Today was a meaningful day. Orange Shirt Day is a day in which students around Canada remember the survivors and victims of Canadian Residential Schools. We've spent the week learning stories about residential schools. Between the 1850s and the 1990s, over 150,000 children were taken from their homes and enrolled in boarding schools, many of which were physically and mentally abusive. Our assembly today honoured those students, remembered them, and made declarations to live in a better way, including everyone and recognizing everyone's. I was very proud of our students and the leadership they took.
We also learned about the Climate Strike that took place across BC today. There are so many differing opinions on Climate Change, but we took a look at what's causing the current frustration and action among young people. There were SO MANY good questions.
Take some time to talk to your children this weekend about current events. There is so much happening in the world and we run out of time in class trying to cover it all. Tune into the news, pick up a newspaper, or simply have conversations around the dinner table. You might be surprised by how thoughtful your kids are! I know I am.
At home this weekend, students need to:
❏ Read every day (I would love it to be a novel)
❏ Review math concepts
❏ Take Monday off. You've earned it.
Have a great weekend!