Good Morning Grade 8 Families,
Due to the inclement weather declaration we will be postponing our Grade 8 Graduation Photo Day. We will share the new date once it has been confirmed.
Grade 7’s in Ms. Ghafouri’s class are learning about discrimination and what we can do to stop it. Mrs. Adams read, “I Didn’t Stand Up” by Lucy Falcone to help students reflect upon the importance of standing up for others.
As our Touchstone says, “ We take responsibility for our actions; we do the right and stop the wrong.” This includes standing up to bullying in all its forms.
Ms. Ghafouri’s and Ms Khairi’s class have helped celebrate the contributions of Black people (people of African Canadian and African American descent) through morning announcements and biographies.
Students shared their thoughts about how they can lift each other up in celebration of Pink Shirt Day today.
This year, Pink Shirt Day, or Anti-Bullying Day, is on February 26. It is a day when people come together by wearing pink shirts to school or work to show they are against bullying. The focus for 2020 is “lift each other up.” Students have been encouraged to consider ways that they can lift another person up.
Beginning on Monday February 10th, lost and found items will be placed on tables in the hallway across from the gym for parents to peruse. These items will be on display for retrieval for the duration of the week. On Friday February 14th, items will be removed.
Thanks to our guest speakers from Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, students from Kindergarten to Grade 8 learned about what disability and stigma is, and the importance of celebrating our differences. They also learned about ways that they can be inclusive to everyone in the classroom, school, and community.