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Rainbow Schools mark Remembrance Day 2018

students working on Remembrance Day artwork

Adamsdale Public School
Adamsdale Public School staff and students will gather on Thursday, November 8th at 10 am in the gym to commemorate Indigenous Veterans Day. Each class will present a song, poem or slideshow to express their feelings of remembrance. There will be a thanksgiving address in Ojibwe, and the junior drumming circle, led by Ms. Mejaki, will sing a closing number. The Adamsdale Choir will also perform. Guests are welcome.

Alexander Public School
Students in Kindergarten as well as Grades 2, 3, 4, 6 and 8 will gather in the school gym on Friday, November 9th at 10:40 am to honour those who fought and sacrificed their lives during war and peacekeeping missions. The school band will play the national anthem, students will read poetry, watch a short film, and stand for a moment of silence at the eleventh hour. Each class will lay a wreath to honor veterans and those who have passed. Parents/guardians and family members are welcome to attend. Students in Grades 5 and 7 will attend the community ceremony at the Sudbury Arena on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 10:30 am.

Algonquin Road Public School
Algonquin Road Public School will host a Remembrance Day ceremony in the gym on Friday, November 9th at 2 pm. The school choir will perform, and students will sing songs and recite poetry. Students will take part in a special presentation recognizing the contribution of current and past family members to the Canadian Armed Forces. Parents/guardians and community members are welcome to attend.

Assiginack Public School
Assiginack Public School will host a Remembrance Day ceremony on Friday, November 9th at 10:30 am in the gym. Students, staff and guests will reflect on the lives that were lost and forever changed due to conflict. The ceremony will include a musical performance of “In Flanders Fields”, a video tribute to veterans connected to the Assiginack community, and the laying of wreaths. Parents/guardians and community members are welcome to attend.

Carl A. Nesbitt Public School
Staff and students at Carl A. Nesbitt Public School will commemorate Remembrance Day with a special ceremony on Friday, November 9th at 10:40 am in the gym. Students will share poems, readings of remembrance, and videos they created that depict the social and emotional effects of war on society. The ceremony will conclude with each class laying a wreath followed by a moment of silence.

Central Manitoulin Public School
On Friday, November 9th at 9:15 am, families of students at Central Manitoulin Public School are welcome to join a Remembrance Day service at the school. Veterans and two members of the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets will be in attendance.

Charles C. McLean Public School
On Friday, November 9th at 10 am, students and staff at Charles C. McLean Public School will gather in the gym for a Remembrance Day service. Students will sing songs, read poetry and lay wreaths. The public is welcome to attend. Students will also take part in The Royal Canadian Legion’s annual Poster and Literary Contest to honour Canada’s veterans through creative art and writing.

Chelmsford Public School
Students from Chelmsford Public School will visit Chelmsford Valley District Composite School on Friday, November 9th at 9:45 am for a joint Remembrance Day service.

Churchill Public School
Churchill Public School will host a Remembrance Day Ceremony during the second instructional block on Friday, November 9th at 11 am. The ceremony will feature a variety of poems, songs and a video. Students and staff will observe a moment of silence.

Copper Cliff Public School
Copper Cliff Public School will host a Remembrance Day ceremony for students, staff and families on Friday, November 9th at 11:30 am. The school choir will sing “Children Together” by G. Gagne and “Shalom” by T. Jennings. Students will lay poppies on a wreath, read poetry, and watch a video tribute to pay respect to the soldiers who have fought and continue to fight for our freedom.

C.R. Judd Public School
C.R. Judd Public School will host a Remembrance Day ceremony on Friday, November 9th at 1:45 pm. Students will be joined by members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #179. Members of the community are invited to lay wreaths and observe a moment of silence. The ceremony will include choral poetry readings, tableaux and songs performed by students to honour the men and women who have fought for peace and protection of our freedom. Parents who have served in the military will visit their child’s classroom to show artifacts and share experiences. Students have created artwork, writings and poems that reflect the meaning of peace, war and remembrance.

Cyril Varney Public School
Cyril Varney Public School will host a Remembrance Day service on Friday, November 9th at 10 am for students, staff and families. Classes will recite poems and share writings, a playing of “The Last Post” and the laying of wreaths.

Ernie Checkeris Public School
Staff and students at Ernie Checkeris Public School will commemorate Remembrance Day with a special ceremony on Friday, November 9th at 10:40 am in the gym. Each class will lay a wreath followed by a moment of silence to honour the bravery and courage of members of our military past and present.

Lansdowne Public School
Staff and students at Lansdowne Public School will gather in the gym on Monday, November 12th at 10 am for a Remembrance Day service. Students will perform traditional components including “The Last Post” and the laying of the wreaths. Ojibwe students will sing “O Canada”. Families are welcome to attend.

Larchwood Public School
Larchwood Public School will remember on Friday, November 9th at 10:45 am in the school gym. In collaboration with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #503, staff and students will recognize and highlight the efforts and sacrifices of all those who served and continue to serve during times of war and peace.

Levack Public School
Levack Public School invites parents/guardians and family members to observe Remembrance Day as a community on Friday, November 9th at 9:30 am. The Onaping Royal Canadian Legion Branch #503 will assist in presenting a student-friendly ceremony including a March of Colours and recognizing fallen local soldiers. Students will present poems and musical pieces.

Little Current Public School
Little Current Public School will host a Remembrance Day ceremony on Friday, November 9th at 10 am in the school gym. Members of the local Sea Cadets and the Little Current Legion Branch #177 will attend. Students will share a video, recite poems and present a memorial wreath on behalf of the school. Parents/guardians and community members are welcome.

MacLeod Public School
On Friday, November 9th at 10:30 am, MacLeod Public School will host a Remembrance Day ceremony for students, staff and members of the local community. The school’s Concert Band will perform “O Canada” and “Amazing Grace.” Members of the staff, school and community are invited to lay wreaths and observe a moment of silence at the eleventh hour after a live playing of “The Last Post.” Various classes will recite poems, sing songs, and share writings and artwork. Participants will watch a video tribute of students reciting “In Flanders Fields” by Major John McCrae. Students will accompany a live guitar tribute of the song “Highway of Heroes” written by The Trews and Gordie Johnson.

Monetville Public School
Students from Monetville Public School will attend a Remembrance Day ceremony at the Noelville Arena on Friday, November 9th at 10:30 am. Students will recite “In Flanders Fields” and “The Act of Remembrance.” Following the service, students will attend a community luncheon hosted by the French River Royal Canadian Legion.

Northeastern Elementary School
On Friday, November 9th at 9:20 am, Northeastern Elementary School will host a Remembrance Day ceremony in the school gym. The ceremony will include presentations from students in French and English. Students will lead the service as they demonstrate their understanding of war and sacrifice. With the support of their teachers, students have created poems, songs and artwork to say thank you in recognition of the efforts made by our soldiers.

Princess Anne Public School
Students and staff at Princess Anne Public School will join together for a Remembrance Day ceremony on Friday, November 9th at 9:30 am. Veterans and members of the community will attend and assist in the laying of wreaths. Students will perform songs, poems and passages to illustrate the significance of this day. The public is welcome to attend.

Queen Elizabeth II Public School
Staff and students at Queen Elizabeth II Public School will gather for a Remembrance Day ceremony on Monday, November 12th in the school gym. The ceremony will include a singing of “O Canada,” a special reading of “Braves Soldats” and “In Flanders Fields” by Major John McCrae. Students from Grade 6 will lead “Just One Candle” and representatives from each class with lay a wreath. Students will hear “Taps” and “Reveille” and will observe a moment of silence. Students will also watch the video “A Pittance of Time.”

Redwood Acres Public School
The entire school community at Redwood Acres Public School will participate in a Remembrance Day ceremony on Friday, November 9th at 9:30 am in the school gym. The Grade 3/4 and Grade 4 classes will lead the ceremony. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #179 will be in attendance. Students will lay wreaths, perform a dramatic tableau, read poetry and sing various songs about peace. Parents/guardians are invited to attend.

R.H. Murray Public School
R.H. Murray Public School will host a ceremony on Friday, November 9th at 10:45 am. Students will recite “In Flanders Fields”, the choir will perform a musical tribute and students will showcase poetry and artwork. Members of the community are welcome to attend. Poppies will be available to all students and staff, with donations going to the Royal Canadian Legion.

R.L. Beattie Public School
On Friday, November 9th at 10 am, students and staff at R.L. Beattie Public School will join together for a Remembrance Day ceremony. Veterans and members of the Greater Sudbury Police Service will attend and assist in the laying of wreaths. Students will perform songs, poems and passages about the significance of this day. A video montage will be shared to recognize family members of the Beattie community who have served our country past and present.

S. Geiger Public School
Students and staff at S. Geiger Public School will join members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #355 on Friday, November 9th for a Remembrance Day commemoration. Students will present literary selections and the choir will sing “Highway of Heroes” and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” Students from each class will also present poppies.

Valley View Public School
Valley View Public School will host a Remembrance Day ceremony on Friday, November 9th at 10 am in the school gym. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion will be in attendance. Grade 6 students will recite “In Flanders Fields”. Grade 3 and 4 students will perform “Shine a Light of Peace.” Members of the community are welcome.

Walden Public School
Walden Public School will host a Remembrance Day assembly on Friday, November 9th at 10 am. Mr. Gagan will play the bagpipes and students in each division will lay wreaths along with staff members and representatives of the Lions Club, Betty and Brian Walton. Students will also sing and recite poetry. Members of the public are welcome.

Westmount Avenue Public School
Students from Westmount Avenue Public School will gather in the gym on Friday, November 9th at 11 am to lay wreaths, recite poems and sign songs to honour those who serve in our military past and present.

Chelmsford Valley District Composite School
Students from Chelmsford Valley District Composite School and Chelmsford Public School will host a joint Remembrance Day service on Friday, November 9th at 9:45 am in the secondary school gym. Students will share the history and significance of this day through readings, poems and songs.

Lasalle Secondary School
Lasalle Secondary School will host a Remembrance Day ceremony on Friday, November 9th at 10 am in the AB Gym. The national anthem will be sung in Ojibwe, French and English in honour of our country’s founding nations. There will be a reading of the poem, “In Flanders Fields” by Major John McCrae. The school’s talented musicians, singers and actors will perform.

Lively District Secondary School
Lively District Secondary School will host a Remembrance Day ceremony at 10:20 am on Friday, November 9th. The Young Thunderbird Singers will perform an honour song. There will also be special poetry readings, a school media presentation and the laying of wreaths, followed by a moment of silence at the eleventh hour. Members of the community are welcome.

Lockerby Composite School
A Remembrance Day memorial adorns the foyer at Lockerby Composite School to recognize the family members of students and staff who have served in past and present conflicts. On Friday, November 9th, the entire school community will join together for a Remembrance Day observance.

Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School
Students and staff at Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School will take part in a special ceremony on Friday, November 9th at 9:15 am. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion, local Sea Cadets, Student Council and school bands will participate.

Manitoulin Secondary School
On Thursday, November 8th, at 10:35 am, Manitoulin Secondary School will host its annual Remembrance Day assembly. The ceremony will include a tribute to all veterans, past and present, with a focus on those from Manitoulin Island. The names of all Manitoulin Island soldiers who have given their lives for our freedom will be read. Representatives from the local Royal Canadian Legion will participate with the laying of a wreath. The Manitoulin Secondary School band will play songs, including a special performance of “The Last Post” and “Reveille”.

Sudbury Secondary School
On Monday, November 12th, Sudbury Secondary School will host a Remembrance Day ceremony commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice. Students, staff and members of the Royal Canadian Legion will honour those who fought for our freedom, including the 11 brave men from Sudbury High School who gave their lives. The service will also include a smudging ceremony, the singing of “O Canada,” a presentation of colours, and special readings of “In Flanders Fields” by Major John McCrae and the Northern Ontario military history. Students, including two cadets, will perform “The Last Post” and “Reveille,” and guests will watch a video presentation.

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