Bell Let’s Talk Day - January 26, 2022. Every year around this time, Bell Canada launches its “Let’s Talk,” campaign in order to raise awareness and funds, to promote mental health. As you may know, mental health is a huge part of our overall wellness, and mental illness touches all of us, either directly, or indirectly, though a family member or friend. What can you do? As men and women for others, our role is to be loving and to help each other by listening, caring, counseling and, when necessary, getting help. By learning more about mental and brain illnesses, such as depression and anxiety, we are in a better position to talk about it, and reduce the stigma around it, and this helps to make our entire community more healthy, more caring, and more open and supportive. Please feel free to see Ms. Percival or Mr. Greczkowski, or your Advisor, Coach, or Teacher, if you ever have a question or concern regarding your mental health, or that of a friend or family member. Want to help? Please see this link:https://letstalk.bell.ca/en/ways-to-help. Please - Let’s talk – it works!

Please note that extra help after school in the "Math Room," will be unavailable for the next few weeks. You will be advised once the room reopens. In the meantime, you are encouraged to seek help from your Math teacher directly. Please find out your teacher's weekly tutorial schedule to do so.

A reminder that at the end of February, there will be a Black History Month t-shirt day, and students who are wearing the official t-shirt will have a free-dress day. However, students who have NOT purchased the t-shirt must be in full uniform. So, please don't forget to purchase your t-shirts! The link to purchase the t-shirts can be found on the school’s social media sites and the school’s website. The deadline to purchase your shirts is Friday, January 28. Thank you for your support! Ms. Hinkson.

Ruby Bridges was born in Tylertown, Mississippi on September 8, 1954. On November 14, 1960, at the age of six, Ruby became the very first African American child to attend the all-white, public, William Frantz Elementary School. Ruby faced blatant racism every day while entering the school. Only one teacher, Barbara Henry, agreed to teach her. Ruby was the only student in Barbara Henry’s class because all the other children had been pulled out by their parents. https://www.hilbert.edu/social-justice-activists/ruby-bridges If you have an interesting Black History Fact that you would like to share with the school, please see Ms. Hinkson.