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Can you believe it's October?

Students are talking about Halloween costumes, and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Of course, Thanksgiving reminds me of our Annual Thanksgiving Dinner on October 10th. It's a fun-filled day with yummy food and fun games like Turkey Bingo. MMMMMmmm I can't wait!

Students will have the opportunity to run, jog, or walk at our Annual Cross Country meet, which will take place at Regina Mundi Catholic High School. We thank Mrs. Van Daele, who has worked hard preparing our team and organizing the event. Good luck to you all!

Congratulations to our 2013/2014 Student Parliament!

Mekenna Mentor was voted Prime Minister, and Lucas Deutsch was voted Deputy Prime Minister. Our new Ministers of Communication are Bella Gardner and Madeline Jelsma, and our new Ministers of Media are Riley Cuddy, and Connor Winrow.

We are also pleased to announce our new Class Reps: Taylor West (Grade 5A), Lily Verberne (Grade 5/6), Mackenzie Squires (Grade 6A), Claire Colins (Grade 7A), Lexi Scott (Grade 7/8), and Madison Locker (Grade 8A).

On Monday, September 30th, O'Neil had our Annual Terry Fox Run. This is the 32nd Anniversary of the Terry Fox Run. We raised lots of money for cancer research, and we looked good doing it, while wearing our red and white clothes to show support. Thank you Mrs. Rayner for organizing this event for another successful year.

October 5th is World Teachers Day! UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) created this special day in 1994 and it's celebrated by over 100 countries, including Canada.

On their website, UNESCO explains that World Teachers Day "represents a significant token of the awareness, understanding, and appreciation displayed for the vital contribution that teachers make to education and development."

This year's slogan is "A Call For Teachers." As Canadians, we are blessed with a pretty good education system and great teachers who are trained and educated themselves. Sometimes it is easy to forget about the education system in other countries: in many countries, there simply are not enough qualified teachers for the amount of children.

Because of this need for teachers, UNESCO has made this year’s theme "A Call For Teachers."

Quality education provides hope for the future, dreams to come true, and a better standard of living. Take a moment to thank the teachers in our school, or community, for being as great as they are. Our teachers care about us students and work to give us quality education. Also, keep the thought of the need for quality, trained teachers in less fortunate countries in the world.

Everyone deserves an education!

Tatijana

 

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