Join "Derek's Reading Corner!" We will feature curated books that discuss culture, tradition, travel, imagination, exploration, life experiences, self discovery and of course so much more! Here are some of Derek’s book selections this MAY for Asian Heritage Month & Jewish Heritage Month Asian Heritage Month Books Eyes That Speak to the Stars by Joanna Ho and Dung Ho A young Asian boy notices that his eyes look different from his peers' after seeing his friend’s drawing of the
Food is a universal language: a way to experience, celebrate, and enjoy life. So it’s no coincidence that Asian cuisine spans across many continents and countries for its richness in culture, diversity, and flavor! Asian dishes truly bring people together—even beyond geographical borders! The discussions of food often fill the heads of our growing school age students. They often talk about their cravings and favourite foods or places they’ve eaten at with their families and
‘Mother's Day’ is a day set aside to express love, respect and thanks to mothers. As educators it is important for us to make sure we can recognize and include 'diverse' families as well. So to honour and include them, we will also call this ‘Grown Ups Who Love Us’ day. These inclusive celebrations can serve as important learning experiences by providing opportunities to discuss and acknowledge the many kinds of families in our communities and the many caregivers
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Friends and family of LCCC, we are writing this post with a heavy heart. Christie Leja, passed away suddenly on Monday May 2nd 2022. For those who do not know her, Christie was a former staff member and daughter of the former Director Lisa Tjernstrom. Christie grew up at LCCC. She was a child here, a volunteer, a supply staff and then admin assistant. She always wanted the best for LCCC and worked hard to help out in any way she could. She was a great listener to everyone who
It’s Cinco de Mayo! For one day, Mexican culture resonates around the world! Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexican heritage, culture, and pride. When is Cinco de Mayo celebrated? May 5th. This is in honor of when the Mexican army defeated the French in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. What do people do to celebrate? The day is celebrated with parades, carnivals, street fairs, and sometimes fireworks at night. Some restaurants, parades or festivals may take place arou
It's Star Wars Day on May 4th and LCCC would like to say "May the 4th be with YOU”! The Star Wars pun and day came about from its popular movie line “May the Force Be With You”. In the name of intergalactic, pop culture fun - some of our LCCC staff turned learning into Star Wars-infused fun.
What is Eid Mubarak? Eid al-Fitr (pronounced eed uhl-FEE-truh) means “the Festival (or Feast) of Breaking the Fast.” Celebrated for a day or three (it varies around the world). Eid al-Fitr is a time for giving thanks to Allah, expressing joy for blessings, letting go of ill will and bad feelings, and welcoming others with open arms. Muslims greet each other with “Eid Mubarak,” which translates to “Blessed Festival,” “Blessed Feast” or “Blessed Celebration” Celebrating the End