Heading into March Break: UPDATES

A few updates and reminders as we head into that wonderful time of year we call March Break!

March Madness

March Madness continues. The “Round of 32” gets underway March 11 and will conclude on March 27. The “Sweet 16” round will start on the day we return to school, March 28. Be sure to vote in each round. Every time you vote, your name goes into the draw for PRIZES! Stay up-to-date with everything that is happening with March Madness by checking back HERE over the break.

March Break Reading

Make sure that you have some good books to read over the Break. Come down to the School Library by the end of today to ensure that you can head into March Break with some good reading material. Staff are reminded that you can also peruse the March Break Library Cart that is making its way around the school.


Students and Staff are also reminded that for those that might not get the chance to come in person to the School Library today, over the March Break you can visit us online, and borrow one of our eBooks or other electronic resources. Find out more here.


St. Patrick’s Day

We will be away on March Break when St. Paddy’s day rolls around on March 17. Remember to wear green that day– and remember that we are celebrating St. Paddy’s Day ALL MONTH LONG in the School Library.

International Women’s Day

IWD was March 8, but just like St. Paddy’s Day, we can’t possibly limit the celebration to 24 hours, so we are also celebrating International Women’s Day ALL MONTH LONG!


International Women’s Day


International Women’s Day is essential for all people. Until women are truly equal and free, the world is not as it should be for any human being.

Find out more:

International Women’s Day

UN Women

Amnesty International

United Nations


Join us all month long, in person, and online, as we learn more about the ongoing struggle for freedom and equality for women in Canada, and around the world.

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is March 8.  Come by the School Library this March to check out our month long display of books and other materials related to women, feminism, and the ongoing struggle for the equality, rights and freedoms of women in Canada, and around the World.

Here are some more books on display:

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is March 8.  Come by the School Library this March to check out our month long display of books and other materials related to women, feminism, and the ongoing struggle for the equality, rights and freedoms of women in Canada, and around the World.

International Women’s Day 2020

Happy International Women’s Day 2020!

 

Find out more:


International Women’s Day is March 8.  Celebrate today and this month in the school library. Check out our display of books and other materials related to women, feminism, and the ongoing struggle for the equality, rights and freedoms of women in Canada, and around the World.

 

International Women’s Day 2018

 

International Women’s Day is celebrated around the globe every March 8th. International Women’s Day is a celebration of the contributions of women to society, especially in politics, culture, economics and other areas traditionally closed to women or where the achievements of women were ignored. IWD is also a chance to focus on the continuing battle for gender equality.

The inequality of opportunity for women, and of course outcome, is unacceptable in modern democracies, and worse in other parts of the world. According to the United Nations, “Today, gender inequality is rife: 1 in 3 women experience violence in their lifetime; 830 women die every day from preventable pregnancy-related causes; and only 1 in 4 parliamentarians worldwide are women. It will be 2086 before we close the gender pay gap if present trends continue with no action.” Those are just a fraction of the statistics which demonstrate the continuing need to stand up against inequality.

The struggle for women’s rights is a struggle for human rights. All people, men as well as women, should stand together and demand change.

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International Women’s Day

March 8 is International Women’s Day.  Women continue to struggle for equality in Canada and around the world. In Canada over the past century we have made significant progress towards improving the status of women, particularly in terms of the law and government. However, Canadian women still struggle for equality of pay and opportunity.  Canadian women still face discrimination and sexism. Worse, Canadian women are still subject to high levels of violence– worse still, violence carried out by men they know and perhaps even love.

Around the world, the situation is even worse.  In many societies women face worse levels of sexism and violence, often with no protection of any sort from the law. In fact, in some places the government endorses, or even carries out the oppression of women.

This is unacceptable.  International Women’s Day is not just for women. It is for all of us.  Together, men and women must continue to fight for human rights to be guaranteed to all people.

For more on International Women’s Day

InternationalWomen’sDay.com

United Nations: International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

March 8 is International Women’s Day.  Women continue to struggle for equality in Canada and around the world. In Canada over the past century we have made significant progress towards improving the status of women, particularly in terms of the law and government. However, Canadian women still struggle for equality of pay and opportunity.  Canadian women still face discrimination and sexism. Worse, Canadian women are still subject to high levels of violence– worse still, violence carried out by men they know and perhaps even love.

Around the world, the situation is even worse.  In many societies women face worse levels of sexism and violence, often with no protection of any sort from the law. In fact, in some places the government endorses, or even carries out the oppression of women.

This is unacceptable.  International Women’s Day is not just for women. It is for all of us.  Together, men and women must continue to fight for human rights to be guaranteed to all people.

For more on International Women’s Day

InternationalWomen’sDay.com

International Women’s Day 2014: The shocking statistics that show why it is still so important

United Nations: International Women’s Day