February is African Heritage/Black History Month!
Happening this week!
Musical Rehearsals every Tuesday @1:20PM and Thursday @8AM
February 11- Mindful Monday
February 11-15- Kindness Week!
February 12- SC Meeting @6:30-8PM
February 12- Firefighters Presentation Ms. Mueller and Ms. Liu’s classes
February 13- Report Cards go home!
February 14- Grade 7s to Vivian Outdoor Centre
February 14- St. Valentine’s Day
February 15- National Flag Day
February 18- Family Day, NO SCHOOL!
February 20- Grade 8 Grad Photos (AM)
February 27- Pink Shirt Day
A Closer Look
PARENTS’ Support Group
Does your child’s anxiety, ADHD, mood disorders, learning disability, or behaviour challenges make parenting difficult?
Benefits of PCMH Support Group:
• meet other parents with children who have similar challenges
• find encouragement and emotional support
• learn strategies to help your child or youth at home/school
• learn how to access resources in the community
Please see attached flyer for more details: PCMH Support Group Poster
Youth Speak Conference- Mental Health and Awareness for Parents and Caring Adults
Hear from our YOUTH SPEAKERS, who will share their personal stories and how they were able to cope with mental health challenges, bullying and substance misuse.
Hear from YORK REGIONAL POLICE how we can protect youth from cyberbullying
Please see attached flyer for more details: YouthSpeak-flyer-final 2019
Regional Parent Symposium – April 17, 2019
Musicians 24 years of age and younger are invited to submit an original song on the theme of ending youth violence.
Please see attached flyer for more details: YRP – Voices of Violence-2019
African Heritage/Black History Month!
Celebration of Black History/African Heritage Month has been a part of Canadian society since the 1950s. Lieutenant Governor Hal Jackman declared February as Black History month in Ontario in 1993, and it was in 1995 that the Honorable Jean Augustine made the same declaration in the House of Commons in Ottawa.
These declarations set the stage for acknowledgement of the contributions of peoples of African Heritage to the cultural, economic, political and social fabric of Canada dating back to the early 1600s. They also increased our awareness that people of African Heritage are an integral part of Canadian history.
During the month of February, we deliberately reflect upon the legacy of African history in all its various forms, and we join all Canadians in celebrating Black History/African Heritage month. By contemplating on persons of African heritage, famous and not so famous, who have been of significant influence through their ideas, words and actions, we appreciate the place of African history in the history of the world.