Pizza Lunch information coming Monday!

We have had a lot of parents and families asking if we will be having pizza lunches this year at Gledhill…

The answer is YES!

We will be posting information on Monday September 30th here on the blog, including dates, pizza options and online ordering details.  Forms for ordering will also be available next week in the school office.

Stay tuned for more information!

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Daily Announcements- Thursday Sept 26th, 2019 (Day 3)

What’s coming up?

  • Tomorrow – Friday Sept 27th School Terry Fox Walk at 10:30am
  • Monday Sept 30thOrange Shirt Day
  • Tuesday October 8th- Picture Day

Highlights from this 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 Thursday Sept 26 and it is Day 3 in our schedule.  Our character theme for September is Respect and here is something to think about.  “Treat people the way you want to be treated.  Talk to people the way you want to be talked to.  Respect is earned, not given.” – Hussein Nishah
  • Good morning! Our first Techie Teacher Thursday is today at lunch.  All are welcome!
  • Reminder to all athletes at Gledhill to check Mr. Webb’s website for athletic updates.  This includes morning cancellations of practice due to weather. – Mr Webb
  • Gledhill Tiger gear is on sale for 15% off right now.  Go to www.gledhilltigers.entripyshops.com to purchase
  • Please remember to come to school tomorrow dressed for the Terry Fox Run.  Wear a Terry inspired shirt, bring a water bottle and remember to bring in your pledge forms.
  • Did you know Terry dipped his leg in the Atlantic Ocean upon beginning the Marathon of Hope.
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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.

Reading List for Orange Shirt Day- Monday Sept 30th

Orange Shirt Day at Gledhill is Monday, September 30th.

Looking for ways to continue the conversation at home? There are many wonderful books available for children of all ages that can deepen understanding of the impact of Residential Schools and promote reconciliation. The following books reflect on the residential school experience and/or reconciliation in different ways; many are available through the Toronto Public Library or through major booksellers. (Note: This list is compiled from various sources.)

The Orange Shirt Story, by Phyllis Webstad

When Phyllis Webstad turned six, she went to the residential school for the first time. On her first day at school, she wore a shiny orange shirt that her Granny had bought for her, but when she got to the school, it was taken away and never returned. This is the true story of Phyllis and her orange shirt. It is also the story of Orange Shirt Day, an important day of remembrance for all Canadians.

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3683348&R=3683348

Shi-shi-etko, by Nicola Campbell

Shi-shi-etko is a young girl who has four days before she leaves home for residential school. Her family has many teachings to share with her, about her culture and the land.

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM254832&R=254832

 Shin-chi’s Canoe, by Nicola Campbell

This award-winning book tells the story of six-year-old Shin-chi as he heads to residential school for the first time with his older sister. It is the sequel to Campbell’s Shi-shi-etko.

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM2478119&R=2478119

Arctic Stories, by Michael Kusugak

This trio of stories about a 10-year-old girl named Agatha is based on the childhood experiences of beloved Inuit author Michael Kusugak. The book begins with a tale of Agatha ‘saving’ her community from a monstrous flying object.

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM369510&R=369510

Kookum’s Red Shoes, by Peter Eyvindson

An elderly Kookum (grandmother) recounts her experiences at residential school – a time that changed her forever. The book has been described as running parallel to the story of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz.  “Her tornado had arrived. It rushed up and slammed to a halt just past the wonder world she had created,” writes Eyvindson.

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3267481&R=3267481

When We Were Alone, by David Roberston

Winner of the 2017 Governor General’s Literary Award for children’s illustration, this heartwarming story of a grandmother explaining residential schools will bring you all the feels. It’s so beautiful and so gentle, and therein lies its transformative power. Julie Flett continues to dazzle with her highly original illustrations.

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3533340&R=3533340

47,000 Beads, by Koja Adeyoha and Angel Adeyoha

Peyton loves to dance, and especially at pow wow, but her Auntie notices that she’s been dancing less and less. When Peyton shares that she just can’t be comfortable wearing a dress anymore, Auntie Eyota asks some friends for help to get Peyton what she needs.

http://flamingorampant.com/product/book-of-the-month/

I Am Not A Number, by Jenny Kay Dupuis & Kathy Kacer

This remarkable story of Dupuis’ grandmother and her family’s journey with residential schools deserves every accolade it’s received since being published. Dupuis is an advocate for community stories and it shows in her vivid book, a volume that has made it into classrooms and homes across the continent, sparking conversation and building reconciliation through story.

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3461876&R=3461876

Fatty Legs: A True Story, by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton

Margaret, an 8-year-old Inuvialuit girl, wants to learn how to read so badly that she’s willing to leave home for residential school to make it happen. When she gets there a mean-spirited nun known as the Raven is intent on making Margaret’s time at school difficult. But Margaret refuses to be defeated.

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM2705408&R=2705408

No Time to Say Goodbye: Children’s Stories of Kuper Island Residential School, by Sylvia Olsen This collection of fictional stories of five children sent to residential school is based on real life experiences recounted by members of the Tsartlip First Nation in B.C.

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM249928&R=249928

As long as the Rivers Flow, by Larry Loyie

Cree author Larry Loyie writes about his last summer with his family before going to residential school, in Northern Alberta in 1944. Lawrence learns things like how to care for a baby owl, and how to gather medicinal plants with his Kokom. Loyie’s story highlights how his education at home was disrupted by the residential school system.

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM156850&R=156850

 

 

Daily Announcements – Wednesday Sept 25, 2019 (Day 2)

What’s coming up?

  • TODAY-  Wednesday Sept 25th- SPIRIT DAY– Odd Sock Day. Please wear 2 different socks
  • TODAY- Wednesday Sept 25th- Character Education Assembly (Respect)
  • Friday Sept 27th– School Terry Fox Walk at 10:30am
  • Monday Sept 30thOrange Shirt Day
  • Tuesday October 8th- Picture Day

Highlights from this 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 Sept 25 and it is Day 2 in our schedule.  Our character theme for September is Respect and here is something to think about.  “Respect other peoples feelings.  It might mean nothing to you, but it could mean everything to them” – Roy T. Bennett
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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.

Daily Announcements- Tuesday Sept 24, 2019 (Day 1)

What’s coming up?

  • TOMORROW- Wednesday Sept 25th- SPIRIT DAY– Odd Sock Day. Please wear 2 different socks
  • TOMORROW_ Wednesday Sept 25th- Character Education Assembly (Respect)
  • Friday Sept 27th– School Terry Fox Walk at 10:30am
  • Monday Sept 30thOrange Shirt Day
  • Tuesday October 8th- Picture Day

Highlights from this 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 Tuesday Sept 24 and it is Day 1 in our schedule.  Our character theme for September is Respect and here is something to think about.  “I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater, than popularity.” – Julius Erving
  • A message from the Eco-Team:  the battery recycle barrel has arrived.  Please feel free to drop off small used batteries when they lose they charge, anytime.
  • could the girls soccer team please meet Ms. Pace at morning recess in the gym.  Please expect to go out side after.  Thank you!
  • Terry Fox Trivia- Day 2- Did you know that Terry’s diet consisted of very large meals throughout each day, as he burned so many calories from his daily run of 42 kms.
  • don’t forget to wear your Terry Fox shirt or Gledhill Spirit wear this Friday for our school walk!
  • Pledge forms can be put in the FOX BOX anytime this week.  The more money, the more challenges your teachers will participate in!
  • Don’t forget to have your pledges in by this Friday, the day of our school walk.  Please return money and forms to the FOX BOX in the office.  Thank you!
  • Have a terrific Tuesday!

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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.

Orange Shirt Day at Gledhill- Monday Sept 30th

ORANGE SHIRT DAY at Gledhill is this Monday, September 30th

It is a day to learn, commemorate and celebrate Indigenous culture and history

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Activities and lessons are planned in the school that will foster students’ connection to the Orange Shirt Day motto of “Every Child Matters” and increase understanding of the history and impact of residential schools in age appropriate ways.

We welcome all students and adults to add your own Orange Shirt to our “Every Child Matters Clothesline” which can be found in the front hallway of the school. Your child may be doing this in the classroom, too! The template to create your own shirt can be found here: Orange Shirt Day Tshirt Activity 2019

Staff and students are encouraged to wear an orange shirt to school on Monday, September 30th to commemorate the day. Any orange shirt will do!

Stay Tuned

Watch the Blog this week for more Orange Shirt Day resources.

Why Orange Shirts?

Orange Shirt Day grew out of Phyllis Webstad’s story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the St. Joseph Mission residential school, and it has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually. Hear Phyllis’ story here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=E3vUqr01kAk

Nationally, Orange Shirt Day takes place on September 30th. This is the time of year in which children were taken from their homes to residential schools, and provides an opportunity to set the stage for belonging, learning, and active reconciliation for the coming school year. It is also an opportunity for First Nations, Metis, Inuit, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.

Learn more about Orange Shirt Day http://www.orangeshirtday.org/

Daily Announcements- Monday Sept 23, 2019 (Day 5)

What’s coming up?

  • Wednesday Sept 25th- SPIRIT DAY– Odd Sock Day. Please wear 2 different socks
  • Wednesday Sept 25th- Character Education Assembly (Respect)
  • Friday Sept 27th– School Terry Fox Walk at 10:30am
  • Monday Sept 30thOrange Shirt Day
  • Tuesday October 8th- Picture Day

Highlights from this 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 Monday Sept 23 and it is Day 5 in our schedule.  Our character theme for September is Respect and here is something to think about.  “Respect is a two-way street, if you want to get it, you’ve got to give it.”- R.G Risch
  • Eco team announcement
  • Terry Fox Trivia- Day 1- Did you know that Terry Fox walked a marathon which is 42 kms, each day for 143 days during the Marathon of Hope?
  • Don’t forget to have your pledges in by this Friday, the day of our school walk.  Please return money and forms to the FOX BOX in the office.  Thank you!
  • All recorders and orders should be in by now.  Any last minute arrivals are asked to be brought to the music room after the announcements.
  • Mme Willoughby has a few announcements
  • Ms. Bambrick has an announcement
  • Have a marvellous Monday!

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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.