Progress reports were given out to students during their period 1 class today. This report includes learning skills, work habits and shares how students are progressing in their classes.
Parent-Teacher Interviews will be happening on Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm. Students should be signing up for interview times with their teachers. Drop in interviews are also welcome. We hope to see you on Thursday.
Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013. It grew out of Phyllis' story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission, and it has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually.
The date was chosen because it is the time of year in which children were taken from their homes to residential schools, and because it is an opportunity to set the stage for anti-racism and anti-bullying policies for the coming school year. It also gives teachers time to plan events that will include children, as we want to ensure that we are passing the story and learning on to the next generations.
Orange Shirt Day is also an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.
Show your support by wearing orange on Monday, October 1, 2018.
Thanks to everyone for supporting our Timberwalk for Terry.
We prepared for the event with the Leadership class sharing information about Terry Fox and encouraging everyone to show their support through donations and wearing NPSS colours on our walk day. Mr. Ford challenged the rest of NPSS to bring in donations. He will make pizza for the period 2 class who brings in the largest donation.
Mother Nature changed our plans a little, and we held our Terry Fox Trivia early. Winners of the trivia were Mr. Robertson and Aiden. Second place, Mr. Pino and Alyssa. Third place, Mr. Willard and Ella. Last place went to Mr. Rutters and Issac. Mr. Willard, Issac & Mr. Rutters ended up with a pie in the face.
We had perfect weather for our Timberwalk for Terry. Thanks to the OPP for their support and No Frills in Angus for their donation of snacks and drinks that all enjoyed after our walk around the community.