Apuknajit (ah-book-na-jit), February, is snow blinding moon. In February we offer a spirit plate to Apuknajit, winter spirit , before the first full moon of snow blinding month. February is known to be the hardest winter month and by giving an offering we are asking for an easier month. By offering a spirit plate we are also feeding the animals that are struggling for to find food, thus taking care of our ecosystem. We welcome you to join us in our Apuknajit Feast. We will have a feast and mawiomi on Thursday, February 6th from 1:00-2:30. The feast will feed more than the bodies in attendance, but will also feed our minds and hearts. We hope you will join us in our February celebration.
This month's seven sacred teaching we are honouring is humility. Humility in Mi'kmaq is wanqwjite'teken and means compassion. It can also be translated as calmness and patience. Humility means you are equal to others. Showing humility is acting equal and not better or superior than another. It is sometimes setting aside your needs for the needs of another. Humility is also showing empathy and helping others.
If students are having trouble coming to school, we are asking for parents to reach out to the school and we will work together to help your child succeed. LSK is a safe and welcoming environment to support all students. When your child attends school regularly they will have a routine established, be more willing to attend, and more likely to graduate. It's never too late to improve attendance. Good attendance provides more choices for the future. Please ask for help because there is always a solution.
All students that miss less than 3 days in a month receives an attendance award. Elementary students receive a medal, while Jr. and Sr. High receive a takeout meal or gift card. High school students that accumulate more than 20 unexcused absences per semester are at risk of losing their credits.
High school students have completed their exams and first semester. February is the beginning of the second semester for high school. High school report cards will be given out February 13th. Elementary report cards will go out in March. Second semester symbolizes completion of half of the 2019/2020 school year.
It has been a great school year full of many laughs, hugs, and achievements. March break, winter carnival and Spring is fast approaching.