January 26th, 2021
January 27, 2021 Family Literacy Day
We acknowledge that we are in Mi’kma’ki, which is the traditional ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq people.
BISSETT LAKE – RED CROSS – THIN ICE!!!! - STUDENTS ARE NOT TO GO ON THE ICE – BISSETT LAKE – NOT SAFE
Safety On and Around the Ice
The Canadian Red Cross wants to remind you to be safe on and around ice. Fluctuating temperatures can make ice unstable and you should be vigilant and keep your eyes open to spot unsafe conditions before venturing on it. Unless you’re absolutely sure that ice is thick enough—stay off!
The colour of the ice indicates its strength and quality. Blue ice is the strongest, while grey ice is unsafe.
Avoid ice that has recently frozen, thawed, and then frozen again. Ice thickness should be a minimum of: 15 cm for skating, walking or skiing in small groups. 20 cm for larger groups, such as skating parties.
Snow cover can insulate the ice and keep it from freezing completely. Use caution near pressure ridges in the ice. When ice goes through a freeze-thaw-freeze cycle it becomes weak and unsafe until it freezes solid again. Mist rising can be a sign of open water. •Watch out for protruding objects or air holes that can indicate weak ice. The ice may be thinner near dark objects which are at the edge of the ice or that protrude.
FAMILY LITERACY DAY
Family Literacy Day takes place every January 27th to raise awareness about the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family. Since 1999, thousands of schools, libraries, literacy organizations and other community groups have taken part in the initiative. Taking time every day to read or do a learning activity is crucial to a child’s development, improving a child’s literacy skills dramatically, and can help a parent improve their skills as well.
Students are welcome to go online to order lollipops by the end of the day on Wednesday. Cost $1.00 each. Order yours now, as quantities are limited. Lollipops will be delivered this Friday.
Just a couple of days left in January and that means the Library's colouring contest is about to have a winner!
Get your submissions in for the Year of the Ox contest by noon Friday for your chance to win a prize! The person who coloured the best picture will be announced at the end of the day Friday!
MASKS-SANITIZER-SOCIAL DISTANCING – REMINDERS
Just a reminder to students to please remember to wear your school-provided mask or your own mask every day and to make sure your mask covers your nose! Also, (1) when you enter the building to sanitize your hands (2) walking through the halls in single file/social distance where possible, (3) bring your water bottle to school and (4) before you are dismissed for lunch, please remove all items off your desk so they can be cleaned during the lunch break.
Breakfast bins, which are located at the front of each classroom or on the teachers’ desks, are filled with snacks for students to take if you are hungry! Students are asked to please not touch all the items in the bin; just take the item you want without touching the others! Thank you!