As of Monday, October 4, we will be returning to our regular dress code. This gives all students two full weekends to properly prepare themselves for the change. On October 4th students are expected to be in Shirt, Tie and Blazer along with all other parts of our dress code.
NATIONAL DAY FOR TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION
For the first time ever, September 30 will be observed as a federal statutory holiday to commemorate the victims of residential schools in Canada. (Please note that it is still a school day) It is a day to spread awareness and reflect on the tragedies of the residential school system, and the inequalities that Indigenous Peoples continue to face today. In keeping with the "Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report," of 2015, we are in the midsts of confirming the unmarked graves of thousands of Indigenous children. On September 30, the Loyola community will participate in this commemoration by wearing orange, participating in an examen, a moment of silence, and engaging in conversations with our peers and family members. Throughout the day, and for the remainder of this year, we must continue to learn from our history, understand the painful legacy of colonization that persists today, and move together in a spirit of truth and reconciliation. Nia:wen.
In honour of Truth & Reconciliation Week, this coming Tuesday, September 28, we will run an Ignatian Flex Ordo class schedule on Tuesday, with a flag raising ceremony beginning at 11:30 a.m. outdoors near our school flag poles. Students will move to their homeroom classes for flex period on Tuesday, and the ceremony will be livestreamed so that homerooms can participate virtually.
11 DAYS OF REMEMBRANCE
Loyola was recently offered the great honour of celebrating our veterans by being invited to participate in the 11 Days of Remembrance. These 11 Days are an initiative supported by the Royal Canadian Legion and the Department of Veterans Affairs. We’ve been asked to create a five minute video on Canada’s involvement in the Gulf War. The video will be featured during Remembrance Day Celebrations and made available to all schools across Canada. We are in need of script writers, narrators, videographers and video editors. Anyone interested in lending their talents for this patriotic project is asked to email Mr. Fulvio before the end of the week. Thank you Loyola.
BOBADILLA BRISCOLA INVITATIONAL
The Briscola Club will be hosting its first singles tournament of the year starting next week. . If interested, simply email Mr. Fulvio before the end of the day.
ICE CREAM SANDWICH SALE TODAY
Ice cream sandwiches will be for sale in the cafeteria, at the start of each lunch period for the low, low price of $1. Get yours while supplies last.
Do you enjoy art? Are you looking to brush up on your art skills? If so, be sure to join the Art Club where we sculpt minds and have lots of creative fun. The Art Club is open to all students. Those interested should contact Ms. Forese by 3 p.m. Don’t be sketchy, join Art Club!
Labcoats for Science Class have arrived and will be available for sale on Tuesday, September 28 at the school store during lunch time. They cost $12 each.
MIDGET SOCCER 4.2
Congratulations to our Midget Warriors who won their season opener yesterday against Selwyn House. The game started off slowly for Loyola, being down 2-0 in the first 10 minutes. Things weren’t looking good until Alessandro, (3A), scored the first goal for Loyola. This changed the pace of the game, which led to Kyle (4E) scoring a hat trick to win the game 4-2. The Warriors showed their grit and superior teamwork, earning a solid, well deserved win.
Congratulations to Mr. Ketterling who came back from a 2-0 deficit, to defeat his new arch rival, Mr. Dagher 3-2 in the final of the "Double Seekers Open," yesterday. Other performances of note included Jason Rigante who came out of retirement to rejoin the tour, and Mr. Solari who jumped to number three in the rankings.
The first game of the ISL season has LA FURIA vs THE SPICE BOYZ. Game starts at 3:20 p.m. in the Dome. Players who have not yet picked their team jersey can do so at the game.