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Rainbow Schools mark Remembrance Day 2019

A.B. Ellis Public School
Students from A.B. Ellis Public School and Espanola High School will host a joint Remembrance Day service on Friday, November 8th at 1:30 pm in the Espanola High School gym. This important event commemorates the sacrifice our veterans past and present have made to secure our freedom and democracy.

Adamsdale Public School
Adamsdale Public School staff and students will gather in the school gym on Monday, November 11th at 10:30 am. Classes will present songs, poems and slideshows to express remembrance. There will be a special address in Ojibwe. The hand drummers, led by Monica Mejaki, will also sing the closing song. The school choir will perform. Guests are welcome.

Assiginack Public School
Assiginack Public School will host a Remembrance Day ceremony on Monday, November 11th 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, the laying of wreaths, and a video tribute to veterans connected to the Assiginack community. Parents/guardians and community members are welcome to attend.

C.R. Judd Public School
On Friday, November 8th, members of the Capreol Royal Canadian Legion Branch #179 will visit classes to share personal stories and discuss the meaning of remembrance. Students in Grades 4 to 8 will attend a ceremony at the Capreol Cenotaph on Monday, November 11th at 11 am. Primary students will take part in a Remembrance Day ceremony at the school led by Heather Charsley. Students will perform choral poetry readings and songs to honour the men and women who have fought for peace and protection of our freedom. Students will submit art, creative writing, and poems for the Royal Canadian Legion Poster and Poetry Contest.

Carl A. Nesbitt Public School
Carl A. Nesbitt Public School will commemorate Remembrance Day with a special ceremony for students and staff on Monday, November 11th at 10:40 am in the gym. Students will share poems, readings of remembrance, and videos they created to depict the social/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
Central Manitoulin Public School will join the outdoor service at the Manitoulin District Cenotaph on Monday, November 11th at 10:45 am. The community is invited to join staff and students at the southeast corner of Highway 542 and Monument Road. Students will gather at Manitoulin Island’s Monument Corner, which features several memorials, including a dedication to the Women of Manitoulin who served primarily as nurses and volunteers during both World Wars.

Charles C. McLean Public School
On Monday, November 11th at 9:30 am, students and staff from 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. The Grade 4/5 class will participate in a Remembrance Day service hosted by the Gore Bay Royal Canadian Legion Branch #514 at the Cenotaph at 11 am. To honour Canada’s veterans through creativity, students will submit art for the Royal Canadian Legion Poster and Poetry Contest.

Chelmsford Public School
Chelmsford Public School and Chelmsford Valley District Composite School will attend the outdoor ceremony hosted by Chelmsford’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch #553 at Côté Park. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Students from schools will share responsibilities at the ceremony including the laying of wreaths, special readings and choir performances.

Chelmsford Valley District Composite School
Chelmsford Valley District Composite School and Chelmsford Public School will attend the outdoor ceremony hosted by Chelmsford’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch #553 at Côté Park. The public is welcome to attend. Students from schools will share responsibilities at the ceremony including the laying of wreaths, special readings and choir performances.

Churchill Public School
Students and staff from Kindergarten to Grade 3 will gather in the Churchill Public School gym on Monday, November 11th for a ceremony to honour the sacrifices and efforts of the brave men and women who have served and continue to serve. The ceremony will feature poems, songs, and a video. Students will lay wreaths and observe a moment of silence. Students in Grades 4 to 8 will attend the community ceremony at the Sudbury Arena at 10:30 am.

Copper Cliff Public School
Students in Grades 3 to 8 at Copper Cliff Public School will attend the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Sudbury Arena. Students from Kindergarten to Grade 2 will take part in Remembrance Day activities in their respective classroom.

Cyril Varney Public School
Cyril Varney Public School will host a Remembrance Day service on Monday, November 11th at 10 am for students, staff and families. Students will recite poems, lay poppies on a wreath, and watch a video tribute, paying respect to the soldiers who have fought and continue to fight for our freedom.

Ernie Checkeris Public School
Staff and students at Ernie Checkeris Public School will commemorate Remembrance Day with a ceremony on Monday, November 11th at 10:40 am in the gym. The community is welcome to join as students use this solemn occasion to honour the bravery and courage of members of our military past and present. There will be a silver collection for poppies distributed to all students.

Espanola High School
On Friday, November 8th at 1:30 pm, Espanola High School and A.B Ellis Public School will join together to commemorate Remembrance Day. Algoma-Manitoulin MPP Michael Mantha, and a variety of community organizations including the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #39, Espanola Fire Department, Espanola Police Department and Emergency Medical Services will be in attendance. The ceremony will honour the sacrifice of former students and soldiers across the country. The public is welcome to attend.

Lansdowne Public School
Staff and students at Lansdowne Public School will gather in the gym on Monday, November 11th at 10 am for a Remembrance Day service. The ceremony will include the laying of the wreaths and the traditional song “The Last Post”. Ojibwe students will sing “O Canada”. Families are welcome to attend.

Larchwood Public School
On Monday, November 11th at 11 am, students in Grades 3 to 8 will visit the Levack Cenotaph alongside members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #503 for a ceremony to recognize the sacrifices of those who served and continue to serve during times of war and peace. Students from Kindergarten to Grade 2 will sing “In Flanders Fields” by John McCrae and will listen to the story “A Poppy is to Remember”.

Lasalle Secondary School
Lasalle Secondary School will host a Remembrance Day ceremony on Monday, November 11th at 10:30 am in the AB gym. Students and staff will join together to remember and honour the sacrifices that our armed recruits have made in answering the call to service. The ceremony will include speeches and tributes, in both spoken word and song. A member of the Canadian Armed Forces will share their personal experiences and the importance of giving thanks on this special day.

Levack Public School
Levack Public School invites parents/guardians and family members to observe Remembrance Day on Friday, November 8th at 9:30 am. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #503 will assist in presenting a student-friendly ceremony including a March of Colours, and the recognition of fallen local soldiers. Students will present poems and musical pieces.

Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School
The entire Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School community will take part in a ceremony on Thursday, November 7th at 8:30 am. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion, local Sea Cadets, Student Council and school bands will participate.

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 Monday, November 11th, the entire school community will join together for a special observance at the school.

Princess Anne Public School
Students and staff at Princess Anne Public School will join together for a Remembrance Day ceremony on Monday, November 11th at 12 pm. 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.

MacLeod Public School
MacLeod Public School will host a Remembrance Day ceremony on Monday, November 11th at 10:30 am in the gym. Families and members of the community are welcome.

Monetville Public School
Students from Monetville Public School will attend a Remembrance Day ceremony at the Noelville Arena on Monday, November 11th at 10:30 am. Students will recite “In Flanders Fields” by John McCrae and “The Act of Remembrance,” and will sing “God Save The Queen”. Following the service, students will attend a community luncheon hosted by the French River Royal Canadian Legion Branch #640.

R.H. Murray Public School
On Monday, November 11th, students in Grades 1 to 8 from R.H Murray Public School will join the community for the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Sudbury Arena.

R.L. Beattie Public School
R.L. Beattie Public School will host a Remembrance Day ceremony on Friday, November 8th at 10 am. Joining the school community are members of the Lockerby Royal Canadian Legion Branch #564 Colour Party representing the Legion, United Nations and Nato, among others.

Redwood Acres Public School
Students and staff at Redwood Acres Public School recognize the importance of remembering the sacrifices of Canadians who came before us. Students from Grades 4 to 8 will attend the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Sudbury Arena on Monday, November 11th. Students in Grades 1 to 3 will attend the Remembrance Day ceremony hosted by the Capreol Royal Canadian Legion Branch #179. Kindergarten and ISP students will commemorate Remembrance Day with a ceremony in the school gym.

Walden Public School
Walden Public School will honour members of the armed forces during two events. The first took place on Monday, November 4th, when members of the Chelmsford Royal Canadian Legion Branch #553 made a short presentation to students in Grades 1 to 4. Veterans and legionnaires spoke and answered questions from students. On Monday, November 11th, Remembrance Day will be celebrated with a solemn ceremony, where students will sing songs, recite poetry and perform skits to remember. Students and staff will lay wreaths.

Westmount Avenue Public School
Students at Westmount Avenue Public School will gather in the gym on Monday, November 11th at 10:50 am to lay wreaths, recite poems and sign songs to honour those who serve in our military past and present.

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Media Contact:

Nicole Charette, Senior Advisor,
Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning,
Rainbow District School Board, 705-674-3171 ext. 7217.

Photo: Kindergarten student Piper Dutrisac of R.L. Beattie Public School creates art for the school’s Remembrance Day ceremony.