Highlights from this morning’s announcements:
Read first: “I would like to acknowledge that this school is situated upon traditional territories. The territories include the Wendat, Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Mississaugas of Scugog, Hiawatha, Alderville First Nation and the Métis Nation. The treaty that was signed for this particular parcel of land is collectively referred to as the Williams Treaties of 1923 and applies to lands east of Woodbine Avenue. I also recognize the enduring presence of Aboriginal peoples on this land.”
- Don’t forget to wear red and white to school on Monday—we are celebrating the winter Olympics.
- There’s a boys basketball practice next week and tournament on Thursday. Boys, please remember to look at the schedule.
- Such a great day yesterday for our Grade 6 co-ed ball hockey team!! We played very well and are now moving on to the quarter finals. Way to go, Tigers! Practice for the Grade 4/5 and 6 team is Monday at 7:45.
- Helping Hailey fundraisers start next week! You can buy red hearts to send to your friends on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at morning recess. They are 50 cents each, or 3 for $1. Buy them, take them home, decorate them and return them to the mailbox outside of the office. They will be delivered on Valentine’s Day.
- Did you know today is World Wetlands Day? Marsh, swamp, fen and bog are other words for wetlands. Scientists now understand that wetlands need to be protected because they help filter water and absorb rain to reduce flooding. They are also extremely important habitats for frogs, fish, birds insects and mammals. Happy Wetlands Day!