St. Francis Xavier Secondary School will be celebrating Black History Month with a number of engaging activities including a Purple and White Civvies Day with proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity; a Film Festival with thought-provoking documentaries on the Civil Rights Movement, Gender Inequalities, and the History of Hip Hop; a Barack Obama Day where students can reflect on the many accomplishments of the 44th president of the United States; a Cultural Diversity rally to celebrate diversity in our school community and a sampling of cultural foods from the Caribbean. Please see our agenda for a list of all of the events.
IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS
Today, our Dufferin-Peel Catholic Schools and board facilities will fly their flags at half-staff, in memory of the victims of the shootings at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Quebec in Ste. Foy, Quebec.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Muslim community both in Quebec, and across the world. As we share our prayers, we must also remember to stand, in solidarity, with our Muslim brothers and sisters. Every member of our community is entitled to feel safe, accepted and included. Acts of violence, such this shooting in a place of worship, undermine the human dignity of the person and upon which the very fabric that our Canadian society has been built. We will continue as a caring Catholic community to minister to all our members and share the call to unity;
“There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.”
We ask you to remember in your prayers, any of our brothers and sisters who are persecuted because of their faith, but most especially, the victims and their families, and all members of the Centre Culturel Islamique de Quebec.
In Preparation for the OSSLT in March, students are invited to enroll in after school literacy classes. Classes will run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2:30 to 3:45 beginning February 14th for a total of 8 classes. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Dera in the English office.