Monday, November 8, 2021

Today is National Indigenous Veterans Day

Today we honour and give thanks for Indigenous contributions to military service and to those who served our community, country and freedoms! National Aboriginal Veterans Day has been observed November 8 annually since 1994- as before 1994 Indigenous veterans were not recognized in Remembrance Day activities.

Over Canadian history it is estimated that over 12,000 Indigenous people from Canada served in war and peace efforts with at least 500 of them losing their lives due to conflict. Indigenous peoples in Canada have also fought on the front line of every major battle that Canada has ever been involved in.

Indigenous veterans fought with Canada in every major war the country was part of and continue to do so to this day.

OFSAA Volunteer Meeting

There is an IMPORTANT & MANDATORY meeting right after school today for all Field Hockey OFSAA volunteers. Please meet Ms. Orlando in the atrium.

Waterloo Math Contest

For all students who have registered for the math contest, it will take place on Wed. Nov. 17th. Please meet in the cafeteria for 8:20. You should have already received an email from Mrs. Smith with all the necessary information. If not, check your Loyola gmail account. If you missed registering, it is now closed but stay tuned for the next contest with more info. coming in January.

Ally Club Meeting Wednesday

There will be an Ally club meeting on Wed. Nov. 10 at 2:30 in Room 104.

Best Buddies Meeting

Given there is no school on Thurs. November 11th, Best Buddies will meet on Friday Nov. 12th during the Grade 10 lunch.

Congratulations Jr. Girls Basketball Team!

Congratulations to the Jr. Girls Basketball team on their victory against STA on Friday. We wish them lots of luck today at their semi-final game at Christ the King! Your whole school is routing for you! Go Hawks Go!

University of Waterloo Computer Programming Contest

Any student interested in writing the University of Waterloo Computer Programming Contest this year, please see Mrs. Alfano this week in Rm. 285 or through Teams chat to register. The contest is on February 16, 2022.

Remembrance Day Poppies

We have Poppy boxes in the Main Office, Attendance Office and Student Services Office. If you would like to make a donation and receive a poppy you can either put cash in the boxes or make a donation through school cash on line.

Scott, JoanneMonday, November 8, 2021