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    Tomorrow is Orange Shirt Day
    by Jennifer Boyle - Thursday, 28 September 2017, 9:06 PM
     

    ORANGE SHIRT DAY - All Children Matter
    Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013.  It grew out of Phyllis' story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission, and it has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually. 

    The date was chosen because it is the time of year in which children were taken from their homes to residential schools, and because it is an opportunity to set the stage for anti-racism and anti-bullying policies for the coming school year.  It also gives teachers time to plan events that will include children, as we want to ensure that we are passing the story and learning on to the next generations.

    Orange Shirt Day is also an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.

     
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    BEST Chapters/Indigo Adopt a School Sept 16 - October 8th
    by Jennifer Boyle - Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 2:39 PM
     

    We're so excited that BEST is taking part in the 2017 Adopt a School program, which starts this Saturday!
     
    From September 16 to October 8, over 550 high-needs elementary schools across Canada will rally their communities and work to transform their school libraries!

    Each participating SCHOOL will receive:
    • Every dollar raised in-store and online to support your students and school library
    • Eligibility for a match of up to $1,200 from the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation
    • 30% off books at Indigo, Chapters and Coles when using program donations
    Starting this Saturday, we would encourage all parent and community members to visit the Adopt a School website https://adoptaschool.indigo.ca/  search for  Bert Edwards Science and Technology School (BEST) to support our school through the Book Bonus, the Tell a Story, Give a Story matching program and the Adopt a School Story contest! Would you like to donate a book to BEST please sign up at Chapters Adopt a School and share your love of reading. 


    Book Bonus:
    For every two books donated online to your school, the Love of Reading Foundation will donate an bonus book to your school, up to 100 books!*
     
    NEW! Adopt a School Story Contest
    The five most-loved stories in each province will be entered into a random draw for a chance to win* a grand prize of a $2,500 Indigo eGiftcard to purchase books!  The remaining four top “hearted” schools in each province will win a $500 Indigo eGiftcard to purchase books.  https://adoptaschool.indigo.ca/eng/schools/2007

    Tell a Story, Give a Story
    Every time an approved story is posted to your school’s Adopt a School profile, the Love of Reading Foundation will donate a book to your school, up to 20 books!*  This is so easy to do, free, and will help our school earn 20 free books.
     
    Thanks for sharing your love of reading! 
    Jennifer Boyle
    Vice Principal, BEST

     
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    Parent Meet and Greet
    by Frank Law - Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 1:40 PM
     

    Hello Bert Edwards Families!

    On Wednesday September 20th, we will be hosting a "Meet and Greet" morning welcome back to school session at our school. Bert Edwards families are invited to join us at the school from 8:30am until 9am and enjoy some fresh fruit and a coffee or tea. Parents and guardians are encouraged to have students show them around the school and classrooms, and meet the staff here at our school. Hope to see you all next Wednesday!