Friday – Day 5

Cafeteria:
Homemade Fries Poutinee = $5.25
Chicken Strips, Fries & Juice Box = $5.00
Soup & Biscuit = $4.00

History of First Nations Residential School:
Orange Shirt Day  – September 30th is Orange Shirt Day.  Because that is a Saturday, we will be having Orange Shirt day on Friday.
Orange Shirt Day was started to commemorate the First Nations residential school experience, to witness and honour the healing journey of the survivors and their families, and to commit to the ongoing process of reconciliation.
Orange Shirt Day opens the door to global conversation on all aspects of Residential Schools. It is an opportunity to create meaningful discussion about the effects of Residential Schools and the legacy they have left behind.
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 is 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.
Former residential school student Phyllis Webstad told her story of her first day at residential school when her shiny new orange shirt, bought by her grandmother, was taken from her as a six-year old girl on her first day of school.
So, tomorrow, September 29th, we call on you to wear an orange shirt, if you have one, to show that we will listen with open ears to the stories of survivors and their families, and to remember those that didn’t make it.

Band:
There will be class in the band room today beginning at 12:35 for all grade 7 and 8 students who did not attend band camp or who need extra help.
Grade 9 mentors are also asked to attend.
Students who need Jazz Band books and who did not request one at last Friday’s rehearsal must see Mrs. Peters immediately following announcements.

Leadership Students:
Any leadership members interested in attending the ParaSport Festival, on October 12th, as support for some of our students, please sign up on Google Classroom.  There are only 5 spots available!

Drama Club:
Drama club will meet today (Thursday) and every Thursday in the Cafeteria from 3:00 to 4:30.

School Newspaper:
Anyone who would like to apply for a position on the School Newspaper, please pick up an application outside Mrs. Burry’s office in House 8 upstairs. The deadline is Monday, October 2nd. The form can be returned to Mrs. Burry, Mrs. Kirkland or Mrs. Bruce.

Terry Fox Run:
Our Annual Terry Fox Run will take place today, (September 28th) in the afternoon. We will start in the gym (after reading period) with our usual Pep Rally hilighting SP sports teams then proceed to the bowl where students will run/walk until the end of the day. Terry’s goal was to raise one dollar per Canadian citizen and he exceeded that goal. We are hoping to raise one dollar per person in this school and just a little bit more for a goal of $1000.
We will be asking students and adults for donations – for every dollar you give, you will receive a ballot (if you give $1, you get one ballot; if you give $5, you will get 5 ballots, etc…) that will go in for a draw. There are 5 Terry Fox T-Shirts that we will draw for at the Pep Rally before the walk. Your teacher has the ballots – they will be blue stamped with “Stonepark Gives Back”. We will also be collecting loose/spare change – in the Spare-Change Mobile over the lunch hour.

Girls AA Soccer:
The AA Girls soccer game today in Summerside will be rescheduled to Friday Oct 6 or Friday Oct 13.  We will hold a practice after school today.

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