March Eagles Nest Updates
Elginburg & District Public School
See you Friday Night at the "Valentine's" Not Valentine's Day Dance!
The Elginburg School Council would like to invite you to a Family Dance on Friday, March 6th from 5:30 - 7:30. See you Friday!
All students from Kindergarten to Grade 8 are invited!
- COST - $15 per family (includes one family picture at the photo booth)
- LIVE DJ with lights
- PHOTO BOOTH with fun props for the whole family. Photos by Jana (professional photographer). 1 family picture included with entrance; add another pose for $5
- CONCESSION stand run by our Grade 8 class (to raise money for their year end trip)
- SPOT DANCES with prizes
- Theme: "WEAR YOUR BEST!" If your best is a fancy dress - go for it! If your best is track pants - you're in too!
- Grade 7 & 8 students can attend in groups wih one parent chaperone!
Proceeds from the dance go towards technology purchases at the school.
Don't Forget Pajama Day Tomorrow - Thursday, March 5!
Sign up for School-Day: Permissions & Payments!
Limestone is excited to offer our families a new secure portal to complete permissions and payments online. With School-Day: Permissions & Payments, you will be able to complete permission forms and payments from any web browser using your SmartPhone, tablet, laptop or desktop.
Through this new online portal, you will be able to pay for items such as:
· Field trips
· Sporting events
· Student cards/athletic fees
The new easy-to-use portal will remove the risks associated with sending money to school with students, the frustration of lost or missing permission forms, and significantly reduce the amount of paper our school consumes.
Look for the School-Day Introduction Letter coming home on Monday, March 9 with your child. Use the instructions in it to sign up for a School-Day account at www.school-day.com and connect to your child’s events and activities.
With your support, we look forward to a successful implementation of this practical application!
Every family that signs up for School Day by noon on March 12th will have their name put into a draw. The winning family will receive Pizza and a Movie night. The winner will be announced on Friday March 13th.
Don't Forget PICTURE DAY THIS FRIDAY!
Senior Kindergarten Photos are also on March 6th.
Sibling photos - please fill out the form that was sent home today. Please send it back to the school if you would like a sibling photo!
This spring, the Limestone District School Board will ask students in Grades 4 to 12 to participate in a confidential Student Census so that we can learn more about our students – their backgrounds, experiences and needs – to identify where systemic barriers exist, and how to eliminate discriminatory biases in our classes and schools. The aim of Census Info Fridays is to share information about how and why this is important.
Today’s Census Info Friday focuses on Race.
What is Race?
People are often described as belonging to a certain “race” based upon how others see and behave toward them. These ideas about who belongs to what race are usually based on physical features such as skin colour. Ideas about race are often imposed on people by others in ways which can affect their life experiences and how they are treated. Society forms ideas of race based on geographic, historical, political, economic, social and cultural factors, as well as physical traits. Race is often confused with ethnicity, but there can often be several ethnicities within a racialized group.
Black - (African, Afro-Caribbean, African-Canadian descent)
East Asian - (Examples may include Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Taiwanese descent)
Indigenous - (First Nations, Métis, Inuit descent)
Latino/Latina/Latinx - Latin American, South American, Central American, Hispanic descent. (Examples may include Mexican, Puerto Rican, Venezuelan, Honduran, etc.)
Middle Eastern - Arab, Persian, West Asian descent. (Examples may include Afghan, Egyptian, Iranian, Lebanese, Turkish, Kurdish, etc.)
South Asian - (Examples may include Indian (India), Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan, Indo-Caribbean, etc.)
Southeast Asian - (Examples may include Filipino, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Thai, Indonesian, other Southeast Asian descent)
White - People belonging to any of various peoples with light coloured skin, usually of European descent. (Examples may include British, Italian, German, Polish, Ukrainian, Russian, etc.)
As an adult, how do I think about race?
As educators, how can we explore race in our classrooms to know our students better? We can begin by asking the following:
1. Do you think about your race? How often?
2. Are there situations, events, news, etc. that prompt you to think about your race?
3. How do you envision the answers of your students to the previous two questions to be similar or different?
4. Do you believe your students experience school (hallways, activities, classrooms, curriculum, discipline etc.) differently based on their racial background?
Resources for Educators and Parents to help understand and address race and racism:
Kendi, X. Ibram. (2019). “How to be an Anti-Racist”. New York, NY: Penguin Random House.
Jewel, TIffany. (2020). “This Book is Anti-Racist”. Minneapolis, MN: Quarto Publishing Group - Frances Lincoln Children's Books.
Please feel free to reach out should you have any questions.
Equity and Inclusion Consultant
Superintendent of Education
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