Black History Month

In February, we celebrate Black History Month.  During this time every year, Canadians are invited to take part in events that honour the achievements and contributions of Black Canadians who, throughout history, have helped to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate and prosperous nation we know today.  At St. Cecilia we will continue to learn about the experiences of many inspirational people in history by sharing this information in our classrooms, library and over the morning announcements. Did you know….. Lewis Latimer was instrumental in making the light bulb more practical and drafted the first drawings for the telephone in 1876. Did you know ….  Dr. Patricia Bath, co-founder of the American Institute for the Prevention of Blindness, invented a laser tool to help restore vision in patients around the world. http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/bhistory.

“Be patient with your drum, the night is long.” -Zimbabwean proverb.

This month, on Wednesday, February 21st, we are very happy to welcome Mr. Baba Williams and Drums Et. Al. back to St. Cecilia. His performance, teaching style, inspirational story and message of bringing a community together to support one another will, surely, positively impact each and every student.