Monday, November 7th (Day 5) - :A: Boys Volleyball Practice 7:45 - 8:45 a.m.
Thursday, November 10th-No school for students. PD day for staff.
Friday, November 11th- Remembrance Day. No School for staff and students.
Dear Jack MacKenzie Families:
As you are all aware, November 11 is Remembrance Day.
On November 11, 1918 at 11:00 am, the First World War came to an end. It lasted over four years, killed or injured nearly 30 million military personnel and devastated some of the world’s biggest empires. It changed the future of people, countries and continents. Canada’s contribution was significant, unprecedented and costly. The country came out proud and victorious, while mourning the loss or injury of 250,000 Canadians. Throughout November, we REMEMBER.
We honour those men and women who fought in various conflicts, so we are able to live in a country that is safe and free. The poppy is a symbol associated with Remembrance Day and shows that we are thinking about and honouring those who bravely fought for us. It is important that everyone knows the meaning of wearing a poppy.
As a sign of respect for our veterans, everyone at Jack MacKenzie School will be provided with a poppy to wear for Remembrance Day. We are asking all students to bring a Toonie donation for this poppy prior to the Remembrance Day ceremony which will be held on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. If every student brought just $2.00 for their poppy, our school would raise over $800.00 for our veterans. Let’s all work together to show honour and appreciation for our veterans.
Jack MacKenzie Staff.