Truedell Public School

Newsletter #3

Please donate to Cancer research by Supporting our Toonies for Terry And Online Campaigns

Truedell is proud to be participating in this year’s Terry Fox Run on Mon. Oct. 4th (Tuesday, October 5th Rain Date). Please bring a toonie for Terry to show your support. If you prefer to make an online donation, click the link below. Let’s show everyone how we can “try like Terry”!
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Socktober Colour House Challenge

Socks are the most needed item by the homeless. In October 2011, creator Brad Montague realized there was a large homeless population in his hometown, and he wanted to do something about it. While researching the needs of the homeless community, he learned that socks are the items least donated to homeless shelters. So Brad took action. He began to film himself wishing people "Happy Socktober!" as he gave out pairs of socks on the streets and posted these videos on social media.

Since then, Socktober has exploded! Kids and adults around the world have started their own sock drives to benefit their local homeless shelters. In 2013, Socktober teamed up with Kid President to spread the word and encourage more people to participate. Last year, participants on all seven continents donated pairs of socks!

Each Friday this month, the students in Mrs. Phippen's class have organized Sock Days to help us focus on Truedell's Socktober fundraiser. Students are invited to wear socks reflecting the week's theme and bring a new pair or several pairs to donate to our Socktober campaign. Students who participate by wearing themed socks and/or donating a pair (or pairs) of socks will receive a Colour House ticket.

Weekly Themes are:

October 8 - mismatched socks

October 15 - colour house coloured socks

October 22 - silly socks

October 29 - orange and black socks

Why Do We Have Orange Shirt Day?

Orange shirt day is an important event that occurs across the country and affects all Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in one way or another. It signifies the emotional, mental and physical trauma that First Nations, Inuit and Metis endured during the residential school era. Although the purpose of this day isn’t to represent pain, it not only allows us never to forget what oppression can do to a people, but it also shows Indigenous peoples persevering over colonialism, racism and cultural genocide – it represents Indigenous peoples acknowledging their history, but in a way that allows participation, peace and solidarity amongst Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.

Orange Shirt Day takes place on September 30th every year and asks Canadians to participate by also wearing orange on that day. The purpose of wearing orange is to show a unified step towards reconciliation and building stronger relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. This day is especially important for Indigenous youth because the residential school systems not only affected our parents, grandparents, and those before us but also continue to affect us and the newer generations because of intergenerational trauma and reflection.

We have to remember our history and do our part in educating others if we want to continue positive growth towards reconciliation, treaty understanding, and nation-to-nation relations.

Special thanks to Mrs. Phippen and Ms. Squarebriggs for sharing this information with us.

Reconciliation Explained in Kid Friendly Terms

What is reconciliation? | CBC Kids News

Thank you Royale Place Residents!

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On Monday, the staff received "thank you" packages from the residents at the Royale Place Retirement Residence. Their kindness made our day!
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What's On Sale at Mabel's Labels

Support our school fundraiser and receive ten percent off Custom Reflective Stickers & Glow-in-the-Dark Bracelets.

Stay Safe at night this season! Go to and choose our organization (Truedell Public School Kingston) from the list. Then shop the sale, and your nighttime safety products will ship directly to you with FREE shipping!

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