DYS Hallowe’en fun fair

A Hallowe’en fun fair was held at Donald Young School in Emo last Friday, which the Grade 5/6 class hosted to raise money for UNICEF.
Students were encouraged to bring in their nickels, dimes, and quarters to five to UNICEF, which is an organization that helps children in poor countries receive clean water, medicine, and school supplies.
The fun fair featured a bake table, cake draws, face-painting, fortune-telling, games, and prizes. Everyone was invited to participate and have fun—all the while helping less fortunate children.
In other news, everyone is invited to participate in the Remembrance Day assembly at DYS this Tuesday (Nov. 11) starting at 10:30 a.m. in the school gym.
Katherine Williams has been practising with a group of students who will be singing at the assembly. They also have been invited to sing at the Remembrance Day ceremony being held at the Emo cenotaph at 2:45 p.m.
Also at DYS, Willie Wilson (Chief Stoneman) of the Rainy River First Nations was on hand last Wednesday (Oct. 29) to talk to the Grade 5/6 social studies class on the history of First Nations peoples and the proposed First Nations Governance Act.
His talk was very informative on the issues facing First Nations peoples and the class benefited greatly from the discussion.
The Rainy River District School Board has an established Code of Conduct that sets out the rules and responsibilities of students.
Under “Bullying,” the Code of Conduct states “All school members of the RRDSB must not use physical aggression (hitting, kicking), verbal abuse (name-calling, racist remarks, teasing, threats), and/or psychological abuse (social exclusion, gossip, taunting, gang activities).”
Parents are asked to take the time to discuss this issue with your child/children. The school has begun to implement the new anti-bullying curriculum and is encouraging students to avoid “bullying” behaviour.
A reminder the DYS handbook is available at the school office for families who did not pick one up at the recent open house. If you wish to have one, call the office or send a note in your child’s agenda.
And don’t forget there’s only 118 days until the “Wizard of Oz.” Do you want to know how you can help? Call 482-2271 for more information.
A huge thank you to the families who participated in the Primary Family Math Night, to Kim Olson and Andrea Lee for organizing it, and to Katherine Williams for organizing and training the school choir.
Finally, congratulations to Casey Grant, Stephen Hilliar, and Maxwell Williams who had participated in the recent chess tournament in Thunder Bay.