Indian Township

Donna Meader-York

November seems to be the month of giving thanks, and although we are thankful for their service all of the time, Veteran’s Day is the day we set aside to express our thanks to those who have served, and are serving our country. We at Indian Township School are especially proud of our former students who are currently serving our country in the military. Kci woliwon to Lance Sockabasin, US Navy, John David Newell, US Marines, Justin Socobasin, US Army, William (Cole) Nicholas, US Army, and Julia Nicholas, US Army. We are all very proud of you as you represent not only our country, but also your tribe. Stay safe.

 Election Day brought an unusual candidate to victory at ITS as Kindergarten students voted on their favorite kind of cookie. Kindergarten teacher Kari Cole taught a lesson on the voting process. Students learned about the privacy of their vote, what a ballot box was, and how to mark a ballot. They were also taught how to “write in” their favorite candidate if it wasn’t listed. It was a close race between Teddy Grahams and Oreos, but Oreos won, Chocolate Chip was written in twice.

 On November 19, the Passamaquoddy Language teachers will be taking 17 students to the Elderly Meal Site to sing “Woliwon Nkihci Niweskum”, a song of thanks, and bring cards and gifts made by the students. The students will have lunch with the elders also. Staying close to our elders is an ongoing lesson that is taught at Indian Township School, for the elders hold the stories of our past, and the wisdom needed for our future.

 The Book Fair began Monday with a teacher appreciation time scheduled for teachers only, and then with Family Night from 3:00 – 5:00 PM. Students will all have a chance to visit the Book Fair with their class during their scheduled Library time. Our principal has issued a challenge to all students to read for 15 minutes every day at school during the time of the Book Fair. If all students in all classes accomplish this challenge, Mrs. Spearin has agreed to be slimed! Stay tuned! Book Fair runs from Nov. 10 through Nov. 18, and will be closed each day from 11:30 – 1:00.

That’s all the news for this week. Until next week, Take care of yourselves, and keep learning!