Thursday, November 8, 2018

STUDENT ANNOUNCER:  Bade

CULTURE AND EVENTS    

Remembrance Today’s feature song is Highway of Heroes by The Trews.  From 2001 until 2014, members of the Canadian Forces served in the Afghanistan War.  In total, 159 Canadian soldiers died. The bodies of the deceased soldiers were brought back to Canada by plane and then driven along a stretch of highway in Ontario, before being buried.  People began gathering at overpasses and along the sides of the highway to welcome the fallen soldiers back to Canada. The highway became known as the “highway of heroes.” We remember Canadian soldiers and civilians killed during the Afghanistan War as well as thousands of citizens of Afghanistan killed during the struggle to bring peace and safety to that country.

CONGRATULATIONS to Myka A for her placing 4th in Victoria for the Peace Poster Contest.  Her artwork is being forwarded to the next level of judging.  Good Luck Myka!

ATHLETICS

Gymnastics Gymnastics club is cancelled today. Ms. Gennai is out of the building.

Grade 6/7 Girls Rec basketball practice today at lunch in the gym.

Girls 8 ; Excellent tournament yesterday at Central.

Boys 8 Comp won 73 vs 66 against Gordon Head. This is quite impressive.

Saty would like to see everyone at practice Friday at 7:15. No practice Monday – School close.

REMINDERS

Popsicles Popsicles on sale at lunch recess. Only one dollar!

Quebec announcement: A very important meeting for all students going to Quebec this morning at recess in room 304 (Mme Madeleine’s room). We will be explaining the Purdy’s fundraiser. See you all there!

Another change to the Hairdressing Tour – it will now be taking place on December 6th from 10-11:30am.

Jump N Start is meeting today after school in the Art Room at 2:45pm