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November 20 is National Child Day

The theme of National Child Day 2017 is "All Children have the Right to Be Safe." National Child Day is celebrated to mark two historic events: the 1959 signing of the UN Declaration of the Rights of the Child and the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989.

There are many ways to celebrate National Child Day. You can create your own celebration to best suit your family, community, or organization. No effort is too small or too large! The activities you choose are up to you.

Organizations and Communities:

  • Consider ways you can make your nation, city, community and home a better place for children. Light city spaces in blue on November 20th.  
  • Look and listen for examples of children's rights being protected and promoted in your family and community.
  • Organize a fundraiser to support activities for children.
  • Create times, spaces, programs, and activities for children which celebrate young people.

Educators and Schools

  • Ask young people what is important to them, and what is important to them about children's rights.
  • Tell someone you know about National Child Day and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
  • Educate others about children's rights. Promote awareness of children's rights.
  • Organize special activities or an event to celebrate National Child Day and the Right to Be Safe. Engage local media to highlight children's rights.
  • Promote activities, programs and community opportunities for children and youth.

Home and Family

  • Spend time with a young person. Plan or attend a special outing, event or activity with a child.
  • Read a recommended book about being safe with a child.
  • Be there: Be part of children's lives, spaces, and activities to show you value them. Plan a special visit to your child's class or childcare setting.
  • Reflect: Think about childhood: what encourages 'being and feeling safe' for you and others?
  • Volunteer/donate time, goods, or money to a charitable organization benefitting children.

Everyone

  • Include children as full participants in spaces and conversations.
  • Wear a royal blue ribbon or wear royal blue to show your support for children's rights in decisions that affect them.
  • Listen to what young people say about what is important to them.
  • Empower young people to use their voice: give children an opportunity to be heard and others an opportunity to listen.
  • Give children and youth an opportunity to be included, feel safe and get involved.

Find out more: www.nationalchildday.ca.
Share your celebration photos, stories and videos on Twitter #RightToBeSafe #NCD2017

Source: https://nationalchildday.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/national-child-day-how-to-celebrate-2017.pdf

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Sears, Angela11/15/2017 1:40 PM15 Nov, 2017
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Sears, Angela11/8/2017 10:11 AM08 Nov, 2017
PWSD schools remember

With Remembrance Day falling on a Saturday this year, and Friday, November 10 designated as a planned district-wide day off in lieu of parent-teacher interviews, Peace Wapiti Public Schools will host Remembrance Day ceremonies earlier in the week, as outlined below. Members of the media who wish to attend school-based events must RSVP to angelasears@pwsd76.ab.ca.  

SchoolDate / TimeEvent Details
Beaverlodge Elementary SchoolThurs., Nov. 9, 2:30 p.m.Ceremony in the school gym.
Beaverlodge Regional High SchoolThurs., Nov. 9School-coordinated ceremony with classroom-based remembrance activities.
Bezanson SchoolThurs., Nov. 9, 10:45 a.m.Ceremony in the school gym.
Bonanza SchoolThurs., Nov. 9, 11:00 a.m.Ceremony in the school gym featuring songs and poems by students in all grades. Everyone welcome.
Clairmont Community SchoolThurs., Nov. 9,
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Ceremony in the school gym with performances by the CCS choir. CCS student Kamryn Bond will lay a wreath on behalf of the War Amps.
Eaglesham SchoolFri., Nov. 10 - Sat., Nov. 11Eaglesham School teacher Mr. McKay and Grades 7-12 students will march from the school to the Ag Society Fairgrounds at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, November 10 for their annual 'Night in the Trenches'event. The crew will set up camp and take turns digging trenches and keeping watch throughout the night. Students will lead the annual Remembrance Day ceremony at Eaglesham Hall, beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 11.
Elmworth SchoolThurs., Nov. 9, 10:00 a.m.Ceremony in the school gym with members of the Beaverlodge Legion Branch 121. Parents and community members are welcome to attend.
Harry Balfour School / Whispering Ridge Community School

Thurs., Nov. 9
K - Grade 2: 9:45 a.m.
Grades 4-8: 10:45 a.m.

Both ceremonies will take place in the large gym.

 

Helen E. Taylor School Thurs., Nov. 9, 9:00 a.m.Ceremony in the school gym.
Hythe Regional SchoolWed., Nov. 8, 11:00 a.m.Ceremony in the school gym. Families and community members welcome.
LaGlace SchoolThurs., Nov. 9, 10:25 a.m.Ceremony in the school gym. Families and community members welcome.
Peace Wapiti AcademyThurs., Nov. 9, 1:00 p.m.Ceremony in the school gym featuring wartime videos and performances by the PWA Band.
Penson SchoolThurs., Nov. 9, 10:45 a.m.Ceremony in the school gym. Families and community members welcome.
Robert W. Zahara Public SchoolThurs., Nov. 9, 10:40 a.m.Ceremony in the school gym with performances and presentations by students. Parents and community members are welcome to attend.
Ridgevalley SchoolThurs., Nov. 9, 10:45 a.m.Ceremony with members of the Legion, featuring presentations by students and a memorial slide show.
Rycroft SchoolThurs., Nov. 9, 10:40 a.m.Ceremony in the school gym followed by a light lunch in the library. Parents and community members welcome to attend.
Savanna SchoolThurs., Nov. 9, 10:00 a.m.Ceremony planned by Grade 11 students, featuring their display boards.
Sexsmith Secondary SchoolThurs., Nov. 9, 10:00 a.m.Ceremony in the school gym. Families and community members welcome.
Spirit River Regional AcademyThurs., Nov. 9, 10:45 a.m.Ceremony in the school gym.
Teepee Creek SchoolThurs., Nov. 9,
10:40 a.m. -11:40 a.m.

Ceremony in the school gym. Families and community members welcome.

 

Wembley Elementary SchoolThurs., Nov. 9, 10:00 a.m.Ceremony in the school gym. Families and community members welcome.
Woking SchoolThurs., Nov. 9, 10:30 a.m.Ceremony in the Grade 5-6 classroom. Families and community members welcome.


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Sears, Angela11/7/2017 10:13 AM07 Nov, 2017