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ORANGE SHIRT DAY

September30Start:08:00AMUntil:05:00PM

OSSTF/FEESO D/BU#20/2016-2017

Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, which was first held in the spring of 2013. It grew out of an account by a former First Nations student who had her orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission and has evolved into an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools going on an annual basis. The end of September was selected as the date of recognition as it represented the time of year when First Nations, Métis and Inuit children were taken away from their homes to be placed in residential schools. Members of OSSTF/FEESO are encouraged to wear an orange shirt on September 30th to recognize this Day and, where appropriate, to talk to fellow staff and students about the legacy of the residential school system and how we can all work together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.

World Teachers' Day

October05Start:08:30AMUntil:04:30PM

PD Day

October07Start:08:00AMUntil:05:00PM

September

"The breezes taste
Of apple peel.
The air is full
Of smells to feel-
Ripe fruit, old footballs,
Burning brush,
New books, erasers,
Chalk, and such.
The bee, his hive,
Well-honeyed hum,
And Mother cuts
Chrysanthemums.
Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze.
"

~John UpdikeSeptember

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