there is no schoo l on Wednesday afternoon for
grades K-5 students, communicating that the chi ldren mu st have indoor footwear, and sharing that the re is either
tutor support orEAL instruction at the school to support language instruction.
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Lafargue, Chantal {ASD-W)
Envoye:

vendredi 18 mars 2016 14:48
Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Cc:
Thomas, Shane (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Pieces jointes :EAL New Arrivals 2015_16_"'1.xlsx (20 Ko)

A:

Hi Shawna,
I heard yesterday t h a t - from the province was requesting numbers from the district so that payments could
be processed for the 4t~er. I am assuming that you'll want/need our most recent list from FHS for these
purposes. I do not modify my list, so you will have to determine how many from this list are eligible to count for
our funding this year. You can pass the list along to whomever does that work for you at the district, if you'd like.
Our conversations were very positive about PowerSchool, yesterday. I have hope that next year there will be a
better way through PowerSchool for the province to collect its information as it will be more efficient and we will be
less likely to miss someone that is entitled to funding, which I know is needed for programming district-wide.
Have a great weekend.
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, Internatio.nal Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

Have a case conference ....Tuesday is booked also. Would have to be Monday or Thursday ....
From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)

Sent: Friday, March 18, 2016 12:14 PM
To: Hanscomb, Darren (ASD-W); Williams, Joanne (ASD-W)

Subject: RE:Meeting request

Could do Wednesday, possibly, of next week after school?
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca

(506) 453-5435
De : Hanscomb, Darren (ASD-W)
Envoye: vendredi 18 mars 2016 09:16
A : Williams, Joanne (ASD-W); Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet: RE: Meeting request=
After school is fine, whenever. you both are able.
Thank you,
Darren Hanscomb
SPR Applied Technology Department,
Skilled Trades and Technology Teacher
Fredericton High School
(506)453-5435

----·-----From: Williams, Joanne (ASD-W)

Sent: March 18, 2016 8:44AM
To: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W); Hanscomb, Darren (ASD-W)
Subject: RE: Meeting request
Is there a chance we could meet after school or after Easter? We are out of control in guidance due to course
selection and new students ...... I do not have a 15 minute window until next Thursday.
From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2016 9:52 PM
To: Hanscomb, Darren (ASD-W); Williams, Joanne (ASD-W)
Subject: RE:Meeting request

Hi there
I could do period 6 Friday (March 18) or period 6 on Tuesday (March 22) - sorry EAL children trickling· in for their
1st day of school in canada makes it hard to meet for the next few days on me to be available. You could also
meet without me, if need be, to get the ball rolling ... next Weds we have the SPR meeting, but period 6 works for
me for now, too.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students

RE:Meeting request
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :vendredi 18 mars 2016 13:43
A:
Hanscomb, Darren (ASD-W); Williams, Joanne (ASD-W)

Thanks for sharing your concern, Darren. I'm sure Joanne will touch base sometime whenever we can all see each
other face to face for some more dialogue on this. Have a great Friday!
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High Schoql
Chantai.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

------------------------------------------------------------------------------De : Hanscomb, Darren (ASD-W)
Envoye : vendredi 18 mars 2016 13:32

A: Williams, Joanne (ASD-W); Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet : RE: Meeting request
Hello again, We obviously are too busy, so here it goes, Ill say my piece by email and risk offending someone:)
When considering course placements for EAL ?tudents we need to be especially careful in regards to the types of
courses and level of Eoglish ability when we try to make a match for students in the skilled trade areas.
Most skilled trades courses are unlike other courses in the school wherein the teacher is in full liability of the
students in their charge in regards to safety. Work safe New Brunswick monitors us as if we were an employer and
we need to be able to prove due diligence in anything to do with training in our classes. If there is ever an issue
we are the sole target of an investigation until we can prove that we have done everything within our power to
properly train students. Even if proven not liable accidents often in the past have ruined the career and life of the
teachers that they have happened to whether their fault or not.
Students in courses that use dangerous equipment, whether powered or not, need to be able to have a basic
understanding of English in order to be able to be safely placed in a course.
I would respectfully request that if there are considerations in the future that before courses are discussed with
students, or tours are given, that you please first have a conversation with me.
I do not wish to cause any undue stress or strain on any teachers in my department who often times have an
already concerning course makeup with an often times a disproportionate amount of students with unique needs
and abilities.
We all want to help students learn, we don't need to be made to feel bad or be made out to be a the bad guy if a
student does not fit the requirements for our class.
Thank you,
Feel free to send back your thoughts.
Darren Hanscomb
SPR Applied Technology Department,
Skilled Trades and Technology Teacher
Fredericton High School
(506)453-5435
From: Williams, Joanne (ASD-W)

Sent: March 18, 2016 1:03 PM
To: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W); Hanscomb, Darren (ASD-W)
Subject: RE: Meeting request

TR: visit
Lafargue, Chanta l (ASD-W)
Envoye :vendredi 18 mars 20 16 12:12

A:

Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W)

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafaraue@nbed. nb.ca

(506) 453-5435
De : Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Envoye: vendredi 18 mars 2.016 11:2.9
A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet : visit
Hi Chantal,
FYI- ~ill be here on March 30 at 2. :00 for a visit. Please feel free to share!!!
Robyn Allaby, B.Ed. B.A. M.Ed.
Vice Principal
Fredericton High School
Phone 453-5435
Success is a journey, n ot a destination.

English & Theatre Arts at FHS

"The sky seemed endless, but there was nothing there." Author- Olivia O'Donnell

From: Alyssa Jamieson [lyssjamieson@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2016 11:08 PM
To: Bidlake-Jamieson, Kelly (ASD-W)
Subject:

Coexist idea for the "All Religions Prayer Room"

RE:
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :vendredi 18 mars 2016 11:15

A:

Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Cumew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily {ASD-W)

Love it!
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De: Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Envoye: vendredi 18 mars 2016 09:35
A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-yY)
Objet: FW:
Hey team,
Please read Kelly's email below & look at the image. It's really cool.
I'd appreciate your thoughts.
From: Bidlake-Jamieson, Kelly (ASD-W}

Sent: Friday, March 18, 2016 9:00AM
To: Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

Subject: FW:

Please check out the bumper sticker my daughter,
Alyssa found. I was talking about the meditation/
prayer room discussions I've heard going around in
the lunch room. She thought this bumper sticker
said it all.
It might make a nice sign on the door of any space
that gets used for prayer. What do you think?
Best regards,
K
Kelly Bidlake-Jamieson

(Mrs. J)

For background attached is:
-The press release for the event. (Draft)
- The agenda of the day
You wil l have around one (1) minute to introduc e . and one (1) minute if -wants to say
something ... I wil l put in t he slide some of the info you gave us in the background blur.
Let me know if there is any questions or concerns.
Thank you again so much for all the help!

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TR : Information for "We Speak Welcome" Celebration - Monday March 21st
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :

jeudi 17 mars 2016 22:02
Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Whynot, Kathy (ASD-W)
Pieces jointes : Ag~~~!fh21th2016.pdf ( 112 Ko) ; Me~~l!·~~~eLIPF-WeSpeakWe"'l.pdf (244 Ko)

A:

. i s getting an award. Below and attached.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafaraue@nbed. nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)

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Envoye : jeudi 17 mars 2016 08:00

A: McTimoney, David (ASD-W);

Kay, Dianne (ASD-W); Whitney, Tanya (ASD-W); Thomas, Shane (ASD-W); Allaby,

Robyn (ASD-W); Williams, Joanne (ASD-W); Culberson, Andrew (ASD-W); Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)

Cc : Firlotte, Jacqueline (ASD-W); Harvey, Corey (ASD-W); Coy, Stacy (ASD-W)
Objet : FW: Information for "We Speak Welcome" Celebration - Monday March 21st

Please see t~1 e attached agenda.
the student from FHS who initiated the creation of
the welcome video that we share
the Syrian families at registration, is being recognized as a
champion to the Syrian newcomers by the city of Fredericton on Monday, March 21. ·
Shawna Allen-VanderToorn
Subject Coordinator- EAL (K-12), Social Studies (K-12)
Early Career Teachers & University Student Interns
Anglophone West School Dish·ict
sha \\"11G.al lcn ri,•nbed .nh.ca
Phone: Cso6) 444-3096
Fax: Cso6) 453-4220
http: I / asd-\\·.n hccl.nh.cn

From:

Sent:
To: Al len-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Cc:
Su

: Information for "We Speak Welcome" Celebration - Monday March 21st

Hi Shawna,
Thank you so much for your help with the event!
I wanted to share some of the information that will be highlighted Monday for context.

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"Orientation"- next Tuesday?
fargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :jeudi 17 mars 2016 21:02
A:
Allen-VanderToorn
awna (ASD-W)

Cc:

Hi there,

~nd I were speaking this evening about -Since his paperwork got to the school today, I believe, and I
was in meetings all day, I was unable to follow-up with Harmony who said on Wednesday that if she didn't have
the paperwork by 3pm, she could not get the student into the system in time for a Guidance Counsellor to do up a
timetable for Friday (Guidance was out all day today at a session). -called to check in tonight and we
discussed the possibility of a Tuesday start, since I believe he is sch""eCe"LiTed for .LHHS. Having lived through the
experience this week of explaining how the schoo~ works, we believe it is important to sit down with the
students as they arrive to speak to them through _-assistance to welcome them to FHS and to schooling in
Canada. The classes are well underway and this is no-longer the focus of instruction, so we would like to take the
20 minutes to provide some sort of orientation. _,uggested he could transition this student to school fi rst
thing Tuesday at this mightn't interfere with yourrnrake meetings?
Thanks for your input, as I realize yoq have been overseeing coordinating his time in working to get students
settled into schools.
- w i l l take care of contacting the student with his first day of school start date if - s a b l e to be with us
until about 8:45am on Tuesday. Can he be? ·

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, Internationa l Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal .Lafarque®nbed. nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

Emily Chevrier
B.A., B.Ed.
EAL Teacher
Fredericton High School
emily.chevrier@nbed.nb.ca

From: Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 2:13PM
To: Lafargue, Chantal {ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Subject: March 15 - prayer
At 1:45pm, four female students left the classroom to pray ( - . , - . n d They returned at 1:59pm.
At 1:45pm, three male students left the classroom to prepare to pray (washing of hands, feet, and face). They had
to wait until the female students were finished praying to enter the prayer room.
They returned at 2:11pm.
Initially, the boys insisted (through Google translate) they could pray tpgether in the same room, however, _ ,
: informed me that this was not allowed and that girls had to pray first. - i s a trustworthy student who is~st
devout and informed of the group. I trust her.
. Emily Chevrier
B.A., B.Ed.
EAL Teacher
Fredericton High School
emily.chevrier@nbed. nb.ca

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RE:March 17- prayer
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :jeudi 17 mars 2016 19:54

A:

Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

Thanks Emily.
Any idea as to why they prayed at a different time? Was that at your suggestion to reduce instructional
interruption? Last I checked for today, the prayer time was 1:35pm. Did they notice that you were in the middle of
instruction? I still don't have guidance on how to proceed with this, but I was promised today that guidance would
be sought from a local religious leader. Students at LHHS have opted to not miss instructional time (so far) and
. pray at lunch, so I am wondering if we can suggest to them that they not miss class time. I am wondering if we
get another prayer location will this also a good idea to cut down on the interruption, so that males and females
can pray concurrent~d~ a
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
· Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

=De-~er, Emily (ASD-W)
Envoye: jeudi 17 mars 2016 14:25
A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Objet : March 17 - prayer
At 2:00pm today, three male students left the classroom to prepare for prayer. At 2:05pm they went into the prayer
room. They returned at 2:15pm.
At 2:10pm, five female students left the classroom to prepare for prayer. At 2:15 they went into he prayer room.
They finished praying at 2:25pm.
Emily Chevrier
B.A., B.Ed.
EAL Teacher
Fredericton High School
emily.chevrier@nbed.nb.ca
From: Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 3:36PM
To: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Subject: March 16- prayer
At 1:45pm today, three male students left the classroom to prepare for prayer. At 1:50pm they went into the prayer
room. They returned at 2:00pm.
At 2:15pm, five female students left the classroom to pray. They finished praying at 2:30pm.
The girls did not want to leave the class at 1:45pm because they were in the middle of an activity and did not want
tomorrow,
to miss out on the work. They said it was okay if they prayed at the end of class. I will confirm with
however, I'm thinking we could possibly set up a schedule for the end of the period in hopes of reducing the
disruption to instruction.

!Jill

Will keep you posted.
Emily

bringing them back and forth every day) that would be great. I will give the girls a
charger to bring with them as well.
Thank you so much for supporting these girls. I know how challenging it can be to
have new additions this late in the semester, not to mention the language barrier. We
appreciate your warm welcome of Salsabel and Amani to your class :)
Emily
Emily Chevrier
B.A., B.Ed.
EAL Teacher
Fredericton High School
emily.chevrier@nbed.nb.ca
From: LeBlanc, Courtney (ASD-W)
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 3:48 PM
To: Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)
Subject: !Pads

Hi Emily,

Are there any electronic resources for the students in my French class? I would love
to get them set up with an online platform to help with their French. Maybe just a
couple days a week.

Thanks,

Courtney LeBlanc
Teacher, B.Sc, B.Ed
Fredericton High School

RE:IPads
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :jeudi 17 mars 2016 14:34

A:

Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Cumew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W)

Jeremy has it handy
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue~nbed.nb.ca

(506) 453-5435
De : Chevrier, Emily
(ASD-W)
Envoye : jeudi 17 mars 2016 12:16
(ASD-W); Lafargue, Chantal
A : Curnew, Jeremy
W)
Objet : FW: !Pads

(ASD-W);

Brew~r,

Neil

(ASD-

What is the Apple ID and Password for the iPads? (see email below from Courtney).
Thanks
Emily Chevrier
B.A., B.Ed.
EAL Teacher
Fredericton High School
emily.chevrier@nbed.nb.ca
From: LeBlanc, Courtney (ASD-W)
Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2016 11:58 AM
To: Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)
Subject: RE: !Pads
Hey Emily!

Is there an Apple ID and Password I could have to download an app on each of the
Ipads? I want to download Duolingo it's a language app and maybe also wordreference

Courtney LeBlanc
Teacher, B.Sc, B.Ed
Fredericton High School
From: Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 9:04 PM
To: LeBlanc, Courtney (ASD-W)
Subject: RE: !Pads
Hi Courtney,
Yes! I will give the girls an iPad each before they head down to your class tomorrow.
If you wouldn't mind keeping the iPads in your classroom (rather than the girls

No more?
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mercredi 16 mars 2016 23:05

A:

Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W)

Jlllr

Says here
that we are all done with our refugee wave. (At this time of year we
get an average of 1 newcomer student per week until mid-May.)
Chantal Lafargue , BA , BEd , MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal . Lafargue @nbed.nb . ca
( 506) 453-5435

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RE:new student
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mercredi 16 mars 2016 21:3~
Bodlake·Jamoeson, Keny (ASO·VI)

A:

Thanks for your kind offer to host a Synan in your class.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, ~l Ed
Department Head, InternatiOnal Students
Fredencton Hogh School
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De : Bidlake·Jamieson, Kelly (ASD·W)
Envoye : mercredi 16 mars 2016 08:46
A : Williams, Joanne (ASD·W)
Cc : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD·W)
Objet : RE: new student

Thanks for the note a b o u t - joining Theatre Arts. I will have a course outline
ready for him. We are in groups writing murder mysteries and I have a group of
dancers working on creating a dance to teach the class so we'll be ready to do a Flash
Mob so1netime in the not too di stant future .
Kelly Bidlake· Jamieson

(Mr s. J)
Engli sh & Theatre Arts at FHS

"The sky seemed endless. but there was nothing there." Author · O livia O'Donnell

From: Williams, Joanne (ASD·W)
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 8:23AM
To: Bidlake·Jamieson, Kelly (ASD·W)
Cc: Thomas, Shane (ASD·W); Lafargue, Chantal (ASD·W)
Subject: new student
Hi Kelly,
After a meeting with administ ration, several changes needed t o be made to new Syrian student schedules due to expanding nu mbers and overcrowding in mat h. As a result, will be starting Theatr e arts t oday

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systems scolaire) . Par exemple, quand 10 eleves quittent la classe en meme temps a
une heure qui varie quotidiennement, et que les filles et gar~ons doivent aller
separement dans un local discret , cela cause une interrupti~~~~~ors
d 'une lecon ou il y a des eleves qui manquent, alors que de~
diff~rentes cultures competent sur leur presence. Il y a ega lement une question de
surveillancelsecurite en cas d'urgence car les eleves sont seul s et ne cojh~ient
pas les directive s du haut parleur en cas d'urgence. Devons - nous et pouvons
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laisser les eleves seuls lors de leurs prieres? Legalement, peut- etre non, mais
culturellement, peut-etre oui parce que les rituels ne permettent pas (???) la
presence des nons-pratiquants?
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le pourquoi , mais nous avons besoin de l'aide pour determiner
'le comment' qui est
acceptable pour respecter les besoins religieux. Pour l 'instant, je n avigue ceci
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J'ai hate a jeudi!
Chantal Lafargue, BA , BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal . Lafargue@nbed.nb . ca
( 506 ) 453 -5435

De : Arseneau , Sylvie (EECDIEDPE)
Envoye : mardi 15 mars 2016 17:16
A : 'Paula Kristmanson'
Cc : Lafargue, Chantal
Objet :
Bonjour
Voici les
Endroit : EECD, salle 422
Heures : 9h00 a 4h00 -le diner sera servi
joindre pour le diner
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du portfolio des langues a partir de 1h15 j
la bienvenue a partager ton expertise. Auss I
ressources dont Chantal et toi etes les auteures (pou r les p rogramme s de FLS )

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Merci et au plaisir de vous voir toi et Chantal ce jeudi!
Sylvie
Sylvie Arseneau
Agente pedagogique I Learning Specialist Immersion fran~a ise et Anglais langue
additionnelle I French Immersion & EAL Ministere de l'Education et du Developpement
de la petite enfance I Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

RE : Rencontre EAL ce jeudi
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mercredi 16 mars 2016 21:33

A:

O u i , - - et merci
Au GRAND plaisir de te voir ! ! (Es - tu bronzee , je me demande! !! )
Chantal Lafargue, BA , BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chanta l. Lafargue@nbed.nb . ca
(506) 453 - 5435

Env

: merc redi 16 mars 2016 09 : 34
Lafargue , Chantal
(ASD- W)
Objet : RE: Rencontre EAL ce jeudi

A:

Bonjour Chantal,
Oui, nous finalisons le tout maintenant car il y a eu q uelques ajouts a faire .
allons discuter des prieres dans les ecoles et autres sujets i mportants et '
prioritaires. Nous allons envoyer l'agenda f inal aujourd'hui.

Nous

Au grand plaisir de te voir demain!

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- - - --Original Message-- --Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Tuesd , March 15, 2016 10:19 PM
To :
Sub
Salut - -

Est-c~ a un ordre du jour pour le matin? Bien que le cadre soi t benefique pour
nous t ous, y a des realites culturelles qui se presentent dans l es ecoles qui
depassent le CECR / un programme d'etudes / philosophie d'evaluation de la langue
(portfolio). Un exemple est l e suivant: Quels sont les parametres opperationnels pour
encadrer l es eleves dans la priere car la priere es t un droit huma n . Est - ce que le
a / va consulte(r) aupres d'un Iman ce mois pour ensuite i nformer aux ecoles
~t accomoder la priere dans le contexte scolaire , par exemple?Le directeur de
mon ecole me demande de revenir avec des parametres culturellement acceptables . Nous
ne savons pas a qui parler pour une politique qui res pecte les v aleurs
(et aussi qui

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Chantal .Lafaraue(a)nbed. nb.ca

(506) 453-5435
De : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye : mercredi 16 mars 2016 08:22
A : (ASD-W) Fredericton High School -All Staff
Objet : Communication Supports (EAL)
Hello Staff:
As you can imagine, FHS has never seen so many Pathway 1 (low-English level) students arrive in such a
condensed timeframe. By the end of this week, we wi ll have seen 25 students arrive at our school since January
with minimal-to-no English communication skills.
As such, if you have cell phones, you may wish to try using the following apps if you haven't already:
Goog le Translate
Speak and Translate
Both of these apps are free. You can speak, type and even scan a document to read or listen to a translation in
multiple world languages. I do not know about Android, as I have an iPhone.
I n order to encourage English language skill de~elopment and to create positive connections, it might be helpful to
find a willing long-term 'buddy' in your homeroom that is a proficient English speaker. We are hoping to foster
cross-cultural interactions and t hese 'buddies' can model t o the rest of homeroom students how to communicate
across language boundaries. Yesterday I met a young student from Syria whose conversational English is
developing at a notable speed. He attributes this using English in homeroom and only having non-Arabic-speaking
relationships here in Canada. This approach could also be helpful in your classes.
We are in our third year of advocating for a mechanism in PowerSchool which w ill provide staff with information to
flag WIDA results/ language proficiency levels, as we recognize that in a school of this size, it is very challenging to
know which student speaks Eng lish or not. For the time being, information is in t he "EAL Students" fi le on our T
drive.
I hope this information is helpful.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafaraue(a)nbed.nb.ca

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De : Lafargue, Chanta l (ASD-W)
Envoye: vendred i 26 fevrier 2016 11:19

A: (ASD-W) Fredericton

High School -All Staff
Objet : EAL Audit Eligibility List Feb. 26, 2016

Greetings,
The following Pathway 1 students are eligible to audit your courses for Semester 2 (as of Feb.
26, 2016) as they currently have low Enqlish skills:

RE:Help with EAL Navigation between periods 3-4 today
Lafargue, Chant al (ASD-W)
Envoye : mercredi 16 mars 2016 21:31
A:
Kilfillen, Elaine (ASD-W)

... one of your biggest strengths as a leader is your little emails and words of encouragement. Just enough and at
the right time.
Thanks for the boost today!

De : Kilfi llen, Elai ne (ASD-W)
Envoye: mercredi 16 mars 2016 11:11

A : Lafargue,

Chantal (ASD-W)

Objet : RE: Help with EAL Navigation between periods 3-4 today
Great work! Hang in there - Friday wine tim~ is approaching (slowly maybe, but approaching.... )
From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 10:25 AM ,
To: (ASD-W) Fredericton High School -All Staff
Subject: Help wit h EAL Navigation between periods 3-4 today

Staff:
This morning there have been schedule changes for some of our low-level EAL students to deal with numbers of
enroll ment in certain classes at FH S. If you are getting a new student, you would have received an email from
Guidance earlier this morning. If you did not get an emai l, you are not impacted by the shuffle.
If anyone sees students wandering the halls with t heir schedules looking lost between periods 3 & 4, might you
please offer t o support t hem to get to their new period 4 class.
Cou ld t he following homeroom teachers please assist students/find someone to walk a student to their
new period 4 class today. T hey should have a hard copy of their new schedule:

Neil Brewer Karl Leaman
Alexandra Bru

to C70 with Gary McDonald period 4
- to CO 14 with Zen Fedory period 4
- -to C3/4 with Alison Milne period 4 AND Taher to Gym A with Daneen Dymond

period 4

Emily Chevrier Andrew Read
Colin Mcisaac Paul Diamond -

nd Salsabel to C012 with Courtney LeBlanc period 4
with John MacDonald period 4
Gym A with Daneen Dymond period 4
11 Theatre Arts with Kelly Bidlake period 4
Room C70 with Gary McDonald period 4

Thank you for your understanding. We are moving as quickly as we can to adapt to ever-evolving enrollment and
we appreciate your support.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School

Thank You
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mercredi 16 mars 2016 21:30
Williams, Joanne (ASD-W)
Cc :
Thomas, Shane (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Kilfillen, Elaine (ASD-W)

A:

Hi Joanne,
I just wanted to thank you personally for the tremendous amount of work you did Monday and Tuesday (and again
this morningD to make those course changes happen for our students and staff. It was a pleasure to learn from
you while we were brokering everything through the Arabic-speaking .translator we hired to help the kids. Also,
Shane and Robyn, thanks for your visits and "interventions" with the class. Teachers have reported a change in
dynamics/tone, already, and we are hoping that will continue.
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque@nbed. nb. ca
(506) 453-5435
.

RE:Last Syrian for Friday
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mercredi 16 mars 2016 21:09
A:
Smeltzer, Harmony {ASD-W)
Cc:
Hamilton, Cristel {ASD-W)

I am so sorry, Harmony. I was in a meeting and didn't get the email until 4:20pm.
I sent some correspondence about this (rather spastic emails, on the fly!) and Shawna has offered to tell the family
if you can tell Shawna what will be the start date for this student.
We prefer Friday for the Syrians, but as there are 2 other students in this same boat (one from Iran and one from
Ukraine) because their info has gotten to us from district in different increments, we have had challenges with
follow-up to get the beige sheets filled in, so that you can get them into PowerSchool, etc. etc. I know this has
been an issue this week and I am sorry for the extra work and confusion this has caused.
See you Friday!
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De: Smeltzer, Harmony (ASD-W)
Envoye : mercredi 16 mars 2016 12:10
A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Cc : Hamilton, Cristel (ASD-W)
Objet: RE: Last Syrian for Friday
Hi Chantal,
This student won't be able to start on Friday if we don't have the paperwork today. There are no guidance
counselors in tomorrow to build a schedule. If we can get the paperwork before 3:00 pm, I can put them in when
I'm finished training today and Cristel can build a schedule. But if I can't put them in today, Cristel can't work on a
schedule until Friday, which would mean a Monday or Tuesday start.
Thanks,

tl cur~ Sm.el.:t~
Administrative Assistant
Fredericton High School
Guidance Department
300 Priestman Street
Fredericton NB E3B 6J8
506-457-4913

------------------------------------From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: March 16, 2016 11:40 AM
To: Smeltzer, Harmony (ASD-W)
Cc: Williams, Joanne (ASD-W); Hamilton, Cristel (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily {ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W);
Brewer, Neil (ASD-W)

RE:
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mercredi 16 mars 2016 21:01
Hay, Lori (ASD-W)

A:

THANK YOU
Google Translate

+
Speak and Translate
Ask hirn for our password and account info.
UFESAVER!
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, Inter11ational Students
Fredericton High School
Chantat. Lafargue@nbed. nb. ca
(506) 453-5435
De: Hay, Lori (ASD-W)
Envoye: mercredi 16 mars 2016 13:15
A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet i
Jeremy going to bring me ipads to put google translate app on...... xoxoxox

Lori Thompson-Hay, B.A B.Ed M.Ed

Methods & Resource
Fredericton High School

At 1:45pm, four female students left the classroom to pray. ._ _and They returned at 1:59pm.
At 1:45pm, three male students left the classroom to prepare to pray (washing of hands, feet, and face). They had
to wait until the female students were finished praying to enter the prayer room.
They returned at 2:11pm.
Initially, the boys insisted (through Google translate) they cou ld pray ~r in the same room , however, Farah
informed me that this was not allowed and that girls had to pray first. - s a trustworthy student who is the most
devout and informed of the group. I trust her.
Emily Chevrier
B.A., B.Ed.
EAL Teacher
Fredericton High School
emily.chevrier@nbed .nb.ca

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RE: March 16 ..pieyeL~~z~;
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Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mercredi 16 mars 2016 20:58
A:
Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

Good luck tomorrow, Emily.
I was with Heidi O'Connell all afternoontli-nd she said that all 5 of her students pray in her classroom. They
do it during non-instructional time. Other kids are in the room (there were no requests for privacy). She wonders
how this will work out if she is asked to allow for prayer during the instructional day and if her number of praying
students increases.

I see that "prayer" is listed for discussion during a 15-minute window at my~eeting. Not sure how much
clarity we will get on the issue in that timeframe, unless, of course, they are presentmg us with a set of
guidelines.
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca

{506} 453-5435
De: Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)
Envoye: mercredi 16 mars 2016 15:36

A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Objet: March 16- prayer
At 1 :45pm today, three male students left the classroom to prepare for prayer. At 1:50pm they went into the prayer
room. They returned at 2:00pm.
At 2:15pm, five female students left the classroom to pray. They finished praying at 2:30pm.
The girls did not want to leave the class at 1:45pm because they were in the middle of an activity and did not want
to miss out on the work. They said it was okay if they prayed at the end of class. I will confirm with Farah tomorrow,
however, I'm thinking we could possibly set up a schedule for the end of the period in hopes of reducing the
disruption to instruction.

Will keep you posted.
Emily
Emily Chevrier
B.A., B.Ed.
EAL Teacher
Fredericton High School
emily.chevrier@nbed. nb.ca

From: Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 2:13 PM
To: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Subject: March 15 - prayer

TR : Newcomer:
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mercredi 16 mars 2016 20 :53
A:
Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W)

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal .Lafarque@nbed. nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De.: Hamilton, Cristel (ASD-W)
Envoye: mercredi 16 mars 2016 15:54
A : Brewe~ Neil (ASD-W); Anslow, Heather (ASD-W); Bidlake-Jamieson, Kelly (ASD-W); Chevrie~ Emily (ASD-W)
Cc : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W); Hamilton, Cristel (ASD-W); Kilfillen, Elaine (ASD-W)
Objet : Newcomer:

Good Afternoon,
We are welcoming a 3 siblings from Syria to FHS on Friday, March 18th. She has an older
brother - a n d a younger brother-) at the school as well.
(female) is 18 and is in the begrnner pathw~y of the EAL program , so she will be in EAL
c asses all day, except for homeroom and period 4 (which she is eligible to audit).

!!!

I have not met her yet so I cannot tell you much more than that.
Cristel

https://sisasdw.nbed.nb.ca/admin/students/home.html?
llomesearch = 1&x=O&y=O&selectstudent=i d%30 124027

1 Syrian 1 Iranian 1 Ukrainian
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mercredi 16 mars 2016 20:50
A:
Brewer, Neil (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W)

Hi there
This week we were to get 6 students. I have worked hard to get them all in for a Friday start. I can only confirm 3
Syrians will start on Friday. They are Pathway 1. Iranian student is Pathway 2. Ukranian is Pathway 1.
Long story short, these registrations tiave not been straightforward, as we have had only parts of their information
arrive this week via district and we have been subsequently having challenges contacting the students/ensuring
that they show up at the right place and right times to get their names into PowerSchool. Guidance is also at some
sort of PO tomorrow all day, I think.
It is possible that you will see them next week rather than this week, although they may appear in Guidance on
Friday, too and somehow land in our wing. Be prepared for either scenario. I thought I would at least give you the
information I have about these files.
·
Sorry.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

RE:IPads
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mercredi 16 mars 2016 20:40

A:

Brewer, Neil (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W)

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I was at an SPR meeting before the break, and there was a lot of interest in accessing our iPads, so I have
concerns about this.
We'll have to be careful on our sharing, as Jeremy and I worked very hard to secure these devices for our
department, so if 2 go to Courtney we will have 1 last "loaner". I prefer we leave them with the teachers, as we
can hold them accountable for lost devices. Ian Ohsberg has 1 and Heather Appleton has 1. 5 were purchased on
agreement with Shane to be loaners and the remaining 28 we wrote 3 grants and did a lot of work after-hours and
during one summer to earn for the department over 2 years. iPads be the only resource for this "math language"
teacher in the PMs (other than dictionaries that have yet to arrive April 5) and Jeremy and Neil have dibs in terms
of sharing the devices for their Pathway 2 students, as I know there may be an oral unit.
To minimize running after lost devices, let's ensure the remaining device be shared in the way suggested above,
should we get more requests from teachers. We will keep the:class set in the cart and if we get more requests, I
: can redirect teachers to Senior Admin. to see if they will be purchasing additional devices.
:
Thanks, Neil, for passing along the great news with Lori. Jeremy (or someone), please be sure to pass the iTunes
account info along to Lori. I am super happy that she is able t~ help with this.
·
Chantal

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Brewer, Neil (ASD-W)
Envoye : mercredi 16 mars 2016 20:17
A: Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W)
Objet: RE: !Pads

That sounds good to me Em. Let her utilize them in whatever way is convenient for her and the girls. It is always
nice when a teacher takes this much interest in supporting our students. Plus, it is during our prep so they are just
sitting there in the cart.
Chantal: on a related note, Lori Hay popped by the dept today to tell you that she can update the iPads (an app
you wanted) on Friday morning. I hope your hang out session with Paula went well this afternoon.
See everyone tomorrow- except Chantal.
Neil Brewer
EAL Teacher
Fredericton High School
neil.brewer<runbed.nb.ca
From: Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)

Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 4:40 PM

To: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W)
Subject: FW: !Pads
Hi team,
Just got this email from Courtney Leblanc regarding iPads to support ~nd ~er French class (see
below). Courtney seems keen to help these girls feel comfortable, get ~n the classroom community, and
plan accommodations accordingly.
What are our thoughts on lending her two iPads for the girls t9 use during P4? The two girls seem to be quite
~esponsible and engaged in their learning. We could make an arrangement for the girls to pick up the iPads from ·
the cart at the end of P2 and then return them at the beginning of lunch or to me at the beginning of PS. Or we
could let Courtney store two in her classroom?
Let me know what you think and I will respond to Courtney.
Thanks!
Emily
Emily Chevrier
B.A., B.Ed.
EAL Teacher
Fredericton High School
emily.chevrier@nbed .nb.ca
From: LeBlanc, Courtney (ASD-W)
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 3:48PM

To: Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)
Subject: !Pads

Hi Emily,
Are there any electronic resources for the students in my French class? I would love to get them set up with an
online platform to help with their French. Maybe just a couple days a week.
Thanks,

Courtney LeBlanc
Teacher, B.Sc, B.Ed
Fredericton High ?chool

TR : World Events
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mardi 22 mars 2016 10:13

A:

Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)

FYI
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye: mardi 22 mars 2016 10:12
A: Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Williams, Joanne (ASD-W); Thomas, Shane (ASD-W) .
Cc: Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Porter, Greg (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W)
Objet : World Events
Hi there,
I just wanted to let you know that today's events in Europe may have a trickle factor in our wing for students of a
certain culture. There is a lot of energy or excitement with the students that we should be mindful of today. It is a
short week after a snowstorm, too, but I thought we should all take a minute to alsb consider what other factors
that students may be processing at this time.
The EAL Dept. is meeting period 4 to welcome Greg and we will touch base on this point and I will seek support
from Admin and Guidance, if necessary.
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca

(506) 453-5435

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TR: revised schedule
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
mardi 22 mars 2016 06:23
Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Porter, Greg (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W)
Pieces jointes :Week of March 2l.docx (17 Ko)
Envoye :

A:

Chantal Lafargue, BA , BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal . Lafargue@nbed . nb.ca
(506) 453 -5 435

De : Allen-VanderToorn , Shawna
(ASD- W)
Envoye : lundi 21 mars 2016 13:31
A : Stairs, Nancy
(ASD- W); O'Connell, Heidi
(ASD-W); Oxford, Patty
(ASD- W);
Connors, Marcie
(ASD- W) ; Plourde , Pierre
(ASD-W); Collicott, Amanda
(ASDW); Lafargue , Chantal
(ASD-W); Smeltzer, Harmony
(ASD-W); Williams, Joanne
(ASD-W)
Cc: . . . .
Objet : revised schedule
I have attached the revised schedule for tours/meetings for this week . Please let me
know if this change is a problem for _your school . llllllwill be available for
translation.
._.,
Thanks ,
Shawna Allen- VanderToorn
Subject Coordinator - EAL (K-12), Social Studies (K- 12)
Early Career Teachers & University Student Interns
Anglophone West School District
shawna . allen@nbed . nb.ca<mailto : shawna . allen@nbed .nb. ca>
Phone: (506) 444 -30 96
Fax : ( 506) 453 - 4220
htto : //a sd - w. nbed . nb . ca<htto : //asd - w. nbed . nb . ca/>

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New students
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :lundi 21 mars 2016 13:09

A:

Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W)

Hi
Please know that the Ukrainian student will commence effective tomorrow (if nothing got.os
· translation). Still
working on - s we have transportation issues to figure out for this student through
ho has been
rebooked totrarisition roughly 5-6 students to LHHS. Obviously, this is a priority. It is possible at
come
on the bus with friends tomorrow OR join you sometime during period 2 Wednesday (again, another kink to work
out with scheduling). Expect the unexpected, as per usual. Thanks

-will

Also, I am told some second-hand information that there are another 8 families that are remaining to be placed,
although the school district has yet to be informed of ages, how many students and where they will live. There will
be no new Syrians this week at FHS other than our outstanding Syrian from last week. I thought you would want
to know.
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

RE:My calendar this week
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :lundi 25 avril 2016 13:21
A:
Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)

Hi there
Would it be helpful for me to attend tomorrow's debrief to hear where your thoughts are, so that I can figure out a
flow chart/move things on my end for you?
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque(a)nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Envoye: dimanche 24 avril 2016 21:43
A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet: RE: My calendar this week
Corey and I had a great visit. It is too much tq put in email though. Corey and I have some plans to modify some
of the forms that Kathy shared with us, but Corey has some of them as do I. He and I are debriefing on Tuesday at
3:00, so I'll know more then. One thing that we do have to do is create a flowchart for the Welcome Centre. This
flowchart would outline specifically what happens in the Welcome Centre, and then what the responsibility of the
school it. If you have time to start that, it would be great.
We want to create a progress report that would be filled out by tutors to share information from one year to the
next. It would also provide a tracking mechanism for the level of support that is provided.
Lots to figure out and not much time to do so. I will send you the notes I took on my IPad.

Shawn a
From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Saturday, April23, 2016 9:34AM
To: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Subject: My calendar this week

Hi
Since we spoke on Thursday, some items have shifted around. (see my calendar) I can pick away during windows
fine-tuning any forms or paperwork for you, if you needed something drafted up as a result of your meetings in
ASD-E. I might have a short window between 11-2:30pm to help with kindergarten assessments on Weds, also.
I hope your visit to Moncton was beneficial and that you're full of great ideas or adaptations we could make.
Thanks
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chanta I. Lafarq ue@n bed. nb. ca
(506) 453-5435

TR:
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :vendredi 22 avril 2016 13:07

A:

Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

FYI
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye: vendredi 22 avril 2016 13:07
A: Brubacher, Al~xandria (ASD-W)
Objet: RE
Hi Allie,
I am told that students shouldn•t be going to the library or doing errands during homeroom. You can always email
me the question the students have or tell them to come find me during non-instructional hours, if this is helpful to
keep them where they should be. I think detentions and calls home would be a ·deterrent for any student who is
truant or tardy. Let me know if you need a hand finding someone to relay any information to parents. Thanks so
much for bringing this to our attention.

Chantal

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De: Brubacher, Alexandria (ASD-W)
Envoye: vendredi 22 avril 2016 11:06
A : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet: RE: ~ndYup, that fits.
Chantal, have you heard of any .. conspiracies .. with Syrian/ EAL students to meet in the library during homeroom?
-asks to go virtually every day. I have questioned him on this a few times and he tells me he•s working on
~ - but one of my other students told me he asked about how to ditch homeroom.
Emily c~~ ~ to go to the library yesterday after I gave her permission to see Emily.
Today,
-asked to go.

_.-ana

I just find it a little suspicious. Perhaps they really are working on school work.

A llie
Alexandria (Allie) Brubacher
English Teacher - FHS
Tel: 506 453-5435
"Who dares to teach must never cease to learn." - John Cotton Dana

From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: April 22, 2016 10:56 AM
To: Brubacher, Alexandria (ASD-W)

Subject: ~ndHi
Is it true that they were sent to me to clarify something about-course selection?
I f so, they came about 2 minutes ago and just left.
.
Thanks
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafaraue(a)nbed .nb.ca

(506) 453-5435

TR : Interesting Cultural Dynamic Info
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :jeudi 21 avril 2016 21:07

A:

Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W); Harvey, Corey (ASD-W)

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque@nbed. nb.ca

(506) 453-5435
De: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye: jeudi 21 avril 2016 21:04
A: Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W); Porter, Greg (ASD-W) .
Cc: Hay, Lori (ASD-W); Nippard, Erin (ASD-W); Appleton, Heather (ASD-W); Williams, Joanne (ASD-W); Hefting,
Rachel (ASD-W); Hamilton, Cristel (ASD-W); Culberson, Andrew (ASD-W); Maxwell, Suzanne (ASD-W); Kilfillen, Elaine
(ASD-W); Thomas, Shane (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Wright, Beth (ASD-W); Langille, Nathan (A~D-W);
Nelson, Linda (ASD-W); Smeltzer, Harmor.~y (ASD-W)
Objet: Interesting Cultural Dynamic Info

https://www.international.qc.ca/cil-cai/c<:>untry insiqhts-aoercus pays/overview-aoercu sy.asox?lang=enq
Yellow Highlights for the Cole's Notes Version. There are lots of interesting connections to behaviours we are
noticing in our hallways and classes, including some recent dynamics we are noticing between different Syrian
ethnicities, who have different cultures and social statuses in their homeland.

Cultural Information Ca-:'adian Perspective:
Gender: According to what I was able to observe in the Syrian public service, gender equality
in the workplace does not exist even though some women hold rather high-level administrative
jobs. In private industry and the countryside, they do not participate in decision-making and
are very hard workers. In every day life women are confined to traditional tasks and this holds
true even if the couple is highly educated. Appearances can be deceiving. Always take into
account the role of the family (which is enormous in Syria), which helps maintain this unequal
relationship between the sexes and related gender roles. I have witnessed situations where
single women refused to work in places where men were present as they feared that they
might be the object of malicious pranks or accused of having malicious intentions. You can still
regularly see young women (and some who are not so young) being accompanied by a
chaperone such as a brother, even in Damascus.
Religion: Even if the Muslim religion is the main one in Syria, other religions are greatly
respected and especially the Christians practice a number of faiths (e.g., Orthodox, Maronite
and Roman Catholic). Many Christians hold good administrative positions and in Syria I never
once saw people protesting against others' rights to religious practice. This kind of tolerance is
very real. However, inter-faith marriages are rare.

Canadian research on current cohort
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :

mercredi 20 avril 2016 06:39
Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W); Porter, Greg (ASD-W); O'Connell, Heidi
(ASD-W); Nippard, Erin (ASD-W); Hay, Lori (ASD-W); Hefling, Rachel (ASD-W); Appleton, Heather (ASD-W)
Pieces jointes :Zine 2001 Muslim Youth. pdf (7 Mo); Zine 2007.pdf (229 Ko)

A:

Hi

These articles may be worth a scan to inform your interactions and observations.
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

TR : Pathwway 1 Curriculum
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :

mardi 19 avril 2016 15:05
Kilfillen, Elaine (ASD-W)
Pieces jointes :Pathway 1 Curriculum Outc"'1.docx (15 Ko)

A:
fyi

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafargue@nbed. nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De: Lafargue, Chantal {ASD-W)
Envoye: mardi 19 avril 2016 15:02
A: Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Cc : Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)
Objet: TR: Pathwway 1 Curriculum
Greetings,
I thought I would send this along, so you can have a glimpse of the functional level of the students (primarily from
Syria) from the curriculum can Do statements in the MS Word doc. attached. We will need to. have some
conversations about next year's course options for these students, as they have a long way to go to close the gap.
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De: Brewer, Neil (ASD-W)
Envoye: mardf 19 avril 2016 14:57
A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Cc : Porter, Greg (ASD-W); Jeremy Curnew; Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)
Objet: Pathwway 1 Curriculum
Hi Chantal,
I've attached a document that lists the outcomes/can do's that we have been, and will continue to, concentrate on
with our Pathway 1 students this semester.
Just let us know if you would like us to add any more (we can), or expand upon what we've been doing in our
classes.
Thanks.
Neil Brewer
EAL Teacher
Fredericton High School
neil. brewer@nbed. nb.ca

Semester 2

2016

Pathway 1 Curriculum Outcomes
EAL 110: Neil Brewer & Jeremy Curnew
I can identify and use the highest frequency nouns and verbs.
I can recognize and reproduce the alphabet (upper case and lower case).
I can audibly identify the letters of the alphabet.
A 1.1 I can understand simple questions about daily life.
'

A 1.1 I can ask people basic questions.
A 1.2 I can very simply describe myself and my family.

EAL 11 0: Learning Strategies - Greg Porter
A 1.2 I can understand numbers, prices and the time.
A 1.2 I can use simple number (prices or telephone numbers).
I can use and understand basic math symbols and terminology (e.g. +/plus,/minus, =/equals etc.).

EAL 120: Learning Strategies - Emily Chevrier
I can group together sets of things with similar characteristics.
I can use resources to increase vocabulary.
I can work independently and ask for assistance when required.
A 1.2 I can follow short, simple written directions.
A 1.2 I can find basic information in posters, advertisements or catalogues.
A 1.2 I can ask for directions.
A 1.1 I can notice and use spaces to define word boundaries.

RE:Pathwway 1 Curriculum
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mardi 19 avril 2016 15:04
A:
Brewer, Neil (ASD-W)
Cc :
Porter, Greg (ASD-W); Jeremy Curnew; Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)

Thanks for this, Neil (and all).
I have sent this along to Robyn and Shane to get the conversation going about what's next for next year with
these students.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, f\1Ed
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafargue@nbed. nb.ca

(506) 453-5435
De: Brewer, Neil (ASD-W)
.
Envoye: mardi 19 avril 2016 14:57
A : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Cc : Porter, Greg (ASD-W); J~remy Curnew; Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)
Objet: Pathwway !.Curriculum

Hi Chantal,
I've attached a document that lists the outcomes/can do's that we have been, and will continue to, concentrate on
with our Pathway 1 students this semester.
Just let us know if you would like us to add any more (we can), or expand upon what we've been doing in our
classes.
Thanks.
Neil Brewer
EAL Teacher
Fredericton High School
neil. brewer@nbed.nb.ca

Bonjour Chantal et Paula,
J'espere que vous ave z pa sse une belle fin de semaine!

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L'evaluation dans !'action A
L'evaluation dan s !'action B

Ces ressources se retrouvent presentement dans les districts mais pas encor\~§.11~$trG. .S des enseignants.
No us avons eu un appel ~onfer~nce .avec le: _coor,~!~at:lces F~~ ~~.s~r:;~ine.,e.~ sse~, J;~~~ r leu,r info~~ =r a~ sujet de
ces ressources. Je leur ai~~~S')t1__9_91.~ ,~,1!~;~~~-~os-tems:a~.;e'iiJ1·tl~~e~.~} l~~.n_s _
leur en reparler durant notre proeham appel conference en ma1.
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Voici les lignes directrices qui ant ete envoyees aux coordinatrices de FLS en lien avec ces ressources:

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Je peux... : l'autonomie de l'l!fl!ve dans Ia cfasse de L2 est distribl l{:' 'J.
aux enseignants e Ia 9e an nee d'abord {PIF et immersion) qui ant complete les journees de
formation (Jours 1 et 2) CECR. SVP, gardez le 'reste de cette ressource pour les enseignants de Ia 6e
annee {PIF, immersion pt.3e et immersion tardive). Nous discuterons des details Iars de l'appel
· conference.
o Les ressources-ntitulees L'evaluation dans /'action A & B (il y a 2 cahiers), sont

a distribuer

aux enseignants de Ia ge an nee d'abord (P IF et immersion) qui ant complete les journees de
formation~.e..l&i 3 et 4) CECR. SVP, gardez le reste de ces ressources pour les enseignants de Ia 6e

annee {P I ~rsion pt.3e et immersion tardive). Nous discuterons des details Iars de l'appel
conference.
De plus, chaque coordinatrices de FLS ainsi que EAL ant maintenant acces

a une ca rte de membre CASLT

(membership) pour un an. Elles auront done maintenant acces aux webinaires et autres ressources de L2.
Recommendations EAL

• Voici les recommandations EAL

ajours (voir document en piece-jointe).

Merci Chantal pour tes

commentaires ! Je vais finaliser le tout d' ici le jeudi, 21 avril. Je vous invite done
et me remettre le tout d'ici le 21.
N'hesitez pas si vous avez des questions.

-

Je vous remercie Chantal et Paula et vous souhaite une belle journee,

a reviser une derniere fois

RE:Ressources~e peux et l'evaluation dans l'action A & B ET

Recommendations EAL
f~~{;.~j

Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mardi 19 avril 2016 07:17

A:

Cc:
Bon mard i matin!
Hier soir, j'etais sur le site
"Empowering Langu e
Learners... "

j 'ai trouve Ia presentation suivante qui explique Ia creation de l'outi l

strement de Ia presentation de Paula et moi au
done c'est Ia version "en directe" d'une session offerte face face.
lement pour comprendre le "
... de l'outil pour l'eq
ur acceder ce site.
et Ia Trousse de l'eva

a

a

Par rapport au document des recommandations EAL, j~ vois que beaucoup de modifications y sont presentes pour
inclure PowerSchool et quelques autres deta ils mention nes dans ma retroaction. Je sais que c'est une liste de
recommendations, mais il serait bien d'avoir des actions concretes et buts (priorites) viser pour les prochains 6
mois afin de se preparer pour Ia prochaine rentree scqlaire pour appuyer les districts et les ecoles pour que ce
beau document prenne vie ava nt Ia rentree. Dans le monde de EAL, Ia rentree est extremement intense et les
chases se calment pour les inscriptions vers mi-octobre, done ce serait peut-etre u ~· boijJle idee d'avoir une autre
reunion du comite provincial EAL en juin. Voici quelques exemples d'actions urgentes qui se voient dans les ecoles
secondaires: si on prevoit pilot er 'une alerte en PowerSchool" l'utilite de cette derniere se voit le plus urgent (et
utile) en fin aoOt jusqu'au mois d'octobre. Aussi, Ia creation du comite de travail et d'un . .EAL est urgent si les
cours options locales ainsi que Learning Strategies 110 vont etre eventuellement restre'rntSPour 2017-18 et de
nombreux syriens et autres apprena nts auront besoi n d'appui long-terme. Avec mains d'options locales et pas de
programmes d'etudes officiels de Ia province, les ecoles secondaires auront besoin de pistes et options pour ces
eleves des septembre prochain.

a

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a

a

Aussi, mon directeur m'a demandee de parler CBC au sujet de Ia priere dans les ecoles car Catherine Harrop de
CBC voulait nous parler. Elle a aussi voulu savoir si nous avons beneficie dans le systeme scolaire de fonds du
federal et si les ecoles ont eu du soutien du ministere et des districts. Je n'ai pas repondu toutes les questions.
On me dit que LHHS a ete visee aussi pour des entrevues. Nous ne donnerons pas acces Ia tele CBC l'ecole
FHS.

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Abient6t (le 7 mai a TESL NB ou plus tot, a ton choix!)
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafaroue(ci)nbed. nb.ca

(506) 453-5435

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Greg's Pull-outs in May
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :lundi 18 avril 2016 16:02
A:
Porter, Greg (ASD-W)
Cc :
Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W)

Hi Greg
Corey suggests using UNC 1 with the materials (or adaptations thereof given students' ages/high school) for your
pull-out sessions in May.THe link is below
htto://wiki.settlementatwork.orq/w/index.php/LINC 1-4 Classroom Activities

I am sending this link to everyone, as I understand other teachers are looking at doing more concrete tas~s with
Pathway 1 and I think we should all talk about avoiding duplication and this is also a great launchpad for your
wrap-up activities.
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

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Period 4 and Translators
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :lundi 18 avril 2016 15:25
Bidlake-Jamieson, Kelly (ASD-W)
Cc:
Porter, Greg (ASD-W)

A:

Hi Kelly,
A translator by the name of - w i l l be by to help you period 4 on Wednesday and Thursday at the very
least. Greg Porter will introd~ou. I also have the iPad ready for you that you can pick up from me in my
office - open the bottom drawer of the filing cabinet in my office. You can come by and get it tomorrow afternoon,
bt after that I won't be here until Friday.
·
Cheers!
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque@nbed. nb.ca

(506) 453-5435

TR : Emailing: ASD-E Elementary Al Language-Assessment, ASD-E ELL
Teaching portfolio- December 2015, ASD-E Middle Years Al Language
Assessment, ASD-E Secondary Al Language Assessment, student My
Language Portfolio ASD-E
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye:

lundi 18 avril 2016 14:45
Harvey, Corey (ASD-W)
Pieces jointes :ASD-E Elementary A1 Langu,.,l.docx (110 Ko); ASD-E ELL Teaching portfo"'l.docx (540 Ko); ASD-E Middle Years A1
Lan"'l.docx (110 Ko) ; ASD-E Secondary A1 Langua"'l.docx (110 Ko) ; student My Language Portf"'Ldocx (242 Ko)

A:

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

De : Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD-W)
.Envoye : jeudi 7 janvier 2016 23:24
·A : Harvey, Corey
(ASD-W)
Objet : TR : Emailing: ASD-E Elementary A1 Language-Assessment, ASD-E ELL Teaching
portfolio- December 2015, ASD-E Middle Years A1 Language Assessment, ASD-E Secondary
A1 Language Assessment, student My Language Portfolio ASD-E
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna
(ASD-W)
Envoye : jeudi 7 janvier 2016 22:47
A : Firlotte, Jacqueline
(ASD-W); Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD-W)
Objet : Emailing: ASD-E Elementary A1 Language-Assessment, ASD-E ELL Teaching
portfolio- December 2015, ASD-E Middle Years A1 Language Assessment, ASD-E Secondary
A1 Language Assessment, student My Language Portfolio ASD-E
Shared by ASD-East.
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Video Interview
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :lundi 18 avril 2016 12:20
A:
catherine.harrop@cbc.ca
Cc :
Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)

Hi Catherine,
Just following-up on your request for video access at FHS regarding prayer and other school-initiated
accommodations: I spoke to Shane this morning regarding the request, but we are unable to ensure parental
consent for students being portrayed in the media. Therefore, we will not be able to participate in a video interview
at this time.
Thanks for your understanding and interest in the portfolio of newcomers and EAL programming in NB schools.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

Art Fees for Syrians
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :vendredi 15 avril 2016 14:01
Diamond, Paul (ASD-W)
Cc :
Fillion, Lisa (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Bosse, Don (ASD-W)

A:

Hi Paul
It is my understanding that you might have had some students placed in your class recently that are unable to pay
the art fee. If you wanted to send their names to Lisa, I am sure she could figure out the money business between
accounts.
Thanks!
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

RE:
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :jeudi 14 avril 2016 17:36

A:

Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

Hi There working in greater capacity at FHS , we wou l d be
You know that if we could have
thrilled ... so we are happy he would like to check- in tomorrow .

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llllllllltsuallv just appeared on his own schedule daily/weekly and Shane has offered
~ approval) for
to make . . . . . . . . at home in t he MCAF worker space
in the Guidance Dept if
needs a private sp~ is also we l come to come by the
EAL wing whe never .
can spare the time . The students usually surround . . as they
h ave lots to communlcate to us and they also have questions for him . I ' m sure Robyn
feels the same way as Shane and I regarding ~ presence and value to our
community.

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I hope things are well and I look forward to seeing you next week, Shawna .

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, Internationa l Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed . nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

De : Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna
(ASD- W)
Envoye : jeudi 14 avril 20 1 6 17:18
A : Allaby, Robyn
(ASD-W); Lafargue , Chantal
Objet :

(ASD-W)

- - v1as t hinking that it would be a good idea to check in on the students at FHS .

~ticular, •

would like to see An as .
tomorrow at 9 : 30 to do a check in?

Would it be okay if

Shawna Allen-VanderToorn
Subject Coordinator- EAL (K-1 2) , Social Studies (K-1 2)
Early Career Teachers & Univers i ty Student Interns
Anglophone West School District
shawna . allen@nbed . nb . ca<mai l to : shawna.allen@nb ed . nb . ca>
Phone: ( 506 ) 444- 3 096
Fax: ( 506 ) 453 - 4220
htto : //asd- w. nbed . nb . ca<http : //asd-w . nbed . nb . ca/>

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EAL Items
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye : mercredi 13

A:

2:04
Gregory (ASD-W)

Good Day,
When I met ~n his campaign tour of FHS yesterday, he suggested that if the 2 EAL-based resolutions
make it to ou~gs that any NBTA staff who are assigned to said meetings be briefed on the rationales as
not all schools/branches may have a shared understanding of the relevance of said resolutions.
I would be happy to make myself available to anyone requesting further context, should that be helpful to NBTA
staff.
Also, if any NBTA representatives were to engage with MLAs I would be happy to represent the topic of
immigration and its impact on K- 12 education at said meeting.
Thanks for your support and thank you· to . .for arranging to post on socia l media our upcoming PL opportunity
that has been a collaboration between TESL NB and HS Subject Council on May 7th.
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye: mercredi 6 janvier 2016 08:13

A:

I was not aware of this happening today.

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarouelalnbed. nb. ca
(506) 453-5435

Peters, Gregory (ASD-W)

RE:course selection meetings
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mercredi 13 avril 2016 10:00
Williams, Joanne (ASD-W); Culberson, Andrew (ASD-W); Hamilton, Cristel (ASD-W); Maxwell, Suzanne (ASD-W)

A:

I will have a translator available from 8:30-1:30pm for the Arabic students that week
if you coordinated your efforts, although you will have other languages you are
needing to connect with, as usual.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department. Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Williams, Joanne
(ASD-W)
Envoye : mercredi 13 avril 2016 09:35
A : Culberson, Andrew
(ASD-W); Hamilton, Cristel
(ASD-W)
Cc : Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD-W)
Objet : course selection meetings

(ASD-W); Maxwell, Suzanne

Thinking about meeting with EAL students to help with course selection the week on
May 30-June 3. What do you think?

.

~~

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RE: Hi, Shane
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mercredi 13 avril 2016 09:45

A:

Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)

I am sick today with a bad back and my son has retuned from school vomiting .
I know the media is on this because I had a 30 mi nute ca ll with - - o n the on the matter when I was trying to see a doctor . Can you redirec~hawna or Robyn ,
pls?
Thanks for the room .

Chantal Lafargue , BA, BEd , MEd
Department Head , International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal . Lafargue@ nbed . nb.ca
(50 6 ) 453-5435

De : Thomas, Sh a ne
(ASD-W)
Envoye : mercredi 1 3 avril 2016 09 : 23
A : Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD- W)
Objet : FW: Hi, Shane
Hi Chantal,

·
I never like t o "pass the buck" but you have more direc t~
concerning this then I do thus I am going to ask that you contact ~t t he
number below . I wil l a l so b e contacting her this morning .
Greg can use Dianne Langille' s room beginning on Friday April 15th.
Shane
From:
Sent:
esday, April 13,
To: Thomas , Shane (ASD-W)
Subj ect : Hi , Sh a n e
Hi, Shane .
I am looking to do a story on schools trying to accommodate Mu slim prayer time .
you in th a t situation? If so , what are you doing?
Could you give me a c al l?

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2. Greg - Look through PowerSchool - print off schedules for all Syrian students (this could wait, if necessary
and/ or can be done with Sherry's or Harmony's help). Figure out where everyone is period 4, so I can wrap my
head around who I should be touching base with (in terms of staff).
Mac password is chantal
Thanks to you both
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafargue@nbed .nb.ca

(506) 453-5435


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Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mardi 12 avril 2016 18:20

A:
Cc :

Porter, Greg (ASD-W); O'Connell, Thomas (ASD-W)
Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Fillion, Lisa (ASD-W)

Hi Greg & Tom:
Sorry to dump t his on you, but I am out sick tomorrow (bad back- and then some !) -you will be both stationed
out of my office, and although I realize that Greg has his own work plan, it would be helpful if you both cou ld go
th rough this work plan to figure out a plan of action/ who is best placed to assist with what, if I have some tasks
below that you feel are misa ligned with your comfort level/knowing the situation, as I cannot provide t oo much
context over emai l:

1. See Sherry and have
her) :

ded to Emily's period 5 class .

is currently showing in period 6 with

s in all of classes in
2. See Sherry in Main Office and Lo~source) to enswe PowerSchool. - n a me is_ . I thought we had ~t I am told it is not and I cannot
check this tonigflt.- needs to be in the low Pathway 1 group in the same sections as ~or periods

1,2,5,6.

.

3. Tell EAL team before 8:30AM t h a t - and - - b o t h the M&R students) are in the low
group - I don't know where each group iS""T'!irn'e AM ~cl Jeremy. ~n partial days
for now, and he will bridge to full days possibly next week. •is to meet·t~he Main Office.

itJit

Touch base w ith Janice - re :
has an EA tomorrow. Thrr'e should be a o er EA assigned to .
picks up the ca ll in AESOP tomorrow via resource. We just don't know w ho that is, yet.

, if someone

4. Give the headsup to ="-'-.!~~=~=:....!.!..:"'--'--'-~
(t oday) . He will need accommodations for his
short term memory loss and avill need help t o get to

possibly. Tell him this student has
Ed class from Gary LeRoux's room - -CAN'T get
there alone alone at this rf:ge and I don't know
are other Syrians in Gary's homeroom class.
Please help him and also ask in periods 1 & 2 which one of the "low group" has John MacDonald. I
am thinking it is~nd

5. Give the-'..!.!:="'-=~=~==...!..-"'!!...!=-!....~~=-'-~=~=~~
MacDonald will need the headsup that this student starts today
don't t hink he knows. He knows to expect a student, but I am not sure if he knows when.
6. Check in w ith Lisa: re- when Sarah Hamza drops of her CR check and her ASD-W casual worker
application package SHANE needs to get it ASAP so Shane can wa lk it down t o Tanya Whitney, as he will
need to tal k to her to get this application sped up. I asked Sarah to call me when she drops it off.
7. Push-ins and coverage- once this to-do list is done, Tom, please offer your assistance t o Jeremy or Neil in the
AM and cover Emily's home room so that she can attend to Black Kat Ambassador planning, as needed. In the PM,
please feel free to help out anyone in EAL who cou ld use the help. (You will have t o ask around, as t hey don't
know I am out sick).
8. Tal k to Jeremy and Lori Hay about w here Rodin is to go today for period 4.

1. Greg - Ask Nathan Langille for 2 keys ( MKAT key I am told) -workroom in F w ing for you and Sarah Hamza.
She won't have a swipe, but she needs access to her workspace.

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Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye : mardi 12 avril 2016 17:17
Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W); Porter, Greg (ASD-W)
Cc :
Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

A:

Tha nk you
This same student had to sound out "soccer" in Arabic and did not appear to know how to write in Arabic the
simplest of words. I observed this during the WIDA and that is how I learned that he speaks all 3 languages with
difficulty and Arabic may not be a language he ca n write in. Has been out of school for 5 years.
I see this as a resource case, too, as I don't know at what point students are entitled to PLPs and highly
individualized expectations. That doesn't remove the part that we do, but I do think that this student should be on
Greg's pull-out list to learn more of his story first.
I have CC'ed Robyn on this to put her in the loop.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd .
Department Head, I nternational Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca

(506) 453-5435
De : Chevrier, Emily {ASD-W)
Envoye: mardi 12 avril 2016 17:14
A: Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W); Porter, Greg (ASD-W)
Cc : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)

Objet:Hi everyone,
Wanted to share a quick observation with you from this afternoon ...
When - w as writing in his personal dictionary, he was able to copy the terms in English (accuracy not
perfedj,"'Fiowever, • was unable to write the translation in Arabic or Kurdish. Some of the other students helped to
translate that
di~ot know how to write in Arabic or Kurdish because it had been so long since ad been ·n
school.
ms a little embarrassed but continued to work hard and practice ~nglish cha'rrcters.
oldest s
and _ . ,eemed to be much stronger and able to write in 1\raljic; I will check with

Anyway, just wanted to share that piece of info with you all.

Emily Chevrier
B.A., B.Ed.
EAL Teacher
Fredericton High School
emi ly.chevrier@nbed.nb.ca

Good Day,
This is to confirm that
will
arrive at FHS at 8:30am Friday, April 1 to co-crea
ces.
~as kindly agreed to deliver the message through translation and facilitate any dialogue resulting from the
message during period 1, if possible.
Thank you
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chanta l. Lafarque@nbed .nb.ca

(506) 453-5435

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~runnning to the doctor - pis try to catch me on my cell - this is the first time I have been on emai l all day and I
have 9 minutes to get to my appointment, but I am happy to talk.

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal .Lafargue(a)nbed. nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Arseneau, Sylvie (EECD/ EDPE)
Envoye: mardi 12 avril 2016 11:14
A : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet : RE: I ntercultural Dialogue on Expectations
Bonjour Chanta l,
Quand tu auras Ia chance, est-ce que tu pourra is me t elephoner? J'ai 2 petites questions en lien avec Ia visite de.
FHS. Tu peux me joindre a u - Je sa is que tu es t res occupee done quand tu auras une petite .
m inute.

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Merci Chanta l et bonne journee,

- ------------------From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 11:37 AM
To: Thomas, Shane (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Cc: Arseneau, Sylvie (EECD/EDPE); Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W); Kilfillen, Elaine (ASD-W); Langil le,
Nathan (ASD-W); Wright, Beth (ASD-W); Batt, Peter (ASD-W);
; Williams, Joanne
(ASD-W); Culberson, Andrew (ASD-W); Hamilton, Cristel (ASD
I, Suzanne (ASD-W) ; Chevrier, Emily
(ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W); Porter, Greg (ASD-W)
Subject: Intercultural Dialogue on Expectations

TR:SN
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mardi 12 avril 2016 15:08

A:

Maxwell, Suzanne (ASD-W)

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque@nbed. nb. ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye: mardi 12 avril 2016 15:08
A: Fedory, Zenon (ASD-W)
Objet : RE: SN
Hi there
Let me see what happened with that. :-) I don't take care of that part, but let me look into it for you.
Sorry about that.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, ·sEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafargue@nbed. nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Fedory, Zenon ( ASD-W)
Envoye: mardi 12 avril 2016 12:14
A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet: SN
Hi Chantal,
I suddenly have a Syrian student in my 4th period class and she wrote down her name a s - · I wasn't
sent a message to expect her and she not on my list of students. Would you happen to ~ing about
her.
Zen

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Zenon Roy Fedory BFA, BEd, MEd (Critical Studies in Education)
Teacher
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Art and English Departments
Fredericton High School
300 Priestman Street
Fredericton, N.B.
E3B 6J8
Telephone: (506) 453-5435
zenon.fedory@nbed.nb.ca

A: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W); Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W); Thomas, Shane (ASD-W); Williams, Joanne
(ASD-W)
Cc: Hay, Lori (ASD-W); Appleton, Heather (ASD-W)
Objet : 2 Syrian students
Shawna,
Would you please make sure that the parents of the 2 boys who have connection with resource, understand that
they are not to come on Monday.
Also, set up a meeting as soon as you can get an interpreter and the parents to come with the boys on another
day next week. I will keep my department people open to arranging their schedules to whenever you can arrange
that.
Thank you

:~ ~ BSc, BEd, MEd.
SPR Methods & Resource
Fredericton High School
(506) 457-4978
Inclusion works to the advantage of everyone. We all have things to learn, and we all have things to teach. - Helen Henderson-

RE:2 Syrian students
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mardi 12 avril 2016 06:21
Gange, Janice (ASD-W)

A:

Thanks Janice. I just wanted to double check with you, as I don't want to show up unexpected. I'd like to be there,
as both students are newcomers to FHS and I would be at a transition for any EAL student, no matter their needs.
They are in great hands with you, but I would also like to get a first hand account from their parents of their
histories & needs, too. I'll be there. I have to get to a doctor's appointment for 3:20pm, so I will not stay past 3pm
for the last meeting if we are running late. See you soon!
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafargue@nbed. nb.ca
{506) 453-5435
De : Gange, Janice (ASD-W)
Envoye : lundi 11 avril 2016 15:35
A : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet: RE: 2 Syrian students
You are welcome, but not needed. It's up to you.·

~~

BSc, BEd, MEd.
SPR Methods & Resource
Fredericton High School
(506) 457-4978
Inclusion works to the advantage of everyone. We all have things to learn, and we all have things to teach. -Helen Henderson-

From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Monday, April 11, 2016 3: 19 PM
To: Gange, Janice (ASD-W)
Subject: RE:2 Syrian students

Hi JaniceI am so sorry- I am too lazy to walk downstairs (one more time!) ... did you want me/need me at those meetings
tomorrow?
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafargue@nbed. nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De: Gange, Janice (ASD-W)
Envoye : vendredi 8 avril 2016 13:13

Thank you so much for your collaboration on this. It definitely takes a village!
· Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

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RE:Reading Horizons - Server & EECD
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :lundi 11 avril 2016 15:27
Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)

A:

Thank you
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Envoye : dimanche 10 avril 2016 18:17

A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet: RE: Reading Horizons- Server & EECD
I am sorry to hear that this is still giving you trouble. You have the right people on it. I will also flip it to Dianne.
Shawna
From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)

Sent: Saturday, April 09, 2016 8:28AM
To: Lawson, Danny (ASD-ITSS); White, Michael J. (ASD-ITSS)
Cc: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W); Facey, Bryan (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)
Subject: Reading Horizons- Server & EECD

Hi there Danny and Mike,
Thanks so much to the both of you for involvement last week in trouble shooting round two of Emily's attempt to
log her students into RH. It is my understanding that the two main issues have been the following:
1. Some sort of bug in the system that generates working student passwords and IDs for out-of-province/country
students to NB, which means that teachers have to log a helpdesk request to prompt a manual fix so that students
can log into our nextwork. (I realize this issue is beyond district, likely, but it does delay the log-in process.) Thank
you for actively investigating the fix for this, in general. We will have 9 more students arriving next week, so you
will likely see 9 more help desk requests early in the week.

2. Once students have active usernames and passwords for both our network and Reading Horizons, there have
been a number of issues related perhaps to the server at t h e - that Emily shared with Danny, which I
understand Danny and Mike have been working on figuring out together via the staff a t . ,
. Just looking to see when would be a good time to try again, as I wouldn't want Emily to try to log in with her
students prematurely. We basically have 8 weeks for this beta-testing to occur before exam week, and it would be
lovely to move to piloting mode, before year's end, as the 29 Syrian ( + 10 other) students require individualized
reading instruction due to their varying limited abilities.
Please let Emily know when it is safe to test this product again with students, or when I can go into the room to
run tests on her behalf.

en servir, ~t vous devriez le supprimer completement de votre systeme informatique.

Take care,
Janet

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Good Day Janet,

It has been quite some time since our last email exchange. I hope all is well with you in PEl, as our latest
influx of newcomers comes to a pause. As I mentioned when I saw you in December, TESL NB is lining
up quite a conference and we have speakers coming from Calgary and Halifax and various pa11s of NB.
Unlike other TESL conferences, we have an entire strand dedicated to appeal to school teachers who
work in school-based EAL or literacy, whi ch I thought you might be interested in possibly attending
and/or promoting with your teachers. It is my understanding that the person responsible for EAL in K-1 2
in NB is planning to attend, as are some of th e larger school district coordinators, as well, so this might
have the potential for regional networking from a leadership vantage-point. I have attached the poster,
which provides details on how to register (there is a link to an Eventbrite site) and the draft program
describes the sessions and how we plan to structure our day.
Please let me know if you're planning to attend, as we' ll be sure to roll out the red carpet for you when
you come!
Have a restful long weekend.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Frederi cton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

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RE:EAL Pl in the Martimes: TESL NB Spring Conference
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :dimanche 10 avril 2016 08:30

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We are doing well with our new arrivals, although we got a surprise "~pike" last Sunday with ~f.~.d~.lt!9i:i.~L*'~~
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of 25 students enteri ng our city's schools that we weren't aware of. As of last week, my scho~;.~J~2~~h.?.Q. ~,9.;~li I
believe my district had 163. The other high school across t he river has 15 Syrians, too. We !live had lo.:hire 'J)~.
staff,. as you could imagine. I am cu rren~ly trying to figure out a timeta~le for next year an~a.P.P~?~~i~t~- To~:§.~1
offenngs to meet language and academic needs of youth who are needing to graduate and\3ccess -post-' · ...::;·;;..~
secondary. We are now starting to think about transition from middle to high and ki ndergarten. We even have a
few students who are older who will age out, and there are no bridging program opportunities in NB for
newcomer youth/young adults with gaps in schooling.
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I really Wish you lived closer, so we could share expertise. (Like a Sunday tea !) I feel that our region could really
stand to benefit from dialogue on this. I hope to see you someti me soon.
I also wanted to share this link with you that our school developed in partn~rship with our school district, as it
may be a tool for your newest Syrians https://www.youtube.com/watch ?v=yAvesCOAUxU
httos: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=P21eUiiXx3o&nohtmi5 =False
Take care,
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafa roue(ci)nbed. nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

En

: mardi 29 mars 2016 10:23

A : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet: Re: EAL PL in the Martimes: TESL NB Spring Conference

Hi Chantal,
Thanks so much for sharing the infom1ation on your upcoming TESL conference. I w ill certainly share
thi s w ith my staff and colleagues here on PEL
We are still receiving privately sponsored refugees and the last of our Syri an GARs have found
permanent h ous ing thi s week. To date we have seen 73 Sy rian refugees, m ostly elementary age. It's
been busy for sure but everyone is settling in and adjusting. One of our e lementa1y schools received 20
GARs so the impact has been vety signifi cant.
I hope th at you are doing well with all of your new arrivals.
I'll be in touch regarding the TESL conference.

We have a moral obligation under policy 322 to honour that human potential, and .we need support
as a school to do so.

Here is just info (for your information purposes) from Van Ngo (2011):

In their transition into adulthood, immigrant youth have the highest unemployment rate in Canada, at
20% for those aged 15 to 24, compared to the national rate of 8% (Statistics Canada, 200 I). Those with
sporadic education, poor literacy skills and limited English often struggle to make a smooth transition into
the labour market.
Conflicting expectations of gender roles with respect to rights, privileges and responsibilities create stress
for children and youth. In some immigrant families, girls have more household responsibilities. They also
experience more restrictions, parental control and supervision than their Canadian-born counterparts do,
particularly with respect to dating and relationships with peers.
Another subgroup, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) immigrant youth, is a vulnerable
population with high rates of suicide, attempted suicide, depression, violence, victimization, substance
abuse and HIV-associated risky behaV:iour. The intersection of race, ethnicity, gender and sex:ual
orientation often compromises their healthy development and weJI-being.
hey require between 2 and 5 years of explicit English language instruction to develop basic
communication skiJis and between 5 and 7 years to develop academic language proficiency (Cummins,
1994; Collier, 1989). ESL learners require both structured language instruction from qualified ESL
teachers in an ESL instructional setting, and explicit language support for content classes. Many continue
to need ESL support weJI into their post-secondary years.
The practice of age-appropriate placement in Canada can leave immigrant children and youth at a loss in
their classes. Those with sporadic education and limited literacy skills require concrete literacy and
academic support to achieve a level of academic success equivalent to that of their Canadian-born
English-speaking counterparts of the same age.
Traumatic migration experience, poverty, limited English, intergenerational and family conflicts, social
isolation, lack of a
sense of belonging, and discrimination make immigrant children and youth vulnerable to victimization
and recruitment by organized crime groups. In major cities, immigrant youth are reported to be involved
in criminal gangs and violent activities, trafficking and use of drugs, and prostitution.
Consequently, school services for immigrant children and youth have been provided on an ad-hoc basis
and given low priority. Notably, many immigrant children and youth with limited English have received
minimal, if any, direct language instruction. Without adequate support, immigrant children and youth
are substantially less likely to participate in school activities. They may also struggle to connect to their
peers and school personnel.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca

(506) 453-5435

TR : 3 Points to Convey
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :vendredi 8 avril 2016 07:09
Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W)~ Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W)~ Porter, Greg (ASD-W)

A:

Anything to add?

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-------------------------------------------------De : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye: vendredi 8 avril 2016 07:06
A: Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Objet : 3 Points to Convey
Hi Robyn,
As per your request, here are a few bullets to support your conversation later on today with Shane:

1. Although we have 29 Syrians, FHS has gone through a demographic shift this school year, because 50°/o of our
school's newcomers are what we call "war-affected" youth who have come from geopolitical hot zones,
some of which that are at conflict with=each other. Children of war or conflict, can be of higher risk fqr trauma,
mental health challenges, decreased employment opportunities, conflict in the home regarding gender roles, sexual
identity, sexual orientation, targets of organized crime, and of course, drop out before high school graduation and
post-secondary possibilities.
2. Given the challenges above and others, 20°/o of boys and 25°/o girls who arrive after the age of 15. in canada do
not graduate from high school in Canada. (Corak, 2009). This could mean that we "lose" 7 of our 29 Syrians,
if the proper supports aren't in place, for example.
3. We have to close tremendous gaps as a school, that reach far beyond language: These youth have been out
of school from 2 months to 9 years (and possibly one who has never been to school at all who has significant
special needs). Not only are we are teaching children language and cultural norms and trying to support positive
mental health of war-affected you, but we are also tasked with identifying academic gaps between now and
June, to figure out what is their educational plan to close these gaps in the little time remaining. It is very difficult
to place this on an EAL teachers with growing classrooms. Their focus has been to teach children how to be in
school and social norms, as children re-learn or un-learn ways of how to be in school.
Proposal
One proposed idea is to have an additional .SFTE EAL teacher at the school who can do pull outs and push-ins, in
the the morning periods, 1, 2 & 4 who can work with an Arabic interpreter that the school will hire to
ensure that we understand the students' needs and provide individualized supports. We need this Tier 3
approach right now, as a school, to build trust with students, get to know them individually and to
set-up comprehensive plans for September.
This teacher could also push-in to ever-growing EAL classes, should numbers increase, if needed. Carol Doucette
used to work miracles with 6 students at this low-level in her room to support their needs, for example. We have
close to 40 students requiring this support, now.

In the words of Van Ngo, "It is crucial that Canadian institutions develop policies and services to promote
the academic success and socioeconomic well-being of immigrant children and youth. More importantly,
they cannot risk being part of the development of a subculture of defeat and marginalization, in which
children and youth with ESL needs, denied their right to language instruction and support services, face
life-long underutilization of human potential" (20 1I , p. 33).

TR : Newcomer:
Lafarg ue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :jeudi 7 avril 2016 23:06

A:

Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W)

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De: Hamilton, Cristel (ASD-W)
Envoye: jeudi 7 avril 2016 18:30
A: Brewer, Neil (ASD-W); Wilkins, Brian D. (ASD-W); MacDonald, John (ASD-W); Porter, Greg (ASD-W); Chevrier,
Emily (ASD-W)
Cc : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD
· Hamilton, Cristel (ASD-W); Ki lfillen, Elai ne (ASD-W)
Objet: Newcomer:

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is a newcomer from Syria that will be starting with us on Monday, April 11th . • turns 16 next
Thursday 04th), so wish .
Happy Birthday on Go~ Translate :)
I do not have any other information at this time, butW is beginner level EAL. All courses t his semester are EAL
except Physica l Education 10, wh ich will be for audit at this point.

Cristel Hamilton B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed.
Guidance Counsellor (Last Names A-D)
Fredencton High School
(506) 453·5256

Crrstel. Ham!llon(a>nbed. nb. ca

From:
Sent: Thursday, April 07, 2016 12:40 PM
To : Bidlake-Jamieson, Kelly (ASD-W)
Subject:
theatre arts

Hello,
I am a vo lunteer with th is fa mily through the Fredericton multi cultural association. I was asked by
-father,ifl could find out how-can switch from theater arts to drawing/art at fhs .
. .has ask~ bring hin~e parenrtea'Ciier meetings at 5:00pm tonight in room D106. Is the
class change something that we c~quire about at this meeting tonight or should I help
nav igate
through the FHS guidance offi ce?

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RE:

-theatre arts

Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :jeudi 7 avril 2016 23:01
Bidlake·Jamieson, Kelly (ASD·W}
Cc :
Williams, Joanne (ASD·W}

A:

Hi Kelly,
I will talk to you in person about this tomorrow. Joanne may be able to provide insight, as well, as I feel something
must have been l o~ in translation. rega~ding "arts" versus~e arts:·, as th~ student rru~19Jt~Qawantin~~
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arts next year. It d1d come up ton1ght v1a the translator (n-=redencton fnend) and a~e stude
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the Fredericton fri end did not engage in this conversation. I encouraged- to communicate with you. I
case conf~)i'Qa~t 8:30am and I am heading straight to UNB at lunch for PL, but if you want to see me before
8:30am, please give me a buzz on my cell to track me down 471-5999 amd I will come find you for a quick chat
before the parents start arriving.

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Perhaps you can thank the family friend for conveying the question/ request and that due to confidentiality you are

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limited in your ability to respond, but we will be be sure to find a translator to assist with communication on the
matter.
I could not engage too deeply in the :conversation last night with her, as course placement is not my area of work
and I also felt it was unethical to address it further as there were others in the room that did not need to be privy
to the discussion.
Once you and I and Joanne chat, we.can move forward to address this with the student.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Bidlake-Jamieson, Kelly (ASD-W)
Envoye : jeudi 7 avril 2016 19:12
A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD
Objet : FW:
theatre arts

Hi Chantel,
Could you advise me on this?
See the e-mail from
family friend.
Thanks,
Kell y Bidlake-Jamieson

(Mrs. J)
English & Th eatre Arts at FHS

"I relaxed in my sleep as I dreamed of lions and long yellow beaches." Author - Roan Amos

TR : New student
Lafargue, Chantal {ASD-W)
Envoye :jeud• 7 avnl 2016 14:46
Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W)

A:

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, InternatJOnal StudenlS
Fredericton H1gh School

(506) 453-5435
De : Williams, Joanne (ASD-W)
Envoye : jeudi 7 avnl 2016 13:32
A: Brewer, Nell (ASD-W); Savoie, Susan (ASD-W); Milne, Alison (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W);
Cc : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W); Alia by, Robyn (ASD-W); Langille, Nathan (ASD-W)
Objet : New student

Porter, Greg (ASD-W)

. . .sa new student from Syria starting at FHS on Monday. He has very limited English skills at this point in time.

~ Enrollments for current school only

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Savoie Susa'l
Room: C71
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Room. 0107
PD1-PD2(A) 52

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Porter, Greg
Room: 0110
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Meet the Teacher/Parent Teacher: Syrian Cohort
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :jeudi 7 avril 2016 12:13
A:
Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Porter, Greg (ASD-W)
Cc :
Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Thomas, Shane (ASD-W); Williams, Joanne (ASD-W)

Hi All,
I received a call from-who has arranged for 3-4 Syrian families to come tonight from 5-7pm and he will be
on site to translate. T11eYWifl wait their turn to meet you, assuming there are other parents from other cultures
already lined up. You can address any issues that you think would be good for parents to hear. I will provide a
group tour as soon as we have critical mass of people to show some of the highlights of the building.
We will repeat this tomorrow morning with another van-load of parents and - except I will only be able to do
the tour around 9:30-lOam).
We will fit in the other groups in between, as we normally do, for Writing 110 and EAL 120 A & B. You may need to
divide and conquer, potentially. We will just have to play this by ear.

Do not entertain questions about graduation timelines, course placement, or post-secondary as this
is a conversation for stu~ents with Guidance Counsellors. The reality is that this entire group needs to be
reassured that English learn.ing takes time, but with effort and persistence (like speaking English in class when
asked!) they will see results.
As you know, I will need to run to FHS from UNB after work today and it will be quite tight, as I have a 3:30PM
meeting here.
See you in a few hours.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafaroue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

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RE:Parent-Teacher Meetings Thursday and Friday details
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :jeudi 7 avril 2016 09:04
A:
Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Cc :
Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)

Well - it will be interviews from some cult ures and "nice to meet you welcome to FHS" for others - hard to know
how many parents will show. The good news is that we handle it as a team up there and parents have 1 "meeting"
with all teachers at once and usually we discuss their multiple children. I'll do a quick tour of some of the major
areas in the school tomorrow with -around 9:30 or lOam, while parents are waiting for their lift home
(unless Lyle and Shane want to do the tour tomorrow morning - that would be great for him to see, if he wants to
see the "d iversity" and the school's response in action.)
Sorry to put you on the spot, Shane, ha! Maybe Lyle could get first-hand understanding through helping us out
tomorrow by shaki ng hands and giving a tour. I just feel t hat we are a giant school and making theory become
practice on cultural diversity in a school of 2000 is a very interesting challenge, on top of t he usual cha llenge of
making cu ltura l accommodations. I am very interested in knowing what he is learning from his interviews with
teachers/ his resea rch results on diversity and if it aligns with what I am seeing happening (or not happening ) at
the school.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Depa rtment Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque(ci)nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Envoye : jeudi 7 avril 2016 07:19
A : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Cc : Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)
Objet : RE: Parent-Teacher Meetings Thursday and Friday details

As long as it is a Meet the Tea cher thing and not "interviews"
From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Thursday, April 07, 2016 6:26AM
To: Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Subject: RE:Parent-Teacher Meetings Thursday and Friday detail s
I appreciate the support, but it is happening - phone calls have already been made. It is too late. I do appreciate
your support, but we'll call it a "school orientation and welcome session" - kind of like "Meet the Teacher, but in
April!", which had to happen anyway (but didn't), so we'll make it work. The teachers tell me it is helpful to make
contact with the parents. They will do it as a team, as we do every year.
-

was already calling people last night. They are coming.

Chantal Lafa rg ue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque\alnbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

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contact with the parents. They will do it as a team, as we do every year.
- f was already calling people last night. They are coming.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

De: Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Envoye: mercredi 6 avril 2016 22:54

A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet : FW: Parent-Teacher Meetings Thursday and Friday details
FYI- you may need to be on speed dial tomorrow at UNB
From: Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)
Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2016 10:24 PM
To: Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
:
Subject: Re: Parent-Teacher Meetings Thursday and Friday details

Robyn,
You are not crazy, there is no point in having interviews for these students. I will address this in the
morning.
Shane
Sent from my iPhone
On Apr 6, 2016, at 9:57PM, Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W) <robvn.allabvt~1nbed.nb.ca> wrote:

Am I crazy here? I don't even know why we would be having 11 interviews" for students who have
been here 4-6 weeks (or less) & dealing with settlement workers, translators ( which Chantal had to
arrange herself- she was at school at 8:00 tonight), flip charts, etc.
It is challenging to give much of a ((report" or interview for English speaking students who have only
been here for such a short time. This seems absolutely ridiculous to me.

(Maybe I'm just tired, worn out & discouraged_ by the whole situation).
From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2016 9:26 PM
To: Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Porter, Greg (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W)
Cc: Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Subject: Parent-Teacher Meetings Thursday and Friday details

Hi there,

RE:Parent-Teacher Meetings Thursday and Friday details
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
~nvoye :jeudi 7 avril 2016 06:54

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Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

Hi again
Please pass that along to Shane below. Truth be told, I really couldn't do much of anything because I am waiting
to be able to hire a translator, so I was going to just do what we normally do for parent-teacher -wish is inform
- t h a t we have parent teacher and "hope for the best".
However, the teachers told me at the end of the day that the Syrian students (who got our version 2 of our pilot of
the progress "report card" yesterday) were going to come with their parents to the school. (As any student would have gotten their report card, they were caught up in the hype about trying to understand this new thing. Actually
we have really high PT-interview numbers - comparable to grade 9 teachers, probably). So, with this news, I
started working at 4PM to ensure that if parents showed up, we would have a translator on site (at least 1) to deal
with all of this.

As you noticed, it was a bit or' a scramble.
I feel strongly about having parents in, at least to meet us and see our wing, etc. It might help us develop trust
when we are trying to give out detentions for behaviour, etc. Right now, the parents are only getting the children's
version of the story, if there have been any issues. Parents would have received school tours in the other schools
their children go - but not ours, because we had just so much influx to deal with. ·
So given all of the options, this situation, however complicated and difficult, saves our team from having to work
yet another evening to host a "special" parent orientation for newcomers. We did that in the past with members of
Guidance and Admin, and we felt that it was extremely taxing to have multiple evenings for meeting parents.
EAL is like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. It turns our operational assumptions on its head in the
schools (e.g., that everyone is here in September, that everyone speaks English, that parents know how the school
system works, that we can hold everyone to the same expectations for graduation timelines, that you can learn
English by submersion, unlike French, which has allowances for immersion FILA classes the entire way through, to
support children in their language development so that they can cope in history, science and math in a foreign
language, etc ....).
We are doing what we can.
Call me anytime.

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca

(506) 453-5435
De : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye: jeudi 7 avril 2016 06:25
A: Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Objet: RE:Parent-Teacher Meetings Thursday and Friday details

I appreciate the support, but it is happening - phone calls have already been made. It is too late. I do appreciate
your support, but we'll call it a "school orientation and welcome session" - kind of like "Meet the Teacher, but in
ApriH", which had to happen anyway (but didn't), so we'll make it work. The teachers tell me it is helpful to make

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Here is the "could you" list:
Could you please count how many parents come by and give me the two day total so that I can give
it to Shane? All I need is the number, no names necessary. (Probably counting how many students
total had parents by would be good- as I know we see many parents who have several kids with us.)

Friday AM - PT interviews

8:30am- Emily and I have a case conference in Guidance, so she will not be present. Please tell
Writing 110 parents to come back around lOam, if they wish, and they can visit with non-EAL
teachers while waiting for her to come back.
8:30am- Nayyaf is arranging for Syrian parents to come visit FHS and meet you starting at 8:30am. I
have explained that it is a first-come first-served basis. can you:
1) set out lots of chairs, just in case we have many people waiting
2) send 1 of our teaching team to the Main Office to direct --drivers I settlement workers
upstairs with families for 8:30am
3) ensure that flip charts and signs are on your ~oars indicating where you are doing interviews parents use the schedules, so they will be looking for the room that we are doing interviews in.
4) tell any parents who want to come on a tour that I will be leading a tour at lOam Friday (with
Arabic interpreters, only - every other language is "BYOT") and they can wait for me if they
want to do this. They can also go try to meet their period 4 teacher, if they wish.
5) tell parents that if they have "course selection questions" or "personal worriesn that Nayyaf will
take them to the Guidance Office to have a walk-in visit with their Guidance Counsellor
Thanks, everyone. I was back at the school tonight working with our community partners to figure
out rides for these parents and students.
I hope you have a good day on Thursday and see you at supper houri
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chanta I. Lafargue@nbed. nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

Shawn a
From: Gange, Janice {ASD-W)
Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2016 1:58 PM
To: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna {ASD-W); Young, Susan (ASD-W); Lane, Judith {ASD-W); Lafargue, Chantal {ASDW); Williams, Joanne (ASD-W); Hay, Lori (ASD-W); Appleton, Heather {ASD-W)
Cc: Thomas, Shane {ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn {ASD-W)
Subject: Syrian newcomer with special needs

In response to the e-mail from Shawna this morning describing 2 Syrian students with special needs, I am
wondering if we should not have a separate meeting regarding these students. In particular,
is described as needing a high level of support and being the age of 20 next month, this could
than for a younger student.
Chantal has some time available this Friday morning at 9:45 and if we can meet then, she will try to arrange the
families to be here with an interpreter:
What are your thoughts?

~ ~ BSc, BEd, MEd.
SPR Methods & Resource
Fredericton High School
(506) 457-4978
Inclusion works to the advantage of everyone. We all have things to learn. and we all have things to teach. -Helen Henderson-

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RE:Syrian newcomer with special needs
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mercredi 6 avril 2016 19:55
A:
Young, Susan (ASD-W); Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W); Gange, Janice (ASD-W); Lane, Judith (ASD-W); Williams, Joanne
(ASD-W); Hay, Lori (ASD-W); Appleton, Heather (ASD-W)
Cc:
Thomas, Shane (ASO-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

Hello all,
Should school and district decide to meet as a first step, I am available Tuesday and Wednesday of next week
(Monday we will have 8 new students joining us at FHS).
.

It wou1M.f,.ded that district convey to the family why one child is starting school and why the other is
not through Arabic translation. I would also like to share at this time that the school system is reliant on
community partners for transportation and interpreters for families, which adds an extra step in the process of
arranging meetings with families. Just the act of lining up a translator to come in can take a minimum of 24hrs
notice, as we do n!Jt have staff working in this capacity in the system.
Thank you,

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Young, Susan (ASD-W)
Envoye : mercredi 6 avril 2016 19:20

A: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W); Gange, Janice (ASD-W); Lane, Judith (ASD-W); Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W);
Williams, Joanne (ASD-W); Hay, Lori (ASD-W); Appleton, Heather (ASD-W)
Cc: Thomas, Shane (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Objet : Re: Syrian newcomer with special needs

Hi, If I can weigh in ...
I would be in agreement to postponing the meeting f o r - and would really like to see district and
school meet and talk more about this young man as a next step.
Susan

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From: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Sent: Wednesday, April 6, 2016 7:09PM
To: Gange, Janice (ASD-W); Young, Susan (ASD-W); Lane, Judith (ASD-W); Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W); Williams,
Joanne (ASD-W); Hay, Lori (ASD-W); Appleton, Heather (ASD-W)
Cc: Thomas, Shane (ASD-W); Alia by, Robyn (ASD-W)

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I am not available to meet on Friday morning. I believe t h a t - i s going to be at the school, but I think it might
be for parent teacher interviews. We may need to push this meeting with -until sometime later next week. I
can certainly communicate this with the family. Please advise.

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Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA,
Department Head , International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal . Lafargue@nbed.nb . ca<mailto:Chantal . Lafar~~§lnb . ~~~
( 506 ) 45 3 -5435

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Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :

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·12016 18:25

Cc :

Shawna (ASD-W);

; Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W);

THANK YOU . , -an~
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head , International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal . Lafargue @nbed . nb . ca
( 506) 453 - 5435

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I just c o nfirmed with lllllr t hat he will also be at FHS on Friday morning to
interpret fo r parent t~r interviews. . - is willing to stay on after she
interpre ts for the 2 special case~ if you n eed her .

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S ent from my iPhone

> On Apr 6, 2016, at 4 : 57 PM , Lafargue , Chantal (ASD- W) <Chantal . Lafargue@nbed . nb . ca>
wrote :
>
>Hi again >

> I am sorry to trouble you with this request, but I am hearing from teachers that
Syrian parents are interested i n coming to FHS on the morning of April 8th (this
Friday) for parent-teacher . As we h ave 20 stu dents (cu rrently) , th i s could represent
quite t he mobilization of resources for transportation and translation .
>
> I see the need for a translator at the school in the 8:30am-11 : 30am window Friday,
April 8th, if parents find their way to FHS . 11111l has kindly offered to be at FHS
Friday morning , although she will be tied up ~2 high-priority sensitive parentteacher meetings . We appreciate tremendously that you have released her from her
responsibilities at
be avai l able to FHS .
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> We have not been able to hire a translator yet for the school, as I am awaiting a
green light to do so, in addition to identifying candidates who would be a good fit
in this role .
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> We would like to be welcoming and a trans lator on site would be very helpful . Would
there be a staff person or a volunteer member from the lcommuqity :that would be able
to assist us for this 3 -hour window on Friday? I am sorry that I am asking this of
you at this time, but I feel strongly that an important part of settlement for
families is ensuring that the whole family , including the children are able to
communicate with those who are working to welcome them .
>
> Any names or contact info for Friday only , even, that you could provi de, would be
most appreciated .

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TR : Syrian newcomer with special needs
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mercredi 6 avril 2016 16:26
A:
Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)

Just to clarify : - i s here for another meeting from 8:30am-9:30am and . .as offered to be at the school for
longer, if needed. I have to ask. i~can stay, but I don't want to trouble her with this request, if she is not
needed, obviously.
I do not have the family's contact information and I will be at UNB tomorrow- could you please arrange t hrough
- t o get the family here for said time on Friday?
Sorry about this - I just want to be clear about my limitations for tomorrow.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafargue@hbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De: Gange, Janice'(ASD-W)
Envoye: mercredi 6 avril 2016 13:58
A : Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W); Young, Susan (ASD-W); Lane,·Judith (ASD-W); Lafargue, Chanta l (ASD-W);
Williams, Joanne (ASD-W); Hay, Lori (ASD-W); Appleton, Heather (ASD-W)
Cc : Thomas, Shane (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Objet : Syrian newcomer with special needs
In response to the e-mail from Shawna this morning describing 2 Syrian students with special needs, I am
wonderi ng if we should not have a separate meeting regarding these students. In p a r t i c u l a r , is described as needing a high level of support and being the age of 20 next month, this coul~erent
than for a younger student.
Chantal has some time available this Friday morning at 9:45 and if we can meet then, she will try to arrange the
families to be here with an interpreter.
What are your thoughts?

~ ~

BSc, BEd, MEd.

SPR Methods & Resource
Fredericton High School
(506) 457-4978
Inclusion works to the advantage of everyone. We all have things to learn, and we all have things to teach. - Helen Henderson-

Re: Detention Slips
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mardi 5 avril 2016 15:24

A:

Porter, Greg (ASD-W); Jeremy Curnew; Brewer, Neil (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)

Hi everyone
Just popped in after my work a~at 2:30pm and I saw a number of people in the prayer room . I hope that they will
be faster tomorrow, so please monitor thi s, if you see it continuing. I want to stay firm on our "o n time" rule, so if they
actua lly need more time, we should re lease th em earlier from period 5. If th ey are just taking thei r merry old time, then
I want to hold them to the 2:30pm sta rt time. Please monitor this for me and let me know.

As for the protocol for the detention slips- once someone gives the 'low beginner' group a tour of where ISSC is, if you
need to give a detenti on, please:
1. Fill in the slip and tell the student
2. Emai l Brandon Langille and the concern ed VP- CC me please {just so I am in the loop)
Thanks
Chantal

From: "Porter, Greg {ASD-W)" <Greg.Porte r @nbed.nb.ca>
Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 2:41PM ·
, "Brewer, Neil {ASD-W}" <N ei i.Brewer@nbed.nb.ca>, Chantal
<=:....:.!::..!..!..~~~;>..::..:::~~~~=-=:.· , "Chevrier, Emily {ASD-W)" <Emily.Chevrier@nbed .nb.ca>
Subject: Detention Slips
Hey all,
I just wanted to let you know that I had the opportunity to go over the detention slips and show period 5 (the
"higher" group), where the in school room is located. I will do the best to do the same with period 6 after they
complete their tests.
Greg Porter
EAL Math Literacy and Supply Teacher
Fredericton High School/ Anglophone School District West

9 Syrians
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mardi 5 avril 2016 00:26
A:
Williams, Joanne (ASD-W)
Cc:
Smeltzer, Harmony (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

Hi Joanne,
I will be briefly tomorrow AM to connect on this before I head to - t o do some WIDAs, but I think it would be
helpful if you reach out to Shawna regarding the importance of getting FHS the documentation tomorrow, so that
Guidance can have sufficient turn-around to place 9 students in PowerSchool & provide period 4 teachers notice.
I have already voiced that the EAL Dept can accommodate a Monday start for these students, (April 11th, being
the earliest start date- we can easily go later in the week if need be on Guidance's end). I am not sure what you
want to do in terms of their period 4 placement and turn-around that will be required for that to provide notice to
teachers.

It is looking l i k e - will be here for most of the day on Monday, possibly, to help us. If the first day won't work
for Monday, you~ let her know to book ~or another day.
You can see my Outlook in terms of my availability next week, for times during 11-13th that can work for a first
day for the 9, if that is helpful to you.
Thanks ·
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca

(506) 453-5435

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9 Syrians
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mardi 5 avril 2016 00:26
A:
Williams, Joanne (ASD-W)
Cc:
Smeltzer, Harmony (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

Hi Joanne,
I will be briefly tomorrow AM to connect on this before I head to - t o do some WIDAs, but I think it would be
helpful if you reach out to Shawna regarding the importance of getttng FHS the documentation tomorrow, so that
Guidance can have sufficient turn-around to place 9 students in PowerSchool & provide period 4 teachers notice.

r have already voiced that the EAL Dept can accommodate a Monday start for these students, (April 11th, being
the earliest start date- we can easily go later in the week if need be on Guidance's end). I am not sure what you
want to do in terms of their period 4 placement and turn-around that will be required for that to provide notice to
teachers.
It is looking like - w i l l be here for most of the day on Monday, possibly, to help us. If the first day won't work
for Monday, you 'Sh'OU'id let her know to book Nayyaf for another day.

You can see my Outlook in terms of my availability next week, for times during 11-13th that can work for a first
day for the 9, if that is helpful to you.
Thanks
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca

(506) 453-5435

Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Cha nta I. Lafarq ue@nbed. nb. ca
(506) 453-5435

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TR : Photo IDs
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :lundi 4 avril 2016 23:55

A:

Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W); Porter, Greg (ASD-W)

Save-the-date (below) and I will keep you posted.
Maybe we could send one of our M&R teachers down on April 14th or 15th start of period 5 with all newcomers
from our various courses who don't have a photo ID. There are quite a few students and I think it will require
some coordination between your 4 classes, so that they can all go in one cluster. (I can't go- will be at UNB and at
~arent teacher interview at those times/days).

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca

(506)

4~3-5435

De: Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Envoye.: lundi 4 avril 2016 21:39

A : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet: RE: Photo IDs
Hi Chantal,
rve texted~ at~s to see if he's available either the 14th or the 15th.
Will let yo~w his response as soon as I get it.
From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W}
Sent: Monday, April 04, 2016 8:38 PM
To: Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Subject: Photo IDs

Hi Robyn
Do you think the. .person could come by to do photo IDs?
Students have told me they don't have theirs and we have another 9 Syrians coming next week (possibly on
Monday April 11th, which is too early for photo IDs, since I can't b~ too sure that they ALL will actually be at FHS
that day as I am still waiting on confirmation from district as to their first day at FHS.)
They also tell me that they use their IDs to get their parents discounts at merchants in town, so some of them are
waiting on IDs.
We could do another- at the cafeteria from noon - until period 5 on April 15th, say? I could have Emily
and Greg bring them down then, if Lifetouch were available, at the start of period 5.
Hopefully, we would have our translator working for us by then which would make this a lot easier on everyone.
Thanks so much for letting me know!
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Cha nta I. La fa rq ue© nbed. nb. ca
(506) 453-5435

De: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Envoye : lundi 4 avril 2016 10:12
A: Ward, Jennifer (ASD-W); Saad, Paul (ASD-W); Sturgeon, Brad (ASD-W); Hamilton, John (ASD-W); Thomas,
Shane (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Plourde, Pierre (ASD-W); Stiles, Kurt (ASD-W); Duncan, Dorothy (ASDW); Whitney, Tanya (ASD-W)
Cc : Stairs, Nancy (ASD-W); O'Connell, Heidi (ASD-W);
Williams, Joanne (ASDW); Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W); Smeltzer, Harmony (ASD-W); Callicott,
Objet: Syrian newcomers
I have attached the list of Syrian newcomers who will be registering this week. I will have to confirm birth dates
and grade levels at registration, so these are tentative placements.

that~i4-a

I know that this is a short week. We Will do some tours on TQursday for those schools wh:o can manage
Please let me know your preference. If not, the tours may have to occur next week due to parent teacher and PL
on Friday.
Thanks,

Shawna Allen-VanderToorn
Subject Coordinator- EAL (K-12), Social Studies (K-12)
Early Career Teachers & University Student Interns
Anglophone West School District

sha\·\11a.a11en(iimhed.nh.ca
Phone: Cso6) 444-3096
Fax: Cso6) 453-4220
http:/ /asd-w.nbed.nh.ca

RE:Syrian newcomers
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :lundi 4 avril 2016 23:51
A:
Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)

Possibly, we would need someone for the entire day for the first day of the 9 Syrians, unless one is hired for the
month of April for FHS. (Are you aware that Shane is trying to do so?)
Also, the Monday start at FHS (and corresponding translator) hinges upon whether documentation can get to FHS
in time.

It would be a good idea if you check in with Joanne and Harmony to see what kind of turn-around time they would
require for placement in co~W-~t"fan receive students would be next Monday.
If the paperwork doesn't come in time for Harmony to enter 9 student profiles into PowerSchool, it may have to
wait until later in the week. I could see a Monday start for the 9 being problematic if teachers don't get their 48hours notice that a person is being added (other than EAL dept.) and also if Harmony·doesn't have time to do the
data entry for 9 people into PowerSchool. Of course, the translator would be helpful and having the person there
for the entire day would help, especially in the event that we do not have a full-time person at FHS by that point.

~was in today, again, and we dealt with numerous issues (despite that not being her purpose for being at
~These matters take time and the students have lots of matters to convey to us, also. Issues are
compounding due to communication breakdowns at this stage. The complexity of some of the issues needing
attention reach far beyond Google translate apps, unfortunately.

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque@nbed. nb.ca

(506) 453-5435

De: Alfen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Envoye: fundi 4 avril2016 23:06

A : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet : RE: Syrian newcomers
Are you hoping to have a translator for the full day?
From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Monday, April 04, 2016 10:30 AM
To: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Cc: Thomas, Shane (ASD-W); Alia by, Robyn (ASD-W); Williams, Joanne (ASD-W); Smeltzer, Harmony (ASD-W)
Subject: RE:Syrian newcomers
Hello Shawna
The preference at FHS is to start them on Monday, April 11 for their first day of school with the help of an Arabic
translator, so we can review expectations for the schooling experience at FHS with them. We have learned that this
is a helpful component of orientation and settlement into the new school.
I am also able to assist with WIDA testing today and Wednesday.
Thank you

Phone: Cso6) 444-3096
Fax: Cso6) 453-4220
http: //asd-w.nbed.nb.ca

I

RE:Syrian newcomers
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :lundi 4 avril 2016 20:29
A:
Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)

Hi Shawna,
I am assuming you are busier than imaginable today, and I wanted to let you know that I have seen the tentative
schedule for the next two days and I am still awaiting confirmation of how I can help on Tuesday and Wednesday.
I would like to support you and Corey, as I have done intake before at FHS, so I feel comfortable in assisting you
with the paperwork under your direction or assisting you with whatever piece that requires attention. I believe
there are a number of WIDA assessments to do, too, so I can help with that, also, if Corey can be put to better use
doing intakes with you.
I would like to support my ASD-W team, as I won't be needed at the school until the next group of 9 arrives. I
. know Jackie is away and there are a lot of children to plqce in the coming days, so I feel strongly about shifting·
gears this week, if you are comfortable having me assisting· in this capacity.
Please let me know.
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
·Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506} 453-5435
··---------- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - De : Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Envoye: lundi 4 avril 2016 10:12
A: Ward, Jennifer (ASD-W); Saad, Paul (ASD-W); Sturgeon, Brad (ASD-W); Hamilton, John (ASD-W); Thomas, Shane
(ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Plourde, Pierre (ASD-W); Stiles, Kurt (ASD-W); Duncan, Dorothy (ASD-W);
Whitney, Tanya (ASD-W)
Cc: Stairs, Nancy (ASD-W); O'Connell, Heidi (ASD-W); stephaniejmaclellan@gmail.com; Williams, Joanne (ASD-W);
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W); Smeltzer, Harmony (ASD-W); Callicott, Amanda (ASD-W)
Objet : Syrian newcomers
I have attached the list of Syrian newcomers who will be registering this week. I will have to confirm birthdates
and grade levels at registration, so these are tentative placements.
I know that this is a short week. We will do some tours on Thursday for those schools who can manage that.
Please let me know your preference. If not, the tours may have to occur next week due to parent teacher and PL
on Friday.
Thanks,

Shawna Allen-VanderToorn
Subject Coordinator- EAL (K-12), Social Studies (K-12)
Early Career Teachers & University Student Interns
Anglophone West School District
shawna.allen (Zi;n bed .nh.c.:a

K.A.
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :lundi 4 avril 2016 20:13
A:
Brewer, Neil (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)
Cc:
Hamilton, Cristel (ASD-W)

Hi there,
To be discreet, and because I believe that this student has confided in both of you, just in case8sees you rather
than me tomorrow, would it be possible that you please forward on the info to Cristel and I if K.A. shares that with
.
you (for .parents to come into FHS to speak with us), please?

I am worried that I will not be around for.to provide me the information discreetly. I don't want to call too
much attention t o . either. I will check in with . i f the right opportunity presents itself.
***It is important that we respect-ishes to not have others, including-family members aware at this
time.***
.
is able to translate on Thursday evening or Friday morning for us. Cristel Hamilton and I will be present for
treOOnversation (so, perhaps we will have it in Guidance?). I don't think all of the EAL staff will need to be
present, so we could probably decide whomever it makes more sense between the 3 of us to be at that meeting.

I know the student has to work through
find out on Wednesday, somehow that wo
Thank you for your discretion and help with this.
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca

(506) 453-5435

to arrange for transportation. Even if I

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RE:Contact Information
Lafarg ue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :

I 2016 16:38

A:

Hello again~
Thank you so much for your kind offer to help us (yet again!). I will wait to see what time the student says and I
will inform you of the meeting time as soon as possible.
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque(a)nbed. nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

En

: lundi 4 avril 2016 16:13

A : Lafargue, Chantal {ASD-W)
: Objet : Re: Contact Information

Hi Chantal,
. I spoke to Lisa about parents meeting on Thursday and Friday, she said I can be the interpreter for you ·on
these days, so just let me know what time, I will be happy to help you.

On Sun, Apr 3, 20 16 at 9:05AM,
H ello Chantal,

wrote:

Lisa has forwarded me your e-mail, It was a pleasure meeting you all, I felt happy to do that
too, they are o ur kids our future, and it's our duties to be with them whenever they need our
help, so please don't hesitate to contact me any time if you have question or concern, I will be
more than happy to answer you, that's my contact:

-

Thank you, see you o n Jonday

Arabic Translator Needed
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :lundi 4 avril 2016 11:25
Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)
Cc:
Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

A:

With 29 students, now, we need help and it can't wait.
I have not heard from

this.

There are even inter-group issues (within the Syrian community) that ad min, guidance and I need to address and
we are stalled in dealing with them. More flare-ups have happened, yet again, this AM.

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafargue@nbed. nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

Anglophone West School District
sha\·vna.allen(timbed.nb.ca
Phone: Cso6) 444-3096
Fax: Cso6) 453-4220
http://asd-vv.nbed.nb.ca

TR : Syrian newcomers
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
lundi 4 avril 2016 10:34
Brewer, Neil (ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W)
Pieces jointes :Week of April4 registrat"'1.docx (24 Ko)

Envoye :

A:

Sorry - make that 9
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye : fundi 4 avril 2016 10:19
A: Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W); Porter, Greg (ASD-W); Williams,
Joanne (ASD-W); Smeltzer, Harmony (ASD-W); Nippard, Erin (ASD-W); Hamilton, Cristel (ASD-W); Culberson, Andrew
(ASD-W); Maxwell, Suzanne (ASD-W); Langille, Nathan (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Thomas, Shane (ASD-W);
Wright, Beth (ASD-W); Kilfillen, Elaine (ASD-W)
Objet : TR : Syrian newcomers
8 Syrians- for FHS possibly- see attached and below
I am hoping for a Monday start for these students, but make no promises. Please note: J, H, N are the last names
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafargue@nbed. nb. ca
(506) 453-5435
De: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Envoye: fundi 4 avril2016 10:12
A: Ward, Jennifer (ASD-W); Saad, Paul {ASD-W); Sturgeon, Brad (ASD-W); Hamilton, John (ASD-W); Thomas, Shane
(ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Plourde, Pierre (ASD-W); Stiles, Kurt (ASD-W); Duncan, Dorothy (ASD-W);
Whitney, Tanya (ASD-W)
Cc: Stairs, Nancy (ASD-W); O'Connell, Heidi (ASD-W); stephaniejmaclellan@gmail.com; Williams, Joanne (ASD-W);
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W); Smeltzer, Harmony (ASD-W); Callicott, Amanda (ASD-W)
Objet: Syrian newcomers
I have attached the list of Syrian newcomers who will be registering this week. I will have to confirm birth dates
and grade levels at registration, so these are tentative placements.
I know that this is a short week. We will do some tours on Thursday for those schools who can manage that.
Please let me know your preference. If not, the tours may have to occur next week due to parent teacher and PL
on Friday.
Thanks,

Shawna Allen-VanderToorn
Subject Coordinator- EAL (K-12), Social Studies (K-12)
Early Career Teachers & University Student Interns

RE:Syrian newcomers
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :lundi 4 avril 2016 10:30
A:
Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Cc:
Thomas, Shane (ASD-W); Alia by, Robyn (ASD-W); Williams, Joanne (ASD-W); Smeltzer, Harmony (ASD-W)

Hello Shawna
The preference at FHS is to start them on Monday, April 11 for their first day of school with the help of an Arabic
translator, so we can review expectations for the schooling experience at FHS with them. We have learned that this
is a helpful component of orientation and settlement into the new school.
I am also able to assist with WIDA testing today and Wednesday.
Thank you
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Envoye: lundi 4 avril 2016 10:12
A: Ward, Jennifer (ASD-W); Saad, Paul (ASD-W); Stur~eon, Brad (ASD-W); Hamilton, John (ASD-W); Thomas, Shane
(ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Plourde, Pierre (ASD-W); Stiles, Kurt (ASD-W); Duncan, Dorothy (Aso:.w);
Whitney, Tanya (ASD-W)
Cc: Stairs, Nancy (ASD-W); O'Connell, Heidi (ASD-W); stephaniejmaclellan@gmail.com; Williams, Joanne (ASD-W);
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W); Smeltzer, Harmony (ASD-W); Callicott, Amanda (ASD-W)
Objet : Syrian newcomers
I have attached the list of Syrian newcomers who will be registering this week. I will have to confirm birth dates
and grade levels at registration, so these are tentative placements.
I know that this is a short week. We will do some tours on Thursday for those schools who can manage that.
Please let me know your preference. If not, the tours may have to occur next week due to parent teacher and PL
on Friday.
Thanks,

Shawna Allen-VanderToorn
Subject Coordinator- EAL (K-12), Social Studies (K-12)
Early Career Teachers & University Student Interns
Anglophone West School District
sh <n·\11 n .:.1 11 en (i7: n bed. n h.ca
Phone: Cso6) 444-3096
Fax: Cso6) 453-4220
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TR : Contact Information
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :dimanche 3 avril 2016 11:41
A:
Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Kilfillen, Elaine (ASD-W); Thomas, Shane (ASD-W); Williams, Joanne (ASD-W)

Hi there
Contact info for the kind volunteer who came in to interact with students about faith on Friday - see below.
(Thought you might want it on file.)
Chantal Lafarg4e, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

En,~tolJr~:

dimanche 3 avril 2016 09:05
A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet : Contact Information

Hello Chantal,

has ~orwarded me your e-mail, It was a pleasure meeting y.ou all, I felt happy to do that too,
they are our kids our future, and it's our duties to be with them whenever they need our help, so
please don't hesitate to contact me any time if you have question or concern, I will be more than
happy to answer you, that's my contact:

-

Thank you, see you on Monday

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RE: NEW WEBINAR: Caring for Syria n Refugee Children
: Prendre soin des enfants refugies syriens
Lafargue, Chant al (ASD-W)
Envoye :samedi 2 avril 2016 14:14
A:
Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)

Hi there
I w ould like to, but -

is coming at 2 to orchestrate our new prayer system.

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca

(506) 453-5435
De : Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Envoye : samedi 2 avril 2016 10:56
A : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Ob~et : RE: NEW WEBINAR: Caring for Syrian Refugee Children
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From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent : April 1, 2016 7:32 PM
To: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Subject: RE:NEW WEBINAR: Caring for Syrian Refugee Children

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Thanks for this info, Shawna. I am going to forward it on to Guidance who may have a wellness angle/support mental health ...
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, I nternational Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca

(506) 453-5435

-------De : Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Envoye : jeudi 31 mars 2016 23:03
A : Firlotte, Jacqueline (ASD-W); Coy, Stacy (ASD-W); Harvey, Corey (ASD-W); Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W); Williams, Joanne (ASD-W);
Stairs, Nancy (ASD-W); O'Connell, Heidi (ASD-W); Nielsen, Kristiana (ASD-W); Small, Shanyn (ASD-W)
Objet : FW: NEW WEBINAR: Caring for Syrian Refugee Children I NOUVEAU SEMI NAIRE EN LIGNE : Prendre soin des enfants refugies
syriens
Not ~u re that I can participate in thi s due to my schedule on Monday, but thought 1 would share it w ith each of you in the even t that
you felt 1t was applicable.

Shawna

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Sent: T~6 4:10PM
To: Allen -VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD -W)

Subject: FW: NEW WEBINAR: Caring for Syrian Refugee Children

I NOUVEAU SEMINAIRE EN LIGN E : Prendre soin des enfants refugies

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Hi Shawna,
This was sent to us today. It seems to be health related but might be useful for some school staff.

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From:
On Behalf Of CDICwebinars-seminai resenligneLMTI
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Subject: NEW WEBINAR: Caring for Syrian Refugee Children I NOUVEAU SEMINAIRE EN UGNE : Prendre soin des enfants refugies
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Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :samedi 2 avril 2016 14:14
Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)

A:

Hi there
I would like to, but .

is coming at 2 to orchestrate our new prayer system.

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarq ue@nbed.nb.ca

(506) 453-5435
De : Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Envoye : samedi 2 avril 2016 10:56
A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet: RE: NEW WEBINAR: Caring for Syrian Refugee Children
syriens
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From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: April 1, 2016 7:32 PM
To: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Su~ject: RE:NEW WEBINAR: Caring for Syrian Refugee Children
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Thanks for this info, Shawna. I am going to forward it on to Guidance who may have a wellness angle/support mental health ...
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarauelalnbed.nb.ca

(506) 453-5435
De : Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Envoye : j eudi 31 mars 2016 23:03
A : Firlotte, Jacqueline (ASD-W); Coy, Stacy (ASD-W); Harvey, Corey (ASD-W); Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W); Williams, Joanne (ASD-W);
Stairs, Nancy (ASD-W); O'Connell, Heidi (ASD-W); Nielsen, Kristiana (ASD-W); Small, Shanyn (ASD-W)
Objet : FW: NEW WEBINAR: Cari ng for Syrian Refugee Children I NOUVEAU SEMINAIRE EN LIGNE : Prendre soin des enfants refugies
syriens
f'Jot ; ure that 1 can participa te in thi s due to my schedul e on Monday, but thought I wo uld share it w ith each of you ii1 th e even t that
vou felt1t was applicable.

Thanks and Happy Weekend!
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :vendredi 1 avril 2016 15:31
Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W)
Cc:
Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

A:

Hi all:
Thanks for your great work this weekf It has been frantic, but we are all doing great. Please email me if you need
anything.
Info items:
1. Prayer starts Monday at 2:15pm-2:30pm -~will be here to help for day 1
2. Detention starts Monday for tardiness (We will need the slips? Emily, do you want me to run off copies
Monday? Just email me the document.)
3. Still no translator, but working on it.
.
4. PowerSchool: Changes to period 5 & 6 will not occur until Wednesday after Sherry prints off the report
cards. Hang in there, Greg and Emily!
5. M&R support should be in place for periods 5 & 6 with the "low low" group
6. Food: I am looking for a volunteer(s) who might grab a cooler daily and bring it up to my office for=
12:20pm, so students can pick up their accommodated lunch options during period 4.

Great work, everyone!
I

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafargue®nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

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TR: Thank You & Information Items
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :vendredi 1 avril 2016 15:18

A:

Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W); Porter, Greg (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)

FYI below
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafaroue©nbed .nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)

Envoye: vendredi 1 avril 2016 15:17

A:-

cc~); Kilfillen, Elaine (ASD-W); Thomas, Shane (ASD-W); Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASDW); Williams, Joanne (ASD-W)
Objet : Thank You & Information Items
Hello

II

I cannot thank you enough for the support that both you and ~ffered us today at the school. I feel as
though we have made a very positive connection with our rie~dents from Syria. I especially appreciated the
extra opportunity for dialogue with the girls, for a variety of reasons. Unfortunately, I do not have her contact
information, so I hope that you might pass along our gratitude to her. We look forward to meeting at 2pm
at FHS on Monday to oversee our first day of prayer at FHS following our new approach.
As per our discussions, here are a few information items/reminders for you:
Young student who would benefit from interpreter training:
Young students who would benefit
rts from M

Parent Teacher interviews are Thursday, April 7th from SPM-7PM and from 8:30am-11:30am Friday, April 8. As you
mentioned, it would be helpful to coordinate our efforts to ensure parents participate with translators, in a window
that works for you during those times. We typically work on a first-come first-served basis, but we can block off a
time to streamline this for everyone if we know in advance.
Finally, we appreciate your help in ·finding a translator/interpreter that would work full time in April exclusively at
FHS. We would welcome their contact information as soon as you could provide that to us.
Please feel free to connect with me via cell phone 471-5999 any evening or on the weekend, if necessary. I know
you are working extended hours, so I am happy to connect with you whenever it suits your availability.
Thank you again.

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafaraue@nbed. nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
.

Subject: EAL Audit Eligibility List & Report Card Procedures- March. 29, 2016

Greetings,
Due to increased numbers of students who have arrived well into semester 2 with low Eng lish
skills, FHS is revisiting our auditing procedures for non-EAL cou rses. For the time being, any
teacher who feels it necessary to place a student from the list below on an audit in their class is
asked to:
1) send home a bilingual parent information letter explaining auditing on report card day
2) send home a brief anecdotal progress report with the student on report card day during
period 4 (or the period that you see them)
3) ensure the report card has no numerical grade and the following code: Auditing (no mark)
developing language skills

You can pick up items 1 & 2 from me at tonight's staff meeting.
As it important to inform students and parents of their auditing sit uation, we have certified
translations of the parent information letter available in 8 different languages.

Remember, if you have placed a student on an audit at mid-term and you feel the
outcomes were met in June, you can grant a grade and credit for your course (if you
decide it is appropriate.)
The following Pathway 1 students are eligible to audit your courses for Semester 2 (as of March

29, 2016):

RE: EAL Audit Eligibility list & Report Card Procedures- March. 29, 2016
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :

jeudi 31 mars 2016 21:12
Bidlake-Jamieson, Kelly (ASD-W)
Categories :Purple Category

A:

Hi Kelly,
The "old way" was to give it to Karen to put it in the CUM and for you to keep a copy on file for your own records.
I haven't quite worked out the "new way" as everything is a bit of a fly-by-the-seat-of-our-pants situation right
now, but keeping a record would be helpful for sure.
If you give it to Harmony_(now that we have someone responsible for helping with EAL in Guidance), she could file
it for you .
Thanks for asking the question!
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca

(506) 453-5435
De : Bidlake-Jamieson, Kelly (ASD-W)
Envoye: jeudi 31 mars 2016 11:14
A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet: RE: EAL Audit Eligibility List & Report Card Procedures- March. 29, 2016

Hi Chantel,
Should a copy of the audit sheet and progress report
go in a file somewhere? CUM? Do you w ...~~
copy?
Thanks,
Kelly
Kelly Bidl ake-Jamieson

(Mrs. J)
English & Theatre Arts at FHS

"I relaxed in my sleep as I dreamed of lions and long yellow beaches."

From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 12:05 PM
To: (ASD-W) Fredericton High School -All Staff

Email
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :jeudi 31 mars 2016 20:50
A:
Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

Hi Robyn,
I have a lovely afternoon shaping up for the EAL teachers on the PM of April 8th at UNB. We are going to have a
meal together (on Paula's kind invitation) on campus at 12:30pm and t h e n - going to lead us
through an informal group conversation to debrief our experiences in welco~comers.
I know Heidi is interested in this opportunity, as the idea actually came up in conversation with her and Paula after
we did a workshop in her BEd class last Wednesday on the WIDA. So, after speaking to Shawna about the
"channels" to extend this opportunity to Heidi, Shawna suggested that I ask you to write Brad an email inviting
Heidi to this session on our behalf, since I guess the afternoon is school-based PD he would need to release her
and allow her to come join us at UNB.
Would you mind doing that for us?
Details:
!2:30pm Room 347 Marshall D'Avary Hall
Meal provided
Conversation for
school EAL teachers to debrief their experiences in welcoming Syrian newcomers
Facilitator:
Thanks so much, as always.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

will provide Emily and Greg with another set of hands to support language development, as this group requires the
most intervention at this time.
Thank you, everyone.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafargue(a)nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

De : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye: mercredi 30 mars 2016 11:36
A: Thomas, Shane (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
· Kilfillen, Elaine (ASD-W); Langille, Nathan
Cc: Arseneau, Sylvie (EECD/EDPE); Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD
iams, Joanne (ASD-W);
(ASD-W); Wright, Beth (ASD-W); Batt, Peter (ASD-W);
; Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W);
Culberson, Andrew (ASD-W); Hamilton, Cristel (ASD-W); Maxwell, Suzanne
Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W); Porter, Greg (ASD-W)
Objet : Intercultural Dialogue on Expectations
Good Day,

Thank you
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafaraue(Q)nbed. nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

RE:Intercultural Dialogue on Expectations
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :jeudi 31 mars 2016 17:18

A:

Porter, Greg (ASD-W)

Thanks for everything you do. I will try to get it on the agenda and if I can't, we will deal with it next week when
we have someone hired to translate for us. :)
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School ·
Chantal. Lafargue@nbed. nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De: Porter, Greg (ASD-W)
Envoye: jeudi 31 mars 2016 17:r ..,;-~ -:.~. ~~···~-~~., ·~,
A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet: RE: Intercultural Dialogue on Expectations
Hey Chantal,

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stude•·:
a · i f l f i - cla•O'~f-Jf~VJ6ulti~t~'\7~·sne-~ot11~18ft~fo:f~m·i:~l:' speaking Arabic in
the classroom is allowed, but when priority should be set on practicing their Engli~h.
~1
My greatest difficulty with the low-low group is their refusal to speak English to me, and each other. I have
attempted to explain multiple times that they are in school to learn English. The majority of this group are not even
attempting to speak English, and are even going so far as to peer pressure others to give up while they are trying
to speak English to me.
Thanks Chantal, and I hope you a great day! See you tomorrow morning.
Greg Porter
EAL Math Literacy and Supply Teacher
Fredericton High School/Anglophone School District West
From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 5:08 PM
To: Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Porter, Greg (ASD-W)
Cc: Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Thomas, Shane (ASD-W); Gange, Janice (ASD-W); Hay, Lori (ASD-W); Hefting, Rachel
(ASD-W); Kilfillen, Elaine (ASD-W); Langille, Nathan (ASD-W); Batt, Peter (ASD-W); Wright, Beth (ASD-W)
Subject: RE:Intercultural Dialogue on Expectations

An update:
Shawna from district office will be in attendance Friday.
Janice has offered her department's support this Friday: Lori Hay will work in Neil's room at 9am to play board
games and do conversational activities with the 8 non-Syrian students who need a different setting when we are
discussing religion with the others. Rachel Heffling has kindly offered to go to 0110 to work with Emily Chevrier's
Writing 110 class to supervise while they do independent work.
Finally, Janice has also set up a sign-up sheet for EST-R teachers who have availability to work with our "low-low"
group comprised of students with the largest gaps in schooling (periods 5&6 only). This co-teaching arrangement

Subject: RE: 0112 (exercise room)
Okay. I have included Corey and Jackie in my response. We will look to move these supplies. When do you need
them out?
Jackie and Corey, I will need your help with this. I am working on finding a space now.
Shawn a
From: Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)
Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2016 9:50AM
To: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Subject: FW: 0112 (exercise room)
Hi Shawna,
I forgot to include you in my email to staff regarding D112. I am cleaning this room our so we have room for
prayers; our numbers continue to grow regarding this but I know we can accommodate the students. I would like
to move the remaining supplies to another storage area ... mpybe downstairs in the district storage room by the
maintenante personnel will work.
Shane

-·-----·--··---:-··----·------------------·--·-From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)

Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2016 7:01 AM
To: Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)

Cc: Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

Subject: RE:D112 (exercise room)
Is Shawna aware of this plan? 25°/o of that space is currently occupied with school supplies. I would not want to be
responsible for these donated items in a high-traffic area.
Thanks
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Frederjcton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

De: Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)
Envoye : mercredi 23 mars 2016 08:15
A: (ASD-W) Fredericton High School -All Staff
Objet : D112 (exercise room)
Good Morning,
We are working on a prayer space for our students and the best solution is 0112.
There is a lot of equipment in this room so would those of you who own anything in this room please make
arrangements to have it removed by the end of the weekend.

RE:D112 (exercise room)
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mercredi 30 mars 2016 20:34

A:

Cc :

Allen-VanderToorh, Shawna (ASD-W); Harvey, Corey (ASD-W); Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)
Firlotte, Jacqueline (ASD-W)

Hi there Corey & Jackie - thanks for unloading the room these past few days.
As for the computers, they don't belong to the EAL department, but it may be wise that Shane look into that part
with Danny before the remaining items are removed by our cleaning staff in order to identify whether they are FHS
property or donated items that we were unaware of.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca

(506) 453-5435
De: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Envoye : mercredi 30 mars 2016 14:52
A : Harvey, Corey (ASD-W); Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)
Cc: Firlotte, Jacqueline (ASD-W); Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Obje~: RE: 0112 (exercise room)

Thanl<s so much, Corey and Jackie.
Shawna
From: Harvey, Corey (ASD-W)
Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 201611:37 AM
To: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W); Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)
Cc: Firlotte, Jacqueline (ASD-W); Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Subject: RE: 0112 (exercise room)
All of the school supplies have been removed from the room. There were laptop bags in the room, but Jackie
thinks they were there before the supplies came. If they do indeed belong with the school supplies, let me know,
and I will come grab them.
Sincerely,
Corey Harvey BA, BEd, CTESL, TEFL
Itinerant English as an Additional Language Teacher
Anglophone West School District
corey. harvey@nbed.nb.ca

(506) 261-3951
···------·-- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - From: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Sent: March 24, 2016 10:32 AM
To: Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)
Cc: Firlotte, Jacqueline (ASD-W); Harvey, Corey (ASD-W)

TR : Thank You!
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mercredi 30 mars 2016 20:13
Thomas, Shane (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Currie, Jeff (ASD-W)

A:

Some "good news" below about cross-cultural opportunities for our Syrians (and other students who are the
newest newcomers/Pathway 1). Thank you Shawn in Phys Ed~
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd1 MEd
Department Head1 International Students
Fredericton High School
·Chantal. Lafarque@nbed. nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

·---··--""'"""-·--·-·----·---------------------------------------De : Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)
Envoye : mercredi 30 mars 2016 19:44
A : Ells1 Shawn (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W); Porter, Greg (ASD-W); Lafargue/ Chantal (ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy
(ASD-W)
Objet : Thank You!

Shawn,
From the EAL team and our students, we wanted to send you a big 'thank you• for inviting us to join your OP
classes today. Please tell you students that they were wonderful leaders! At the end·of the day, I had many
students come up to me and tell me just how much fun they had snowshoeing and building fires; you might have
some future OP'ers coming your way. They loved being outside and meeting some Canadian peers. It was a
fantastic experience all around :) Thanks so much for thinking of us!
Emily
Emily Chevrier
B.A., B.Ed.
EAL Teacher
Fredericton High School
emily.chevrier@nbed.nb.ca

RE:Intercultural Dialogue on Expectations
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mercredi 30 mars 2016 17:08

A:
Cc :

Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Porter, Greg (ASD-W)
Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Thomas, Shane (ASD-W); Gange, Janice (ASD-W); Hay, Lori (ASD-W); Hefling, Rachel (ASD-W);
Kilfillen, Elaine (ASD-W); Langille, Nathan (ASD-W); Batt, Peter (ASD-W); Wright, Beth (ASD-W)

An update:
Shawna from district office wi ll be in attendance Friday.
Janice has offered her department's support this Friday: Lori Hay will work in Neil's room at 9am to play board
games and do conversational activities with the 8 non-Syrian students who need a different setting when we are
discussing religion with the others. Rachel Heffiing has kindly offered t o go to 0 110 to work with Emily Chevrier's
Writing 110 class to supervise whi le they do independent work.
Finally, Janice has also set up a sign-up sheet for EST-R teachers who have availability to work with our "low-low"
group comprised of students with t he largest gaps in schooling (periods 5&6 only) . This co-teaching arrangement
wi ll provide Emily and Greg with another set of hands to support language development, as this group req uires the
most intervention at this time.
Thank you, everyone.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca

(506) 453-5435

------------------------------------·---De : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye: mercredi 30 mars 2016 11 :36
A: Thomas, Shane (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Cc :
, Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W); Kilfillen, Elaine (ASD-W); Langille, Nathan
(ASD-W); Wright, Beth (ASD-W); Batt, Peter (ASD-W);
Williams, Joanne (ASD-W);
Culberson, Andrew (ASD-W); Hamilton, Cristel (ASD-W);
uzanne (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W);
Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W); Porter, Greg (ASD-W)
Objet : Intercultural Dialog ue on Expectations

Good Day,
This is to confirm that
will
arrive at FHS at 8:3 0am
sed observances.
~a s kindly agreed to del iver the message through translation and facilitate any dialogue resulting from the
message during period 1, if possible.
Thank you
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque(ci)nbed .nb.ca

(506) 453-5435

RE:Intercultural Dialogue on Expectations
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mercredi 30 mars 2016 15:25

A:

Cc :

Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

Of course, if your schedule permits it so. :-)
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed .nb. ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Envoye : mercredi 30 mars 2016 14:57
A : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet : RE: Intercultural Dialogue on Expectations
Am I able t o participate in th is meeting?
From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 11:37 AM
To: Thomas, Shane (ASD-W); Alia by, Robyn (ASD-W)
Cc:
; Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W); Kilfillen, Elaine (ASD-W); Langille, Nathan
(AS
right, Beth (ASD-W); Batt, Peter (ASD-W); Strong, Tammy (E ECD/ EDPE); Williams, Joanne (ASD-W);
Culberson, Andrew (ASD-W); Hamilton, Cristel (ASD-W); Maxwell, Suzanne (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W);
Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W); Porter, Greg (ASD-W)
Subject: Intercultural Dialogue on Expectations
Good Day,
will
This is to confirm that
arrive at FHS at 8:30am Friday, April 1 to co-create a message with FHS staff about faith-based o
rvances.
- a s kindly agreed to deliver the message through translation and facilitate any dialogue resulting from the
message during period 1, if possible.
Thank you
Chantal Lafarg ue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai .Lafaroue(o)nbed .nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

Should you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafargue@nbed .nb.ca

(506) 453-5435

EAL Audit Eligibility List & Report Card Procedures- ~M;Miit~~~!~~~~~"'t\
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mercredi 30 mars 2016 12:05
(ASD-W) Fredericton High School -All Staff

A:

Greetings,
Due to increased numbers of students who have arrived well into semester
skills, FHS is revisiting our auditing procedures for non-EAL courses. For the ..... _.~·~·'\-'""t;l
teacher who feels it necessary to place a student from the list below on an
asked to:
1) send home a bilingual parent information letter explaining auditing on re
2) send home a brief anecdotal progress report with the student on report card day during
period 4 (or the period that you see them)
3) ensure the report card has no numerical grade and the following code: Auditing (no mark)
developing language skills

You can pick up items 1 & 2 from me at tonight's staff meeting.
As it important to inform students and parents of their auditing situation, we have certified
translations of the parent information letter available in 8 different languages.

Remember, if you have placed a student on an audit at mid-term and you feel the
outcomes were met in June, you can grant a grade and credit for your course (if you
decide it is appropriate.)
The following Pathway 1 students are eligible to audit your courses for Semester 2 (as of March

29, 2016):

-

~... •

• •1.

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TR : Intercultural Dialogue on Expectations
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mercredi 30 mars 2016 11:40
Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)
Cc :
Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

A:

I wanted to let you know that I sent this to Shawna and the
requested that I do so yesterday. I had this email okay'ed
district and province pertaining to school-based issues. Thank you.

the~
. Normally, I wouldn't send emails to

Chanta l Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafaraue@nbed. nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye: mercredi 30 mars 2016.11:36
A:
Shane
D-W); Allaby,
(ASD-W)
Cc
nderToorn,
D-W); Kilfillen Elaine (ASD-W); Langille, Nathan
(ASD-W); Wright, Beth (ASD-W); Batt, Peter (ASD-W);
Williams, Joanne (ASD-W);
Culberson, Andrew (ASD-W); Hamilton, Cristel (ASD-W); Maxwell, Suzanne (AS~-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W);
Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W); Porter, Greg (ASD-W)
Objet : Intercultural Dia logue on .Expectations

Good Day,
This is to confirm that
will
~t FHS at 8:30am Friday, April 1 to co-create a message with
staff about faith-based observances.
- h a s kindly agreed to deliver the message through translation and facilitate any dialogue resulting from the
message during period 1, if possible.
Thank you
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai .Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

From: Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)
Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 7:36AM
To: Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Kilfillen, Elaine (ASD-W); Langille, Nathan (ASD-W); Batt, Peter (ASD-W)
Subject: Staff Meeting
Good Morning,
Any items for our staff meeting tonight?
Shane
Mr. Shane Thomas
Principal
Fredericton High School
Phone: (506) 453-5247
Fax: {506) 453-3050
Email: shane.thomas@nbed.nb.ca

TR : Staff Meeting
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mercredi 30 mars 2016 11:07
Brewer, Neil (ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Porter, Greg (ASD-W)

A:

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye: mercredi 30 mars 2016 11:06
A: Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Thomas, Shane (ASD-W); Kilfillen, Elaine {ASD-W); Langille, Nathan (ASD-W); Batt, Peter
(ASD-W); Wright, Beth (ASD-W)
Objet: RE:Staff Meeting
I can speak to the auditing process - I have a draft here qf. the email to run by, you, Robyn.
Can someone from Senior Admin please speak to the following:
We have 20 students who are learning how to be in school. after having been out for 3-6 years. Our first goal
(beyond English) is to teach the importance of punctuality and attendance. They know where they need to be and
how the bell schedule works, as we have explained this in their language MANY times.
Can the whole staff help our EAL team by holding students accountable for tardiness and truancy and logging
everything in PowerSchool. We would like to see a collective effort in teaching "punctuality and attendance"
expectations as our first learning goal for this group.
Shane is also working on securing a translator for FHS to support us in our interactions/communication.
Thank you
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De: Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Envoye : mercredi 30 mars 2016 08:50
A: Thomas, Shane (ASD-W); Kilfillen, Elaine {ASD-W); Langille, Nathan {ASD-W); Batt, Peter (ASD-W); Wright, Beth
(ASD-W)
Cc : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet: RE: Staff Meeting
Newcomers auditing classes (particularly period 4).
Because of the numbers, we are not going to go through the normal meeting process. Either Chantal or I will
speak to the expedited process at the meeting (2-3 minutes)

RE:Free the Children Assembly Scheudle
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mardi 29 mars 2016 20:11
A:
Brewer, Neil (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Porter, Greg {ASD-W)

Greg and Emily - Do know that you'll have the prayer time to figure out du ring this window. This is a decision that
both of you are welcome to figure out together.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

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Envoye : mardi 2.9 mars 2.016 16:40
A: Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W); Porter, Greg (ASD-W)
Objet : RE: Free the Children Assembly Scheudle
Hello everyone,
Just an FYI on tomorrow. Jeremy and I are taking our Pathway 1 kids out with Shawn Ells' Outdoor Pursuits class
during period 1 (8:30-9:05) and Assembly 1 (9: 10-10:10) in the morning.
Shawn has invited these same students to go back outside during Period 5 for a campfire and s'mores. It is entirely
up to you - Emily and Greg - if you want to join him. It might be a good break for you both, and a nice cultural
exchange for the kids if you do decide to head outside t hough. The kids all know to dress warm for this.
Here is Shawn's e-mail if you want to confirm with him sometime tomorrow:

sha"vn.ells@ nbed.nb.ca

Neil Brewer
EAL Teacher
Fredericton High School
neil. brewer(alnbed.nb.ca

From: Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)
Sent: Tuesday, March 2.9, 2016 10:08 AM
To: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W); Brewer, Nei l (ASD-W); Porter, Greg (ASD-W)
Subject: Free the Children Assembly Scheudle
Schedule for the assembly tomorrow is attached. It will happen in the AM (P2 for Pathway 1). Time to talk prior to and
debrief with the group :)
Emily Chevrier
B.A., B.Ed.
EAL Teacher
Fredericton High School
emi ly.chevrier@nbed.nb.ca

From: Langi lle, Nathan (ASD-W)
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2.016 8:01 AM
To: (ASD-W) Fredericton High School -All Staff

Cc: Fredericton

Subject: RE: Assemblies

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and Free the Children

Sorry, please use this bell schedule for the assembly on March 30th _There is a new warning bell before returning
to class for the second assembly.
Nathan
From: Langil le, Nathan (ASD-W)
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 3:48 PM
To: (ASD-W) Fredericton High School -All Staff
Cc: 'Fredericton'
Subj ect : Assemblies- MADD and Free the Children
Staff,
I apologize fo r this late update on t h e - assembly. As mentioned by Shane at the last staff meeting, we have
a MADD assembly this Wednesday, March 16th in the TMT during period 2 from 9:45-10:45 am. This is for grade
12's only. Originally, it was planned that all grades attend but there is only one presentation available, hence the
message is best delive red to our grade 12 students.
For those of you who have all grade 12's during period 2, it would be expected that yo_u take your entire class and
supervise. For those of you who have a grade 11 class with a few grade 12 's, please permit them to go. If you
have a grade 12 class with a few grade l l's in it, you can either bring those few students, or just send the grade
12's and remain behind with your grade 11 students.
It may run over 5 - 10 minutes into HR.
We also have a Free the Children sponsored assembly (FN S p e a k e r - ) scheduled for Wednesday, March
3oth in the gym. This wi ll be a school wide assem bly using t he regular assembly schedule (two assemb lies). See
attached schedule. Please mark on your ca lendar.
This we be the final assemblies for the year.
Nathan

,,.1 Sh-:Jn~ ,•nd I sool.•:: about next y.::ar's need for more EAL staff, given putential rise m numbers cllstnct-wiue ana
lht:> 9•"f'~' i1ur curTl r1c Parhway 1 students arc presentrng

r) .SprJkc .vttl1 Snane regard1ng spea~ mg to the ent1re staff tomorrow dunng rhc s1:afr mc:etrng to ensure to ICJg

t,,. d1n.::s .. rn Pv\'.JerSchc.ol penod L1 and/or to ensure students aren't vvander!n~l penod 3, as students know 'nl,;;-r;:
'I;~~· sh,>u d br: an11 hcNJ w get ~here
I think that is it! Have a good night!

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafaraue©nbed.nb. ca
(506) 453-54 "

RE:Staff Meeting Agenda Tues. Period 4
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye : mardi 29 mars 2016 20:09

A:
Cc :

Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Porter, Greg (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W)
Allaby, Robyo (ASD-W)

Here is t he reca p of the meeting/minutes and follow-u p that I have done on my end in .red :

1-

is now comi ng at 9AM, Weds . March 30th. Robyn would like to see him having the chance to
spea
you,
he can be provided w ith front-line insights. Please make yourselves available at your break f rom
9:30-45. - 01antal to tett Jeremy & Neil to come in from Outdoor Pursuits after 9am in shifts to mingle wtth i'latt,
as their P.:sthway 1 vvill be combined for a cultural experience outdoors with Sean Ells.

2. Prayer space and Halal food : The province has provided a contact for us. Tried calling, but left a message. We
w ill need to p lan an intervention - If ~on firms her ability with the plan rs for .
to come n
Lhrs Fnday at 8:30am to meet with Shane, Robyn & I (Elaine, too, if E~ke, especially since she has
rnost of the A letters, I extended this invitation to her). We will discuss the logistics of 1) prayer & 2) Halal food .{}'•
fHS and around 9am we wrll all make our vvav to Nell's and Jeremy's combined class for her to convey the
·
m12ssage.
3. Courses: Talk about fina l class lists for periods 5&6 so Sherry can fix PS so Greg can take attendance - going to
work on this tomorrow when Sherry is back t omorrow.
4. Behaviour management plan (detention slips) - We are gorng to deal wrth truancy/tardiness as the first
';OIIecttve focus for noon-hour detentions. Elaine is speaking with the VPs tomorrow to ensu re everyone ts on board
dnd then we will communicate thrs to the students . She is working on confirming a translator to help. Once we
move forward, this is what teachers wrll need to do:
1. Give a verbal warnrng by showing the slip (I see this as the last chance once we go through the trouble of
<~tplaining the consequences wrth a translator and the help of admtn.)
·~ Fill in therr detention slip and assign detention for 12 :30-l :OSPt"l of the FOLLOWING dey.
J. Email Brandon Langille to assign detention and CC the VP according to last name of student
1
Brandon wrll follow-up witll VP for any missed detentions).

5. Talk about EAL certificate & end-of-year measures - we will need to rev1srt \IIJIDA testrng in Apnl, so our team is
·(~ady to test at the middle school levels during exam week in June & Greg P. will focus on the EAL certificate
actvert1sement in gr. 12 homerooms when he is in for me on T hurs. AM
6. PL PM of April 8th - I have an alternative in t he works to decompress for our EAL team ;-) - Almost arranged.
Details later. Are there any food sensitivities/allergies that I need to be awa re of other than bacon?

7. Other- I am assuming you have more to talk about
-Other a) Passed on the behaviouralrssues related to A.A. (attendance & slamming book down & requesting to b~ in a
11 •.v romeroom (f,Jeil s) dunng homeroom today). Elaine woula like to asstgn a derention, but needs to get a
ranc;lator in.

) Passc·d on ;:he behav1ouralrssues related to the brother-sister T.A & K.A. dynamc
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TR: EAL Committee-Actions and Documents
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mardi 29 mars 2016 10:51
A:
Allaby, Robyn {ASD-W)

Re: our conversation earlier this AM re : all of the emails, below
(Translation of her message to me: Yes, I would greatly appreciate this, Chantal. I t hink this would build capacity
(in terms of the information about prayer in schools) in our district. Can you copy me in the email? It is possible
t hat she will not be available, but I think it is important to invite her.)
I replied (in French) with something to the effect of- Salut- just to clarify- this is not PL, but rather more of an
intervention .. . ~ill come (if - - g i v e s her permission) to talk to me and FHS Senior Admin to clarify
the message and then she will go s~ to the affected students about our new approach to accommodate
prayer this Friday morning . Do you think I should invite district personnel to that? I don't know if that would be
appropriate, after having discussed this with a VP this morning and that this is\:~~"t.~g.;~~);if!~~~.
management of this request.
.
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I am waiting on her reply.

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal .Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

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Envoye : mardi 29 mars 2016 09:33
A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet : RE : EAL Committee-Actions and ~~t~~~~~~;.-tl,,~

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Oui, j'ap precierais grandement Chantal. Je pens
des prieres dans les ecoles) dans votre district. Est-ce que
soit pa s disponible mais je pense que c'est important de !'inviter.

..

Merci Cha ntal,

From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 9:28AM
To:
and Documents
Subject:
Pas vraiment. Mais je pourrais?
Chantal Lafa rgue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque(a)nbed. nb.ca

(506) 453-5435

mardi 29 mars 2016 09:27
A : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet: RE: EAL Committee-Actions and Documents
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Parfait, je suis contente Chantal. Serait-il possible de me contacter apres Ia visite de Habiba FHS? J'aurais aime
aller ce vendredi matin mais je ne serai malheureusement pas disponible. Est-ce que tu planifiais d' inviter Shawna
Ia visite de - . J e peux lui·en parler egalement, laisse-moi savoir.

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Merci Chantal,

From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Tuesday, March
To:
Su
Salut
C'est bon pour toutes les choses ci-dessus. Je viens d'avoir un appel d e - qui dema 'l..~~~~t~r.~;~

de s'absenter vendredi matin pour venir parler aux profs (possiblement ~WJ~~~ ys.~!).: ;··
dire a Paula de t'envoyer le courriel pour Ia conference TESLNB :-)

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On another note, if you get survey data from students, please note that 20-25°/o of our school is comprised of
newcomers, who are mostly language learners. When you add not understanding the cultural relevance of the
survey items and the fact that we probably have another set of Canadian-born students who are struggling with
reading comprehension at our school, so I don't know if the data is overly reliable. Students may comply with filling
in a survey, but I question the validity of the data that is generated, due to literacy skills to answer the question
prompts truthfully. I wouldn't put too much stock anymore in any of these surveys for our school or I would find a
way to disaggregate the results to just show you maybe what the grade 12s think, as the odds would be better to
have stronger literacy skills at that level school-wide. Just my two cents on how our EAL population may be
changing the face of school improvement planning measures, also.
Chantal

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafargue(a)nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

RE:Teacher Response Survey - EAL Dept. Response
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mardi 29 mars 2016 10:23

A:

Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)

Hi Shane
I realize that. :) We will have new staff again, then, too ... haf
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque@nbed. nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De: Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)
Envoye : mardi 29 mars 2016 09:43
A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet : RE: Teacher Response Survey - EAL Dept. Response
HI Chantal,
My 16 I 17 can wait as this will provide information for next year. I cannot afford to free people· up for this at this
point ... wish I could but I need a new budget.
·

Shane

From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 9:08AM
To: Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)
Cc: Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Subject: Teacher Response Survey- EAL Dept. Response
Hi Shane
Just to let you know that most of the employees in the EAL dept. are new, so they wouldn't have filled in the
survey questions 16 & 17.
By definition, we have to differentiate and co-teach and do all kinds of innovative practice, as we are working in a
unique setting.
We could do a better job at what we do by having some release time to work together during the workday, as our
team is now comprised of an LTS, aD, an E and Jeremy, with another maternity leave on the way. We are going to
be expected to submit our "local curriculum" to the NBEECD next year, so we would need some time to work on
those documents.
We also need time to figure out Reading Horizons as a tool for differentiation and individualization.
We also need time to figure out how to serve the Syrian students moving into next year, as our programming
needs to now include components of service for war-affected youth with significant gaps in schooling, not just EAL
language classes.

RE:EAL Committee-Actions and Documents
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mardi 29 mars 2016 10:

A:

Salut - Juste pour clarifier- ce n'est pas une formation- c'est plutot une intervention ... - . _ , e n i r (si - - lui accorde Ia permission) a parler a moi eta Ia direction pour clarifier le messa~ va ensuite
~ttre aux eleves affectes par notre nouvelle approche pour accomoder Ia ~!.~·~:(§.h~.~hlf~~~ti·~~~~ss.e..t,teJijredi
matin ... ? Tu penses que je devrais inviter le personnel du district a cela? Je ne sais pas si cela serait approprie,
etant donn'ee que c'est une situation reliee a Ia gestion de I'ecole et a pres avoir discute ceci avec rna directrice
adjointe ce matin.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, B~M'IJ
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafargue(a)nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

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Envoye : mardi 29 mars 2016 09:33

A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet: RE: EAL Committee-Actions and

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Oui, j'apprecierais grandement Chantal. Je pense que
des prieres dans les ecoles) dans votre district. Est-ce que tu peux me copier dans le courriel?
soit pas disponible mais je pense que c'est important de !'inviter.

-

Merci Chantal,

From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Tuesday, March 29 2016 9:28AM
To:
Su
Pas vraiment. Mais j e pourrais?

: mardi 29 mars 2016 09:

A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet : RE: EAL Committee-Actions and Documents

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Parfa it, je suis contente Chantal. Serait-il possible de me contacter a pres Ia visite d e - FHS? J'aurais aime
aller ce vendredi matin mais j e ne serai malheureusement pas disponible. Est-ce que tu planifiais d'inviter Shawna
Ia visite d e - ? Je peux lui en parler ega lement, la isse-moi savoir.

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Merci Chantal,

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From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 9:23AM
To:
Sub

Salut
C'est bon pour toutes les chases ci-dessus. Je viens d'avoir un appel de
de s'absenter vendredi matin pour venir parler aux profs (possiblement
dire a Paula de t'envoyer le courriel pour Ia conference TESLNB :-)

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafaroue(a)nbed.nb. ca
(506) 453-5435

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lundi, le 4 avril
le 11, 12 & 13 avril
le 20 avril & le 22 avril
le 25,26, 27 avril
(si nous n'avons pas d'autres syriens ou autres nouveaux arrivants qui arrivent)
Merci - je vois que tu t'es deja inscrite pour le 7 mai - Paula t'enverra un cou rriel qui pourrait etre envoye dans les
districts de ta part, si cela te convient ... cela nous aidera enormement.
Je suis toujours a l'attente de Habiba qui devrait nous appeler. J'aimerais qu'elle vienne parler aux eleves ce
vendredi, mais je ne sa is pas si elle va nous rappeller. J'ai
le numero 2 fois, mais le repondeur est~D,~ique
- j'ai aussi laisse un message sur le repondeur a
ui je sa is est tres occupee en ce moment~JJ){'ifrais tu un courriel ou un autre numero de telephone
re ~erci

'A bientot
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
.Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca

(506) 453-5435

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A : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)

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Objet : RE: EAL Committee-Actions and Docunwo-nt-,..,·..;

Merci beaucoup Chantal! Je n'ai pas encore revise les recommandations mais je vais le faire des que
j'apprecie grandement ton input sur cecil
Je viens de_ lire ton autre cour~iel; je vais prendre tes com_men~aires e_n note. Pour ce qui est ~~~~·~-eJ?J~~.~~f.'~~~j
est un but Important pou r mo1 et pour autres pe rson nes Je su1s certame. Est-ce que t u peuxt'fu~~p~o_y .Ill .

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dont tu es disponible dans les prochaines semaines? Ton horaire est mains fl~- xibl~ gu~ !.~ :~~:~~r<}li.~~--· :,~t
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Je plan ifie m'inscrire dans Ia session qui aura lieu Fredericton le 7 mai. J'ai fait le partage
egalement. Est-ce que tu sa is si cette invitation a ete lan cee dans les 4 districts?
Merci encore Chantal et jete souhaite une belle longue fin de semaine!

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A : Lafargue,

Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet : RE: EAL Committee-Actions and Documents
Bon matin Chantal,
Oui, j'ai passe une bel le fin de se maine, j'espere de meme pour toi!
Le 22 (flexible durant Ia journee) et le 25 (a pres-midi) seraient des bons temps. Gardens ces deux dates en cas de
plans dernieres minutes. Nous pourrons confirmer Ia semaine avant.
O u i , - pourra m'envoyer un courriel en lien ave'~-medi 7 mai et je pourrai en fa ire le partage
avec les personnes responsables de EAL da~V,9,~3}i<Wffff: · ··

Je n'ai pas d'a utres coordonnees pour Habiba, seulement l'adresse courriel de Lisa, le voici:
. Lorsque nou s avons parle avec ~t- nous avons compris que
j dlait en parler avec les ele~es lors
du programme de mentorat qui se passe les dimanches. Je ne suis pas certa ine si elle pari ait de visite I' ecole.
Vous pouvez toujours leur en parler afin de voir cette possibilite.

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J'espere que tu pourras rejoindre l'une ou !'autre tres prochainement.

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Bonne journ ee,

From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 8:54AM
To:
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J'espere que ton weekend etait plaisant.
Voici ma disponibilite, pour !'instant:
demain, mercredi le 30 mars- 12:30-15h:30

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From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Thursday, March 24 2016 2:56 PM
To:
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Subject:
and Documents
Marhabaan ~d ~rying out my newest language - I am

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On my UNB time, today, I took a few minutes to read through the recommendations. I have attached the
recommendation document with a couple of things for you r to co'nsider. I used comment fields to provide some
suggestions. Additionally, the one item that did not ma ke it to the document was the recommendation to use
PowerSchoo/ to improve efficiencies for the following:
1) tracking who is in the public education system (who is entering and who is exit ing) at the provincial level to
support provincial programming
2) enhancing our model for managing fee-payer registration and tracking at the district level
3) providing teachers (and other professionals) with access to information wit h an alert icon and a fillable field on
the students' profi le, so that pertinent information, such as language proficiency levels and suggested adj ustments
f'-~lq,s_~~Wn c~_g.ig~tleJ.hcr any disclosed culturally-relevant information, be readily accessible • . , _ •..~·
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Finally, here is the link to the document that you might be interested in, which was shared at t he meeting:

s the contact I have in PEl:

I look forward to continued participation and dialogue on the topic of newcomers to canada and EAL.
Have a lovely weekend!
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed. nb. ca
(506) 453-5435

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Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W); Arsenault,

; Lafargue', Chantal (ASD-W);

Good afternoon,
As a fo llow up of last week's meeting, we are sending you the following documents that we hope will support you:

We will have a confe
ay,
During the conference ca we
be discussing some of the proposed action s from last week's meeting. After this week, we will b weekly conference call meeting; a calendar invite will be sent to you.

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RE:EAL Committee-Actions and Documents
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mardi 29m

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Pas vraiment. Mais je pourrais?
Chanta l Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafaraue@nbed.nb.ca

(506) 453-5435

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Envoye: mardi 29 mars 2016 09:27
A : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet : RE: EAL Committee-Actions and Documents·

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Parfait, je suis contente Chantal. Serait-i l possible de me contacter apres Ia visite de . . FHS? J'aurais aime
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C'est bon pour toutes les chases ci-dessus. Je viens d'avoir un appel deiiiJiqui demande Ia permission d de s'absenter vendredi matin pour venir parler aux profs (possiblement Ia direction, aussi) et aux eleves. Je va1s
dire a . . de t'envoyer le courriel pour Ia conference TESLNB :-)

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Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafaraue(a)nbed .nb.ca

(506) 453-5435

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Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet : RE: EAL Committee-Actions and Documents
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Bon matin Chantal,
Ou i, j'ai passe une belle fin de sema ine, j'espere de meme pour toi!
Le 22 (flexib le durant Ia journee) et le 25 (a pres-midi) seraient des bans
plans dernieres mi nutes. Nous pourrons confirmer Ia semaine avant.

tem~s de

Oui, Paula pourra m'envoyer un courriel en lien avec Ia session du samedi 7 ma i et je pourrai en fa ire le partage
avec les personnes res.lfies de EA L dans ch~que district.
Je n'ai pas d'autres coordonnees pour Habiba, seulement l'adresse courriel ~le voici:
. Lorsque nous avons pa rle avec . t -~ nous avons compris q u e - allai.t en par
du programme de mentorat qui se pass~manches. Je ne suis pas certaine si elle. parla it de visite
Vous pouvez to ujours l~u r en parler afin de voi r cette possibilite.

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J'espere que t u pourras rejoindre l'une ou !'aut re tres prochainement.

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From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Se!.:'. t: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 8:54~. .eneau, Sylvie (EECD/ EDPE) Wt.Q
Subject: RE:EAL Committee-Actions and Documents
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Envoye :mardi 29 mars 2016 09:23

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Salut
C'est bon pour toutes les chases ci-dessus. Je viens d'avoir un appel d e - quWw~.Offi;I~~~*~W~Rr~·
de s'absenter vendredi matin pour venir pa rler aux profs (possiblement Ia direction~1)"ef au;f€~ves:':J~~vars
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Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafargue(a)nbed.nb.ca

(506) 453-5435

A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet: RE: EAL Committee-Actions and Documents
·son matin Chantal,
Oui, j'ai passe une belle fin de semaine, j'espere de me me pour toi!
Le 22 {flexible durant Ia journee) et le 25 {a pres-midi) seraient des bons temps. Gardons ces deux dates en cas de
plans dernieres minutes. Nous pourrons confirmer Ia semaine avant.
Oui, -pourra m'envoyer un courriel en lien avec Ia session du samedi 7 mai et je pourrai en fa ire le partage
avec les personnes respon sa bles de EAL dans chaque district.
Je n'ai pas d'autres coordonnees pour
seulement l'adresse courri el ~ le voici :
. Lorsque nous avons parle avec.t
nous avo ns compris que - a l l a i t en parler avec les eleves lors
du programme de mentorat qui se passe les dimanches. Je ne suis pas certaine si elle parlait de visite l'ecole.
Vous pouvez toujours leur en parler afin de voir cette possibilite.

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J'espere que tu pourras rejoindre l'une ou l'autre tres prochainement.

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From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
:Tuesday, March 29, 2016 8:54AM

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SalutJ'espere que ton weekend etait plaisant
Voici ma disponibilite, pour !'instant:
demain, mercredi le 30 mars- 12:30-15h :30
lundi, le 4 avril
le 11, 12 & 13 avril
le 20 avril & le 22 avril
le 25,26, 27 avril
(si nous n'avons pas d'autres syriens ou autres nouveaux arrivants qui arrivent)

Merci - je vois que tu t'es deja inscrite pour le 7 mai - Paula t'enverra un· courriel qui pourrait etre envoye dans les
districts de ta part, si cela te convient .. cela nous aidera enormement.
Je suis toujours a l'attente de Habiba qui devrait nous appeler. J'aimerais qu'elle vienne parler aux eleves ce
vendredi, mais je ne sa is pas si elle va nous rappeller. J'ai essaye le numero 2 fois, mais le repondeur est ~ique
- j 'ai aussi laisse un message sur le repondeur a Lisa Bamford, qui je sais est tres occupee en ce moment.!llistu un courriel ou un autre numero de telephone pour rejoindre Habiba. Merci

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Chantal Lafargue, SA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal .Lafaraue(a)nbed. nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

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Envoye: jeudi 24 mars 2016 15:40
A : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet: RE: EAL Committee-Actions and Docu
Merci beaucoup Chantal! Je n'ai pas encore revise les recommandations mai s je vais le faire des que
j'apprecie gran dement ton input sur ceci!

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Je viens de lire ton autre courriel; je vais prendre t es commentaires en note. Pour ce qui est de Ia po litiq
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Staff Meeting Agenda Tues. Period 4
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :jeudi 24 mars 2016 15:12

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Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Porte~ Greg (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W)
Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

Hi
I think we should proceed with a meeting period 4 Monday, even if Emily is not there, Greg will be. I can update
you, emily:

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Working on the following:
is now coming at 9AM, Weds. March 30th. Robyn wou ld like to see him having the chance to

spea~o he can be provided with front-line insights. Please make yourselves available at your break from
9:30-45.
2. Prayer space and Halal food: The province has provided a contact for us. Tried calling, but left a message. We
will need to plan an intervention
3. Courses: Talk about final class lists for periods 5&6 so Sherry can fix PS so Greg can take attendance
4. Behaviour management plan (detention slips)- I will need an update from discussions with Elaine
5. Talk about EAL certificate & end-of-year measures
6. PL PM of April 8th - I have an alternative in the works to decompress for our EAL team ;-)
7. Other - I am assuming you have more to talk about

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

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Envoye: lundi 21 mars 2016 14:58
A: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W);

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Objet : EAL Comm1

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Good afternoon,
As a follow up of last week's meeting, we are sending you t he fol lowing documents t hat we hope will support you:
EAL definition and report card guidelines. Action : Develop more extens ive guidelines around the report
ca rd guidelines.
EAL draft recommendations. Action : Please, send me you r fee dback/comments on the EAL
recommendations. I have added and highlighted in green a few points that we re discussed during our
meeting last week.
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CEFR material. Action : Further discussions will be planned as we are in the initial stages of the CEFR an d
portfolio implementation for second o~ additional langu ages in both sectors (
andHere are 21inks to the Ireland Portfolio:
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We will have a conference call this Thursday, March 24th from 2:15 to 3:30. During the conference call, we will

be discussing some of the proposed actions from last week's meeting. After this week, we will be moving to a biweekly conference call meeting; a calendar invite will be sent to you .
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I would like to thank you for the follow-up on a number of items that stemmed from this meeting. Many of those
thank-you pertain to some of our discussions which occurred after most participants had left and they have a direct
impact on my role at FHS. I won't elaborate here, but please know I am very appreciative of your support on those
other matters.
On my -ime, today, I took a few minutes to read through the recommendations. I have attached the
recommendation document with a couple of things for your to consider. I used comment fields to provide some
suggestions. Additionally, the one item that did not make it to the document was the recommendation to use
PowerSchoo/ to improve efficiencies for the following:
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Finally, here is the link to the document that you might be interested in, which was shared at the meeting:
htto://www.unb.ca/fredericton/secondlanquaqe/ resources/ pdf/teachi naresources/suoportinqnewcomersandenqlishlearners.pdf
the contact I have in PEl:

Have a lovely weekend !
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarquelalnbed .nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

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(ASD-W); Lafargue, Chanta l (ASD-W)

Thank you for the opportunity to add ress the board on Thursday evening. And thank you for approving 25 more
lunches for FHS.

Everything you 've suggested is great: juice boxes, grano la ba rs, puddings etc., apples, clementi nes, bananas

would be great. Vegetables: carrots, broccoli, celety, cauliflower, peppers wo uld all be welcome. Darren
has said that his culinaty class ca n prepare the veggies.
Cheese wou ld be welcome as well.
(The Syrians generally return the fruit cocktail cups)
Va l, Dan e n, Chantal, can you think of anything else that could be added to th e list? Crackers?
Robyn

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Sent: Sunday, April 24, 2016 11:08 AM
To: Allaby, Ro byn (ASD-W)

Subject: Update

Hi Robyn: First thank you fo r coming Thursday night. You were great and those members who are not
directly invo lved w ith our program always gain a lot fro m bearing from those people on the ground. The
motion to increase the # of lunches passed easily. Now as we are preparing to start I would like to
develop a specific list of the foo ds that you are interes ted in receiving. I know that juice boxes, granola
bars, puddings etc. are in, but when we come to fresh fruit and vegetables what specifically are yo u
interested in? Example fruit: apples, clementines, bananas ......... ? Vegetables: carrots, brocco li,
celery.... ... ..? How about blocks of cheese that can be cubed? Any other food types?
In terms of the delivery schedule, is there a better day or time for us to come? The afternoon wi ll
certai nly be better fo r us.
Let me know. Thanks!

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impact on my role at FHS. I won't elaborate here, but please know I am very appreciative of your support on those
other matters.
On my UNB time, today, I took a few minutes to read through the recommendations. I have attached the
recommendation document with a couple of things for your to consider. I used comment fields t o provide some
suggestions. Additionally, the one item that did not make it to the document was the recommendation to use
PowerSchool to improve efficiencies for the following:
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Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque@nbed. nb. ca

(506) 453-5435

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Good afternoon,
As a follow up of last week's meeting, we are sendi ng you the following documents that we hope w ill support you :
EA L definition and report card guidelines. Action : Develop more extensive guidelines around the report
card guidelines.
EAL draft recom mendations. Action : Pl ease, send me your feedback/com ments on the EAL
recommendations. I have added and highlighted in green a few point s that were discussed during our
meeting last week.
CEFR materia l. Action: Further discussions will be planned as we are in the initi al sta ges of the CEFR and
portfolio implementation for second or additional languages in both sectors (Fiona Stewart and Caroline
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Turnbull . Here are 2 links to the Ireland Portfolio:

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Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom-. George Washington
<http : //www . brainvouote .com/ ouotes/ guotes/g/oeorqewash157103 . html?src=t educatio n>
On Fri, Jan 1, 2016 at 9 : 28 PM , Thomas, Shane (ASD- W)
<shane.thomas@nbed . nb.ca<mailto :shane.thomas@nbed . nb.ca>> wrote :
Hello
I already told the district that we could register the Newcomers on Monday after
10:30 so if. you let us know when you are coming then we will be ready .
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Shane

Sent from my iPhone

Happy New year everyone
greetings from the Multicultural Association of Fredericton Inc.
I hope you have a wonderful a good vacation with your family and friends
Syrian, please make arrangement s
at FHS , her home address :
Pl ease let me know when can we bring -

at school for her registration

we sti l l have another student for FHS but we still looking into their apart ment so
soon we will get their home we will let you know
Thank you
peace and solidarity in 2016
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De : Lafargue , Chantal
(ASD-W)
Envoye : samedi 2 janvier 2016 20:11
A : Allaby , Robyn
(ASD-W); Wi lliams, Joanne
Objet : ·TR : First Newcomer friend at FHS

(ASD-W)

Hi there
Re: below
Maybe we should chat with Shane to delineate our protocol for newcomer registration
given there is no welcome center ? I am assuming Shawna knows about this student?
We have· PL scheduled this Monday at llam, -i..~J.~$.>!..~;~~~:t;.: like to be a~ welcoming as
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(506) 453-5435

De : Th~as, Shane
(ASD-W)
Envoye :tr~'e'hd.fl'ed~~~i.\!'j'·~'tvier 2016 21 : 52

A :
Cc : Lafargue , Chantal
(ASD- W); Wi lli~~nne
(ASD-W)
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Objet : Re: First Newcomer frie nd at FHS
Ok, that sounds great. I will see you on Monday .
Happy New Year
Shane

(ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn

Robyn Allaby, B.Ed. B.A. M.Ed.
Vice Principal
Fredericton High School
Phone 453-5435

Success is a journey/ not a destination.

RE:KK- no pork
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mercredi 23 mars 2016 22:04
A:
Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)
Cc :
Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)
~reat news, Robyn. Maybe this should be added to
~ is here speaking to students, too. We can explain

the list when the principal from the Arabic school,
the KK lunch system, how it works, and how we are

trying to accommodate many needs in the school.
I tried to do t his t hrough -these past two weeks, but we were unsuccessful, as I think the issue for some
students who might access the free food is the fear opening the lunch bags to figure out what is inside, to then
discard the halal food/find a way to give that to someone who needs it tactfully. They don't wa nt to waste food and
they want to be appropriate about finding a way to get the non-halal food to others who may need it. This is what
I have managed to string together from the many interactions I have witnessed on the topic over the past 2
weeks.
- h a s been promoting "egg sa lad" sandwiches as the consistent "safe option" to students, because eggs are

~halal, no matter what, so they wouldn't have to poke through the bag to discover what is in the bag . Maybe
the non-pork option could be eggs as often as possible on arrangement with t he community kitchen if this is
cheaper for all involved than ch icken, for example.
Those are a few ideas, maybe not goo.d ones, but ideas on work-arounds.
Chantal Lafa~g ue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque\alnbed .nb.ca

(506) 453-5435
De : Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Envoye: mercredi 23 mars 2016 21 :38
A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)
Cc : Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)
Objet : KK - no pork

Hi Folks,
With a subject lin e like t hat, you just have to read t he email.
Just wa nted to let you know that starting next week we will be receiving 20 "non pork" lunches from th e
Community Kitchen each day. They do not offer halallunches - this is the best they can do. So on e cooler will
have chicken, turkey, egg salad or cheese sandwiches. We wi ll keep them separate for Muslim students, but after
12:30-35 any left wi ll be given to anyone.
Also, sta rti ng next week we wi ll be receiving 100 lunches per day - up 25.
(The 75 lunches we have been receiving are gone in 9 minutes- by 12:29 we are rolling the carts back to the
cafe). So Val & I requested t he increase.
Please feel free to share this with your stud ents. I welcome any fee dback as we are always trying to improve &
make th in gs better.
Robyn

2 Non-Syrian Prayer Requests
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mercredi 23 mars 2016 14:33
Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)
Cc:
Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Batt, Peter (ASD-W); Langille, Nathan (ASD-W); Porter, Greg (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W);
Kilfillen, Elaine (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W)

A:

We also have two non-Syrian students wishing to pray, now:

They currently happen to be in Pathway 2 (not the Syrian group) . I am assuming they are muslim.
I lost count of the students who participated in prayer, today. Probably around 15 or more, possibly...
Chantal

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca

(506) 453-5435

We keep on trying to get students in their rooms on time, but it is hard to hold anyone accountable. I think we
need to put consequences in place and communicate that with parents and students.
2. Can an M&R teacher be assigned to Emily Chevrier period 5 and to Greg Porter period 6, so that we can have an
extra adult to support this group of older students with low academic skills. Most of these students are presenting
issues like not being able to copy from the board, for example. I have had offers of support from M&R, but I am
hoping that someone from Senior Admin might speak with the SPR of M&R and team to figure out who could
support us best.
Thank you

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

TR : More concerns - 8 students
Lafarg ue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye : mercredi 23 mars 2016 14:01

A:

Brewer, Neil (ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W)

SOrry- forgot to add you to the email chain.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye: mercredi 23 mars 2016 13:51
A : Kilfillen, Elaine (ASD-W)
Cc: Thomas, Shane (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Batt, Peter (ASD-W); Langi lle, Nathan (ASD-W); Porter, Greg
(ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)
Objet : More concerns - 8 students
Hi Elaine and all of the FHS Senior Admin Team,
I know most of this is on your caseload, but I am CCing all adinin, just so everyone is in the loop as most
alphabets are implicated:
Try as we may, through our va rious interventions (eg: teachers using Google translate, teachers teaching daily
lessons on behaviour, Robyn/Joanne's/my whole-class intervention in Arabic last Monday, 1:1 follow-up via
translator in Arabic with Shane&Robyn last Tuesday, 1:1 follow-up in Arabic for continued support Tuesday),
students don 't seem to be operating on our bell system.
The following students arrived late for Emily's class period 5 today :

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there on time, but had to be asked to leave to go to C122 (his friends are in Emily's

Also of concern is
- he addresses the teacher and the whole class in Arabic (Neil and Emily have
experienced this - have not had a chance to ask Greg or Jeremy). He does so whi le the teacher is trying to teach.
He also does so when others are trying to learn. Today, a younger student asked Peter, our APSEA teacher who is
stationed in the room with Emily if he could get out of this environment because he wants to learn Eng lish.
Also, prayer w ill continue with boys leavi ng period 5 at 2pm and girls following around 2:15pm, until the prayer
space can accommodate both genders.
Requested supports:

1. Our hired tra nslator will need to address this issue of tardiness, please, when VPs address behavioural issues.

RE:
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mercredi 23 mars 2016 12:32
Harvey, Corey (ASD-W)

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Hi Corey - In theory I have time in the AM. In practice, I am not sure, as all my days get derailed right now in the
role of settling new students, as we work to put more supports in place to explain behavioural expectations (etc.). I
do have time booked off with Shawna for the PM, so perhaps we could meet before that if you don't get pulled in
other directions, either. I am not sure how much PL I will be offering in the coming weeks, truth be told. I am
waiting on hearing if I will have a role in-house at FHS for April 8th, 19th & 20th (I might have those dates
wrong) ... Why don't you tentatively book off 11:30am-12:30am and please understand if something comes up.
I want to be supportive, but quite frankly, I am trying to honour existing commitments and respond in a
reactionary fashion, so I am cautious about how much I take on in terms of PL. You might have more headspace
for that, right now, so I am happy to hear what you are thinking about in terms of how much you expect you'll be
able to offer/create and when you're thinking of doing so.
Does 11:30am work for you?
C~antal

Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(5~6) 453-5435
De: Harvey, Corey (ASD-W)
Envoye: mercredi 23 mars 2016 10:08
A : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet:
Hi Chantal,
Would you have some time next Friday to brainstorm PL ideas?
Sincerely,
Corey Harvey BA, BEd, CTESL, TEFL
Itinerant English as an Additional Language Teacher
Anglophone West School District
corey.harvey@nbed.nb.ca
(506} 261-3951

>Sent: Sunday. April 03.2016 10:16 PM
> To: Willi ams, Joanne (ASD-W)
> ubjcct: FW: A ne"' request
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> Joanne.
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> I am going to meet with this father on Friday. I am not sure who is counsellor wi ll be, but wondered if I should bring the
father Lo guidance at FH S if it looks like they will be li ving on the South Side. This student will be here on his fathe r's study
perm it , so wi ll not be a fee payer.
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> Shawna
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> -----Original Message----> From: Mary McKean lmail!n:manftnnw !!nwil.com l
>Sen t: Sunday. April 03,2016 9:57PM
>To: All cn-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
>S ubject: A new request
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> H; , S hawna. I was speak;ng w;th ·! ! ! § t church today and , apparently, .had spoken to you regarding bringing
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over from Africa (I forget w tc 1
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could auend FHS in the fall . •aid -~he same name, would
en ter grade I I.
the. is workin g on . p D at UNB. Would you have time to see. . .sometime th is week ,
becausc.ceds to know soon that
vould be able to auend FH S. If no-will be required to pay tuition for· a ·
school in Africa which . would prefer not to have to do. I know you arc ve ry busy and do not want to overburden you , but I
will meet at you r conven ience.
said I would check on this.
>
>Also . I ~viii be bringing you the documentation on
this week. The
I tad 15 of us plus their own
family for a meal thi s evenin g and it was un believably delicious.
>The mom cooked all day. They a r~ so appreciati ve of what we are all doin g for them. Thank you for what you do to help all
these newcomers .
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Re: A new request
Culberson, Andrew (ASD-W)
mardi 5 avril 2016 09:10
Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Cc :
Williams, Joanne (ASD-W); Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Pieces jointes :Caring-First Responder Tra"'l.zip {1 Mo)
Envoye:

A:

Hi Shawna.
The little program we created Friday looks quite good, I will incl. the first draft of attachments for you to look at.
It is actually a program, where students will receive a certificate at the end - Caring-Frist Responder Training.
We have no regular schooling on Friday- Parent Teacher in the AM- lunch is from 12:00- 1:00. Then PO in the afternoon.
I could meet anytime after 9:30 in the AM Friday or a different day at 12:30.
Andrew
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Fredericton High Scho-~ .

4'-!258 (office)
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email: andrew.culberson@nbed.nb.ca

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>On Apr4, 2016, at I 1:12PM, Allen-VanderToom, Shawna (ASD-W) <Shawna.allen@nbed.nb.ca> wrote:
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>Andrew,
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>How did you make out working with the other counsellor from Connaught? Were you able to create something?
>
>Please read the email chain below. I am meeting with the father on Friday at 12:30. Would you have any time that day to .
have a chat with us about his son's schooling?
>
> Shawna
>
>-----Original Message----> From: Williams, Joanne (ASD-W)
>Sent: Monday, April 04,2016 8:41AM
>To: Allen-VanderToom, Shawna (ASD-W)
>Subject: RE: A new request
>
>Hi Shawna,
>

>The counsellor will be Andrew Culberson .... .l am sure Andrew would be open to meeting with him .... perhaps you can send
Andrew a meeting tome when you are able to coordinate with the dad.
>
>Have a great Day.
>
>

>Joanne Williams B.Sc., B.Ed., M.Ed
> Fredericton High Guidance
> Joanne.Williams@nbed.nb.ca
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>
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>-----Original Message----> From: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)

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Syrian newcomers
Allen-Va nderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Envoye :mercredi 6 avril 2016 08:54

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Cc :

Thomas, Shane (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Williams, Joanne (ASD-W); Smeltzer, Harmony (ASD-W); Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD-W)
Young, Susan (ASD-W); Whitney, Tanya (ASD-W); Harvey, Corey (ASD-W)

We are meeting the last of the fam ilies for this week this morning. I wi ll be dropping forms off late r this
afternoon.
I wanted to let you know that we did meet two ·· · · · w h o have special needs.
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not we corned in schools in Syria or in Tu r ey where the fami ly moved due to the war.
had oxygen
deprivation at birth . • does speak, . a n go to the bathroom and feed himself. - t h e r said that-language
is very basic. Wikely cannot hold a pen and does not read or write. ~as receptive when I asked him to pick
up his book bag and is able to sit quietly in a classroom . •will obviously need su pport. We made the deicision to
not do a W IDA for th is stu dent.
- w h o s e birthday i~ .did attend school in Syria, but like the rest of lilolder
siblings, . a s been out of schoo l fo r five years. , suffered a brain injury as the re sult oTa bike
accident when ~as younger. • was fine at birth, but the head injury has left ~ith no short term m emory.
• was very quiet during the i~take process. •oes have lim ited academic abiliWand during the WIDA would
suggest that. knows what .can an d cannot do . • is also able to look afte.basic needs, but will certainly
need some support based on his needs.
Susan, the school was plan ning to have an intake day with their Syrian newcomers on Monday, Aprilll. They are
welcoming 9 students in tota l that day- that is if we ca n get all of the stu dents at th e sc hool in the morning. I am
wondering if there is any way that Judith and/or another member of the district ESS team cou ld be availab le to be
at FHS on Monday morning to support the school as they meet these young men and observe th em to gather
some eviden ce in order to develop a plan. I can let the families know that these two will not start
schoo l right away if the school needs time to bui ld a plan . I would like them to be able to attend on Monday for at
least a short time, just so they fam ily and the students know that we want to we lcome t hem. It wi ll also give
those of you w ith experti se in t his area time to meet the students.
Please share yo ur thoughts everyone. Shane, I wasn't sure of the name of your SPR for Methods and Resource.
I' m not opposed to pushing their start date - just let me know how you would like to handle it an d I'll
communicate with the family.

Shawna Allen-VanderToorn
Subj ect Coordinator- EAL (K-12), Social Studies (K-12)
Early Career Teachers & University Student Interns
i\ngl ophone West School District
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Phone: (506) 444-3096
Fax: (506) 453-4220
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llwas very quiet during the intake process. •oes have limited academic ability and during the WIDA would
suggest that he knows what he can and cannot do. •s also able to look after his basic needs, but will certainly
need some support based on his needs.
Susan, the school was planning to have an intake day with their Syrian newcomers on Monday, Aprilll. They are
welcoming 9 students in total that day- that is if we can get all of the students at the school in the morning. I am
wondering if there is any way that Judith and/or another member of the district ESS team could be available to be
at FHS on Monday morning to support the school as they meet these young men and observe them to gather
some evidence in order to develop a plan. I can let the families know that these two young men will not start
school right away if the school needs time to build a plan. I would like them to be able to attend on Monday for at
least a short time, just so they family and the students know that we want to welcome them. It will also give
those of you with expertise in this area time to meet the students.
Please share your thoughts everyone. Shane, I wasn't sure of the name of your SPR for Methods and Resource.
I'm not opposed to pushing their start date- just let me know how you would like to handle it and I'll
communicate with the family.

Shawna Allen-VanderToom
Subject Coordinator- EAL (K-12), Social Studies (K-12)
Early Career Teachers & University Student Interns
Anglophone West School District
shawna.allen@nbed.nh.ca
Phone: (so6) 444-3096
Fax: Cso6) 453-4220

http:/ /asd-w.nbed.nb.ca

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RE: Syrian newcomers
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Envoye :mercredi 6 avril 2016 13:06

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Cc :

Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Williams, Joanne (ASD-W); Smeltzer, Harmony (ASD-W);
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Young, Susan (ASD-W); Whitney, Tanya (ASD-W); Harvey, Corey (ASD-W)

Hi Shawna,
I am conce rn ed . Thi s situation wi ll place a trem endous amount of stress on an al ready fragile system an d teachers
here at FHS. We are coping due t o the pro fessional ism within our EAL classrooms and teacher support however;
to add another issue to an already com plex situation may be more then we can handle. We continue to look for a
fu ll time translator; no success. I have request ed an increase in FTE from the extra 0.5 (thank you) to a 1.0 as our
num bers have been increased by 29 students which is an entire cla ss of students; no success. I know that
everythi ng takes time but I am not certain th at we have the luxury of time when it comes to the stress level of my
teachers; we need help like everyone else. As much as we are likely more prepared then most schools it is
important to realize that the requests I put in are necessa·ry in order to support these children. I am certain that
this will add tremendous stress to an already taxed resource department as well.
We are going to have to start bei ng honest that we canno't continue to ta ke more Syria n students without
supports.
I would be more th an pleased to meet with you or anyon~ at District sh ou ld that be necessa ry.
Thanks for listening,
Shane
From: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Sent: Wednesday, Apri l 06, 2016 8:54AM
To: Thomas, Shane (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Williams, Joanne (ASD-W); Smeltzer, Harmony (ASD-W);
Lafargue, Chanta l (ASD-W)
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Cc: Young, Susan (ASD-W); Whitney, Tanya (ASD-W); Harvey, Corey (ASD-W)
Subject: Syrian newcomers
We are meeting the last of the families for this week this morning. I will be dropping forms off later this
afte rnoon .
I wanted to let you know that we did meet two -

who have special needs.

w hose birthdate i~, has never been to schoo l before as ch ildren with special needs were
not welcomed in schools in Syria or in Turkey where t he family moved du e to the war. had oxygen
deprivation at birth. l ldoes speak,.can go to the bathroom and feed himself. •ather said that. language
is very basic. . . likely cannot hold a pen and does not read or write . . .was receptive when I asked - t o pick
up hi s book bag and is able to sit quietly in a classroom. WWill obvious ly need support. We made the aeicision to
not do a WIDA for this student.
whose birthdayi -id attend schoo l in Syria, but like the rest of e l der
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Syrian newcomer with special needs
Gange, Janice (ASD-W)
Envoye :mercredi 6 avril 2016 13:58
Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W); Young, Susan (ASD-W); Lane, Judith (ASD-W); Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W); Williams,
Joanne (ASD-W); Hay, Lori (ASD-W); Appleton, Heather (ASD-W)
Cc:
Thomas, Shane (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

A:

In response to the e-mail from Shawna this morning describing 2 Syrian students with special needs, I am
wondering if we should not have a separate meeting regarding these students. In particular, • • • • •
is described as needing a high level of support and being the age of 20 next month, this could look quite different
than for a younger student.
Chantal has some time available this Friday morning at 9:45 and if we can meet then, she will try to arrange the
families to be here with an interpreter.
What are your thoughts?

~ ~ BSc, BEd, MEd.
SPR Methods & Resource
Fredericton High School
(506) 457-4978
Inclusion works to the advantage of everyone. We all have things to learn, and we all have things to teach .. - Helen Henderson-

Re: translator

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Cc :

:mercredi 6 avril 2016 17:48
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
~W); Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W); hservice123@gmail.com; Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W);

I just confirmed with
that he will also be at FBS on Friday morning to
interpret for parent teacher interviews . . . . . . . is willing to stay on after she
interprets for the 2 special cases if you ~er.

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> On Apr 6 , 2016, at 4:57 PM, Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W) <Chantal . Lafargue@nbed . nb . ca>
wrote :
>
·> Hi again
>
> I am sorry to trouble you with this request , but I am hearing from teachers that
?yrian parents are interested in coming to FHS on the morning of April 8th (this
Friday) for parent - teacher. As we have 20 students (currently), this could represent
quite the mobilization of resources for transportation and translation .

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I see the need for a translator at the school in the 8 : 30am-1 1:30am window Friday,
April 8th, if parents find their way to FHS. ~ has kindly offered to be at FHS
Friday morning , although she will be tied up w1th 2 high- priority sensitive parentteacher meetings. We appreciate tremendously that you have released her from her
responsibilities at
be available to FHS .

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> We have not been able to hire a translator yet for the school, as I am awaiting a
green light to do so , in addition to identifying candidates who would be a good fit
in this role .
>

> We would like to be welcoming and a translator on site would be very helpful. Would
there be a staff person or a volunteer member from the community that would be able
to assist us for this 3- hour window on Friday? I am sorry that I am asking this of
you at this t ime, but I feel strongly that an important part of settlement for
families is ensuring that the whole family , including the children are able to
communicate with those who are working to welcome them.
>

> Any names or contact info for Friday only , even, that you could provide, would be
most appreciated .
>

> Thank you for your help .
>

> Chantal
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Chantal Lafargue , BA, BEd , MEd
Department Head , International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca<mailto:Chantal . Lafargue@nbed . nb.ca>
{506) 453-5435

can and cannot do.
needs.

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Susan, the school was planning to have an intake day with their Syrian newcomers on Monday, Aprilll. They are
welcoming 9 students in total that day- that is if we can get all of the students at the school in the morning. I am
wondering if there is any way that Judith and/or another member of the district ESS team could be available to be at FHS
on Monday morning to support the school as they meet these young men and observe them to gather some evidence in
order to develop a plan. I can let the families know that these two young men will not start school right away if the
school needs time to build a plan. I would like them to be able to attend on Monday for at least a short time, just so
they family and the students know that we want to welcome them. It will also give those of you with expertise in this
area time to meet the students~
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Please share your thoughts everyone. Shane, I wasn't sure of the name of your SPR for Methods and Resource. I'm not
opposed to pushing their start date- just let me know how you would like to handle it and I'll communicate with the
family.

Shawna Allen-V anderToorn
Subject Coordinator- EAL (K-12), Social Studies (K-12)
Early Career Teachers & University Student Interns
Anglophone West School DistriCt
shawna.allen@nbed.nb.ca
Phone: Cso6) 444-3096
Fax: Cso6) 453-4220
htt_p: //asd-w.nbed.nb.ca

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Thomas, Shane
(ASD-W)
Wednesday, April 06, 2016 1:06 PM
Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Wi lliams, Joanne
(ASD-W); Smeltzer, Harmony (ASD-W); Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Young, Susan (ASD-W); Whitney, Tanya (ASD-W); Harvey, Corey (ASD-W)
RE: Syrian newcomers

Hi Shawna,
I am concerned . This situation will place a tremendous amount of stress on an already fragi le system and teachers here
at FHS. We are coping due to the professionalism within our EAL classrooms and teache r support however; to add
another' issue to an already complex situation may be more then we ca n handle. We continue to look for a fu ll time
transla t or; no success. I h?ve requested an increase in FTE f rom the extra 0.5 (thank you) to a 1.0 as our numbers have
been increased by 29 students which is an entire class of students; no success. I know that everything takes time but I
am not certain that we have the luxury of time when it comes to the stress level of my teachers; we need help like
everyone else. As much a~ we are likely more prepared then most schools it is importa nt to realize that the requests I
put in are necessary in ord.er to support these children. I am certain that this will add tremendous stress to an already
taxed resource department as well.
We are going to have to start being honest that we ca nnot continue to take more Syrian student s without supports.
I would be more than pleased to meet with you or anyone at District should that be necessa ry.
Thanks for listening,
Shane
From : Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2016 8:54AM
To: Thomas, Shane (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Williams, Joanne (ASD-W); Smeltzer, Harmony (ASD-W);
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Cc: Young, Susan (ASD-W); Whitney, Tanya (ASD-W); Harvey, Corey (ASD-W)
Subject: Syrian newcomers

We are meeting the last of the fami lies for this week this morning. I will be dropping forms off later this afternoon.
I wanted to let you know that we did meet two young men who have special needs.
- w h o s e birthdate i~, has never been to school before as children with special needs were not
welcomed in schools in Syria or in Turkey where the family moved due to the war. . . had oxygen deprivation at
birth. He does speak, he can go to the bathroom and feed himsel f . . t her said that his language is very basic. He
likely cannot hold a pen and does not read or write. He was receptive when I asked him to pick up his book bag and is
able to sit quietly in a classroom.- will obviously need support. We made the deicision to not do a WIDA for this
stude nt.
lder siblings, .
whose birthday~- He did attend school in Syria, but like the rest of .
as been out of school for five years. - - suffered a brain injury as t he result of a bike acc1dent when . as
younger. • was fine at birth, but the~ has left .with no short term memory . • was very quiet~ ring
the intake process. -oes have lim ited academ ic ability and during the WIDA would suggest that.nows wh~
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RE:EAL Pathway 1 PM Split- Question
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mardi 1 mars 2016 05:42

A:

Thomas/ Shane (ASD-W)

Hello,
Thanks for your reply. I will be sure to be careful about how I present the idea. The teachers are used to making
lists with me, as they co-teach already the AM class to create groups to manage the chaos of constant intake of
students of varying ages. We need to have a plan B and I think they will understand that, as not having a plan B is
a worse place to be.
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Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students ·
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)
Envoye: lundi 29 fevrier 2016 22:13
A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet : Re: EAL Pathway 1 PM Split - Question

You can discuss this but we need to be certain to not add work which may not be necessary. I dont like to
create work.
Be careful with your expectations because we may not have to do as I discussed.
Shane
Sent from my iPhone
On Feb 29, 2016, at 8:27 PM, Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W) <Chantal.Lafarguer?jlnbed.nb.ca> wrote:
Hi
My department has a meeting today, Tuesday, period 4, which is our last opportunity to meet before
March Break as a full department. Although it may seem premature to tell them that we have a
possible solution prior to speaking to district, I feel it is important to do so and to also engage them
in trying to figure out who to place in the period 5 & 6 groups.
The 3 EAL teachers know the students best, for the obvious reasons. They would know which siblings
or older students should be separated due to existing classroom dynamics in order to create a more
productive learning environment. We could use this initial list as a springboard to work with Joanne to
create the timetables for the 23 students, as best as possible. I would like to have this EAL preferred
placement list (although not guaranteed due to timetable limitations) made before we go on March
Break, because we are likely to be dealing with another wave of newcomers on the week of March
14th AND Reading Horizon implementation in the very classroom that we are looking at splitting up. I
believe it would be best to warm EAL staff to the idea and involve them, rather than to surprise them
in this process.
We will also require support from M&R once the 23 students, parents & teachers are informed of their
course changes so that we can ensure students can navigate the building properly on "switch day".

So, the question is: can I broach this with strictly the EAL Dept. prior to your meeting with Shawna
this Thursday for the reasons stated above?
Thank you
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
{506) 453-5435

RE:new WIDA can do descriptors
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mardi 1 mars 2016 20:42

A:

Harvey, Corey (ASD-W)

I agree on all counts.
Also ... how would you feel about post-poning our meeting until 1:30pm? Is that going to eat away at your life, too
much?
(Rationale: students are taking shifts to pray in my office, so it has extended my absence from my stuff, Emily has
a duty I have offered to cover at 12:20-12:35 because she is being evaluated for herD contract review period
5... period 5 being exceptionally challenging and also requiring all EAL teachers to support her by being in the
hallways at 1:15 to ensure that our time-zone-challenged-culturally-adjusting students get to where they should be
so she can get off to a good start... )
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-543?
De : Harvey, Corey (ASD-W)
Envoye : mardi 1 mars 2016 20:38

A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet : RE: new WIDA can do descriptors
I think they would definitely be useful in language arts and social studies, but I think they could also be of use to
teachers from other content areas. I don't remember much arguing or discussing in my high school math classes,
but definitely recounting and explaining. I would expect recount and explain would go across the curriculum, while
discuss and argue might be more subject specific, or depend somewhat on the teacher (social studies for example
can be very discuss/argue based or not).
Sincerely,
Corey Harvey

From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2016 8:13PM
To: Harvey, Corey (ASD-W)
Subject: RE:new WIDA can do descriptors
I like this.
Looks as though it would be most useful in language arts and social studies? (This would be super handy for those
elementary teachers who are trying to do the Fountas and Pinnell benchmarking running records with their high
beginner- intermediate level ELLs

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton .High School
Chantal. Lafargue(ci) nbed. nb .ca
(506) 453-5435

De : Harvey/ Corey (ASD-W)
Envoye: mardi 1 mars 2016 20:08
A: Lafargue/ Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet: ne\N WIDA can do descriptors

Hi Chantal 1
Here are the new descriptors. In the preface it says it can be used for interpreting WIDA Model results.
Sincerely/
Corey Harvey

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Question Regarding EAL/Newcomers
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mercredi 2 mars 2016 00:15

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He l l o You met me when we were at the NBTA for our committee day, I believe, last October. I see you have views on
inclusion and French I mmersion/I ntensive French and student transportation based on language, but I was
wonderi ng how you are positioning yourself on language programming for newcomers to Canada requiring
specialized language teachers and/or settlement supports?
By 2030 the only factor of population growth in Canada will be through inbound international migration .
Have a good night!
Cha ntal· Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca

(506) 453-5435

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RE:Income rates
Lafarg ue, Chant al (ASD-W)
Envoye :mercredi 2 mars 2016 10:41

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Thank you so much! I really appreciate this information.
Chantal Lafargue, BA , BEd, MEd
Department Head , International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb . ca
( 506) 453 - 5435

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Hi Chantal ,
The average family within the Syrian family size is 5 . 5 - the average monthly rates
per month are based on the provincial social assistance rated for such a family are
approximately $1290.
The famil i es have access to t h is for a full year , af ter which, they become eligible
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TR : Income rates
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mercredi 2 mars 20 16 10:42

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Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)

FYI
We are deal ing with below poverty line , possibl y, for any of our refugees. I would
have t o figure out what the poverty line is.
Chantal Lafargue , BA, BEd , MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal . Lafargue@nbed . nb.ca
( 506) 453-5435
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Hi Chantal ,
The average family within the Syrian family size is 5.5 - the average monthly rates
per mont h are based on the prov incial social a~s istance rated for such a family a re
approximate ly $1290.
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TR : Income rates
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mercredi 2 mars 2016 10:42
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Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

FYI be l ow
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal . Lafargue@nbed.nb . ca
( 506) 453 - 5435

De : Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD-W)
Envoye : mercredi 2 mars 2016 10 : 42
A : Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna
(ASD- W)
Objet : TR : Income rates
FYI
We are dealing with below poverty line , possibly, for any of our refugees . I would
have to figure out what the poverty line is .
Chantal Lafargue, BA , BEd, MEd
Department Bead, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed . nb . ca
(506) 453-5435

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Lafargue, Chantal
Objet : Income rates

(ASD- W)

Hi Chantal,
The average family within the Syrian family size is 5 . 5 - the average monthly rates
per month are based on the provincial social assistance rated for such a family are
approximately $1290 .
The fami l ies have access to this for a full year , after which , they become eligible
for Provincial social as s istance.

From: Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD-W)
Sent: Wednesday, March 02, 2016 1:18 PM
To: O'Connell, Heidi
(ASD-W)
Subject: Can we switch dates, please?
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Hi Heidi
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I got called into a provincial meeting on my UNB day on March 17th for EAL. Paula and
I have discussed this with Shawna and we were wondering if you might be able to to
switch your supply so that we can meet on March 16th PM, instead? I am so sorry!
Please let me know.
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

RE:Can we switch dates, please?
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
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mercredi 2 mars 2016 15:02

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Hi again
Thanks so much for your understanding, Heidi. Paula and I really appreciate your
flexibility.
All of the photocopies for the session have been made already, and I have kind of
looked at a possible "manageable chunk to bite off" for the session, so we have
already quite a bit of legwork done. We would be looking at going over what we have
to see whether it is too ambitious or whether I have missed a critical element. We
could also figure out how we will work together to facilitate the class with Paula.
I am sending you a preliminary outline of how the session might run using the
training materials that we have (photocopies, DVD and the WIDA training PPT &
m~nual). This is just to give you a sense for the gist of what I am assuming might b~
feasible in short time we have with them and we can obviously talk about this=when we
meet and adjust the plan accordingly. If this information is overwhelming, please
just disregard it until our meeting. (I would just like to reassure you that work has
been done leading up to this, so we will be finalizing things on the 16th, not
starting from scratch!)
I hope you're doing ok all alone over there with our most recent wave of newcomers. I
think of you a lot, lately. I'm sure you're ready for March Break to be here like all
of us.
Talk soon!
Chantal

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, Int€rnational Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : O'Connell, Heidi
(ASD-W)
Envoye : mercredi 2 mars 2016 13:49
A : Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD-W)
Objet : RE: Can we switch dates, please?
No problem. I can do the afternoon of March 16.
Heidi O'Connell
EAL Teacher
Leo Hayes High School (Al87)
"Diversity is the one true thing we have all in common. Celebrate it every day."
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Hi Shane,
I am at UNB tomorrow, so I am wondering if I will make it back in time for all of the
staff meeting. Would you like me to still speak to staff?
I could also send out the information via email about March 18th: I was planning to
be in the staff lounge all day to offer assistance to teachers on learner
profiles/WIDA information, etc .•.
Please let me know your preference.
Thanks and I hope you enjoyed your day. I went in to work to dig out of my office.
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.pa<mailto:Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca>
(506} 453-5435

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RE:Staff Meeting Tomorrow
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
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:jeudi 3 mars 2016 06:44
Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)
Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

Thanks, Shane
I will send out that note to staff closer to the date after the break, so that people
don't forget about the opportunity to meet with me.
The EAL qept is prepared to have a list to you if we have to split up period 5&6.
They are ok with this idea especially for classroom management purposes, as 23
students is too large a group for 1 teacher. They asked me that you please continue.
to leverage this "cut", as an advocacy measure for these students next year, to
recover their lost EAL instruction next year. We will need to recover Learning
Strategies 120 and Reading Tutor 120 to add new sections. The reality is that these
students are probably reading and comprehending at about a grade 1 level right now,
best case sc~nario, and we have a lot of work to move them along. I hear from Robyn
that we have another wave of 200 arriving after March Break, but I would also like to
remind you that Fredericton has yet to receive its annual quota of 80 other
refugees ••• we will grpw. September we will also see more students arrive from our
feeder school:s.
Did you know that our average Syrian families of 5.5 members are living off of 1290$
/month in Fredericton' and that money expires in 1 year? After that, they will have to
live off of social assistance if they don't have work. Many of the parents don't
speak English·, so finding work will be challenging.
Happy March Break!
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Thomas, Shane
(ASD-W)
Envoye : mercredi 2 mars 2016 21:05
A : Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD-W)
Objet : Re: Staff Meeting Tomorrow
Hi Chantal,
I stuck with my somewhat normal routine and went in tonight to get some stuff done; I
did enjoy the day actually.
I will speak to the staff tomorrow as planned and you can send out the March 18
offering.
You don't need to rush back for the meeting .•• Enjoy your day tomorrow.
Shane
Sent from my iPhone
On Mar 2, 2016, at 3:25 PM, Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
<Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca<mailto:Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca>> wrote:

Emily Chevrier
B.A., B.Ed.
EAL Teacher
Fredericton High School
emily.chevrier@nbed .nb.ca

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these issues may be just as challenging for them to face as any other from their cultural/religious perspective, and
could lead to behaviour conflicts down the road.
I don't mean to be so negative about our Syrian population, and I am confident that our team can meet any
challenge. It just seems as though the honeymoon is over, and we are now dealing with many of the realities that
society at large is facing when it comes to taking in so many refugees in such a short amount of time.
Thanks for the support everyone.
Neil Brewer
EAL Teacher
Fredericton High School
neil.brewer(a)nbed.nb.ca

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From: Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W)

Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2016 6:46PM
To: Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W)

Subject: RE: Concerning behaviour

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• is'ls and fearful of the two older Syrian students. •asked to sit away from them.
• ~have been other problems in the class that are cultural and have raised concerns but we can deal
with that later.
• A violent altercation is not that unlikely of a scenario. It's hard to get a good read with the language barrier
but the tension is unmistakable. Perhaps it would be best to split the mo_rning classes tomorrow. and the other higher functioning students could work with Neil or I. The idea being to avoid any a
a
conflict before we can plan an intervention. The rest of the d a y - is separated already.

Jeremy Curnew
EAL Teacher
FHS

From: Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)

Sent: March 3, 2016 5:49 PM
To: Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W)

Subject: Concerning behaviour
Good afternoon,
To follow up on our discussion after the staff meeting, we as an EAL team have observed some concerning
behaviour from some of our most recent newcomers ( - a n d - . This afternoon
during period 6, - a s k e d - t o repeat a phr~-~he phrase meant,
1c speaking students (snickering,
but when he saicrrrour1'oud the~ a significant reaction from the
laughing, whisper~ne another, etc.). When I asked the boys to tell me what the phrase meant, they would not
tell me. Although- did not know what eaid, .quickly understood that it had negative connotation.
During the last minutes of class, another
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pull the students aside to address this issue, the bell rang

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were gone.

I'll let Jeremy and Neil share their observations from their classrooms, however, this is definitely and issue we want
to stop immediately before it escalates.
Emily

RE:Concerning behaviour
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
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:jeudi 3 mars 2016 21:06
Brewer, Neil {ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Hamilton, Cristel (ASD-W); Culberson, Andrew (ASD-W); Williams, Joanne (ASD-W); Batt, Peter (ASD-W); Kilfillen, Elaine (ASDW); Maxwell, Suzanne (ASD-W); Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)

Hello EAL teachers,
Robyn and I discussed this over the phone this evening. Now that all of you have had your opportunity to share, I
would like to call a huddle for 8: lOam, so we can address this before the bell and Robyn has offered to assist us.
We will contain the situation for tomorrow with a bandaid, but after the March Break I feel that we will need the
support of an Arabic-speaking adult to convey a message on our behalf about expectations for schooling at FHS.
Hopefully, through entering into dialogue with students in the language of the dominant group, we will learn a little
more about their struggles to understand our system. In doing so, we will acknowledge some of their feelings, but
also ensure that they fully understand us. I know that Guidance likely has expertise that we can tap into in terms
of facilitating communication about their affective state and cultural adjustment.
I certainly feel for our students from other cultures who must clearly be wondering .what is happening in this new
dynamic, as they don't speak enough English e~ic to know what is happening around them. I kncftt~~~ you
are working hard to try to maintain a positive learning environment. I also know that we have never before had so
many interventions in place at FHS to provide scaffolds for student adjustment through providing for basic needs
(school supplies & food), translation (student volunteers), EAL materials and diversity education training for the
otfllii.MS_!fents. We have done our utmost as a FHS Welcome Tearn to be as preventative as possible through
outOWrrresburcefulness. Please know that Robyn and the administrative team are behind us 100°/o.

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I have copied Guidance and Admin associated to the alphabets, so they are aware of the situation if there are any
escalations down the road. We will require support from our colleagues beyond EAL to monitor interactions
between groups very closely, especially during non-instructional time at the school.
Sleep well tonight!
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Brewer, Neil (ASD-W)
Envoye: jeudi 3 mars 2016 19:14

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Objet : RE: Concerning behaviour
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Jeremy and Emily have already touched upon my main concerns and observations. However, I will say that I noticed
some "hostile" treatment and gestures from
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told me he is afraid of the boys, ancftjoesn't like
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Israel." Obviously this is a cultural anC! political scenano·~· hat runs· deep, and while I would like to think we can
transcend it all in our classroom(s), so far it doesn't look good.
There have also been some other issues surrounding seating plans and gender/age divisions that seems very
important to our Syrian population - especially these older boys when it comes to their younger sisters. While I would
like to simply say they are in canada and they have to deal with their new reality, it may not be so simple. In reality,

Arabic Translator
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :jeudi 3 mars 2016 21:24
Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Cc:
Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

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Hello Shawna,
Would you know of a volunteer translator-interpreter who is "cleared" by ASD-W to work in schools who could
come in immediately following the March Break to assist FHS in having dialogue with our Syrian newcomers about
the cultural adjustment they may be experiencing and to provide clear parameters our expectations for behaviour
in the Canadian school system?
Although we have relied almost exclusively on FHS students to provide translation for us to convey simple
information, we feel it would be inappropriate to do so in this instance.
Thank you for your

help~

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

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Envoye :jeudi 3 mars 2016 21:28
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Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai. Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

mercredi 2 mars 2016 10:56
A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet : Re: Income rates
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Are you al so.considering the transportation loan that many families have to repay? Families are eligible to
work and earn up to 50 percent of what they are receiving.
On Wed , Ma~: 2, 2016 at 10:41 AM, Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W) <Chantai.Laf[mwefmnbcd.nb.ca> wrote:
Thank you so much! I rea lly appreciate this information.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Depat1ment Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chnntai.Lararguera nbed.n b.ca
(506 ) 453-543 5

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Envoy : mercredi 2 mars 20 16 I 0:11
A : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet : Income rates
Hi Chantal,
The average family within the Syrian family size is 5.5 - the average monthly rates per month are based
on the provincial social assistance rated for such a family are approximately $ 1290.
The families have access to this for a fu ll year, after which, they become eligible for Provincial social
assistance.

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Date: 2016-03-02 12:15 AM
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Subject: Question Regarding EAL/Newcomers

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Hello-You met me when we were at the NBTA for our committee day, I believe, last October. I see you have views on
inclusion and French Immersion/Intensive French and student transportation based on language, but I was
wondering how you are positioning yourself on language programming for newcomers to Canada requiring
specialized language teachers and/or settlement supports?
By 2030 the only factor of population growth in canada will be through inbound international migration.
Have a good night!
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafargue@nbed. nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

RE:Question Regarding EAL/ Newcomers
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
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Hi there,
I certa inly didn't expect such a quick reply! Sorry for my delays, I have been tied up being in response mode- lots
of interesting developments. I would love to converse on this issue, although I don't know when we will find the
time before the break. In the meantime, attached is a quick article that I wrote for the NBTA News that points to
many of the questions we need to be raising with stakeholders.
One of my biggest concerns (and there are many) is that NB relies on a tutoring structure, rather than a classroom
or itinerant EAL TEACHER model to support these learners. Schools (or districts) are entitled to a one-time amount
of 720$ for qualifying newcomers, which according to Katy Arnett (2014) is but one of the 2,555 days of instruction
are required to develop sufficient proficiency to be successful with academic tasks. Another question I have is how
we define tutoring when numbers partiCipating in group sessions surpass, say, perhaps, 4 students? (For example,
is 20+ students in a room tutoring?). Also, if tutors have caseloads of 35+ students, how does this compare and
contrast with the planning that classroom teachers do?
As for financial resources, I am told that the average Syrian family arriving in Fredericton of 5.5 members lives off
of 1290$ /month and that will expire in 1 year. After that point if they don't have work, they will be on social
assistance.
These are new realities for us all.
I look forward to our dialogue and I wish you a restful March Break.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai. Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De: Daley, George (ASD-N)
Envoye : mercredi 2 mars 2016 06:00
A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet: Re: Question Regarding EAL/Newcomers

Hi Chantal
Honestly at this moment I don't have enough experience or knowledge of this issue to give you a solid
position.
I do have some real worri es about the Syrians coming into out system. The front page yesterday showing
some of these families have to access food banks shows me the governm ent money and support has not
fo llowed thes poor fo lks.
I know I would want all our immigrants to fee l fully supported educationally and in our communities.
I would real ly li ke to hear your thoughts. Can we have a conversation?
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Ctlan$)in9 d6rt1futiijlti~s, Changing ClasSrooms:. .·
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by Clwntal Laf<~rgue, raculty Associate & Paula Kristmanson, i\~sociate Profcs~or
Second I anguagc Research Insti tute of Canada (l.2RIC), University of :'-JC'w Hrunswick

Recen t rnc>dia reports suggest ~e w Brun swick is facing a significant demographic shift. A n otable headline o f late was
a report by Stati stics Canada that pointed to an aging population: In 2014, deaths exceeded births in New Brunswick
(CBC, 20 15). To sustain our economy, targets have been set
and avenues have been recommended to mitigate population
decline. t-.leasures include, but are no t limited to, maximizing
the recruitm ent and retention o f immigrants, skil led wo rkers, and internatio nal students to New Brunswick. According
to the province's population growth strategy, the goal is to
attract 5000 people to NB by 2017 (PNB, 2014). These "newcom ers bring famili es, new perspectives and diversity to our
provin ce. Th e diversi ty of t hese immigrants, refugees and
th eir famili es enrich our communities and cities and make
Jew Brunswick a mo re vibrant and interesting place to be"
(PNB, 2007, p. 12) . The same could be saicl for classroom s, and,
for educators, the word "famil y" is o f particular importance.
W h en a n ewcom er family lands in a communi!)', an essential part o f th e set1l ement process is tran sitioning children
effectively to their new learning en vironment. According
to t he latest strategy, "Succeeding in growing New Brunswi ck's population is a mutual respon sibility dependent on
the active parti ci pation o f both federal ancl provincial governm ents, i ndustri es, educators, workers and communities
alike" (I'NB, 2014, p.3). Interestingly, in 2012, th e Porter and
AuCoin repo rt o n i nclusion descri bed tile need for increased
supports for both newcom er stuclen ts and educa tors. Teachers, when operating within an inclusive paradigm, ackn owledge bo th the strengths and challen ges of newcomers in their
classroom s, be they social, cultu ra l, emo ti ona l, academic, or
linguistic. Wilen reflecting upon h ow to include newcom ers appropria tely in their classroom s, professionals may find
them selves asking questions, such as:
• Does our province have establish ed standards of practice
for intake, assessment, placem ent, monitoring, instructi on,
and inclusio n of n ewcom ers and English language learners?

• W hat are reasonable ex pectations for performan ce, given
th e learners' li nguisti c, academic, cu ltura l, soci al or emoti onal characteristics?
• Wha t cla ssroom resources ca n I use to provide lan guage instru ction, to ensure subject content is comprehensible, or
to make learning relevant to my learners' cultural perspecti ves or backgrounds?
• Whose l eadership can I rely upon to support my profession·al learning, and whose gu idan ce can I seek out to support
me wh en I sense my pract ice isn't meeting my studenl s'
needs?
A~ by 2030 th e only factor influencing population growth for
our, country wi ll be international m igration (Statist ics Canada, 2006), questions such as th ose posed above are becom ing
increasingl y relevant to educators in communities beyond
·e,. _· Brunswick. A quick scan of provincial and school board
websites wou ld suggest that other jurisdictions in Canada are
already addressi ng these complexities from an educational standpoin t. Recent publications include Learn Alberta's
Benchmarks, Strategies and Resources (http://www.learnalberta.ca/ con tent/ eslapb/ in<lex.html) and Manitoba Educati on 's tool for understancli ng the backgrounds of refugee ancl
war-affected children (http:// www.etlu.gov.mb. ca/k 1 2/dPc~/
~uppor t / buildi n~_lwpe/ i 1tde.>...lltml)

W ith the thought of incl usion of newcomers to New l3runswick in mind, teachers- and, by ex tension, th e educa tion
system as a whole-are aptly positioned to make a positive
impact on the lives of newcomer you th and their fam ilies as
we work collectively towards self-sufficiency and retention of
our newcom ers to thi s province.
This is the first in a series of articles aimed at inciting rellection and dialogue about the inclusion of newcomers and English language l earners in New Brunswick classroom s. future
articles w ill address some of th e questions and to pics that educat ors in our province may fi nd pertinent in our n ew reality.

• Are there policies, curri cu la, and education al supports
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From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2016 9:24PM
To: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Cc: Alia by, Robyn {ASD-W)
Subject: Arabic Translator

Hello Shawna,
Would you know of a volunteer translator-interpreter who is "cleared" by ASD-W to work in schools who could
come in immediately following the March Break to assist FHS in having dialogue with our Syrian n~wcomers about
the cultural adjustment they may be experiencing and to provide clear parameters our expectations for behaviour
in· the Canadian school system?
Although we have relied almost exclusively on FHS students to provide translation for us to convey simple
information, we feel it would be inappropriate to do so in this instance.
Thank you for your help!
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

~;

WIL~\

RE:Arabic Translator
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
~nvoye

A:

Cc :

:vendredi 4 mars 2016 06:24
Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

Hi Shawna
I know he is great, but if he is occupied, maybe there is another person you can suggest for the Monday and on an
ongoing basis?
Essentially we are looking at opening a dialogue with a Syrian community about their questions and concerns
about their new school. We also need to provide them with "schooling in Canada" orientation in their home
language, which is effective practice for all students, but especially those with interrupted schooling. We
purposefully teach our expectations daily about behaviour and our culture, but in English and through student
translators, when necessary, which is not ideal because we have to rely on students during their breaks. On top of
truly making effective connections in their first language, we are dealing with cultural confusion with gender roles
and power-struggles between cultures from geo-political hot zones who are all in class together. This, of course, is
happening in an environment where we have fee-payers from other countries who aren't affected, and we are
making every effort to maintain a positive learning environment.
We may also have to shuffle students to different parts of the building for part of the afternoon if they receive new
schedules on that Monday, which will require mass-communication with students to debrief the rationale for the
change. We also need to ensure that they understand their predicament in the content-area classes and that in
some instances, try as they might, they mightn't be able to attain curriculum standards, thus we will place them on
audit, if necessary. Many of the students have expressed a request for more English period 4, rather than
mathematics, already, which tells me that if we add one more content class to their schedule, they will be vocal
and confused about this change.
We will likely need someone on a regular basis to provide ongoing orientation supports to our school for this group,
especially if more students arrive.
Thanks so much for understanding what we are responding to at the school. Would Lisa Bamford, Alex LeBlanc or
someone from the NBEECD have a call-list of civil servants who are doing this type of work as part of response
efforts?
Thanks
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque@nbed. nb.ca

(506) 453-5435
De: Allen-VanderToom, Shawna (ASD-W)
Envoye: jeudi 3 mars 2016 22:11
A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Cc: Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Objet : RE: Arabic Translator
We can book-to do this. What day and time are you thinking? We try to reserve Monday and Wednesday
for registration.

Shawn a

Chantal. Lafarque@nbed. nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

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De : Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Envoye: jeudi 3 mars 2016 22:11
A : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Cc: Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Objet : RE: Arabic Translator
We can book - t o do this. What day and time are you thinking? We try to reserve Monday and Wednesday
·for registration.
Shawna
From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2016 9:24PM
To: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Cc: Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Subject: Arab if Translator
Hello Shawna,
Would you know of a volunteer translator-interpreter who is "cleared" by ASD-W to work in schools who could
come in immediately following the March Break to assist FHS in having dialogue with our Syrian newcomers about
the cultural adjustment they may be experiencing and to provide clear parameters our expectations for behaviour
in the Canadian school system?
Although we have relied almost exclusively on FHS students to provide translation for us to convey simple
information, we feel it would be inappropriate to do so in this instance.
Thank you for your help!
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque@nbed. nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

TR: Arabic Translator
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :vendredi 4 mars 2016 06:52
Brewer, Neil (ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)

A:

FYI Below
Working on it.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Depa rtment Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

De : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye: vendredi 4 mars 2016 06:24
A: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Cc : Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Objet : RE:Arabic Translator
Hi Shawna
I .know he is great, but if he is occupied, maybe there is another person you ca n suggest for the Monday and on an
ongoing basis?
Essentially we are looking at opening a dialogue wit h a Syrian community about their questions and concerns
about t heir new school. We also need to provide them with "schooling in Canada" orientation in their home
language, which is effective practice for all students, but especially those with interru pted schooling. We
purposefully teach our expectations daily about behaviour and our culture, but in English and through student
tra nslators, when necessary, which is not ideal because we have to rely on students during their breaks. On t op of
truly making effective connections in their first language, we are dealing with cultural confusion with gender roles
and power-struggles between cultures from geo-political hot zones who are all in class together. This, of cou rse, is
ha ppening in an environment where we have fee-payers from other countries who aren't affected, and we are
making every effort to maintain a positive learning environment.
We may also have to shuffle students to different parts of the building for part of the afternoon if they receive new
schedules on that Monday, which will require mass-communication with students to debrief the rationale for the
change. We also need to ensure that they understand their predicament in the content-area classes and t hat in
some instances, try as they might, they mightn't be able to attain curriculum standards, thus we will place them on
audit, if necessary. Many of the students have expressed a request for more English period 4, rather than
mathematics, already, wh ich tells me that if we add one more content class to their schedule, they will be vocal
and confused about t his change.
We will likely need someone on a regular basis to provide ongoing orientation supports to our school for this group,
especially if more students arrive.
ing what we are responding to at the school. Would -~
have a call-list of civil servants who are doing this type o~rt~

Thanks
Chantal Lafa rgue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School

through student translators, when necessary, which is not ideal because we have to
rely on students during their breaks. On top of truly making effective connections in
their first language, we are dealing with cultural confusion with gender roles and
power-struggles between cultures from geo-political hot zones who are all in class
together. This, of course, is happening in an environment where we have fee-payers
from _other countries who aren't affected, and we are making every effort to maintain
a positive learning environment.
We may also have to shuffle students to different parts of the building for part of
the afternoon if they receive new schedules on that Monday, which will require masscommunication with students to debrief the rationale for the change. We also need to
ensure that they understand their predicament in the content-area classes and that in
some instances, try as they ~ight, they mightn't be able to attain curriculum
standards, thus we will place them on audit, if necessary. Many of the students have
expressed a request for more English period 4, rather than mathematics, already,
which tells me that if we add one more content class to their schedule, they will be
vocal and confused about this change.
We will likely need someone on a regular basis to provide ongoing orientation
supports to our s~hool for this group, especially if more students arrive.
Thanks so much for understanding what we are responding to at the school. l~·IIIIIIIIJ
or someone from the
have a call-list of civil servants
w~ doinq this type of work as part of response efforts?

.~,

a

Thanks
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEa
Department Head, International students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca<mailto:Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca>
(506) 453-5435
De : Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Envoye : jeudi 3 mars 2016 22:11
A : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Cc : Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Objet : RE: Arabic Translator
We can book Nayyaf to do this. What day and time are you thinking?
reserve Monday and Wednesday for registration.

We try to

Shawn a
From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2016 9:24 PM
To: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Cc: Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Subject: Arabic Translator
Hello Shawna,
Would you know of a volunteer translator-interpreter who is "cleared" by ASD-W to
work in schools who could come in immediately following the March Break to assist FHS
in having dialogue with our Syrian newcomers about the cultural adjustment they may
be experiencing and to provide clear parameters our expectations for behaviour in the
Canadian school system?
Although we have relied almost exclusively on FHS students to provide translation for
us to convey simple information, we feel it would be inappropriate to do so in this
instance.

RE:Arabic Translator
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :vendredi 4 mars 2016 11:17
A:
Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Cc :
Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

Thank you
We have a plan to roll-out Monday morning. What time will he be coming to us? Thank
you for arranging this for us.
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

De : Allen-VanderToorn, s·hawna
(ASD-W)
Envoye : vendredi 4 mars 2016 06:56
A~~,e, Chantal
(ASD-W)
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tlllllfis booked to be at your school on Monday morning. We won't start registration
until 12:00 that day if we have families to register. I will send you the list of
interpreters that Joannd ·sent me.
Shawna Allen-VanderToorn
Subject Coordinator- EAL (K-12), Social Studies (K-12)
Early Career Teachers & University Student Interns
Anglophone West School District
shawna.allen@nbed.nb.ca
Phone: (506) 444-3096
Fax: (506) 453-4220
http://asd-w.nbed.nb.ca

From: Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD-W)
Sent: March 4, 2016 6:24 AM
To: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna
(ASD-W)
Cc: Allaby, Robyn
(ASD-W)
Subject: RE:Arabic Translator
Hi Shawna
I know he is great, but if he is occupied, maybe there is another person you can
suggest for the Monday and on an ongoing basis?
Essentially we are looking at opening a dialogue with a Syrian community about their
questions and concerns about their new school. We also need to provide them with
"schooling in Canada" orientation in their home language, which is effective practice
for all students, but especially those with interrupted schooling. We purposefully
teach our expectations daily about behaviour and our culture, but in English and

support many different languages .
Can you share this with me?
Shawna Allen-VanderToorn
Subject Coordinator- EAL (K-12), Social Studies (K-12)
Early Career Teachers & University Student Interns
Anglophone West School District
shawna . allen@nbed . nb . ca<mailto : shawna . allen@nbed.nb . ca>
Phone : ( 506) 444-3096<tel : %28506 %2 9 %20444 - 3096>
Fax : (506) 453 - 4220<tel: %28506 %29%20453-4220>
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Hi there, Shawna!
This is a gold mine of information. Thank you so much for it.
Chanta l
Chantal Lafargue , BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453 - 5435

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To : Allen- VanderToorn , Shawna
(ASD-W)
Subject : Re: request from schools
Hi Shawna,
Please find the list of updated list of interpreters .

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On Mon, Feb 22 , 20 1 6 at 9 : 48AM, Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
<shawna.allen@nbed.nb.ca<mailto:shawna.allen@nbed.nb.ca>> wrote:
I have had a request from schools asking for a list of interpreters . Can you provide
t hat to me.
It would be helpful if the list included those who you would be able to

EAL periods 5& 6 Split List - as requested
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye:

vendredi 4 mars 2016 14:18
Thomas, Shane (ASD-W); Williams, Joanne {ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Cc:
Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W)
Pieces jointes : l.docx (85 Ko)

A.:

Hello there,
We have our list for the anticipated timetable changes. (Attached) Thank you to Jeremy, Neil and Emily, for pulling
this together period 4 today.
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De: Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W)
Envoye : vendredi 4 mars 2016 14:02
.
A: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily {ASD-W)
Cc: Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Objet : Lists as requested

Jeremy Curnew
EAL Teacher
FHS

TR : iPad & Wireless
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :vendredi 4 mars 2016 14:28
A:
Lawson, Danny (ASD-ITSS)
Cc:
Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W)

Danny - where did you want the cart left for you? It is in Jeremy's class. You should have a key (we gave one to
you). There is also a code for the padlock that Jeremy can send along a code to open it if you'd like.
Also, I have my other device at my bag here at UNB. I am unable to leave it today, so I hope we can deal with this
~fter the break? I'll be needing it to translate for students as they arrive.
Thanks for your help!

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : White, Michael J. (ASD-ITSS)
Envoye: vendredi 4 mars 2016 09:36
Objet : iPad & Wireless

Good morning,
In order to get back on track and return the iPads to the wireless we require assistance. Our goal is to work on
cart based iPads and AT equipment over the March break. While some schools have few devices others have
many and we may not have the time to reach them all. To make this work effectively for everyone please provide
the following:
1)
2)
3)

Return all iPads to their respective cart(s).
Round up all AT iPad in a common secure location.
Provide any passcodes to unlock iPads that have been locked.

We have a plan that works, but will take considerable time should we stumble looking for devices or come across
a locked device. It is imperative to follow the items above.
Sincerely,
Michael White
IT Shared Services
Fredericton I Woodstock Education Centre
Anglophone West School District
Cell: (506) 391-6349

Fredericton I Woodstock Education Centre
Anglophone West School District
Cell: (506) 391-6349

RE:iPad & Wireless
· Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :vendredi 4 mars 2016 14:33
Ohsberg, Ian (ASD-W); Appleton, Heather (ASD-W)
Cc:
Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W)

A:

Please give it to Jeremy - I am off campus right now :-)Thanks Ian and Heather.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton· High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Ohsberg, Ian (ASD-W)

Envoye: vendredi 4 mars 2016 11:32

A : Lafargue, Chantal (ASf:?-W)
Objet : FW: iPad & Wireless

When can:J return the jPad I have to your cart so that it can receive the update? Right now it's.
logged onto the PNB network under my login and I don't really feel too comfortable with that as a
long term .fix- just in case someone gets a hold of it and looks up strange things.
Ian Ohsberg, BSc. BEd.·
Math/Science Teacher
Fredericton High School
iohsberg.vvikispaces.com
From: White, Michael J. (ASD-ITSS)

Sent: Friday, March 04, 2016 9:36AM
Subject: iPad & Wireless
Good morning,
In order to get back on track and return the iPads to the wireless we require assistance. Our goal is to work on
cart based iPads and AT equipment over the March break. While some schools have few devices others have
many and we may not have the time to reach them all. To make this work effectively for everyone please provide
the following:
1)
2)
3)

Return all iPads to their respective cart(s).
Round up all AT iPad in a common secure location.
Provide any passcodes to unlock iPads that have been locked.

We have a plan that works, but will take considerable time should we stumble looking for devices or come across
a locked device. It is imperative to follow the items above.
Sincerely,
Michael White
IT Shared Services

Objet: Re: FHS

We need relief in PD 4 but that create a problem because it would be a morning FTE which would allow
Greg to support us as he is in the afternoons for David.
We also need relief for the afternoon with PD 5-6 EAL.
Greg teaches PD. 6 for David but not for much longer.
If you want PD. 5-6 then I could hire Greg and run a math supply in EAL and hire somebody else for PD.
6 In David's class. In period 4 then we could move the Syrian students to other classes as they will get the
math language from Greg.
Thoughts?
Shane
Sent from my iPhone
On Mar 7, 20 I6, at II :45 AM, Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W) <robvn.a11abvr1.!)nbed.nb.ca> wrote:
Yay!!! It's a first big piece. We'll work somethi~g out.
Are you still thinking Greg? What periods is he available?
From: Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)
Sent: Monday, March 07, 2016 11:00 AM
To: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Subject: Fwd: FHS

We are getting the 0.5 FTE for the remainder of the school year. My question still remains is
where will we place it because we need relief in periods 4,5 and 6.

Sent from my iPhone
Begin forwarded message:
From: "Johnston, Tammy (ASD-W)" <tmnrny.n1.johnstonr~J../Qnb.ca>
Date: March 7, 20 I6 at I 0:36:31 AM AST
To: "Woodhouse, Julia A. (ASD-W)" <Julia. Woodhouser~t·'Qnb.ca>
Cc: "McTimoney, David (ASD-W)" <david.Jnctinlonevrit.-e:nb.ca>, "AllenVanderToom, Shawna (ASD-W)" <sha\vna.a11enti!).nhed.nb.ca>, "Whitney,
Tanya (ASD-W)" <Tanva. Whitnevr'-l.Jgnb.ca>, "Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)"
<shane.thotnasriimbed.nb.ca>

Subject: FW: FHS
Can you please post an 0.5FTE "E" contract position at FHS- March 14th to
June 28th, 2016.

RE:FHS
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
~nvoye

A:

:mardi 8 mars 2016 16:33
Thomas, Shane (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn {ASD-W)

This is wonderful news!
I am not sure if I understand you email, Shane. My preference is to do the following with Greg, who I am told has
mathematical background in addition to an EAL methods class. I also feel he can also cope in the circumstances of
an EAL classroom with this particular groups of students, so I would prefer that however this arrangement works
on paper, that we find a way to keep him as the constant teacher in EAL:
This is whpt Joanne and I discussed and hope to do with the .5 FTE:
Period 4 - move all Pathway 1 EAL students out of their "math classes" and into art/phys Ed/something that
doesn't require much language - spread them out across the rest of the timetable to give Syrian newcomers a
chance to experience FHS in a less stressful context than academic math.
FOR THE AFTERNOON : Use successful candidate (Greg?) for periods 5&6. Split up Emily's group 'of 23 that she
has in periods 5&6, so they get 1 period with Emily and another period with the NEW EAL TEACHER who teaches a
"MATH LITERACY" focused class. The goal of this class is to do the math screeners that we are developing with
Shawna and also teach them "math words". This teacher will have the objective of figuring out an appropriate
math placement for Sept. 2016.
.
I
.;

.

Period 5 - NEW EAL TEACHER (Greg?) to teach Math Literacy to half of Syrian group (Joanne to code it as a Math
9 audit for all Syrians - it doesn't matter what class they are in right now, as they are unlikely to get the credit,
anyway) - and the remaining half goes to Emily for EAL.
·

Perio~ 6 I NEW EAL TEACHER (Greg?) to teach Math Literacy to half of Syrian group (Joanne to code it as a Math
9 audit for all Syrians- it doesn't matter what class they are in right now, as they are unlikely to get the credit,
anyway) - and the remaining half goes to Emily for EAL.
Essentially, with this plan, the students go to mainstream FHS classes period 4 and they remain in the EAL Dept.
for periods 5 & 6 with a focus on English and "math literacy". This ensures they get some English language that
will prepare them for numeracy and it fixes the period 4 math problem where the students are over their heads.
My preference is that whatever happens on paper can happen on paper, but that a consistent and qualified
candidate (such as Greg) who can cope remain with the EAL Dept for periods 5&6, so we have less personnel to
juggle and that all students see the same teachers.
Please call me I text me 506 471-5999, as I will be on the road, but I am able to check my texts. I would like to be
involved in the process as we need someone who has a strong skill set.
Thanks
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)

Envoye: fundi 7 mars 2016 11:55

A: Allaby, Robyn {ASD-W)
Cc : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)

Chantal

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafargue@nbed. nb.ca
{506) 453-5435

...

Next Monday and Tuesday - Items you need to know
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
~nvoye :mercredi 9 mars 2016 10:15

A:
Cc :

Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W)
Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

Hi I hope you are enjoying your break.
Your FHS admin team has been hard at work trying to support our department as you may have noted ASD-W has
advertised for a .SFTE in EAL at FHS.

Monday - 3 things in Pathway 1 AM class will occur that I need your support with:
1. - w i l l be in Pathway 1 in the AM to deliver the message about school expectations and behaviour. (I can
free-up Emily to be part of this and cover one of her sections of Writing 110, although I will want to be present for
some of it and I expect that Robyn and Senior Admin will want to have a private conversation with some of the
older male students, as well.)

A) Please have your school and classroom rules typed up in simple English and ready for . a o translate with
you.- not sure if this happened at last Friday's meeting without 111e. -This is the lesson p7aiiibr at least period 2 of
the AM block. I have no control as to when he is arriving and when we will be= able to start I when admin or
Guidance will be able to assist.
2. - w i l l explain (with the help of a Guidance Counsellor, I a~ hoping) that there will be a schedule change for
theirCI'aY effective Tuesday. The rationale we will share with students is that they will have· a "math-languagen class
and get another subject that is more hands-on, so they can meet more canadians and develop
social/conversational English.
3. • will take questions.

Block off your calendars - Monday after school OR Tuesday period 4 OR lunch break - We will need to
have an extended EAL Dept staff meeting. Email me or text me your preferred staff meeting time,
please:
I am not sure whether this meeting will occur during your prep or during lunch, also depending on availability of
our .SFTE staff meniber. Please let me know if you have any conflicts with duty, Kats kitchen or planned personal
appointments Monday or Tuesday.
Rationale for the meeting: we will need time to debrief Monday AM as a team and we will need to discuss supports
that are needed to be in place to ensure the .SFTE Math-Language EAL teacher is successful.
I have already ordered books, but they are only going to arrive April 5th as they are on back order for this new
class. I have one copy that the successful applicant can photocopy from. I am assuming that M&R will be able to
provide low-level English math resources and I expect to involve this teacher in the development of the screener
that district office is developing in partnership with UNB and the EAL and Math depts of FHS. I am hoping you
might consider sharing the iPads in the PM groups, should the teacher require some technology to do math-related
activities. I am also hoping you will help out with mentoring this new teacher in terms of learning about the
students and our quirks as a department that is in constant reactionary and inventing-the-wheel mode.
I will send another email if I find out who is the successful applicant and our new member of our dept.
Thanks for your understanding, and I hope you read this email when I am on my drive back from the slopes in
Charlevoix, Quebec! I will monitor my inbox Sunday night and I will also reply to texts while away (if Rogers
works).
Enjoy what is left of it!

Submission Form for Branch Resolutions
to the
AGM
Branch #
1826_ __
Date of Meeting Passed by Branch _ __ _ _ _ _ __
Submitted by: Name of Branch President _ _ _ __ _ _ _ __

RESOLUTION
ALL Branch Resolutions must REQUEST ONE SPECIFIC PRIORITY ACTION
FROM T H E Examples:
change -by-laws, policies, practices etc.
lobby a particular group
study jaddressjmake a priority of a particular issue
OR for contractual issues
as~o take action (negotiate, lobby, etc)
*Note- While the Rationale can provide additional information, the Resolution
itself must stand on its own. Only the Resolution is debated, voted and acted
upon, if passed.
Be it Resolved t h a t (Limit 30 words)
the -make a priority with the Employer the designation of one provincial
Learnmg Specialist who has the exclusive portfolio focus of English as an Additional
Language (EAL).
Concisely state the main reason(s) why this resoluti on should be passed/made a
priority by the Association.
Rationale:
(Limit 60 words)
For more than the past 8 years, the EAL portfolio has been passed to at least 6
different individuals at NBEECD, including many responsible for Fre nch Immersion,
resulting in a lack of provincial vision, curricular programming, and mechanisms for
capacity-building. PEl created an exclusive portfolio in recent years, resulting in
retention of its fee-paying s tudents, thus contributing to school enrolment.
or oth er advice about Branch Resolution s con tact:
Staff

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Submission Form for Branch Resolutions
tothe--AGM
Branch#
1826_ __
Date of Meeting Passed by Branch_ _ _ __ _ _ __
Submitted by: Name of Branch President _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __

RESOLUTION
ALL Branch Resolutions must REQUEST ONE SPECIFIC PRIORITY ACTION
FROM T H E Examp les:
change - ) by-laws, policies, practices etc.
lobby a particular group
study jaddressj make a priority of a particular issue
OR fo r contractual issues
- a s k - to take action (negotiate, lobby, etc)
*Note- While the Rationale can provide additional information, the Resolution
itself must stand on its own. Only the Resolution is d ebated, voted and acted
upon, if passe d.

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Be it Resolved that
(Limit 30 words)
_the NBTA make a priority with the Employer the need for teachers rather than
tutors for EAL, especially in contexts requiring group instruction, assessment,
planning, and reporting.
Concisely state the main reason(s) why this reso lution should be passed/made a
priority by the Association.
Rationale:
(Limit 60 words)
The only provincial mechanism for EAL instruction is a one-time grant of 720$ per
qualifying newcomer that is specifically allocated for tutoring. To s tretch resources,
tutors are hired to perform duties that EAL teachers could otherwise do. This
prevents tutors, w ho may also be qualified teachers, from accessing pathways to
NBTA membership and D contracts, thus devaluing their contributions.
For word ing or other advice abo ut Branch Reso lu tions contact:
.
Staff

School and Classroom Rules

·•


Seating arrangements are up to teachers. The decisions are made to
maximize learning. In Canada male and female students attend classes
together and sit next to each other. The school and classes are safe.
Being on time for class is very important. It is necessary for everyone
to follow the bell schedule. A school cannot function properly if
students do not follow the schedule.
No talking while others are talking. This includes teachers and fellow
students. Everyone will have plenty of opportunities to speak English
in class. It is not possible to teach if students are talking. Also, the
students who are talking cannot listen to what the teacher is saying
and it is distracting to other students. We realize that at times some
students will have to translate for others but you must choose a time
to do this that will not interrupt instruction.
No phones/translators unless otherwise stated. Translators can be
useful but relying on them too much will slow your English learning
progress. .
Do not write on the desks or textbooks.
Staying on task and not working ahead or on a different subject is very
important.
You cannot say "No" when asked to do a task in class. Teacher's
requests are made to help you improve and you must respect their
judgment.
Respect must be shown to all! Any bigoted or racist language or
behavior will not be tolerated. Canada and FHS are multicultural
environments and tolerance and understanding is part of the way of
life here.
Due to the nature !Jf EAL at FHS we have different ages in the same
EAL classes. We will treat everyone with respect Remember we are
all here for the same reason; to learn English!
Homeroom is a study period. A time for reviewing schoolwork,
reading, reviewing and preparing. You do not leave your class to find
friends. You must stay in homeroom regardless if no one else there
speaks your language. It's not a time for speaking anyway.
Prayer during class time is not allowed for anybody regardless of
religion or faith. Canada is a secular society which means religion and
state are separated. All faiths and religions are tolerated and
respected but schools are a part of state so there is no religious
instruction. We will however accommodate students as best we can
during lunch to practice their religion or faith but this is a privilege
not a right
Remember, we are at FHS to learn. Teachers are working hard to
teach and you must work hard to learn.

Talk soon,
Emily

Emily Chevrier
B. A., B.Ed .
EAL Teacher
Fredericton High School
emily . chevrier@nbed.nb.ca

From: Lafargue , Chantal
(ASD-W )
Sent: Thursday, March 10, 2016 1:24 PM
To: Allaby, Robyn
(ASD-W); Brewer , Neil
(ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy
Chevrier, Emily
(ASD-W)
Subject: RE : Next Monday and Tuesday - Items you need to know

(ASD - W);

Greetings from Quebec City on my cell phone . '' Merci" for your input Jeremy , Robyn &
Neil .
Neil, might you pls draft something to the effect you stated below , as I believe this
to be crucial, as well.
No word on the new hire , yet .
Also have a new student from Iran a n d the Ukraine set to arrive next week, judging
from my inbox activity and contact from Shawna . We will be busy .
Talk soon.
Chantal Lafargue, BA , BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal . Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

De : Allaby, Robyn
(ASD-W)
Envoye : jeudi 10 mars 2016 09 : 58
A : Brewer , Neil
(ASD-W) ; Curnew, Jeremy
(ASD-W); Lafargue, Chantal
W) ; Chevrier, Emily
(ASD- W)
Objet : RE: Next Monday and Tuesday - Items you need to know

(ASD-

I really appreciate all the thought and hard work that you are all putting into
this .
I should have arranged for a trans l ator sooner; hindsight is 20/20 . Things
have just been happening so quickly .
I see in the news that a number o f families are at the Fredericton Motor Inn & at the
Inn by the headpond . They are very anxious for housing & an address so they can get
their kids in school . Wonder hmv many that means for us.
Fredericton has accepted the highest number of refugees per capita in the country.
You should know as well that last week I contacted
office . ~ was
out of the country for the week, but .secretary
ct me when .
gets back . I know
as an acquain
e - not well
used to referee my
daught er's bball games for years and
is a good friend of
11111111111. (I taught 1111111111 1 1
years ago). My point is that I'll use
~onnections I ~urther this discussion . I really want to have a
conversation with IIIII about the complexities of integrating teenagers into our
system. Par ticula ~eenagers who do not speak any English & who have been out of
sch oo l for 3-4 years.
It's a very different situation at o ur l evel than it is for
the elementary/middle school folks . I will impress upon IIIII that this complexity
needs to be discussed at the federal level & supports ne~ filter down. Anyway, I

IIIIJ

IIJ

TR : Next Monday and Tuesday - Items you need to know
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye:

lundi 14 mars 2016 08:39
Unb2011@gmail.com; Smeltzer, Harmony (ASD-W)
Pieces jointes :Rules.docx (132 Ko)

A:

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

De : Curnew, Jeremy
(ASD-W)
Envoye : vendredi 11 mars 2016 10:27
A : Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn
(ASD-W)
W); Brewer, Neil
Objet : RE: Next Monday and Tuesday - Items you need to know
3

(ASD-

full days left of March break! Enjoy it!

Attached is the list of rules we wish to convey. Feel free to critique it. I feel
that it should be as straightforward·as possible so the message gets through loud and
clear, no reading between the lines •.
Jeremy Curnew
EAL Teacher
FHS
From: Chevrier, Emily
(ASD-W)
Sent: March 10, 2016 7:13 PM
To: Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn
(ASD-W); Brewer, Neil
W); Curnew, Jeremy
(ASD-W)
Subject: RE: Next Monday and Tuesday - Items you need to know

(ASD-

Hello everyone,
Woah .•• so this is what happens when you leave the country and don't check your email
for a few days. Sound like we have a lot of (positive) change awaiting us upon
arrival on Monday. This is all great news! It will indeed be busy, but it's the shift
we have been waiting for.
Thanks to Jeremy and Neil for responding to this email with our concerns and for
putting together a docUment for our translator. Between what we discussed on Friday
and Neil's added items I bel
t covers the issues we have been discussing as a
team tk:t~···. last f
!
do anything to help with pr~paration for Monday,
ple!~a.·.·.·~Jet me know. I' 11 be
late saturda•·~~. ning but will b. e_ .,.at school on
Sun :rduring the day.
·~
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il

Also, big thanks to Robyn, Shane, and Chantal or yourW!$ll~ support. Alif~~~f~~/j't
as it can get in our world, it's wonderful to know that we have a t~am of people who
value the wellbeing of their students and their teachers as welC~tJJ":!
I am available to meet on Monday during prep, lunch, and after school.
~;;~-,
wv:.:~~·}

5 students are praying in 0112
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :lundi 14 mars 2016 13:55

A:

Thomas, Shane (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

For security reasons, I feel it important for you to know that there are 5 female students praying unsupervised in
D112 at this time, as noon hour prayer has shifted one hour due to daylight savings time.
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

TR: new Syrian students
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :lundi 14 mars 2016 15:15

A:

Hamilton, Cristel (ASD-W)

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafaroue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

De : Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Envoye : dimanche 13 mars 2016 20:44
A: Williams, Joanne (ASD-W); Smeltzer, Harmony (ASD-W); Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Cc: Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W); Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)
Objet : new Syrian students
We are gojng to be regi stering 4 Syria n students who are zoned for FHS this week. I will be looking to 'have
meetings set up with the school on Thursday/Friday. Please let me know what time works for you so that I can
book the remainder of the students at other schools.
Student n()mes:

Derar Abo Zaa lan- Feb. 23, 2001

Shawna Allen-VanderToorn
Subject Coordinator- EAL (K-12), Social Studies (K-12)
Early Career Teachers & Univer sity Student Interns
Anglophone West Sch ool District

sha\\lla .a lien W'n bed . nh.ca
Phone: (506) 444-3096
Fax: Cso6) 453-4220
http :/ /asd-w.nbcd.n b.ca

FW: WIDA Results
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye:

lundi 14 mars 2016 15:36
Hamilton, Cristel (ASD-W)
Williams, Joanne (ASD-W); Smeltzer, Harmony (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Brewer,

A:

Cc:

ilillt

Pieces jointes:

WIDA"'l.pdf (99 Ko);

WIDA "'l.pdf (99 Ko) ,

)

Assuming that these students are all on the A caseload, they are
Cristel's. Al l are extremely low and will require EAL Pathway 1. We
would like them to start on Friday. Joanne and I working tomorrow to
juggle timetables for Pathway 1 students, so I am assuming we should
touch base .
I am told :we are to ~xpect a 4th student by the name of

--

I am assuming official documentation and registration forms will be
delivered tomorrow by district personnel, as per the protocol
established before the March Break.
Chantal
From: Harvey, Corey (ASD-W)
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 11:24 AM
To: Lafargu e, Chantal (ASD-W)
Subject: WIDA Resu lts
Here are the WIDA results for the students I tested this morning. All are quite low with very little comprehension
and production.
Sincerely,
Corey Harvey

RE: 5 students are praying in 0112
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :lundi 14 mars 2016 16:11
A:
Thomas, Shane (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

This is just to follow-up that 6 students left for prayer for 20 minutes during period 5. Prayer usually takes 15-20
minutes daily for those who participate.
Chantal
From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 1:55 PM
To: Thomas, Shane (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Subject: 5 students are praying in 0112

For security reasons, I feel it important for you to know that there are 5 female students praying unsupeiVised in
D"l 12 at this time, as noon hour prayer has shifted one hou~ due to daylight savings time.
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
·
Chantal. Lafarque@nbed. nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

RE:Message from

KMB~_SOl

Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :lundi 14 mars 2016 19:03

A:

If~

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.

Allen-VanderToom, Shawna (ASD-W); Smeltzer, Harmony (ASD-W); Williams, Joanne (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

Hi there,

informatio~

fo~~

Thank yo'ltor all of this very helpful
aiD sure Harmony will
to the appropriate Guidance Councillor assigned to the student. All registrations
(that are non Syrian) typically get funnelled through Guidance before they reach me,
so I wasn't sure today what parts of the intake process were being done for the
~
school and where I came in to the matrix. Harmony has been in charge of ~P..i tial
~
greeting and welcome, overseeing the registration forms getting filled itd~lentering
the. student into P~werSchool in a~y.a,~..,c;;e .:.~f,.~he. Gl!~nce appointment (so we .JD~;t>.uild
a t.J..metable), book.1.ng the WIDA ~:1--·~yr.1.a;r;·~~dents and also establ~~
which of our 4 Guidance staff is assigned to do course selection with the student
when necessary, booking the stude~~for a Guidance a~pointment for~~se
We couldn't move forward on this ~ttent today, as we didn't have -~"'-i.nf
go on to do the appropriate triage and booki~JI....,g.~~~'i,f~i~t the school
can gather!) I'm so sorry that we weren 't-~~tnt'aviir·mr-ai'ter on this to
wonder how a central approach for intake, assessment:and registration might
streamline this for all involved ... but you know that, of course! :

I can happily do the WIDA tomorrow afternoon, although I am not sure who will be
available to devote time in Guidance to a course selection conversation with this
student and his parents. I just wanted to convey the-information above as it is
possible that the student will have to return to the school on a subsequent day in
order to complete all of the steps for registration and course placement. Could you
please convey this in your communication to the family tonight, as I am aware that
they have been working a long time at coming to Canada and the student is keen to
start. We are at capacity at this time in our two departments, but we will continue
to do our utmost to be as efficient as possible given our current realities.
Has David replied to your inquiry stating that we are now registering students in
advance of having proof of address/we are to make an exception in only this one
instance? We should know this information moving forward, as others will arrive after
and we would like to ensure we are following established protocols for intake and
registration from a district vantage-point.
I can only imagine that you had a big day like the rest of us!
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

De : Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna
(ASD-W)
Envoye : lundi 14 mars 2016 16:50
A : Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD-W); Smeltzer, Harmony
(ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn
(ASD-W)
Objet : FW: Message from KMBT 501

(ASD-W); Williams, Joanne

Hi, Chantal. I had no information until today about the grade level of this student
and no one available to do the WIDA. If you can do that tomorrow afternoon, that

would be great. I see on your schedule it looks like 1:30 is the time that you will
be available. Is that correct? I will send
and . . . . father an email with this
information tonight. The family is living in an apartmen~mporarily and will not be
in their permanent home for two weeks. I have asked David McTimoney how he would
recommend I handle this. We generally do not have students start school until they
have a permanent home, but perhaps this if fine where there is only one high school
on the south side which is where they intend to live. I did ask about this.

tllllr

111111 was

in grade 10 in Iran. Ill will look to finish grade 10 at FHS. llldoes
liave a report card for both grade~ and semester one of grade 10 I believe. I have
copied them and have scanned them with this email .

is interested in art, math and sports (volleyball, badminton, swimming and
• ccer). lllwould like to pursue studies in math and or physics in the future. It
has taken 10 years for the family to get to Canada. The father wants a better life
for . . and his older sister.
is a
and has come to NB with the PNP
prog
.

Jlt

I did not havellll complete registration forms. IIJwill do that w~th you at the
schoo~s~ermanent resident who is being supported by an immigration lawyer
~~~~~~~~who works for
Shawna
From: d18km.bounceback@nbed.nb.ca (mailto:d18km.bounceback@nbed.nb.ca]
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 5:42 PM
To: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Subject: Message from KMBT_SOl

which of our 4 Guidance staff is assigned to do course selection with the student
when necessary, booking the student for a Guidance appointment for course selection.
We couldn't move forward on this student today, as we didn't have any information to
go on to do the appropriate triage and booking on our end at the school (as far as I
can gather!) I'm so sorry that we weren't able to move faster on this today. I often
wonder how a central approach for intake, assessment and registration might
streamline this for all involved •.. but you know that, of course!
I can happily do the WIDA tomorrow afternoon, although I am not sure who will be
available to devote time in Guidance to a course selection conversation with this
student and his parents. I just wanted to convey the information above as it is
possible that the student will have to return to the school on a subsequent day in
order to complete all of the steps for registration and course placement. Could you
please convey this in your communication to the family tonight, as I am aware that
they have been working a long time at coming to Canada and the student is keen to
start. We are at capacity at this time in our two departments, but we will continue
to do our utmost to be as efficient as possible given our current realities.
Has David replied to your inquiry stating that we are now registering students in
advance of having proof of address/we are to make an exception in only this one
instance? We should know this information moving forward, as others will arrive after
and we would like to ensure we are following established protocols for intake and
regfstration from a district vantage-point.
:
I can only imagine that you had a big day like the rest of us!
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna
(ASD-W)
Envoye : lundi 14 mars 2016 16:50
A : Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD-W); Smeltzer, Harmony
(ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn
(ASD-W)
Objet : FW: Message from KMBT_501

(ASD-W); Williams, Joanne

Hi, Chantal. I had no information until today about the grade level of this student
and no one available to do the WIDA. If you can do that tomorrow afternoon, that
would be great. I see on your schedule it looks like 1:30 is the time that you will
be available. Is that correct? I will send Sorush and his father an email with this
information tonight. The family is living in an apartment temporarily and will not be
in their permanent home for two weeks. I have asked David McTimoney how he would
recommend I handle this. We generally do not have students start school until they
have a permanent home, but perhaps this if fine where there is only one high school
on the south side which is where they intend to live. I did ask about this.

~was in grade 10 in Iran. •

will look to finish grade 10 at FHS • • does
I have
copied them and have scanned them with this email .

~ report card for both grade-, and semester one of grade 10 I believe.

is interested in art, math and
soccer). He would like to pursue
has taken 10 years for the family
for . . and his older sister.
prog

sports (volleyball, badminton, swimming and
studies in math and or physics in the future. It
to get to Canada. The father wants a better life
Be is a businessma~ and has come to NB with the PNP

RE:Message from KMBT_SOl
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :lundi 14 mars 2016 19:30

A:

Allen-VanderToom, Shawna (ASD-W); Smeltzer, Harmony (ASD-W); Williams, Joanne (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

I can do a WIDA tomorrow - for placement purposes. WIDA data is used only in our
school to screen for which level of EAL (or none) is appropriate and the classroom
teachers have their own measures to get a better idea of the PLOP as it relates to
the curriculum they are teaching. The WIDA speaking, listening, reading and writing
scores (if consulted by non EAL staff) provide teachers general guideposts to know
student strengths. My next available slot after tomorrow PM would be.March 21st AM .. I
am happy to do WIDAs as that is one of my primary functions (currently) for FHS, when
I am at the school.
I don't know when he will start school, when Guidance has an opening to do a
timetable, and when the student will come to fill in the forms at FHS. One thing I
can do to move this forward efficiently is to do the WIDA test, so t~at the rest can
follow once Harmony is able to book the appointments and input information (if indeed
this student is allowed to register). I can definitely work toward getting this
student settled sooner by doing a WIDA, so at least that part is taken care of for
when the other items become clearer.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Ghantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna
(ASD-W)
Envoye : lundi 14 mars 2016 19:09
A : Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD-W); Smeltzer, Harmony
(ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn
(ASD-W)
Objet : RE: Message from KMBT 501

(ASD-W); Williams, Joanne

David has not replied. I did share with the family that students don't register in
schools until they are in their permanent residence. They do have an address as they
are living in an apartment. We may want to wait on the WIDA assessment until he is
about to start school to ensure we capture his PLOP. What are your thoughts on that?
Shawna
-----Original Message----From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 7:03 PM
To: Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W); Smeltzer, Harmony (ASD-W); Williams, Joanne
(ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)
Subject: RE:Message from KMBT_501
Hi there,

~~~··

forw~~

Thank you 'fJ\Ilall of this very helpful information!lli·:m sure Harmony will
to the appropriate Guidance Councillor assigned to the student. All registrations
(that are non Syrian) typically get funnelled through Guidance before they reach me,
so I wasn't sure today what parts of the intake process were being done for the
·~"
school and where I came in to the matrix. Harmony has been in charge of initial
;~·
greeting and welcome, overseeing the registration forms getting filled in, entering
the.student into P~werSchool in advance.of the.Guidance appointment (so we.~~~d
a t~metable), book~ng the WIDA for all non-Syr~an students and also establ~~

TR : WIDA testing
Lafargue, Chantal {ASD-W)
Envoye :lundi 14 mars 2016 20:36
A:
Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nb~d.nb.ca

(506) 453-5435

De : Harvey, Corey
(ASD-W)
Envoye : lundi 14 mars 2016 20:01
A : Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD-W)
Objet : WIDA testing
Hi Chantal,

I'm going to test that girl tomorrow as well as a few Syrian newcomers. In the event
that I don't finish·up all the assessments with the Syrians tomorrow, Jackie is going
to test them Wednesqay afternoon. I'll email results.

Sincerely,

Corey Harvey

RE:WIDA testing
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :lundi 14 mars 2016 20:54

A:

Harvey, Corey (ASD-W)

Hi Corey - thanks for this. I will do a WIDA on an Iranian student tomorrow PM, so at
least that is removed from your possible to-do list ... sorry about that. the Ukrainian
had a slot with me today, but I am told she wound up at district office and that is
how you got booked (sorry about that).
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

De : Harvey, Corey
(ASD-W)
Envoye : lundi 14 mars 2016 20:01
A : Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD-W)
Objet : WIDA testing
Hi Chantal,

I'm going to test that girl tomorrow as well as a few Syrian newcomers. In the event
that I don't finish up all the assessments with the Syrians tomorrow, Jackie is going
to test them Wednesday afternoon. I'll email results.

Sincerely,

Corey Harvey

in the midst of all of this.
You guys are great to work with and thanks for tolerating me!
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

Follow-up on items
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :lundi 14 mars 2016 21:16
A:
Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Cumew, Jeremy {ASD-W); Brewer, Neil {ASD-W)

Hello
As a follow-up to today:
Phone calls and emails have been made by Shane, Robyn and Shawna today on our items
regarding worship. We are getting closer to getting an answer (or articulating a
guideline for this in the absence of one).
For the meantime, Emily, please send Robyn and I an email period 5 each day with the
departure time and number of students gone to pray in Dl12, just in the event of an
emergency\lockdown. It is good to track this and to also have both of us copied, just
in case I am not at school (which happens often). Robyn has a walkie-talkie and
access to FHS Senior admin if we have issues during an emergency and need to find the
students.
Pathway 1 items - can one of the 4 teachers working with
this as part of their lesson plans tomorrow:

~his

group, please take on

1. Determining which Syrians would take a lunch if it were offered and we showed them
where they are? I need to get· a number to Kats Kitchen.
·
2. Reviewing emergency procedures (hard to do without a translator ..• you may need to
use an App for this •..
3. Telling students that I will be in my office (albeit doing a WIDA) tomorrow PM,
should they want to speak to me.
Maybe, just let us know if someone is able to take any of items 1-3 on as part of
their instruction and that way I can know who to connect with for follow-up.
If there is any anxiety regarding changes to schedules, please tell them the
schedules aren't ready. Joanne and I are devoting tomorrow AM to reworking each
student case-by-case. The new teacher has not been hired.
Followed up on the following - Student user accounts have been created, but this
problem will continue to occur. It is complicated to explain, but it has to do with
the fact that the student isn't from Canada in PowerSchool. This means, to grant
Reading Horizons access, my guess is we will need to log new help desk requests to
prompt the fix. Emily, please let me know when we you're ready (no hurry!) to
implement and we can work together on getting accounts created.
Will follow-up on lack of desks and chairs with Admin.
The new teacher will be working in C122.
Tomorrow AM I will be in Guidance.
Tomorrow PM I will be in my office (doing a WIDA)
There is no staff meeting tomorrow, so we might get a lunch break if we are lucky.
We need to recognize that we are in 'intake and settlement' mode and not have
unrealistic expectations for ourselves on teaching English as quickly as we would
like. There will be lots of pressures for us to do so, including our need for
efficacy as professionals, but we're not there, yet .•. It is OK and we are doing fine

Phone calls and emails have been made by Shane, Robyn and Shawna today on our items
regarding worship. We are getting closer to getting an answer (or articulating a
guideline for this in the absence of one).
For the meantime, Emily, please send Robyn and I an email period 5 each day with the
departure time and number of students gone to pray in 0112, just in the event of an
emergency\lockdown. It is good to track this and to also have both of us copied, just
in case I am not at school (which happens often). Robyn has a walkie-talkie and
access to FHS Senior admin if we have issues during an emergency and need to find the
students.
Pathway 1 items - can one of the 4 teachers working with this group, please take on
this as part of their lesson plans tomorrow:
1. Determining which Syrians would take a lunch if it were offered and we showed them
where they are? I need to get a number to Kats Kitchen.
2. Reviewing emergency procedures (hard to do without a translator ..• you may need to
use an App for this •••
3. Telling students that I will be in my office (albeit doing a WIDA) tomorrow PM,
should they want to speak to me.
Maybe, just let us know if someone is able to take any of items 1-3 on as part of
their instruction and that way I can know who to connect with for fo~low-up.
If there is any anxiety regarding changes to schedules, please tell them the
schedules aren•t ready. Joanne and I are devoting tomorrow AM to reworking each
student case-by-case. The new teacher has not been hired.
Followed up on the following - Student user accounts have been created, but this
problem will continue to occur. It is complicated to explain, but it has to do with
the fact that the student isn•t from Canada in PowerSchool. This means, to grant
Reading Horizons access, my guess is we will need to log new help desk requests to
prompt the fix. Emily, please let me know when we you•re ready (no hurry!) to
implement and we can work together on getting accounts created.
Will follow-up on lack of desks and chairs with Admin.
The new teacher will be working in Cl22.
Tomorrow AM I will be in Guidance.
Tomorrow PM I will be in my office (doing a WIDA)
There is no staff meeting tomorrow, so we might get a lunch break if we are lucky.
We need to recognize that we are in •intake and settlement• mode and not have
unrealistic expectations for ourselves on teaching English as quickly as we would
like. There will be lots of pressures for us to do so, including our need for
efficacy as professionals, but we•re not there, yet ••. It is OK and we are doing fine
in the midst of all of this.
You guys are great to work with and thanks for tolerating me!
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

RE:Follow-up on items
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :fundi 14 mars 2016 21:50
A:
Brewer, Neil (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Cumew, Jeremy (ASD-W)

Hi there
Thanks, Neil, for your offer - what does "meeting spot" in reference to homeroom
mean? very curious and not following ....
Glad to hear there is a silver lining and progress is being made, Neil. It makes me
happy to hear that some learning is happening and that you're able to tend to that
part while I try to get other stuff sorted. This other 'stuff'. is a fight, but. I am
quite the fighter, especially when hungry!
Couldn't imagine going through this with the set-up we had back in 2013, seriously
under-staffed and on 3 separate floors and in 2 different wings, eh, Jeremy!
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

De : Brewer, Neil
(ASD-W)
Envoye : lundi 14 mars 2016 21:37
A : Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily
(ASD-W)
Objet : RE: Follow-up on items

(ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy

Hello,
Jeremy and I can certainly take some time in one of our morning classes to get
numbers on lunches for Kats' Kitchen, and to review emergency procedures. some info
on a "meeting spot" from their homeroom teacher has to come into play here I do
believe, right? We will also let the students know about your availability, and
encourage them to go see you with any questions or concerns.
Also, the three of us were talking today and we all agreed that we are pretty
impressed with the progress that the Pathway 1 students are making - especially our
Syrian students. So, I guess some learning is happening amongst all of this chaos.
See you all tomorrow.
Neil Brewer
EAL Teacher
Fredericton High School
neil.brewer@nbed.nb.ca
From: Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD-W)
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 9:16 PM
To: Chevrier, Emily
(ASD-W); Curnew, Jeremy
Subject: Follow-up on items
Hello
As a follow-up to today:

(ASD-W); Brewer, Neil

(ASD-W)

••
-

-

Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mardi 15 mars 2016 07: 10

A:

Cc:

Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W)
Culberson, Andrew (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

Hi
I realize this student was absent yesterday when we had "the talk" with the students .
Much of the message was directed at behaviours that he displayed .
and I spoke about ~ behaviours and I impressed upon llllthe need for the
~nt to comply and consequences for not doing so . lllmay have made contact with
this student on our behalf {this man is amazing, but only has so many hours in the
day).
too, expressed concerns about the student's choices about sabotaging~
only opportunity at intensive language instruction until he turns 22.

IIIII

Ill

Neil and Jeremy , Andrew Culberson has offered to sit with this student today if you
· tell him 1111111111· is around . He can get him and squeeze him in between appointments .
The inter~ght be more effective with lllllrpresent , but llf i s a very busy
man . We might be able to get llllto stay behi~day morning when the next 4 Syr~an
. students arrive, if you feel it can/should wait until then. Let me know.
·
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
·Department Head , International Students
Fredericton ·High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
{506) 453 - 5435

.. ·~··
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·~J!1jata

- t o stay behind on Friday?
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mardi 15 mars 2016 07:19
Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Cc:
Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

A:

Hi there,
In thinking ahead, is there any way ~would be available on Friday once the 4
students are settled. at FHS, so I can continue to do pull outs with students to
check-in on their well-being/needs? We began this process yesterday, but were unable
to speak to a large number of students, so I feel it would be best to ensure everyone
has had their chance, if you feel this is something we could ask of him. If all goes
well, we may also have a number of course changes to explain or debrief with
students, due to our added math-lit~racy block. We might also need tlllllto translate
for us to ensure an older student has fully understood his parameters for behaviour
at FHS, as he was getting a tooth pulled yesterday at the time of our group
conversation.
·
Thanks for letting m~ know how we are to proceed with booking~· He is an AMAZING
person for this role. He must be exhausted.
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd.
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

TR : March 15 - prayer
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mardi 15 mars 2016 16:15
A:
Thomas, Shane (ASD-W)

Re: below
If parameter~ are to be given at the school for how we will manage prayer, you will
need to consult with someone more qualified than me to give you parameters that are
culturally allowable, given that prayer is a human right.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Chevrier, Emily
(ASD-W)
Envoye : mardi 15 mars 2016 14:13
A : Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn
Objet : March 15 - prayer

(ASD-W)

At 1:45pm, four female students left the classroom to pray (Farah, Fatima, Salsabel,
and Maya)
They returned at 1:59pm.
At 1:45pm, three
hands, feet, and
praying to enter
They returned at

male students left the classroom to prepare to pray (washing of
face). They had to wait until the female students were finished
the prayer room.
2:11pm.

Initially, the boys insisted (through Google translate) they could pray together in
the same room, however, Farah informed me that this was not allowed and that girls
had to pray first. Farah is a trustworthy student who is the most devout and informed
of the group. I trust her.
Emily Chevrier
B.A., B.Ed.
EAL Teacher
Fredericton High School
emily.chevrier@nbed.nb.ca

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If yes, check off which behaviors were experienced in that relationship
They have:

__pushing/shoving
__teasing hurtfully
__accused of flirting
__dictating how to dress
__insisting spending all time together __lieing
__hitting
__threatening
__ destroyed belongings
__kicking/dragging
__choking/burning
__scaring the person
__forcing sex
__touching without permission
__keeping from family
__keeping from friends
__threatening to hurt a pet
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class is collecting data to compare with current statistics in our country and to get a clear picture of
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Relationship: Any connection between two or more people. With this survey we are focusing on
romantic/dating relationships. Please answer the questions based on a past or current relationship.
I am in Grade 9 10 11 12

I am _ _ _ _years old.

I am male/female/other

__I am currently in a relationship.
__I am not currently in a relationship but have been in the past.
__I have never been in a relationship. If yes to this question. you can skip to Section B.

For past or current relationship:
1.
2.

Have you ever ended a relationship due to relationship violence? V. IN
If yes, check off which behaviors that were experienced in that past relationship.
They have:

3.
4.

__ pushed or shoved you
__teased you hurtfully
__accused you of flirting
__tell you how to dress
__insist you spend all time together _ _lie to you
__hit you
_ _threatened you
__ destroyed my belongings
__kicked or dragged you
__choked or burned you
__done things to scare you
__forced you to have sex
__touched you without permission
__kept you from your
_ _kept you from friends/family
__ made you feel like you owe them
___.threatened to hurt or hurt a pet
__other_____________________________________________________________________________________________

If you are currently in a relationship, have you ever experience violence in this relationship? Y /N
If yes, check off which behaviors that you have experienced in this current relationship
They have:

__ pushed or shoved you
_ _teased you hurtfully
__accused you of flirting
__tell you how to dress
__ insist you spend all time together __ lie to you
__ hit you
__threatened you
__destroyed my belongings
__kicked or dragged you
__ choked or burned you
__ done things to scare you
__forced you to have sex
__touched you without permission
__ kept you from your
_ _kept you from friends/family
__threatened to hurt or hurt a pet
__ made you feel like you owe them
__other______________________________________________________________________________________________

Section B: If you are completing this section, you are not or haven't been in a relationship.
5.

I know someone who is or has been in a violent relationship. Y N
If yes, check off which behaviors were experienced in that relationship
They have:

__pushing/shoving
__teasing hurtfully
__accused of flirting
__dictating how to dress
__insisting spending all time together __lieing
__ hitting
__threatening
__destroyed belongings
__kicking/dragging
__choking/burning
__scaring the person
__forcing sex
__touching without permission
__keeping from family
__keeping from friends
__threatening to hurt a pet
__ making them feel like they owe
them something
__other_______________________________________________

Questionaire on Relationship Violence/FHS Grades 9-12/IFD 120

This is an anonymous questionnaire. Do not put your name on this paper. Please answer the
questions as honestly as possible. Your specific results will not be shared with anyone. The IFD 120
class is collecting data to compare with current statistics in our country and to get a clear picture of
what is happening in our FHS community on violence in relationships. THANK YOU FOR HELPING US!
Relationship: Any connection between two or more people. With this survey we are focusing on
romantic/dating relationships. Please answer the questions based on a past or current relationship.
I am in Grade 9 10 11 12

I am _ _ _ _years old.

I am male/female/other

__I am currently in a relationship.
__
. I am not currently in a relationship but have been in the past.
_ _I have never been in a relationship. If yes to this question, you can skip to Section B.

For past or current relationship:
·1.
.2.

Have you ever ended a relationship due to relationship violence? YIN
If yes, check off which behaviors that were experienced in that past relationship.
They have:

3.
4.

__pushed or shoved you
_ _teased you hurtfully
__accused you of flirting
_ _tell you how to dress
__insist you spend all time together __ lie to you
__hit you
__threatened you
__destroyed my belongings
__kicked or dragged you
__choked or burned you
__done things to scare you
__forced you to have sex
__touched you without permission
__kept you from your
_ _kept you from friends/family
__threatened to hurt or hurt a pet
__made you feel like you owe them
__other_____________________________________________________________________

If you are currently in a relationship, have you ever experience violence in this relationship? Y /N
If yes, check off which behaviors that you have experienced in this current relationship
They have:

__pushed or shoved you
__teased you hurtfully
__accused you of flirting
__tell you how to dress .
__ insist you spend all time together _ _ lie to you
__hit you
__threatened you
__ destroyed my belongings
__kicked or dragged you
__ choked or burned you
__ done things to scare you
__forced you to have sex
__touched you without permission
__kept you from your
__kept you from friends/family
__threatened to hurt or hurt a pet
__made you feel like you owe them
__ other_______________________________________________________________

Section B: If you are completing this section~ you are not or have nit been in a relationship.
5.

I know someone who is or has been in a violent relationship. Y N
lfyesl check off which behaviors were experienced in that relationship
They have:

__ pushing/shoving
__teasing hurtfully
__ accused of flirting
__dictating how to dress
__ insisting spending all time together __lieing
__ hitting
__threatening
__destroyed belongings
__kicking/dragging
__choking/burning
__scaring the person
__forcing sex
__touching without permission
__ keeping from family
__keeping from friends
__threatening to hurt a pet
__making them feel like they owe
them something
__other______________________________________________

Questionaire on Relationship Violence/FHS Grades 9-12/IFD 120

This is an anonymous questionnaire. Do not put your name on this paper. Please answer the
questions as honestly as possible. Your specific results will not be shared with anyone. The IFD 120
class is collecting data to compare with current statistics in our country and to get a clear picture of
what is happening in our FHS community on violence in relationships. THANK YOU FOR HELPING US!
Relationship: Any connection between two or more people. With this survey we are focusing on
romantic/dating relationships. Please answer the questions based on a past or current relationship.
I am in Grade 9 10 11

12

I am _ _ _ _years old.

I am male/female/other

__I am currently in a relationship.
_ _l.am not currently in a rel~tionship but have been in the past.
__I have never been in a relationship. If yes to this question, you can skip to Section B.

For past or current relationship:
1.· Have you ever ended a. relationship due to relationship violence? YIN
2. If yes, check off which behaviors that were experienced in that past relationship.
They have:

3.
4.

__ pushed or shoved you
_._teased you hurtfully
__accused you of flirting
__tell you how to dress
__insist you spend all time together __lie to you
__hit you
__threatened you
__destroyed my belongings
__kicked or dragged you
__choked or burned you
__done things to scare you
__forced you to have sex
__touched you without permission
__kept you from your
__kept you from friends/family
__threatened to hurt or hurt a pet
__made you feel like you owe them
__other______________________________________________________________________________________

If you are currently in a relationship, have you ever experience violence in this relationship? Y /N
If yes, check off which behaviors that you have experienced in this current relationship
They have:

__ pushed or shoved you
__teased you hurtfully
__ accused you of flirting
__tell you how to dress
__insist you spend all time together __ lie to you
__ hit you
__threatened you
__ destroyed my belongings
__ kicked or dragged you
__choked or burned you
__done things to scare you
__forced you to have sex
__touched you without permission
__ kept you from your
__ kept you from friends/family
__threatened to hurt or hurt a pet
__ made you feel like you owe them
__other_____________________________________________________________________________

Section B: If you are completing this section, you are not or haven't been in a relationship.
5.

I know someone who is or has been in a violent relationship. Y N
If yes, check off which behaviors were experienced in that relationship
They have:

__ pushing/shoving
__teasing hurtfully
__accused of flirting
__dictating how to dress
__ insisting spending all time together_·_lieing
__ hitting
·__threatening
__ destroyed belongings
__ kicking/dragging
__choking/burning
__scaring the person
__forcing sex
__touching without permission
__keeping from family
__keeping from friends
__threatenin·g to hurt a pet
_·_making them feel like they owe
them something
__other_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __

Questionaire on Relationship Violence/FHS Grades 9-12/IFD 120

This is an anonymous questionnaire. Do not put your name on this paper. Please answer the
questions as honestly as possible. Your specific results will not be shared with anyone. The IFD 120
class is collecting data to compare with current statistics in our country and to get a clear picture of
what is happening in our FHS community on violence in relationships. THANK YOU FOR HELPING US!
Relationship: Any connection between two or more people. With this survey we are focusing on
romantic/dating relationships. Please answer the questions based on a past or current relationship.
I am in Grade 9 10 11 12

I am _ _ _ _years old.

I am male/female/other

__I am currently in a relationship.
__I am not currently in a relationship but have been in ~he past.
_ _I have never been in a relatipnship. If yes to this question, you can skip to Section B.

For past or current relationship:
1.
2.

Have you ever ended a relationship due to relation~hip violence? YIN
If yes, check off which beha~iors that were experienced in that past relationship.
They have:

3.
4.

__ pushed or shoved you
__teased you hurtfully
__accused you of flirting
__tell you how to dress
__insist you spend all time together __lie to you
__ hit you
__threatened you
__destroyed my belongings
__kicked or dragged you
__choked or burned you
__done things to scare you
__forced you to have sex
__touched you without permission
__kept you from your
__kept you from friends/family
__threatened to hurt or hurt a pet
__made you feel like you owe them
__other_____________________________________________________

If you are currently in a relationship, have you ever experience violence in this relationship? Y /N
If yes, check off which behaviors that you have experienced in this current relationship
They have:

__ pushed or shoved you
__teased you hurtfully
__accused you of flirting
__tell you how to dress
__insist you spend all time together __ lie to you
__hit you
__threatened you
__destroyed my belongings
__ kicked or dragged you
__choked or burned you
__done things to scare you
__forced you to have sex
__touched you without permission
__ kept you from your
__ kept you from friends/family
__threatened to hurt or hurt a pet
__made you feel like you owe them
__other________________________________________________

Section B: If you are co~pleting this section, you are not or haven't been in a relationship.
5.

I know someone who is or has been in a violent relationship. Y N
If yes, check off which behaviors were experienced in that relationship
They have:

__pushing/shoving
__teasing hurtfully
__accused of flirting
·__dictating how to dress
__insisting spending all time together __lieing
__hitting
__threatening
__destroyed belongings
__kicking/dragging
__choking/burning
__scaring the person
__forcing sex
__touching without permission
__keeping from family
·__ keeping from friends ·
__threatening to hurt a pet
__making them feel like they owe
them something
___other----------------------------------------~-----

Questionaire on Relationship Violence/FHS Grades 9-12/IFD 120

This is an anonymous questionnaire. Do not put your name on this paper. Please answer the
questions as honestly as possible. Your specific results will not be shared with anyone. The IFD 120
class is collecting data to compare with current statistics in our country and to get a clear picture of
what is happening in our FHS community on violence in relationships. THANK YOU FOR HELPING US!
Relationship: Any connection between two or more people. With this survey we are focusing on
romantic/dating relationships. Please answer the questions based on a past or current relationship.
I am in Grade 9 10 11 12

I am _ _ _ _years old.

I am male/female/other

__I am currently in a relationship.
__I am not currently in a relationship but have been in the past.
__I have never been in a relationship. If yes to this question, you can skip to Section B.

For past or current relationship:
1.
2.

Have you ever ended a relationship due to relationship. violence? YIN
If yes, check off which behaviors that were experienced in that past relationship.
They have:

3.
4.

__ pushed or shoved you
__teased you hurtfully
__accused you of flirting
__tell you how to dress
__insist you spend all time together __ lie to you
__hit you
__threatened you
__destroyed my belongings
__kicked or dragged you
__choked or burned you
__done things to scare you
__forced you to have sex
__touched you without permission
__kept you from your
__kept you from friends/family
__threatened to hurt or hurt a pet
__ made you feel like you owe them
__other_______________________________________________

If you are currently in a relationship, have you ever experience violence in this relationship? Y /N
If yes, check off which behaviors that you have experienced in this current relationship
They have:

__pushed or shoved you
__teased you hurtfully
__accused you of flirting
__tell you how to dress
__ insist you spend all time together __ lie to you
__ hit you
__threatened you
__destroyed my belongings
__kicked or dragged you
__choked or burned you
__done things to scare you
__forced you to have sex
__touched you without permission
__kept you from your
__ kept you from friends/family
__threatened to hurt or hurt a pet
__made you feel like you owe them
__other_______________________________________________

at FHS, as he was getting a tooth pulled yesterday at the time of our
conversation .
Thanks for letting me know how we are to proceed with booking ~- ~ is an AMAZING
person for this role . He must be exhausted.
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Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal . Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
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Envoye :mardi 15 m~O~;:~~

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Allen-Vand~iornJSnl\tlla (ASD-W)

Cc :

Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

Hi Shawna,

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I completely agree that he is amazing!
found a tran slator to come in to work
for us 4 hours today, as the scheduling changes (and other behavioural-related
matters) is a very time- consuming process to work through, so we wanted to ensure
students were fully informed of the changes before they occur . We had to move forward
today, due to timing constraints and rising enrolment, and I' ll give you tlllnumber
next time I see you as llf is looking for contract work . ~is a 4th year ~h student
at UNB and he is soft-spoken but very effective.
actually returned to the
school today at 3PM to follow-up on some behavioural issues requiring Robyn and
Shane's attention. As you know,
also assisted us with ensuring a student who
decided llfwould start school to~ rather than Friday understand why IIJc ouldn't be
in cla ss as an unregistered student and lllgot him horne safely. I don't know what we
will do as a system to thank this person~ut . . certainly was a tremendous support
to us today!
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Chantal Lafargue, BA , BEd , MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fred~ricton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506y 453-5435

De : Allen- VanderToorn, Shawna
(ASD- W)
Envoye : mardi 15 mars 20 1 6 18:08
A : Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD- W)
Cc : Allaby, Robyn
(ASD-W)
Objet : RE : Nayef to stay behind on Friday?
....... is amazing. UnfortunatelyJIIis completely booked on Friday with Syrian
newcomer school tours and a meeting at LBBS. I can ask if there is another
interpreter available - maybe

Jllllll'·

Shawna
-----Original Message----From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent: Tuesday, March 1 5, 2016 7:20 AM
To: Allen- VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD- W)
Cc: Allaby, Robyn (ASD- W)
Subject : 11111Jto stay behind on Friday?
Hi there,

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would be available on Friday once the 4
students a re settled at FHS, so I can continue to do pull outs with students to
check- in on their we l l -being/needs? We began thi s process yesterday, but were unable
to speak to a large number of students, so I feel it would be best to ensure everyone
has had their chance , if you f eel this is something we could ask of him. If all goes
well, we may also have a number of course changes to explain or debrief with
students, due to our added math- literacy block. We might also need IIIIIF to translate
for us to ensure an older student has fully under s tood Jlllpararnete~r behaviour

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From: Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Sent : Tuesday , March 15 , 2016 7:20 AM
To: Allen - VanderToorn, Shawna (ASD-W)
Cc: Allaby, Robyn (ASD- W)
Subject:
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check-in on their well-being/needs? We began this process yesterday , but were unable
to speak to a large number of students , so I feel i t would be best to ensure everyone
has had their chance , if you feel this is something we could ask of him . If all goes
well , we may also have a number of course changes to explain or debrief with
students , due to our added math- literacy block . We might also need ~to translate
for us to ensure an older student has fully understood his paramete~ behaviour
at FHS , as he was getting a tooth pulled yesterday at the time of our group
conversation .
Thanks for letting me know how we are to proceed with booking . . . . . . He i s an AMAZING
person for this ro l e . He must be exhausted.

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Chantal

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd , MEd
Departmen t Head , International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal . Lafargue@nbed . nb . ca
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Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye : mardi 15 mars 2016 20:54

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Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

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sorted it out and we won't require (as of now\ha! ) tllllt·s help after he bring s
students to FHS Friday AM.
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Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal . Lafa~~~e.!~bed.nb.ca

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De · : Lafargue , Chantal .
(ASD - W)
Envoye : mardi 15 mars 2016 20:53

A : Allen-VanderTo~~·~tlhawna

(ASD- W)
Cc ,: Allaby , Robyn
(ASD-W)
Objet : RE :IIIIf to stay behind on Friday?
Hi .shawna,
I c·o mpletely agree that. llris amazing ! ...... found a translator to come in to work
for us 4 hours today, as~e scheduling changes (and other behavioural - related
matters) is a very time - consuming process to work through , so we wanted to ensure
student s were fu lly informed of the changes before they occur . We had to move forward
today , due to timing constraints and rising enrolment, and I'll give you l l l tnumber
next time I see you as tlris looking for contract work . ~s a 4th year ~ student
at llll and tlris soft-spoken but very effective. tiiiiJ actually returned to the
schoo l today at 3PM to follow-up o n some behavioural issues requiring Robyn and
Shane' s attention. As you know, ~lso assisted us with ensuring a student who
decided ~ould start school to~ rather than Friday understand why IIJcouldn't be
in class as an unregistered student and llfgot ...,home safely. I don't know what we
will do as a system to thank this person~ut he certainly was a tre me ndous support
to us today!

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Freder icton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

De : Allen-VanderToorn, Shawna
(ASD- W)
Envoye : mardi 15 mars 2016 18:08
A : Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD-W)
Cc : Al laby, Robyn
(ASD- W)
Objet : RE : l l l l l ' to stay behind on Friday?

~ s amazing.

Unfortunately l l is completely booked on Friday with Syrian
newcomer school tours and a meeting at LHHS. I can as k if there is another
interpreter available - maybe

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Shawna
--- --Original Message- ----

Section B: If you are completing this section, you are not or haven't been in a relationship.
5.

I know someone who is or has been in a violent relationship. YN
If yes, check off which behaviors were experienced in that relationship
They have:

__ pushing/shoving
__teasing hurtfully
__accused of flirting
__dictating how to dress
__insisting spending all time together __lieing
__hitting
__threatening
__destroyed belongings
__kicking/dragging
__choking/burning
__scaring the person
__forcing sex
__touching without permission
__keeping from family
__keeping from friends
_·_threatening to hurt a pet
__making them feel like they owe
them something
___other________________________________________.,_.._...,_.._..._...,_.._..._..._...,_.._..__

Questionaire on Relationship Violence/FHS Grades 9-12/IFD 120

This is an anonymous questionnaire. Do not put your name on this paper. Please answer the
questions as honestly as possible. Your specific results will not be shared with anyone. The IFD 120
class is collecting data to compare with current statistics in our country and to get a clear picture of
what is happening in our FHS community on violence in relationships. THANK YOU FOR HELPING US!
Relationship: Any connection between two or more people. With this survey we are focusing on
romantic/dating relationships. Please answer the questions based on a past or current relationship.
I am in Grade 9 10 11 12

I am _ _ _ _years old.

I am male/female/other

__ I am currently in a relationship.
_ _I am not currently in a relationship but have b~en in the past.
__I have never been in a relationship. If yes to this question, you can skip to Section B.

For past or current relationship:

1.
2.

Have you ever ended a relationship due to r~lationship violence? YIN
If yes, check off which behaviors that were experienced in that past relationship.
They have:

3.
4.

__ pushed or shoved you
__teased you hurtfully
__accused you of flirting
__tell you how to dress
__ insist you spend all time together __ lie to you
__ hit you
__threatened you
__ kicked or dragged you
__destroyed my belongings
__choked or burned you
__done things to scare you
__forced you to have sex
__touched you without permission
__ kept you from your
__kept you from friends/family
__threatened to hurt or hurt a pet
__made you feel like you owe them
__other________________________________________________________

If you are currently in a relationship, have you ever experience violence in this relationship? Y /N
If yes, check off which behaviors that you have experienced in this current relationship
They have:

__pushed or shoved you
__teased you hurtfully
__accused you of flirting
__tell you how to dress
__insist you spend all time together __ lie to you
__ hit you
__threatened you
__destroyed my belongings
__kicked or dragged you
__choked or burned you
__ done things to scare you
__forced you to have sex
__touched you without permission
__kept you from your
__kept you from friends/family
__threatened to hurt or hurt a pet
__ made you feel like you owe them
__other____________________________________________________

L'evaluation dans l'action A et B
Je peux... l' autonomie de 1' eleve dans la classe

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J'aimerais discuter de ceci avec vous apres la session j eudi en lien av~~
enseignants EAL.

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RE: Rencontre EAL ce jeudi
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mardi

A.:

15 mars 2016 22:19

SalutEst -ce~a un ordre du jour pour l e matin? Bien que le cadre soit benefique pour
nous tous , y a des realites culturelles qui se presentent dans les ecoles qui
depassent le CECR/ un programme d'etudes / philosophie d'evaluation de la langue
(portfolio). Un exemple est le suivant : Quels sont les paramet res opperationnels po~r
encadrer les eleves dans la priere car la priere est un droit human. Est - ce qu~W~~1
NBEECD a/va consulte(r) aupres d'un Iman ce mois pour ensuite informer
comment accomoder la pr iere d~ns le contexte ~;.?l~ i ,:J?.,7 ~ ._gc3;5.. /~~"~l!'~~~~.;.f~ ·-,.,~r
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systems scolaire) . Par exempl";' · quana 1 1'0 'eTeve~s -:q ui t _t 'e nt la · classe en · lf?l.ll&. tem.p,s_.,...q.·~
une heure qui varie quotidiennement, et que les filles et gqr9ons doiv~t
separeme nt dans un local discret, cela cause une interruption de 40/~.
d'une lecon ou il y a des elev es qui manquent, alors que de d'autres ~leves de , --.different es cultures competent sur leur pr,e sence. Il y 1a _egalement une g~e~~i?B 9e>:··i
surveillance / securite en cas d ' urgence car les ele'{eS . sbnt seuls·· et·· ne_~-GOII!P,r~ndrai·~nt
pas les directive~ d~,. _h,a~t . p~rlepr en cas ..,~::tr,9'~!?·!=~:)~,.9.~:vons...;nous ..·et pou-v ons :. .ntus . , ..~.
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laisser le~·.j~leves se'uls···lors ·cte leurs prierels?
' Lega'le'itt"ent , peut-etre non, mais
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culturellement, peut-etre oui parce que les rituels ne permettent pas (???) la
presence des nons-pratiquants?

..

Voici des exemples d'enjeux qui se presentent et qui sont urgents . (Je partage cellela comme exempl e concret de competence interculturelle scolaire . Mon ecole comprend
le pourquoi, mais nous avons besoin de l'aide pour determiner 'le comment' qui est
acceptab le pour respecter les besoins religieux . Pour !'instant, je navigue ceci
seule et mon directeur compte sur mon expertise que je n'ai pas.
J'ai hate a jeudi!
Chantal Lafargue , BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High Sc hool
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De :
Cc : Lafargue, Chantal
(ASD-W)
Objet : Rencontre EAL ce jeudi

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Bonjour
Voici le~ils de la rencontre EAL ce jeudi, 17 mars.
Endroit : EECD , salle 422
Heures : 9h 00 a 4h00 - le diner sera servi vers llh45, tu es la bienvenue a venir nous
joindre pour le diner
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . et

vo nt parler du CECR, des descripteurs valides e t
Tu es certainement
la bienvenue a partager ton expertise . Aussi, nous av ons fait l 'achat de 3
ressources don t Chantal et toi etes les auteures (pour les programmes de FLS) :

~langues a partir de lh15 jusqu'a environ 2h30 .

Prayer - Question Asked
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mercredi 16 mars 2016 07:08
A:
Curnew, Jeremy (ASD-W); Chevrier, Emily (ASD-W); Brewer, Neil (ASD-W)
Cc:
Thomas, Shane (ASD-W); Allaby, Robyn (ASD-W)

Hello,
I wanted to tell you that tomorrow's lllllllmeeting's agenda was shared with me (just
the afternoon part), through my UNB r~ong story short, the~ is moving
forward with the CEFR and Portfolio assessment to support EAL curr1culum in NB and
the books that Paula and I authored are framing PL for our district-level EAL leaders
who will be at this meeting.
That said, I took the opportunity to request the morning's agenda, as I know talking
about curriculum for a large part of the day will not suit our needs, as we have
framed our EAL programming on the CEFR since 2008. I put the. question directly to the
Dept. whether they were going to talk to a religious expert on our behalf to
determine what type of wiggle room we could have to adjust the timing of the 1:35pm
prayer to perhaps lpm, so that it causes the least amount of lost instructional I
English-learning time. I explained that we are wanting to ensure culturally
appropriate response to the request for prayer, but at the same time wish to expiore
opportunities with said expert to see how we might maximize instructional time,· as
the whole process as we currently have it structured creates·about a 30 minute
disruption of instructional time. We have the rights of the other students in the
room to consider, and so the instructional sequencing and planning for activities
becomes challenging when there is a 30-minute window of absence of 33% of a class.
I have also researched policy online and today on my UNB time I am going to reach out
to contacts I have in other provinces who work at the school board and ministerial
levels across Canada for this information. Surely, someone has devised something in
cities where there are large numbers of students requesting prayer.
Shane and Robyn have both been emailing and on the phone on this question, too. So
far, we have no guidelines I guidance on this.
Please know that we are trying to support you as much as possible and that the
upheaval will continue during instructional time until we get answers.
Chantal
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal.Lafargue@nbed.nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

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If you would like to place a student on an audit, the fi rst step is to contact the VP
associated to the student's last name and the VP wi ll convene a meeting to reach a
decision and to complete paperwork to inform parents.

All available intake data (e.g., WIDA English scores, countries of origin, learning styles, etc.)
for 9ll newcomers to Canada is available on the T: drive -->Staff Share folder--> EAL
Students-->, sorted by academic year of arrival.
You can also access demographic information in PowerSchool via the "Newcomer &
Fee Paying Students~~ tab to the left-hand side (for those who would have arrived at FHS from
Sept. 2014 onwards.)
Newcomers continue to arrive unannounced throughout the school year, so please consider that
they are transitioning into a new community while trying to catch up on missed work. We
expect to see more students arriving later into semester 2 this year, due to our current influx of
newcomers from Syria to the community.
Accessing the intake data on the T: drive and PowerSchool may give you a little insight on their
backgrounds in order to make positive connections.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School

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flag WIDA results/ language proficiency levels, as we recognize that in a school of this size, it is very challenging to
know which student speaks English or not. For the time being, information is in the "EAL Students" file on our T
drive.
I hope this information is helpful.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque©nbed. nb.ca

(506) 453-5435
De : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye: vendredi 26 fevrier 2016 11:19
A: (ASD-W) Fredericton High School -All Staff
Objet : EAL Audit Eligibility List Feb. 26, 2016

Greetings,
The following Pathway 1 students are eligible to audit your courses for Semester 2 (as of Feb.
26, 2016) as they currently have low English skills:

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RE:new student in wellness
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
En voye : mercred1 16 mars 2016 09:19

A:

McDooald, Gary (ASO·W); Williams, Joanne (ASO.VI )
Thomas, Shane (ASO·I 'J)

Cc :

HI
This student is so keen to learn English, that he has been known to go the YMCA in the mornings for a workout and he strikes up conversation with people at the gym, Including FHS
staff.
He is also refusing to make fr1ends w1th other Syrians as a strategy to learn English faster. He has the most advanced conversational abilities of all the Syrians. He has a strong motJvatJon
to learn the language and he is 19. He can string words together to convey 1deas to express immediate basic needs with pauses and grammatical errors. He can also understand if you
speak slowly, usmg gestures. He can tell you when he doesn't understand something.

If you feel a student needs to aud1t, then they should audit. We are currently revisiting our auditing protocol to deal with the large volume of students sw1tching dasses, so we can track
who is and isn't auditing which class.
I hope this is helpful.

Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Ctmntai.Lafargue©nb~d.nb.ca

(506) 453-5435

-·----------De : McDonald, Gary (ASD·W)
Envoye : mercredi 16 mars 2016 08:27
A: Williams, Joanne (ASD·W)
Cc : Thomas, Shane (ASD·W); Lafargue, Chantal (ASD·W)
Objet : RE: new student in wellness
Good morning Joanne,
can you give me a little more information re: English level? Is th1s student auditing the course?
Thanks,
Gary
Gary McDonald, CRL., B.Kin., B.Ed., M.Ed.
Fredericton High School
Physical Education Department
506·453·5435

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From: Williams, Joanne ( ASD-W)
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 7:57AM
To: McDonald, Gary (ASD·W)
Cc: Thomas, Shane (ASD·W); Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Subject: new student in wellness
Hi Gary,
After a meeting with administration, several changes needed to be made to new Syrian student schedules due to expanding numbers and overcrowding in math. As a result,
Abdulrahman w ill be starting well ness today

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Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
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Pieces jointes

mercredi 16 mars 2016 11:40
Smeltzer, Harmony (ASD-W)
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Hi Harmony
I am assuming Jackie Firlotte (or someone from ASD-W) wi ll deliver the paperwork tomorrow AM for the student
listed above, so that Guidance can enter him into a timetable for a Friday AM start.
Pathway 1 student. Not sure of grade at this point and a period 4 placement will need to be made.
Thank you.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, I nternational Students
Fredericton High School
Chantal. Lafarque@nbed. nb.ca
(506) 453-5435
De : Harvey, Corey (ASD-W)
Envoye: mercredi 16 mars 2016 10:59
A : Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Objet : WIDA Results
Hi Chantal,
I tested another student today for FHS ( - . I've attached his WIDA results. He is very low, with
almost no fu nctional English. He rea lly di~rstand what was going on at the different stages of the
test, and he refused to write.
Sincerely,
Corey Harvey

If you would like to place a student on an audit, the first step is to contact the VP
associated to the student's last name and the VP wil l convene a meeting to reach a
decision and to compl ete paperwork to inform parents.

All available intake data (e.g., WIDA English scores, countries of origin, learning styles, etc.)
for ill.l newcomers to Canada is available on the T: drive -->Staff Share folder--> EAL
Students -- >, sorted by academic year of arrival.
You can also access demographic information in PowerSchool via the "Newcomer &
Fee Paying Stw;lents" tab to the left-hand side (for those who would have arrived at FHS from
Sept. 2014 onwards.)
Newcomers continue to arrive unannounced throughout the school year, so please consider that
they are transitioning into a new community while trying to catch up on missed work. We
expect to see n:ore students arriving later into semester 2 this year, due to our current influx of
newcomers from Syria to the community.
Accessing the intake data on the T: drive and PowerSchool may give you a little insight on their
backgrounds in order to make positive connections.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.
Chantal Lafa rgue, BA, BEd, MEd
Depa rtment Head, International Students
Fredericton Hig h School
Chanta l.Lafarque(alnbed .nb.ca

(506) 453-5435

In order to encourage English language skill development and to create positive connections, it might be helpful to
find a willing long-term 'buddy' in your homeroom that is a proficient English speaker. We are hoping to foster
cross-cultural interactions and these 'buddies' can model to the rest of homeroom students how to communicate
across language boundaries. Yesterday I met a young student from Syria whose conversational English is
developing at a notable speed. He attributes this using English in homeroom and only having non-Arabic-speaking
relationships here in Canada. This approach could also be helpful in your classes.
We are in our third year of advocating for a mechanism in PowerSchool which will provide staff with information to
flag WIDA results/ language proficiency levels, as we recognize that in a school of this size, it is very chal lenging to
know which student speaks English or not. For the time being, information is in the "EAL Students" file on our T
drive.
I hope this information is helpful.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafarque(o)nbed.nb.ca

(506) 453-5435 .
De : Lafargue, Chantal {ASD-W)
Envoye: vendredi 26 fevrier 2016 11:19
A: {ASD-W) Fredericton High School -All Staff
Objet : EAL Audit Eligibility List Feb. 26, 2016 .

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Help with EAL Navigation between periods 3-4 today
Lafargue, Chantal (ASD-W)
Envoye :mercredi 16 mars 2016 10:25
(ASD-W) Fredericton High School -All Staff

A:

Staff:
This morning there have been schedu le changes for some of our low-level EAL students to deal with numbers of
enrollment in certain classes at FHS. If you are getting a new student, you would have received an email from
Guidance earlier this morning. If you did not get an email, you are not impacted by the shuffle.
If anyone sees students wandering t he halls with their schedu les looking lost between periods 3 & 4, might you
please offer to support them to get to their new period 4 class.
Could t he following homeroom teachers please assist students/find someone to walk a student to their
new period 4 class today. They shou ld have a hard copy of t heir new schedule:

Neil BrewerKarl Leaman
Alexandra B
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Colin Mcisaac Paul Diamond Marilyn MacRae

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with Zen Fedory period 4
C3/4 with Alison Milne period 4 AND Taher to Gym A with Daneen Dymond

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C012 with Courtney LeBlanc period 4
G with John MacDonald period 4
Gym A with Daneen Dymond period 4
11 Theatre Arts with Kelly Bidlake period 4
Room C70 with Gary McDonald period 4

Thank you for your understanding. We are moving as quickly as we can to adapt to ever-evolving enrollment and
we appreciate your support.
Chantal Lafargue, BA, BEd, MEd
Department Head, International Students
Fredericton High School
Chantai.Lafaraue@nbed .nb.ca
(506) 453-5435

De : Lafargue, Cha ntal (ASD-W)
Envoye: mercredi 16 mars 2016 08:22

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