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Week at a Glance March 2 to March 6

Week at a Glance- March 2 to March 6
Posted on 03/01/2020
Week at a Glance

Hello Centennial Comets!

February Recognition Assembly
Due to the inclement weather, we have moved our February Recognition Assembly to Monday, March 2 at 10:00.  We encourage our parent community to join us to celebrate all the amazing accomplishments from the month of February.

Pink Shirt Day
Thank you to all our students who wore pink on Pink Shirt Day to show that Comets stand up to bullying.  Together, we all play a part in ensuring Centennial is an inclusive and positive place to learn.

LDSB Student Census
This spring, the Limestone District School Board will ask students in Grades 4 to 12 to participate in a confidential Student Census so that we can learn more about our students – their backgrounds, experiences and needs – to identify where systemic barriers exist, and how to eliminate discriminatory biases in our classes and schools.  Each week, we will share information regarding the Student Census.
This week’s Census Info focuses on Race
What is Race?
People are often described as belonging to a certain “race” based upon how others see and behave toward them. These ideas about who belongs to what race are usually based on physical features such as skin colour. Ideas about race are often imposed on people by others in ways which can affect their life experiences and how they are treated. Society forms ideas of race based on geographic, historical, political, economic, social and cultural factors, as well as physical traits. Race is often confused with ethnicity, but there can often be several ethnicities within a racialized group.
Important Terminology:
Black - (African, Afro-Caribbean, African-Canadian descent)
East Asian - (Examples may include Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Taiwanese descent)
Indigenous - (First Nations, Métis, Inuit descent)
Latino/Latina/Latinx - Latin American, South American, Central American, Hispanic descent.  (Examples may include Mexican, Puerto Rican, Venezuelan, Honduran, etc.)
Middle Eastern - Arab, Persian, West Asian descent.  (Examples may include Afghan, Egyptian, Iranian, Lebanese, Turkish, Kurdish, etc.)
South Asian - (Examples may include Indian (India), Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan, Indo-Caribbean, etc.)
Southeast Asian - (Examples may include Filipino, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Thai, Indonesian, other Southeast Asian descent)
White - People belonging to any of various peoples with light coloured skin, usually of European descent.  (Examples may include British, Italian, German, Polish, Ukrainian, Russian, etc.) 

LDSB Labour Updates
For more information regarding LDSB Labour Updates please visit the LDSB website at: https://limestone.on.ca/ .

Centennial School Council Family Fun Night
Please come join us on Thursday, March 26 from 6:00 to 8:00 for a night of games, activities, basketball, crafts and fun. We hope to have many of our Centennial families join us. All students must be accompanied by an adult.

Week Ahead
Monday, March 2
February Recognition Assembly at 10:00
School council meeting at 6:00
Wednesday, March 4
Grade 3s at Swim to Survive

Upcoming Dates
Wednesday, March 11
Grade 3s at Swim to Survive
Week of March 16 to March 20
March Break
Wednesday, March 25
Grade 3s at Swim to Survive
Thursday, March 26
School Council Family Fun Night 6:00 to 8:00
Tuesday, March 31
National Indigenous Peoples Languages Day