Tuesday November 6, 2018

posted Nov 6, 2018, 6:53 AM by Yvonne Holbrook ‎[Staff]‎

·         Tomorrow is Coffeehouse !  Come out to the atrium tomorrow after school to enjoy free coffee, baked goods and enjoy performances by the students and staff.  If you would like to perform at Coffeehouse sign up on the sheet in front of the RDC office beside the atrium.


·         Are you ready for a chance to challenge your teachers and friends and win some amazing prizes?  Come to our table tennis tournament tomorrow after school in the cafeteria from 3 – 4 PM.


·         This is a reminder that tomorrow is the last day that Free the Children’s, We Scare Hunger, campaign is accepting any generous donations.  Bring any non-perishable food items and used batteries to the Free the Children table by the atrium during periods 3 & 4.


·         Still need Link Crew students that have signed up for Grade 8 Parent night to see Mrs O’Hara today in Guidance.


·         There will be a brief Baking Club meeting after school in room 218.


·         Do you like Dungeons?  Do you like Dragons?  Come to the first meeting of Dungeons and Dragons Club, Wednesday after school in room 194.


·         Congratulations to Paige Burkhart, Alex Ruetz and Jenna Simpson who participated in the Halton Field Hockey All Star game.


·         Come down to the atrium to buy your poppy and write about why you remember.


·         This is a reminder that there will be a Chess Club meeting today after school in room 203, from 3:00 – 4:00.


·         The Indigenous Treaty partner for Oakville are the Mississaugas of the Credit.  They are part of the Ojibwe Nation.  The word “Mississaugas” comes from the word “Missisakis” which means many rivers, representing the numerous rivers in the Mississaugas traditional lands.  The term “ Credit” is in reference to the relocation of the Credit River Mississaugas in 1847 and the trade that occurred with English fur traders who would extend credit to the Mississaugsas.  In the mid-Eighteenth century the Mississaugas owned the territory from Long Point to Lake Erie to the Headwaters of the Thames, Grand, Humber and Rouge rivers.  The territory covered much of the area of Niagara, Hamilton, Halton, Mississauga and Etobicoke.  Today the reserve lands of this Indigenous nation has shrunk to just 6,100 acres near Hagersville.