Orange Shirt Day
This year Orange Shirt Days is on Saturday, September 30th and it serves to honour children who survived the Indian residential schools and remember those who did not. At Trafalgar, Orange Shirt Day will be celebrated on Friday, September 29th. When you wake up tomorrow morning and are getting ready for school, think ORANGE, wear ORANGE, be ORANGE!
Orange Shirt is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission Residential School commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada in the spring of 2013. It grew out of Phyllis’ story of having a shiny new orange shirt taken away from her on her first day of school at the residential school. It has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually. Let’s keep the discussion on reconciliation happening tomorrow – Remember to wear ORANGE on Friday, September 29th!
Terry Fox Run – time tweak
The weather is not looking favourable tomorrow — we will try to catch a dry moment by starting later at 1:50PM
French immersion kindergarten – update
Early in September, parents questioned why the VSB was not posting a position for a French immersion kindergarten teacher at Trafalgar given that a space had come up due to attrition at the start of the school year. We wrote the VSB regarding this choice — see our letter and their response here.