Important Upcoming Dates for St. Teresa School

Monday, September 30th is Orange Shirt Day at St. Teresa School.

Orange shirt day is an annual event that started in 2013 to recognize the legacy of Residential school system for First Nations, Metis and Inuit families and communities. It is a show of support and understanding of the history of the school system that impacts many First Nations, Metis, and Inuit people today.
The phrase “Every Child Matters” reminds everyone that children are such an important and integral part of our communities and that they are our future generations of changemakers. By wearing an orange shirt, we have an opportunity to bring awareness to the history of residential schools and to stand up against other injustices that may impact our children/students.
This link gives the story of Phyllis Webstad, who started the campaign http://www.orangeshirtday.org/
Background information on Orange Shirt Day – Every Child Matters
https://www.ictinc.ca/blog/what-is-orange-shirt-day

http://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/national-orange-shirt-day-promotes-healing-and-reconciliation-1.2782559

http://www.etfo.ca/BuildingAJustSociety/FNMI/Pages/OrangeShirtDay.aspx

Tuesday, October 1st is WACKY HAIR DAY!

School Council- Tuesday October 1st is our first St. Teresa Catholic School Advisory Council Meeting at 6:30pm in the library at St. Teresa School. If you’re looking for a meaningful way to get involved in your child’s education at school and to help improve student learning, please consider joining us!

Wednesday, October 2nd– Picture Day- SMILE!

Thursday, October 3rd- Opening/Thanksgiving School Mass at St. Teresa School- 9:45am. All are welcome to join us!

WCDSB “CALLED TO BELONG” TWILIGHT RETREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS- St. Daniel Parish event on Wednesday, October 9th is cancelled.