CLICK HERE to access the most recent Newsletter emailed home today, Tuesday, June 22nd.
A reminder to parents that Thursday, June 24th is the last day for students with an early dismissal time at 10:18 AM – 4 hours early. Our bus will be making its usual stops, just 4 hours earlier. This is different than the 3 hour early dismissal time shared in previous communication. The district changed the dismissal time last week.
*NEW* Update: Falkland School will dismiss at 10:18 am on Thursday, June 24th
All schools are adjusting their last day for students (Thursday, June 24) from a 3-hour early dismissal to the regular 4-hour early dismissal. Buses will make their usual stops 4 hours earlier than the regular scheduled bus times on this day.
National Indigenous Day is on Monday, June 21st. Donna – Marie Greggerson, our Indigenous Support Worker and Adelle Barker, our Truth and Reconciliation Staff Representative, have planned a day of activities that include educational stations students will rotate through. Stations include information about Secwepemc plants and artifacts, story telling, and a giving back to the earth activity, which will include our students going out into the community and picking up garbage. Thanks to Ms. Richoux for volunteering on her day off to host an activity that visually shows our students how we are all connected. Once students have completed their rotations and are back in class, they will have the option to have bannock and a taste of smoked salmon.
A huge thank you to all staff at Falkland School for donating food, time, services, and creative thoughts to help make this day happen.
I would like to take this opportunity to especially thank Donna – Marie Greggerson for her hard work this past school year in supporting staff and students at our school. While we hope she will return to us in the fall of 2021 to continue her role as Indigenous Support Worker, her current position is temporary. Monday, June 21st will be her last day at our school. Farewell for now Ms. Donna.
Falkland School staff and students created and displayed 215 butterflies to acknowledge each of the 215 children discovered in an unmarked mass grave at Kamloops Residential School site. These butterflies mark our support of all Residential School survivors and serve as remembrance of those that didn’t survive, their families, and the greater community during this traumatic time.