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, Métis and Inuit families 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 change makers. By wearing orange, 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.
We encourage all our students and staff to wear something orange on Friday, September 28.
Join us this Thursday, September 27 at 1:30 PM for our annual Terry Fox Run. Our donation jar is available in the office, and any donation is welcome. All funds raised will be sent to the Marathon of Hope for cancer research.
Please join us for our first Palmerston Parent Council Meeting for the 2018-19 school year, to be held on Thursday, September 27 at 6:30 PM. We will hold elections at that time to fill roles on the Council. Being a member of the Council is a great way to be involved in your child’s school, as we work together to enhance the learning experiences at Palmerston for our students. Childminding will be available.
We are looking for gently used board games and playing cards to help replenish our Indoor Lunch Time Games Bin. If you have items you would like to donate, please check to see all the pieces and rules are a part of the game/set. Please drop your item off in the bin in the main foyer. Thank you in advance! Please note that we are unable to accept incomplete game sets.
Sending a friendly reminder to all our families that we are a nut-free school. Please check your child’s lunch items to assure that they are made in peanut- and tree nut-free facilities. This helps ensure the safety of all our students and staff.
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Come join us this Saturday, September 22, from 11:00 Am to 3:00 PM, for the annual Palmerston Community Daycare FallFest. There will be lots of games and activities, food and fun! What a great way to spend the day with family and friends.