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  1. Ok, so we know that this month’s reading focus is about the Main Idea or Purpose of the text, how does knowing this allow me to be a better reader. Well, have you ever tried reading a text only to find yourself losing track of what you are reading, getting lost and not understanding what is going on? I would imagine this happens fairly often when reading in a second language. By being able to remind yourself of what is the main idea or purpose of the text helps you refocus on what is important, what you are trying to find and making sure that what you are reading is related to that main idea or purpose. Figuring out the main idea will help you better understand the text you are reading, before, while and after you read it.

  2. Read Rebels is ready to get started for this school year! Girls in grades 3 & 4 are invited to meet in Mme Millers classroom on Thursday March 2 from 12:30-1:00. Bring a piece of paper and a pencil and learn what this is all about!

  3. Senior Choir is today at 12:00 lunch recess in Mme iampen’s room. See you there!


Black History Month

Judge Lionel Locksley Jones (1938-2016)

Lionel Jones was born in Edmonton on August 21, 1938. He completed a BA in Physical Education, followed in 1968 by an LLB from the University of Alberta. In 1963 Jones became the first Black man, and second Black person, to be called to the Alberta Bar. Jones led a storied legal career. While many believed Ontario’s Justice George E. Carter was the first Canadian-born Black justice (appointed 1979), that distinction went to Alberta’s Justice Lionel Jones (appointed 1977). Over the course of his career, Jones worked as a Legislative Draftsman (1966-1969) and as a Crown Prosecutor (1969-1972) in the Office of the Attorney General of Alberta. Jones then served as Senior Crown Counsel in the Department of Justice for the Government of Canada (1972-1977). He was appointed to the provincial bench in 1977, and became a Justice of Queen’s Bench of Alberta in 1995, where he served until his retirement in 2001.

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