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.