|Event Date/School||Event Details|
|Week of Sept. 24-28: |
|Beaverlodge Elementary School||During the week of Sept. 24-28, the school will outline the significance of Orange Shirt Day through daily announcements and Facebook posts. Sept. 28 will begin with 'O Canada' played in Cree, staff will wear orange shirts and encourage students to do the same, everyone will receive an 'Every Child Matters' button, and FNMI Liaison Worker Krista Lucas will share Phyllis' Story and an accompanying PowerPoint presentation with students.|
|Friday, Sept. 28: |
|Harry Balfour School||All staff and students are encouraged to wear orange. Classes will read a book on residential schools.|
|Hythe Regional School||Staff and students will wear orange shirts, decorate orange hearts to share with Mentor Time partners, and attend an assembly and round dance at 1:10 p.m. to acknowledge the history of residential schools and honour survivors.|
|Penson School||All staff and students are encouraged to wear orange. |
|Robert W. Zahara Public School||Staff and students are encouraged to wear orange shirts. The day will begin with 'O Canada' played in Cree, followed by a moment of silence. Teachers will share Phyllis' Story with their classes. Grades 6-7 reading time will focus on residential school stories and related materials. The school will celebrate their 'Project of Hearts' artwork. FNMI Liaison Worker Angela Dougal will share a PowerPoint on residential schools, with stories from survivors. Music classes will sing First Nations, Inuit and Métis songs. The day will close with a group photo of everyone wearing orange shirts.|
|Rycroft School||Students are encouraged to wear orange.|
|Savanna School and Bonanza School|
Savanna School will welcome Bonanza School students for a full day of activities, in participation with Alberta Culture Days. Students are encouraged to wear orange shirts. The event is supported by Savanna School, the Alberta Government, Saddle Hills County and the Central Peace Early Childhood Coalition.
Group discussions around the powwow, drum, regalia, and the significance of dance:
Grades 1-2: 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.; Grades 3-5: 10:50 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.; Grades 6-8: 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Students will also participate in a dance and sharing circle in the gym.
Public event: Join students and staff from Savanna and Bonanza Schools and local Indigenous dancers and drummers for traditional Indigenous dance, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
|Spirit River Regional Academy||Staff and students are encouraged to wear orange shirts. Teachers will read Phyllis' Story with their classes.|
|Whispering Ridge Community School||Staff and students are encouraged to wear orange shirts. |
Staff and students are encouraged to wear orange shirts or accessories. Teachers will share Phyllis' Story. Students will decorate heart-shaped cookies with orange icing to share with others.
|Monday, Oct. 1 |
|Bezanson School||Everyone is encouraged to wear orange. Students will participate in Orange Shirt Day activities in their classrooms.|
|Clairmont Community School||Students and staff are encouraged to wear orange and everyone will receive an "Every Child Matters" button. A school-wide assembly will include a moment of silence. The school has invited an Elder to address students at the assembly and share her residential school experiences with junior high students during a breakout session. The school will create a collaborative memorial art piece honouring those who attended residential schools, featuring student and staff handprints on a large Medicine Wheel with the words "Every Child Matters." The Medicine Wheel represents a message of wholeness and balance in Indigenous culture. Students will learn that all people are equal, all people matter, and because everyone has a place in the circle, everyone is needed to make a circle complete.|
|Eaglesham School||Students and staff are encouraged to wear orange. |
|Wembley Elementary School||Staff and students are encouraged to wear orange. Teachers will share Phyllis' Story in an age-sensitive manner. Students will decorate orange shirt images with the 'Every Child Matters' message of compassion, to be posted in the foyer and halls.|
|Thursday, Oct. 4 |
|Elmworth School||Staff and teachers are encouraged to wear orange. |