CALVIN PARK PUBLIC SCHOOL
MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS 11/20
Monday, November 20, 2017 - DAY 2
TODAY’S INDIGENOUS EDUCATION FACT
Indigenous Place Names in Canada
The word “Canada” is derived from an Indigenous word and means “village”. Other geographical names in Canada are also based on words from Indigenous languages. Ontario means “beautiful lake”, Cataraqui means “the gathering place” and Napanee means “flour”—spelled F-L-O-U-R.
BULLYING PREVENTION AND AWARENESS WEEK
This week is Bullying Prevention and Awareness week across the Province of Ontario. The Limestone District School Board is committed to providing a healthy, supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff. We know that students achieve their best when they feel safe, nurtured, welcomed, engaged, respected and included.
What is Bullying?
Bullying is defined by the Ministry of Education as “aggressive and typically repeated behavior by a student where the behavior is intended by the student to have the effect of causing harm, fear or distress to another individual, including physical, psychological, social, or academic harm, harm to the individual’s reputation or harm to the individual’s property, or creating a negative environment at school for another individual...".
Your classes will be engage in conversations and activities that work toward bringing an awareness of the the affects of bullying. On Thursday November 23 CALVIN PARK students are invited to wear a PINK shirt, joining others across our school board in support of Bullying Prevention. “In a world where you can be anything, BE KIND.”
Amazing work by the girls volleyball team at their tournament this weekend at KCVI. The 12 girls that participated, did an outstanding job making huge improvements over the weekend in terms of serving and three-hit volleyball. Way to go girls. A reminder about practice tonight after school.
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC IN PARTNERSHIP
Instrumental music lessons will take place in Mr Candela’s room today (Rm 219) directly across from the science lab, at 12:55.
Today in dodgeball, the Underdodge play Who Let the Dodge out. Please meet in the gym after cafeteria.