Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013. It grew out of Phyllis’ story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission, and it has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually.
BullDogs Read 2019 novels are now available in the library for everyone to check out! Which book will win top prize? Perhaps the dystopian thriller? Or the biography written by a young Syrian refugee? Or the complicated love story?
My name is Lisa Parsonson and I am the new Teacher Librarian at Byrne Creek. I am so excited to be a part of this community and work in the beautiful Library Learning Commons. Before this, I have worked as a Head Teacher, a classroom teacher, an ELL teacher, a program consultant in arts education and a Faculty Associate at SFU. I speak two languages: English and French. I love to cycle, hike and walk. I also enjoy trying new technologies in creative ways. I am married and have a cat, called Maggie.