Sunday, September 30th is
Orange Shirt Day
WE ARE HONOURING ORANGE SHIRT DAY ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th this year as September 30th is a Sunday!
Orange Shirt Day is a day to honour and remember those who survived and those who were lost in the Residential Schools of Canada. Orange Shirt Day is an opportunity to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.
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.
Teachers throughout the school will be taking part in a range of teaching activities and sharing what the orange shirt represents–teaching empathy, compassion, knowledge and awareness. We also will be having a school wide assembly at 2:00 pm on Friday.
We invite you to wear an orange shirt to school and to explain to those around you why you are doing so.
Do you like to sing? Brackendale’s choir will be starting up for student’s grade 2 and up. Meet in Ms. Murakami’s music room at noon next Tuesday, Sept 25th. New members are welcome!
Saturday, September 22nd
- Missoula Theatre Performances – 2:00 and 6:00 pm
Monday, September 24th
Tuesday, September 25th
- Wildlife Drill – 12:45 pm
- Choir – 12:05 pm in music room
Wednesday, September 26th
Thursday, September 27th
Friday, September 28th
- Orange Shirt Day – school wide assembly 2 pm
EVENTS ON GOING:
Our Magazine fundraiser packages have gone home – please consider this fundraiser – great for Christmas, Birthday or special events gifts. Pass the information to friends, family, neighbours…
There are two ways to place order
- Return completed order form(s) to the office or to your child’s classroom teacher with a cheque made out to Brackendale Elementary School
- Order Online –Go to www.qsp.ca and use our Online ID #3937042 to register. Subscriptions ordered online arrive sooner.
All proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to purchase new desk and chairs for your children. This event will also promote our Literacy goals at the school.
All hardcopy orders must be received at the school
By October 12th – online orders can be done throughout the year.