TOPHAM NEWS Sept. 17th
Terry Fox Run – September 23rd, 2021
We are excited to Support the Terry Fox Foundation again this year to help in the fight against cancer. Students will be running at various times throughout the day on September 23rd. There are two ways to donate if you are able. Monday Sept. 20th to Thursday Sept. 23rd students can bring any kind of coin to their classroom and the teachers will have a box to collect these donations. Or you may donate online at:
Topham Elementary Fundraising Link: http://www.terryfox.ca/TophamElementary
ORANGE SHIRT DAY – TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION DAY
Typically, on September 30th we recognize Orange Shirt Day. In June, the federal government passed legislation to recognize September 30th, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, as a federal holiday.
This year, our school district will be recognizing Truth and Reconciliation Day on Wednesday September 29th and encourage students and families to wear an orange shirt. Thursday September 30th there will be no school to recognize the new federal holiday.
Here are some recommended places to purchase an Orange Shirt:
- Orange Shirt Society through Leading Edge Promotions
- London Drugs has partnered with the Orange Shirt Society to sell their Orange Shirt Design in London Drugs stores.
- Native Northwest
- Metis Nation BC
- Sto:lo Nation Gift Shop
- Offer the Orange Shirt Society shirt and the Native Northwest Shirt
- Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council
- They support Orange Shirt Day through their branch called Indigenous Printing & Office Solutions, which has partnered with Staples.
At Topham we feel that outside playtime is an important part of a child’s development, so we tend to go outside even when it’s raining. Considering that, we please ask that students have a change of clothes in case they get wet. This is even more important for our big kids as generally it is them that slip and fall while playing outside and they never have a change of clothes! If all students have a change of clothes in their backpacks, we do not have to bother you at home or work looking for extra clothes. Please send boots, raincoats, umbrellas, etc. We will only stay inside if the weather is extreme!
Thank you all for your support this past week as we settled into classes. It was awesome catching up with many of you on the playground, about your summer adventures and also meeting many new families to Topham.
A reminder that if you shop at the Cobbs Bread Bakery at 20330 88 Ave #175, if you mention Topham our school gets money and you get great bread!! That’s a great deal for everyone! Last year, Cobbs graciously donated a portion of all of your purchases back to the PAC which is used to support student learning.