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Yesterday, Students and staff participated in Land based learning.....
Tapakwewin Wapos
ᑕᐸᑵᐏᐣ ᐘᐳᐢ
Snaring Rabbit

Today we did our Land Based Learning for Grades Kindergarten to Grade 9’s

Tapakwe ᑕᐸᑵ (snare) Now is the time to snare. Elder Don Johnson talked about snaring, how when he was a young man, all he did was go out and snare, to this day he still goes out snaring. He told stories of when he and others went out to snare, and when they captured the Rabbit, there would be a process of skinning and gutting the Rabbit. He said that the Wapos Ostikwan ᐘᐢᐳᐢ ᐅᐢᑎᑿᐣ (Rabbit’s Head) people use to want the brain. They would fight over it. People loved the rabbits, it was a treat. Rabbit could be cooked, baked or boiled. He talked about when it was a good time to go out snaring, look for a thick brushes, Waposak ᐘᐳᓴᐠ (rabbits) like to go where there’s a lot of cover from predators. They like to eat the weyakesk ᐘᔭᑫᐢᐠ (bark) , which is natural food for them, they also like mitos ᒥᑐᐢ (poplar) and nipisiy ᓂᐱᓯᐩ(willow) trees. Their fur would change from wiposawaw ᐱᐳᓴᐘᐤ(brown) to wapiskaw ᐘᐱᐢᑲᐤ(white) for the winter months. When snaring, you would have to check the snares 2x a day. After skinning, you can use the fur hide for making moccasins or gloves.

Junior High Students made paper moccasins


Kindergarten - Grade 5 made Wapos Misit ᐘᐳᐢ ᒥᓯᐟ (rabbits foot) cut and paste with cotton balls
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On Thursday, November 18/21 the teachers contacted parents/guardians to talk about their childrens' progress.

All the parents/guardians' names were put in a draw for 3 Gas giftcards.

The winners were:

Molly Potts
Erica Potts
Bernadette Standing-On-The-Road

Congratulations ladies!
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Just a reminder..
Remembrance Day - There will be no school on Thursday, November 11, 2021.
No school on Friday, November 12, 2021 - Day off in lieu of Parent/teacher interviews.
No school on Monday, November 15, 2021 - Professional Development Day for staff.

Have a safe weekend and we will see everyone back on Tuesday, November 16, 2021...
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Just a reminder..
Remembrance Day - There will be no school on Thursday, November 11, 2021.
No school on Friday, November 12, 2021 - Day off in lieu of Parent/teacher interviews.  
No school on Monday, November 15, 2021 - Professional Development Day for staff.

Have a safe weekend and we will see everyone back on Tuesday, November 16, 2021...

Grade 3/4 students went for a walk in Physical Education today.... ...

Grade 3/4 students went for a walk in Physical Education today....

Today is Indigenous Veterans Day. We pay tribute to the important contributions and the sacrifices made by First Nations, Inuit and Métis in service to Canada. We honour the Indigenous men and women who served our country. We will always remember them. ...

Today is Indigenous Veterans Day. We pay tribute to the important contributions and the sacrifices made by First Nations, Inuit and Métis in service to Canada.   We honour the Indigenous men and women who served our country.  We will always remember them.
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