HHCS will observe Orange Shirt Day again this year on September 30. Orange Shirt Day is observed on Sept. 30 to honor Residential School survivors, those who did not survive and their families. It is an opportunity for First Nations, schools and communities in Canada and beyond to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope. The origin of Orange Shirt Day is based on Phyllis Webstad’s story of entering an Indian Residential School as a 6 year old girl. We wear orange as a symbol of remembrance because on Phyllis’ first day at a Residential School, the shiny new orange shirt her grandmother bought was taken away from her and replaced with a school uniform. We will be wearing orange shirts on Friday in memory of those who attended residential schools. At HHCS we remember that God loves all of us and that Every Child Matters. It is important to know Canada’s history and to learn more to be able to recognize this day. School should be a place where students feel celebrated, loved, and safe. We won’t forget the children who were at residential schools and we stand with the Indigenous community. I hope the online read-alouds, book trailers, and videos below will be helpful. ‘With Our Orange Hearts’ is the newest book release.
Month: September 2022
Books About Queen Elizabeth, and Scholastic Digi-Flyers for September
It was so nice to see so many families at the Back to School Night! I hope you all had a great time. Don’t forget this Wednesday is Culture and Curriculum Night. I will be in the library so you can stop by to talk to me. I’ll have a handout to give everyone as well. See you soon!
I run a Scholastic program where parents can purchase books for their children and then we receive free books for our school library as a reward. For those who have children in classes where the homeroom teachers are not already running a classroom account, you are welcome to use this whole-school one.
Your order will ship to your home and you can order online whenever you’d like! When you enter the ‘class code’, your order earns 20% back for new books for our school library. Orders over $40 are free shipping.
Use this for the Class code – RC391237
With the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, here are some books for kids to learn more about her life, faith, and the events of her lifetime. At school on Monday we will be observing with a moment of silence.
Welcome Back to School, and Terry Fox Books
Welcome back, everyone! I hope that all of you had a great first week of school! It was so nice to see all the students again and I am looking forward to the 2022/23 school year! Our theme for the year is “Our Stories for God’s Glory.” I can’t wait for all of our student storytellers to show the ways that God is partnering with them to make the world a better place.
The Back to School Event is this Friday evening! I look forward to seeing you there. Be sure to stop by the library for a special new bookmark and to enter a raffle for a new book!
Students, don’t forget to bring back your Summer Reading forms either to me or your homeroom teacher! You will earn an HHCS Seal for your work. I hope you all had a good summer of reading!
Many people in the community will be participating in the Terry Fox Run soon. Here are some books about Terry Fox for families to read together.