Sunday December 1st is World AIDS Day. Take a moment to consider all those, past, present, and future who have been, or will be, affected by this deadly scourge. As we head into the season of giving, consider a gift to the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Indeed, the Foundation has just released the report from the African Grandmothers Tribunal. Read the summary, or the full report, here.
If you are looking for classroom ideas, or just generally to learn more, visit ESL/ELL teacher Larry Frelazzo’s Best Web Resources for Learning About HIV & AIDS.
The Library will be closing immediately at the end of the day today to allow for setup for Parent Teacher Interviews this evening.
The five books that all of Canada will read have been announced:
- Stephen Lewis defends The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
- Wab Kinew defends The Orenda by Joseph Boyden
- Donovan Bailey defend Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan
- Samantha Bee defends Cockroach by Rawi Hage
- Sarah Gadon defends Annabel by Kathleen Winter
Read about all of these books, and celebritites, at the CBC Canadian Reads website.
Selected Grade 9 students will be participating in a workshop with Nova Scotia based Canadian YA Author Don Aker during Period 4 this afternoon. Don Aker is the author of a number of Award winning books, and his latest book is among this year’s White Pine offerings.
Students attending are reminded that you need to check regarding any work which will be missed in class.
We do not have room for any additional students to attend this session, but if individual teachers on Prep want to join us, please feel free.
Join us in the Library on Tuesday morning, Nov 26th, for hot cider as we light the Christmas tree and the rest of the Festive decorations.
Be sure to bring your own re-usable mug. No disposables provided or invited. Cider available on a first come first served basis while supplies last.
How’s this for a pair of bookends? Magnetic!!
Lots more way too cool stuff at BuzzFeed Community.
Remember to come out today for the SESAT Fall Fair. Over 90 vendors and a Silent Auction.
Both SEEDS Me to We and the Library will have tables set up for you to browse.