"Please wear a poppy," the lady said
And held one forth, but I shook my head.
Then I stopped and watched as she offered them there,
And her face was old and lined with care;
But beneath the scars the years had made
There remained a smile that refused to fade.
And so when we see a poppy worn,
Let us reflect on the burden borne,
By those who gave their very all
When asked to answer their country's call
That we at home in peace might live.
Then wear a poppy! Remember - and give!
~excerpts from Why Wear a Poppy by Don Crawford
On Friday our staff agreed on the one inquiry question that will challenge our students this year. Our students are curious about so many things, among them:
Students have decided to collect food for the Veteran's Food Bank in Calgary. If you would like to help, please send your non-perishable food item to the school. A volunteer veteran will pick these items up after our Remembrance Day assembly on November 10.
We teach our children who we are by sharing our stories. Please spend some time with your children this week remembering those important members of your family whose extraordinary acts made your family what it is today. That person may be someone who fought for what they believe in or they may have chosen to leave their homeland to bring their children to a safe place. Either way, please share your own story of ordinary people who did an extraordinary thing.
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