The author of To Kill a Mockingbird was born on this day in 1926. When her novel, a seminal work examining racism in the US, was denounced by one school board as “immoral,” she responded by saying, “what I’ve heard makes me wonder if any of its members can read.”
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April 22, 2020 marks the 50th celebration of Earth Day.
Although it is pretty insignificant in relation to the entire universe, less than a grain of sand in the ocean of space, the Earth is pretty important to us– it is the only home we have. All human beings should celebrate the Earth, and protect it.
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Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, is the day that Jews around the world remember the six million who perished in the Holocaust. This year Yom HaShoah begins on the evening of April 20 and continues until sundown on April 21.
Find out more about the Holocaust, the systematic mass-murder of more than 6 million Jews, and other groups, targeted by the Nazis and their allies:
Theme Week is on, presented by your Student Council. Check it out.
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Find out about what is happening with Surrey Libraries. The public library system has so much to offer all the time, but it is especially vital during this difficult time of physical distancing and remote learning.
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The physical space may be locked up for now, but your School Library is still open. Please be sure to check out the various links to the virtual world of the library and your Teacher Librarian, Mr. Sexton.
As you make your adjustment to remote learning, remember that along with your classroom teachers, you have many other people and resources available to help you with this new experiment in education.
Contact Mr Sexton if you have any questions or need any help with navigating the virtual library.