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Rainbow Schools mark Remembrance Day 2022

Flags will fly at half-mast at Rainbow Schools in Sudbury, Espanola and Manitoulin Island as students and staff mark Remembrance Day on Friday, November 11, 2022. Flags also flew at half-mast on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 on Indigenous Veterans Day.

A.B. Ellis Public School
Staff and students from A.B. Ellis Public School will join the Espanola High School community for a Remembrance Day ceremony on Thursday, November 10th at 1:30 pm. This important event commemorates the sacrifice our veterans, past and present, have made to secure our freedom and democracy.

Assiginack Public School
Staff and students at Assiginack Public School will commemorate Remembrance Day with a school-wide ceremony on Friday, November 11th at 9:30 am. The ceremony will include a musical performance, poetry readings, the laying of wreaths, and a video tribute to veterans connected to Assiginack Public School. Members of the community are welcome to attend. The school choir will also sing at the Remembrance Day service at the Assiginack Cenotaph.

Barrydowne College
Barrydowne College will mark Remembrance Day with a ceremony on Friday, November 11th at 10:45 am. Guests will honour Canadian veterans, remember the horrors of war, and renew a pledge of peace. This year’s observance will incorporate contributions from staff and students including a reading of John McCrae’s “In Flanders Fields”, “The Unknown Soldier Has Come Home”, and the singing of “O Canada”. At 11 am, two minutes of silence will be observed as a tribute to the brave men and women who have fought and died in conflicts. The ceremony will conclude with a reading of “The Act of Remembrance.”

C.R. Judd Public School
Students from C.R. Judd Public School will create poetry, drama tableaux, a “Peace Quilt” for students to represent the meaning of peace, and visual art reflective of their learning about the sacrifices men and women have made for our freedom. On Friday, November 11th, classes will take part in a Remembrance Day ceremony. Students will perform choral poetry readings and songs, and representatives from each class will lay wreaths. Intermediate classes will attend the Capreol Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 179 ceremony at the Capreol Cenotaph. Students will also submit art, creative writing, and poems for the Royal Canadian Legion Poster and Poetry Contest.

Churchill Public School
Staff and students at Churchill Public School will commemorate Remembrance Day with a ceremony on Friday, November 11th at 10 am. The ceremony will include a performance by the school choir “Where Have All The Flowers Gone”, poetry, a school-wide reading of “In Flanders Fields,” the laying of wreaths by classes and a moment of silence. Students will also take part in meaningful conversations about the importance of remembering in class. Donations for poppies will be accepted for the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 76.

Copper Cliff Public School
Staff and students in Grades 1 to 8 from Copper Cliff Public School will take part in a Remembrance Day assembly at 10 am. Students and staff will reflect on the significance of the day to honour the courage and devotion of the brave men and women who have served their country.

Espanola High School
Espanola High School, in partnership with A.B. Ellis Public School, will host a school-wide Remembrance Day ceremony on Thursday, November 10th at 1:30 pm. The ceremony will welcome community partners from the Royal Canadian Legion, Ontario Provincial Police, Espanola Paramedic Services, Fire Services and Silver Cross Mothers. The solemn ceremony will have a March On Colours, laying of wreaths, remembrance of local war, and poetry and musical performances by the school band. Members of the public are welcome.

Lansdowne Public School
Kindergarten to Grade 8 students from Lansdowne Public School will gather in the gym on Friday, November 11th at 10 am to honour the sacrifices and efforts of the brave men and women who have served and continue to serve our country. The ceremony will feature the sharing of student poems, songs and art. Parents/guardians are welcome to attend.

Larchwood Public School
A school-wide Remembrance Day ceremony will take place at Larchwood Public School in the gym on Friday, November 11th. The event will include a special presentation in recognition of family members within the school community that have served or continue to serve with Canadian Armed Forces, a performance of John McCrae’s “In Flanders Fields” by the school choir, and a demonstration of symbols of remembrance.

Levack Public School
Levack Public School will commemorate Remembrance Day with a school-wide assembly on Friday, November 11th at 9:15 am. Members of the Onaping Falls Legion will speak to students about the importance of remembering. Students will share poems and reflections and will honour the men and women who have fought for our country. The ceremony will include a playing of “The Last Post”, a moment of silence, “Reveille” and will conclude with “A Pittance of Time”. Following the school assembly, students in Grades 4 to 8 will walk to the Levack Cenotaph for a community ceremony.

Little Current Public School
Little Current Public School will once again visit the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 177 for a commemorative ceremony on Remembrance Day. Distinguished guests will be led by the Colour Party and other members of 348 Manitoulin Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps with Iain McGale on the bagpipes. Junior and intermediate ISP students will join the Grade 6 class in reading John McCrae’s “In Flanders Field”. Grade 4 students will sing “Try a Little Kindness”. Each class will display art in the gym in memory of those who served our country. Community members are invited to attend the ceremony on Friday, November 11th at 9:30 am in the school gym.

Lively District Secondary School
Lively District Secondary School will host a Remembrance Day ceremony for students, staff and community members. The ceremony will commence with a land acknowledgement and a description of Armistice Day to build understanding. Through messages, poems, songs, images, videos and a dramatic tableau, students will acknowledge the courage and sacrifice of those who served and continue to serve our country – a pledge of our responsibility for world peace. Participants will lay wreaths. A minute of silence will take place at 11 am following a playing of “The Last Post”.

Lockerby Composite School
Each year, staff and students from Lockerby Composite School collect artifacts and mementos with a connection to the school from someone who served in a 20th century conflict. All items are on display in the school’s main foyer as a symbol of remembrance. The entire school will mark Remembrance Day with readings, the playing of “The Last Post”, “Reveille” and “O Canada” before 11 am.

Markstay Public School
On Thursday, November 11th, students in the Grade 7/8 class from Markstay Public School will attend the Markstay-Warren Remembrance Day ceremony at the local Cenotaph. Students will lay wreaths and perform special readings. All other students will participate in a presentation by the Grade 6/7 class including a showcase of student art, poetry readings and videos.

Princess Anne Public School
Staff and students from Princess Anne Public School will join together for a Remembrance Day ceremony that will include a provincial flag Colour Party, readings, poems and art, a school choir performance, laying of class wreaths, followed by “The Last Post” and a moment of silence.

R.L. Beattie Public School
R.L. Beattie Public School will host a school-wide Remembrance Day ceremony on Friday, November 11th. Students will sing songs, share poems and take part in the laying of wreaths. A slideshow featuring past veterans and current officers with a connection to the school will be shared to build understanding. Students will also participate in a school-wide art project that signifies their united respect in remembrance.

Redwood Acres Public School
Students and staff at Redwood Acres Public School will remember the sacrifices of Canadians during a ceremony on Friday, November 11th in the school gym. Students will decorate the gym and classes will sing “O Canada” and recite “In Flanders Fields” by John McCrae. All classes will take part in the laying of wreaths. The ceremony will conclude with a moment of silence at 11 am to commemorate the end of World War I.

Remote Learning Elementary and Secondary
Staff and students at the Remote Learning Elementary and Secondary School will take part in a virtual Remembrance Day ceremony on Friday, November 11th. This important event will commemorate the sacrifice of our veterans, past and present, to secure our freedom and democracy.

S. Geiger Public School
Members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 432 will join staff and students from S. Geiger Public School on Wednesday, November 9th at 11:30 am for a Remembrance Day ceremony. The event will include art, the singing of “Highway of Heroes”, a reading of “In Flanders Fields” by John McCrae by Grade 7 students and the laying of a wreath.

Sudbury Secondary School
Staff and students from Sudbury Secondary School will take part in a class-based ceremony. Students prepared a virtual Remembrance Day compilation. Some classes will also attend the civic ceremony on Friday, November 11th at Memorial Park.

Walden Public School
On Friday, November 11th at 9:30 am, staff and students from Walden Public School will participate in an Assembly of Remembrance. The Walden Choir will perform “A Wish For Peace”. Students from primary and junior classes will sing “Where Have All The Flowers Gone”, “Enfant de Paix” and “Un Canadien Errant”. Students will also recite poetry including “A Poem for Remembrance Day”, “Why Wear a Poppy” and “Poppy Poppy”. Students will also participate in the Royal Canadian Legion Poster and Poetry Contest.

Westmount Avenue Public School
On Thursday, November 11th, all students and staff will participate in a ceremony in the gym to commemorate the veterans and civilians who served our country and to pay tribute to Canadian soldiers. At the eleventh hour and the eleventh minute, the entire school will observe two minutes of silence.

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Rainbow District School Board, 705-674-3171 ext. 7217