Top 10 Things we Miss After Retiring from the LBPSB

submitted by L’ARSE


The Association of Retired School Educators (L’ARSE) was asked to create a list of the top 10 things retired school board employees missed about working at the Board. So we went to the source – retired employees. Maybe you can suggest more reasons!

10) The energy in the school building.

9) The hum of children’s voices.

8) Outdoor education, canoe trips with students, building quinzees in the snow.

7) interacting with students outside of class time – at recess, lunch, or after school.

6) Seeing the joy on a student’s face as they figure out something they’ve been struggling with.

5) Visiting the schools and supporting their teachers.

4) The day-to-day routine, and knowing what day and date it is.

3) Union rep weekends in the Laurentians.

2) Extra-curricular sports and activities.

1) The camaraderie with talented colleagues – friendships which have lasted a lifetime.

L’ARSE is the Association of Retired School Employees, open to any retiree from any school board or from any CEGEP. We offer a wide range of opportunities to participate, learn and socialize. The L’ArsEncore newsletter outlines the many and diverse activities available through our Association. If you are retired, or retiring soon, and interested in joining, please email Lois Maeder-Alves at for more information. Membership is only $10 per year. We would love to have you join our wonderful group of retirees.

Remi Poliquin


Margaret Manson

Elected in Pointe-Claire West

Susan Bartlett-Lewis

Elected in Ile Perrot

Eric Bender

Elected in Kirkland West

Patrick Carroll

Elected in Lachine

Ann Cumyn

Elected in Ste. Anne de Bellevue/Baie D’Urfe/Beaconsfield South/Senneville

Frank di Bello

Elected in LaSalle West/Ville St. Pierre

Sylvia Di Donato

Elected in Ile-Bizard/Pierrefonds

Barbara Freeston

Elected in Dorval and Dorval Island

Joel Hartt

Elected in Beaconsfield North

Allan Levine

Elected in Pointe-Claire East

Victor Levis

Elected in Dollard-des-Ormeaux Centre/West

Antoinette Modric

Elected in LaSalle North-East

Leo La France

Founding Assistant Director General

Daniel O’Reilly

Elected in Verdun/Nun’s Island

Diane Ratcliffe

Elected in St. Lazare/Hudson

Marion Roberts

Elected in LaSalle South

Bart Sellitto

Elected in Pierrefonds West

Cameron Sherry

Elected in Vaudreuil-Dorion/Hudson East, Les Cedres

Howard Solomon

Elected in Roxboro/Pierrefonds East

Marcus Tabachnick

Elected in Dollard des Ormeaux Centre

Joe Zemanovich

Elected in Dollard des Ormeaux
West/Kirkland East

Steven Tamas

Elected in Dollard des Ormeaux East

Ralph Tietjen

Parent Commissioner

Catherine Prokosh

Founding Director General

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