Daily Announcements: Friday, November 30th

What’s coming up?

  • Wednesday, December 5th – Winter Concerts:
    • JK/SK Concert at 2 pm (Kindie Ukulele Kids and the Musical “The Very, Very Gingerbread Men”)
    • Grades 1-5 Concert at 6:30pm. (Rms 6, 8, 9, 14, 20, 21, 22, 26 and 28, Primary Choir and USchool Ukulele will perform)
  • Friday, December 7th – PA Day

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.”

  1. Hanukkah, the Jewish “Festival of Lights,” also known as the “Feast of Dedication,” begins at sunset on the 25th day of the Hebrew month, Kislev. In Judaism, Hanukkah is celebrated for eight days to commemorate the victory of Judah the Maccabee for religious freedom and rededication of the Temple in 165 BCE, and to celebrate the power of God and the faithful members of Judaism. To commemorate the rededication of the temple a menorah[1], the Hanukkah lamp, was lit. The oil was only supposed to last for one day, but it miraculously kept the menorah lit for 8 days. Today, the seven candles of the menorah are lit one day at a time to signify the eight days of light that shone during the first rededication ceremony in 165 BCE. Spinning a dreidel (a spinning top) is traditionally associated with the festival.
  2. A huge Gledhill welcome to all the schools visiting for the grade 5 girls basketball tournament.

Note: These announcements are typed up daily and posted by a parent volunteer on the Gledhill School Council’s Communications Committee. Edits or omissions are made occasionally to protect the privacy of students. 

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