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Weekly Update September 27, 2021

ORANGE SHIRT DAY

Students are asked to wear uniform bottoms with an Orange shirt

Orange shirt day is a movement that officially began in 2013 but in reality, it began in 1973 when six-year-old Phyllis Webstad entered the St. Joseph Mission Residential School, outside of Williams Lake, BC. Young Phyllis was wearing a brand new orange shirt for her first day of school – new clothes being a rare and wonderful thing for a First Nation girl growing up in her grandmother’s care – but the Mission Oblates quickly stripped her of her new shirt and replaced it with the school’s institutional uniform.

The date, September 30, was chosen because that was the time of the year the trucks and buses would enter the communities to “collect” the children and deliver them to their harsh new reality. 

Taken from Indigenous Corporate Training

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP

There are 4 categories that we as educators focus on while teaching students how to navigate the digital world. They are as follows:

  1. Critical Thinking and Information Literacy
  1. Creation and Credit
  1. Presence and Communication
  1. Health and Protection

Please help us to continue that learning from home.  Our students need to critically think about the content with which they are interacting.  With your support, we can keep our children safe and create digital citizens who use technology appropriately and responsibly. 

Students are more than welcome to bring their devices to school to use for instructional time with permission from their teacher.  When they are not using their devices for instructional purposes or with permission from their teacher, they are asked to put their phones away.  Please help us keep all our children safe by communicating any messages, to their teacher or by calling into the school and we would be more than happy to help pass along any messages. 

CURRICULUM NIGHT

We holding our virtual Curriculum Night on Wednesday, September 29th beginning at 6:15 pm.  The format is as follows:

  • A greeting from the Principal beginning at 6:15 pm
  • 6:30-6:45 pm Session 1 begins
  • 6:45-7:00 pm Session 2 begins

A link to the individual teachers’ meets, will be sent via Messenger during the day of Curriculum Night. 

ROWAN’S DAY

On Wednesday, September 29, 2021, our school will be recognizing Rowan’s Law Day to raise awareness about concussion safety, and to share Rowan Stringer’s story.

In May 2013, 17-year-old Rowan died as the result of head injuries sustained in a game of rugby. In March 2018, the Ontario government passed Rowan’s Law, designed to protect athletes and to educate them about the dangers of head injuries.

The health and safety of our students is our top priority, and on September 29th, we hope to increase awareness about the dangers of concussions. Together, we can help our students prevent, recognize and respond to concussions.

SCHOOL PHOTOS

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, school and class photos have been postponed.  Once the restrictions are lifted, we will inform our community. 

MacLennan, LisaWeekly Update September 27, 2021