All school council members from Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) schools are invited to attend Connections on Oct. 22 at the Education Centre in Midhurst. The event is hosted by the SCDSB’s Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) and is designed to help school council members become more effective in their roles.
School council members should register online by Oct. 18 at noon for a chance to win a $500 parent engagement grant for their school. After this time, interested attendees are welcome to register on-site on Oct. 22.
The event runs from 4 to 8 p.m. The Education Centre is located at 1170 Highway 26 in Midhurst.
The PIC is a county-wide advisory committee made up of parents and community representatives from across Simcoe County. The committee works with SCDSB staff and trustees to support student success through parent engagement. Visit www.scdsb.on.ca/elementary/parent/parent_involvement_committee for more information on the committee.
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, September 30, 2019.
Check out this article from the Alliston Herald about this great upcoming event: