Orange Shirt Day
WHY? To remember and respect everyone, survivors and those who passed, who suffered from the trauma of residential schools across Canada and to spread awareness about the historical importance and opportunity for reconciliation.
HOW? Wearing Orange Shirts or Pins on Thursday September 28. Grade 8 Leadership will have "Every Child Matters" Cutouts to pin on your own shirts OR if you own an orange shirt/sweater already, please wear it!
WHAT? Orange shirt day Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013. It grew out of Phyllis' story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission, and it has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually.
Orange Shirt Day is also an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.
Our annual Thanksgiving Dinner was a huge success again. Every student in the school had the opportunity to have a full Thanksgiving meal. Thank you to Mr. McKechnie, Ms. Vincent, and all the other staff who participated in making this a reality. See more pictures below.
We would like to give parents fair warning of our school policies regard strongly scented perfumes, colognes, deodorants, etc. Central Campus is a scent aware site. This means that we do not ban scented products, however, they must be used in very small amounts or strength.
It is important that students understand that there are people who either attend our school or work in our school have a strong reaction allergic reaction (to the point of difficulty breathing) to strong scents. Please help your child to understand that they are not to spray any deodorant or perfume (or other) in the school. If a student is seen spraying perfume/cologne/etc or has been warned about the strength of these that they are wearing, the parent will be called and asked to come and pick up their child because they are creating an unsafe environment for other students or staff. The student can return after changing or showering to remove the strong scents. Thank you.
Attendance Call-Out System
Normally you would have received an email and/or call regarding your student if they were absent for a class during the day. This usually occurred around 5pm. The system from last year no longer functions properly with our student system and so the district is currently supporting us in finding a replacement. This will take some time.
If you would like to check on your child's attendance, please contact the office and speak with either Angie or Tina. Thank you.