What’s coming up?
- November 2019 – Indigenous Education Month at the TDSB
- Monday November 4 – Friday November 8th – Treaties Recognition Week
- Monday November 11th – 1030am- Remembrance Day Assembly in the gymnasium- All are welcome to attend
- Thursday November 14th from 330-6pm- Special Family Event- Scholastic Book Fair. Volunteers needed from 330-6pm http://bit.ly/scholastic18
- Thursday November 14th – Thursday Nov 21st – Scholastic Book Fair in the school library. Volunteers needed from 830-1140am http://bit.ly/scholastic18
- Thursday November 14th- Progress Report Cards go home
- Friday November 15th – Last day to buy Marlies tickets
- Friday November 15th – PA DAY
- Thursday November 21st 6-730pm- Parent Council Mtg in school library. All are welcome. Child care and pizza will be provided
- Friday November 22nd – Movie Night at Gledhill in the gym- “Rise of the Guardians”. Doors open at 6pm and movie starts at 630pm. If you are interested in volunteering to make this might a success, please sign up at https://signup.com/go/RGzhQUX
- Saturday November 30th @ 130pm – Marlies Game at Scotiabank arena.
Highlights from today’s announcements:
- Good morning! Please stand for the Land Acknowledgement and our National Anthem.
- We acknowledge we are hosted on the lands of the Mississaugas of the Anishinaabe , the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Wendat. We also recognize the enduring presence of all First Nations, Metis and Inuit Peoples.
- O Canada
- Please be seated. Make sure you are listening to anything that is relevant to you.
- Today is Wednesday November 6th and it is Day 5 in our schedule. Our character theme for November is Empathy and here is something to think about. “It is better to be a lion for a day, than a sheep all your life.” – Sister Elizabeth Kenny
- Students helping with the Remembrance Day assembly, please meet in Room 30 at morning recess. Thank you!
- No strings today
- Spirit Squad- quick meeting in Room 24 at morning recess
- First try-out for Girls Basketball is Friday at lunch. Please eat in the lunch room and I will pick you up and bring you to the gym at 11:45am. – Mr. Webb
- What are Treaties?
- Treaties are legally binding agreements that set out the rights, responsibilities and relationships of Indigenous peoples and the federal and provincial governments. Ontario is covered by 46 treaty and other agreements, such as land purchases by the Crown signed between 1781 and 1930.
- Indigenous people have a long history of making treaties with other Indigenous peoples to form alliances and share resources(hunting, gathering) within each other’s territories. The agreements were made in the best interest of all parties involved.
- Contemporary Treaty Issues
- Many issues are being addressed through ongoing discussions between Indigenous peoples and the Government of Canada. It is the hope of both parties that these issues be resolved so the treaties can be honoured the way they were intended, in peace and friendship. Treaties between the Crown and Indigenous peoples are the basic building blocks in the creation of Canada. Moving forward to reconciliation, the treaty-building relationship and the recognition of the rights of Indigenous peoples need to be honoured.
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 student identities. Some days part of the announcements are read by the students in French. For the purposes of these posts, announcements will be in English
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