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First Nations, Metis, and Inuit

“Tanisi!” That means “Hello” in Cree. At Brentwood we believe that it is very important to learn about the history of Canada. Mrs. Pearn, grade 1 teacher and Elder Wilson Bearhead help us gain a deeper understanding of the past by classroom visits and book and art lessons.  One of many things they brought to our school is a land and people acknowledgement which we say at every assembly, concert and other school events. There are many different land and people acknowledgements but the one we recite is, “We acknowledge that we are on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting grounds, gathering place, and travelling route to the Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Metis, Dene, and Nakota Sioux. We acknowledge all the many First Nations, Metis, and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries.” We asked Mrs. Pearn what the land acknowledgement meant to her and she said, “ To me land acknowledgement means showing respect to the First Nations, Metis, and Inuit people, their contributions to Canada and their history in Canada.” She also said that she is disappointed that she did not get the opportunity of learning about this important part of Canada's history. The First Nations, Metis, and Inuit are a meaningful part of Canada that more people should take the time to recognize. Stay tuned for our next article where we will interview the one, the only, Elder Wilson Bearhead!


Written By -> Adelaide Heinish, Frances McBride, And Karli Kutschinski

Hello fellow Bobcats! Time to reminisce about the ski trip….

Number one; Trees do not move.

Two; I hope you had fun! I understand that those lines are long and irritating but we’ve got to deal with them, and everybody waited patiently for their gear. Yeah, you may have waited by those foul smelling boots for, like two hours, but it was worth it.

Three; It was cold. The wind was nice, y’know, like someone throwing needles at you while blowing dry-ice fog at you. A couple people ran around in ski-pants and sweatshirts and looked fine, but then there was this group that looked like Abominable Marshmallows and were still shivering. I guess it takes two kinds of people.

Four; You have no idea how many people I saw just lounging in the Lodge, but I don’t blame them. Actually, those inside looked superiorly happy compared to those braving the wrath of Mother Nature. Everybody outside seemed to have fallen at least once. But, it’s the effort that matters. I could not count the students who fell, but brushed themselves of snow and tried again. Or those who saw people they didn’t know and helped them up when they fell- Virtual High-Five for you guys!

Five; The entertainment. This wasn’t very nice, but you have to admit, watching some of those people ski/snowboard down the hill was fun. There were three different people- those who spent half the time on the ground, those who did it decently, and the show-offs that put everyone else to shame. While I ate lunch, one kid came flying down the hill. He was really good, until it came to stopping- he rammed straight into someone’s dad. They were both fine, but it looked painful.

In conclusion, I hope everybody enjoyed themselves. Thank you for coming out, having fun with your friends, and please join us next year for the annual Brentwood ski trip.


Christmas Challenge

Written By: Addie Heinish, Frances McBride , and Karli Kutschinski

Have you ever thought about whooping the bottoms of your fellow teachers? Now’s your chance! The grade 4’s will get their shot to crush the teachers in an intense match of broomball on December 19th at 12:02. Don’t forget your helmet and mittens! 5th graders make sure you get off your tooshies and hustle over to our rink for a hustling, bustling, breathtaking match of milk-jug curling on December 20th. CSA approved helmets are mandatory. Last but definitely not least, is the big old grade 6’s! For them, it’s a game of Canada’s favourite game, hockey! If you would like to play, make sure you wear full hockey equipment! Come watch the grade 6s out score the teachers on December 21st!

Now for a few words from the grade 6 goalie, Brianna Mockerman. “How do you plan to beat the teachers?” we asked. Her answer in exact words was, “ I have a lot of experience playing in net and I’m just gonna play my own game.” Oh don’t worry the grade 5’s wanted to say something too! The question we asked the grade 5’s was, “Who is the teacher that you are most afraid of?” Ty Rayan says, “ Mr.V because he’s a lot better than me.” We wanted to know more so we  asked grade 4 student, Alaina Heinish if she was excited for her broomball match. She answered with “Yes! I am excited because we didn’t get to do this last year.” The last interview we did was with Mr.Vantour, grade 6 teacher, participating in all games. We asked him “What’s the sport that you’re most afraid to play and why?”  He replied with, “ I’m most afraid to play hockey. Mrs.Russell {AKA the Tripod} tends to hit people in the shins more than she hits the puck and Miss. Larsen talks so much that she forgets to skate.” That concludes this articles interview session, but don’t worry, there will surely be many more! Don’t forget to come join us at the rink on the week of the 18th. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Snack Attack

By Ava Winkel and Brianna Holowatiuk

Hello Bobcats! We are back with another taste test...Snack Attack!  It is a surprise which class gets it! Each month,  a new snack is prepared for a grade to try.  Crunchy pickles, fresh cheese and delicious meat were on the Bobcat menu and the grade ones were surprised with the Snack Attack! Yummy! We would like to thank Sobeys for donating the food, Mrs. Borle for organizing the snacks and especially to the GOALS classes for preparing and delivering the snacks. Another surprise next month...stay tuned!