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Chief Tomat Elementary
Home of the Wolverines

ELFF Night Rescheduled

April 05, 2017
The CTE ELFF night has been changed to April 25.​

Pizza Day Change (One Week Only)

February 09, 2017
​Please note, our regularly planned pizza day will be changed for one week only.  Students will be able to purchace pizza on TUESDAY, February 14 (not Wed, Feb 15). Those students on our hot lunch program will get their Tuesday's planned meal on WEDNESDAY, February 15.

PAC Bake Sale

November 29, 2016
The PAC will be hosting a bake sale during our Winter Concert on Wednesday, December 14.  PAC is asking parents/guardians to bring in NUT FREE baking on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13.  Baking will be available for purchasing during our matinee performance with remaining baked goods being available for sale during the evening performance....

Meals Program Forms Due :: Friday, November 25

November 21, 2016
​Hot lunch forms and money are due to the office by Friday, November 25. 

Funky Sweater Day :: Thursday, November 24

November 14, 2016
​Students are invited to come dressed for "funky sweater day".  This day has been organized by our "Spirit Day" students.

Early Dismissal Day - Wednesday, November 23 at 12:30pm

November 14, 2016
​We will be having an early dismissal day on Wednesday, November 23 at 12:30pm.  There will be NO pizza on this day in light of the early dismissal.

Costume Parade :: October 31 at 9am

October 28, 2016
Students are invited to wear their non-scary, mask free, age appropriate, weapons free costumes to school on Monday.  Students will be showing off their costumes during the school wide costume parade at 9am.

Book Fair Volunteers Needed

October 26, 2016
We need volunteers to help at our book fair from Nov 1-4.  Please see Mrs. Brew or Mrs. Sharman in the library to sign up.  Thank you!​

Westside - French Immersion, Student Growth, & Grade Reconfiguration

October 17, 2016
​Please see attached document for information regarding public consultation meetings to discuss expanding the French Immersion program on the Westside and the potential impact on schools that currently have only English programs.

Message From Education Minister Mike Bernier

October 17, 2016
​The Ministry of Education is asking parents to share their opinions about student reporting in kindergarten to graade 9.  Parents can provide input until February 28, 2017 by visiting the website http://engage.gov.bc.ca/yourkidsprogress

Regional French Immersion Public Consultation Meetings

October 06, 2016
​ ​Monday, October 24, 6:00-8:00pm         Mount Boucherie Secondary School - Multi-Purpose Room                                                                  2751 Cameron Road, West Kelowna, BC Links to French Immersion Bundled Options and Resources Springvalley Middle Bundled Option.pdf Dr Knox Middle Bundled Option.pdf
Potential Impact of Options on French Immersion Enrolment.pdf
Redesigning Opportunity for French Immersion...

October Hot Lunch :: Due September 30

September 23, 2016
October's hot lunch calendar is going home in student agendas on September 23.  Forms and payment are due by September 30.  Spaces are limited.

Fall Fair Volunteers Needed

September 22, 2016
We are in need of parent volunteers to help run stations during our Fall Fair on Thursday, October 6 from 5pm-8pm.  Please see Mrs. Sharman in the library to sign up. 

Meals Program Forms Due September 16

September 13, 2016
​Meals program forms and payment are due September 16.  The calendar will go home in back packs on September 13 and can also be found under Publications on the home page of our website.

Kids Plus Accident Insurance

September 08, 2016
Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance   Our school board is offering you the opportunity to voluntarily purchase student accident insurance through the Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance program, underwritten by Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.   Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance provides protection against unexpected costs arising from accidental injuries.  The program...

Reading Volunteers Needed

September 07, 2016
Volunteers Needed! Would you like to make a difference in a student's life? Please consider sharing your love of reading with students this year by volunteering for our Read to Someone program!   We are looking for a commitment of at least once per week on a consistent basis to listen to...

Kindergarten Initial Parent Conference Schedule

July 07, 2016
​Updated July 7 - Kindergarten Initial Parent Conference Schedule now available.  If your scheduled time does not work for you, please contact the school in the last week of August.  The classroom teacher will call you on September 6th to reschedule.  Questions to help guide our initial conference are also available....

Kindergarten gradual entry schedule now available.

July 05, 2016
​Updated July 7th - Kindergarten gradual entry schedule is now available. 

Kindergarten Gradual Entry

June 30, 2016
The kindergarten gradual entry dates will be posted on our website sometime during the week of ​July 4-8. 

School Wide BBQ - Wednesday, June 22

June 21, 2016
A reminder that Wednesday, June 22, is our school wide BBQ.  Our library staff and volunteers will be hosting a hot dog BBQ for all students.  Please note:  you will still need to pack a morning snack.  Also, if your student has any food allergies or dietary restrictions that do not permit...

Mad Hatter Day! Friday, June 10

June 07, 2016
​Students are encouraged to wear their hats to school today.  They can wear them inside and more impoortantly, outside! 

Hot Lunch Forms - Due May 31

May 27, 2016
Check your child's agenda for the June hot lunch menu.  Forms and money are due by May 31.

School Dance Volunteers Needed

May 17, 2016
​The CTE PAC is happy to announce that there will be an Epic School Dance on Wednesday, May 25 from 6pm-8pm.  Volunteers are needed to help make this event a success.  If you are able to help, please contact the office.

Class & School Panoramic Photo Date

May 17, 2016
Our class and school wide panoramic photo will take place on Thursday, May 26.

Meals Programs Deadline :: April 27

April 21, 2016
The deadline for submitting meals programs forms and money is due April 27.  Forms can be found on our website under publications or in the office.

Report Cards

March 01, 2016
​Term 2 report cards will go home on Friday, March 11, 2016. 

Amended Proposed Calendar 2016-17

February 23, 2016
​ Please find attached a parent letter and amended draft of the proposed 2016-2017 school calendar.  The letter outlines a proposed school calendar and asks for parent input by Friday, March 4, 2016 .  Also attached is additional information that supports the rationale of the 2016/2017 school calendar

Pink Shirt Day - Wednesday, February 24, 2016

February 22, 2016
​Students are encouraged to wear pink on Wednesday in awareness of anti-bullying.  Find out more about this topic:  http://pinkshirtday.ca/about-us/​

School Spirit Week - Feb 22-26

February 16, 2016
​School Spirit Week runs from Feb 22 - 26.  Come dressed up daily for your chance to win a classroom prize! Check out the handout under "publications" on our website.

Warriors Game - February 16

February 12, 2016
CTE students and staff will be attending a Westside Warriors hockey game on ​Tuesday, February 16.  We encourage everyone to show their school spirit and wear their Wolverines t-shirts!  Go Warriors, go!

SD23 & Capital News - Together We Learn Edition

January 20, 2016
A big thank you to the members of the SD23 Newspaper in Education and the Public Education Awareness Committees and our friends at the Capital News for creating an amazing edition of  Together We Learn . Download a digital version here to read about all of the incredible examples of teaching and learning taking place across...

PJ Day & Movie

December 16, 2015
The CTE students have read over 700 books in the month of December and as a reward for all of their hard work, Mrs. Brew & Mrs. Sharman have planned a PJ movie day for all students on Thursday, December 17.  Congrats Wolverines!  ​

Winter Concert - Wednesday, December 9

December 04, 2015
Chief Tomat Elementary invites you to attend their annual winter concert and enjoy some holiday cheer to celebrate this festive time of year! Wednesday, December 9   Primary Afternoon Performance:   12:30pm (doors open at 12:10pm for seating) Intermediate Afternoon Performance:   1:30pm   Primary Evening Performance:   6:00pm (doors open...

Winter Concert

November 26, 2015
CTE proudly presents "Reindeer Games" and "December Around the World" on Wednesday, December 8 during both an afternoon matinee and evening performance.  Please look in your child's agenda for a newsletter with further details including times and attire.

Bake Sale

November 26, 2015
CTE's PAC is accepting baked goods for their annual bake sale that will be held during our winter concert.  Please have any baked good into the office the morning of Tuesday, December 8 so they can be packaged and priced in time to sell during our winter concert.  Thank you!

December Meals Program

November 23, 2015
Hot lunch forms and payment are due back in to the office by Friday, November 27.

Remembrance Day Assembly

November 09, 2015
Our Remembrance Day assembly is on Tuesday, November 10th.  The assembly will begin at 10:15am in the school gymnasium.  Scouts,  Guides, Brownies, Cubs, Sparks, Beavers, and Cadets are encouraged to wear their uniforms for this assembly.  Parents and family members are welcome to attend with doors open for seating at 10:00am.​​...

Annual Pumpkin Carving Date Announced!

October 14, 2015
CTE students and their families are invited to attend our annual pumpkin carving night on Wednesday, October 28 from 5:30pm-7:00pm!  Please bring your own pumpkin and join us for this festive night of fun!​

Oct 7th - Jersey Day!

October 05, 2015
The opening of the NHL starts on Wednesday!  Let's celebrate by wearing our favourite jersey or team colours!​

Pizza Wednesdays

September 30, 2015
​Pizza Wednesdays have started and will be every Wednesday unless otherwise indicated.

Terry Fox Run Notice

September 23, 2015
Please check your child's back pack on September 24 for a notice about our upcoming Terry Fox run.​

Terry Fox Run Notice

September 23, 2015
Check your child's back pack for a notice about the upcoming Terry Fox Run.​

Terry Fox Run Notice

September 23, 2015
Check your child's back pack for a notice about the upcoming Terry Fox Run.​

Terry Fox Run Notice

September 23, 2015
Check your child's back pack for a notice about the upcoming Terry Fox Run.​

Hot lunch program is starting up!

September 18, 2015
​Hot lunch is starting up on Monday, September 28.  Check your child's agenda for the meal calendar and sign up sheet!  Sign up sheet and payment need to be into the office by Thursday, September 24. 

Kindergarten Orientation

June 14, 2015
​Parents of new Kindergarten students are invited to an orientation at CTE on June 15th at 12:15pm.  It is an opportunity to get information and ask questions about next school year.

Social Media & Internet Safety Presentation for Parents

May 26, 2015
A special speaker from Personal Protection Systems will be at Constable Neil Bruce Middle School on May 27 at 7:00 p.m. to present information to parents on Social Media and Internet Safety.  For more information on this presentation, please visit the personal protection systems website: http://www.personalprotectionsystems.ca/programs/internet-safety/internet-safety-schools.html

Enrollment for 2015-16 School Year

February 11, 2015
​Online enrollment begins February 16th at 7:00am.  SD23 Enrollment information is available on our District Website.  Click here to view enrollment information. To enroll a student at CTE use the Online Enrollment System.  Click here to go to the Online Enrollment System.  

2015-16 Draft Calendar

January 26, 2015
​Please see the proposed draft calendar for the 2015-16 school year.  Parents may provide input through email (calendarsurvey@sd23.bc.ca) up to Friday, Febraury 13, 2015.     ...

December Newsletter Online

December 04, 2014
The CTE December Newsletter is available in the "Publications" section of our homepage.

Big White After School Program

November 20, 2014
Sign up for the Big White After School Program by November 30th, and be entered to win the following prizes:  1st Prize - One-night stay at Big White for family of four with Lift & Lesson Tickets 2nd Prize - Day lift tickets for a family - 2 Adults & 2...

PAC Movie Night-Despicable Me 2

November 20, 2014
Our PAC movie night begins at 6:30pm in the Gym.  Admission, popcorn and drinks are FREE!!  Bring a Food Bank donation and receive a draw ticket for various Minion prizes. ​

Scholastic Book Fair

October 22, 2014
Nov. 4th - All students visit the fair for viewing Nov. 5th & 6th - All students will be given a chance to purchase during class time Parents and other family members are welcome to drop by at any time between 8:30 am - 3:00 pm on Nov. 4th - 6th​...

Pizza Wednesdays are Back!

October 22, 2014
Starting October 29th our PAC will be selling pizza every Wednesday.  Proceeds fund our Gr. 5/6 year-end fieldtrip.    $2 per slice for Hawaiian, Pepperoni or Cheese Pizza $1 per drink (juice box, bottled water or choc. milk) ​

First Day of School - Sept. 22, 2014

September 19, 2014
​We are excited to begin the 2014/15 school year on Monday, Sept. 22nd.  A few reminders to parents: 1) Parents and students will find class lists posted on a bulletin board at the main entrance of the school on Monday morning.  Students will be returning to last year's classes to begin...

Kindergarten Schedule for Sept. 22 to Sept. 26,2014

September 19, 2014
​The attached document provides parents/guardians with details regarding the first week of Kindergarten.  Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the school.   Kindergarten Gradual Entry Schedule - shortened.pdf

School Supplies

September 11, 2014
​Our school has a school supplies/cultural fee that covers school suppliers that students would need in their class.  The fee is a total of $40 per student ($30 is for school supplies and $10 is for cultural performances.)
For your convenience, an online payment option is available.  This is also...

Registering New Students for the 2014/15 School Year

June 18, 2014
​The Central Okanagan School District uses an online registration system.  To use the online app you will need a valid email address.   Click here to access the online app.   Click here to go to our registration information page.

Bussing Information for 2014/15 School Year

June 18, 2014
​Please refer to attached document for details regarding bussing and links to the SD23 Transportation Department.

Freezie Sale June 6th at lunch

June 04, 2014
$1.00 for a Freezie or .50 for half Ms. Storozak's class is raising money to help endangered animals around the world through the World Wildlife Federation​ which monitors and enforces the protection of endangered species.  Especially in third world countries where there is great need.  Their class is very eager to...

PAC Elections

May 27, 2014
​PAC Nominations are currently being accepted in the school office and elections for PAC executive will be held June 9th and 10th in the Multipurpose room.  Please see attached document for additional details regarding the role of the PAC and the roles of the PAC Executive.

Kindergarten Orientation scheduled for Sept. 2nd

May 22, 2014
Kindergarten Orientation is scheduled for September 2nd from 4:00-5:00pm.  Please see the attached document for details about the first week.  Additional information which has students placed in temporary groups for the gradual entry into Kindergarten has been mailed home during the first week of July.  If you have not received the...

Letter from SD23 Superintendent Re: Rotating Strike

May 22, 2014
Please see letter below regarding phase two teacher job action.  This letter will be sent home with your child on May 22nd.

Parent Appreciation Drive Thru

April 30, 2014
On Friday, May 2nd, there will be a Parent Appreciation Drive Thru from 7:45-8:25am.  ​

PAC Dance - Shakewood Annie

April 24, 2014
Family fun dance on Thursday May 8th from 5:45 to 8:00 pm. Pizza sale, bake sale, beverages available. Red Carpet Photo Opportunity! Bring the entire family and visit ready to shake with Shakewood Annie!​

Letter From Superintendent, Re: Teacher Job Action

April 24, 2014
Hugh Gloster, Superintendent of Schools, Central Okanagan has sent out a letter regarding Teacher Job Action.  This letter has also been sent home with students.

After School Care at CTE

April 24, 2014
​Dear Parents/Guardians,   As we begin planning for the upcoming school year, I have received multiple queries regarding afterschool care at CTE.  I have contacted the Boys and Girls club and asked if they would be able to offer an afterschool care program at CTE.  Their response has been very positive and...

Basil Cooper Family Photo's

April 16, 2014
PAC has organized Family Photo's at Gellately Nut Farm on May 13th.  Please phone the school for more information or check the website at www.basilcooper.com to book your appointment.  $20.00 get's you a 8X10" family photo.​

Teams & Class Photo's

April 16, 2014
Tomorrow is Class & Team Photo's.  Comb your hair!!​

Online Registration for 2014-15 School Year

January 30, 2014
The Initial registration for the 2014/2015 school year will take place February 3, 2014 through to March 7, 2014.  The closing date for registrations in order to apply the Board's registration priorities is set as August 28, 2014. See the pdf document below for details regarding the new online registration process...

PAC Meeting Cancelled for Wednesday, January 22nd.

January 22, 2014
The PAC Meeting has been cancelled for Wednesday, January 22nd and re-scheduled for Friday, January 24th at 8:45-10am in the multi-purpose room. ​

ELFF - Monday March 10th - 5:00-7:00pm

January 22, 2014
ELFF (Early Learning for Families) is a program for parents of 3-5 year olds designed to improve their success in literacy.  Meeting will take place in the Library.​

PAC Bottle Drive

January 08, 2014
The PAC Bottle Drive on January 8th raised ​$162.53 for PAC Events at the school.

Approved Westside Elementary Catchment Area Map

January 08, 2014
Use this link to view the approved Westside Elementary School Catchment Area map.   Approved Catchment Area Map ​

PAC Elections Coming Up!

September 24, 2013
Please see the documents below regarding the upcoming PAC elections.​

Westside Community Consultation Meetings

September 16, 2013
Please see attached letter from Hugh Gloster, Superintendent of Schools, Central Okanagan.​

PAC Social Sept. 18th

September 16, 2013
Our Parents' Advisory Coucil is having its first get together of the year.  Parents are invited to meet PAC members, learn about the role of the PAC, and the upcoming PAC election.         Curious?   Hmmmm, what is PAC? What do they really do..?   Join us for a PAC SOCIAL!                           Join us for...

Win a refund on school fees!

August 30, 2013
WIN A CHANCE FOR A REFUND ON YOUR STUDENT FEES Pay your “Student Fees” online by September 30th and you will be entered into a drawing to receive a FULL REFUND .   It’s safe, convenient and can save you time. To register and pay online, go to School Cash ONLINE at...

Opening Day - Sept. 3rd

August 29, 2013
The new school year begins on Tuesday, September 3rd.  Classes will begin at 8:30am and students are dismissed at 11:15am.   Students who ride the school bus will be picked up from the school at 11:15am. Over the summer registration period and the first few days of the new school year student...

Kindergarten Orientation

June 12, 2013
Wednesday, September 4th is our Kindergarten orientation day.  This is also the day of the first "mini-sessions" for our Kindergarten students.  Detailed information regarding the first week of school for Kindergarten students will be mailed home before the end of June.​

Grade 6 Ceremony

June 06, 2013
Gym 12:30 - 2:30 pm Wednesday June 26th, 2013​

Wolverine Clothing

May 27, 2013
Wolverine clothing is now available online.   Click  here​  to be taken to the ordering site. Click on "Wolverine Clothing" above to view  a few of the items available...  

Terry Fox Run - September 2013

May 03, 2013
CTE Terry Fox run is scheduled for September 26th.​

CNB Grade 6 Parent Orientation

April 23, 2013
Students entering Grade 7 next year at CNB are invited together with their parents to an Orientation Evening on Wednesday May 8th from 6 - 7 pm.​

Scholastic Book Fair

April 09, 2013
We will be having a Scholastic Book Fair in the Library on April 23rd-25th.   Volunteers are needed to help out with the fair, please see the sign up sheet on the Library door.

PAC Meeting

April 09, 2013
There will be a PAC meeting in the Multipurpose Room on Wednesday, April 24 at 6-8pm.  ​

Principal Performance Appraisal

February 25, 2013
Dear Parents,   As many of you know, this is my second year as Principal at Chief Tomat Elementary.   In accordance with School Board Policy 230R which states, “During the second year of appointment as a vice-principal or principal, an individual shall receive a performance appraisal…,” I will be evaluated in my...

Registration for 2013-2014 School Year

February 24, 2013
For School District 23 Registration information see the document link below.

Dance Celebration Assembly

February 18, 2013
Wednesday, February 20th at 9:30-11:00am​ in the gym

eFSA Link

February 18, 2013
click here   This link is for Grade 4 students only.​

Provincial School Satisfaction Surveys

February 12, 2013
Attention Parents/Guardians of grade 4 students, The Provincial Satisfaction Survey is unique in its scope, size and usefulness to schools.   It gathers information from grade 4 students, their parents, and teachers on topics related to school environment, safety, and achievement.   The information is used for planning in individual schools and provides...

January 29, 2013 - Early Learning For Families (ELFF)

January 17, 2013
There will be an Early Learning For Families (ELFF) night on January 29, 2013 at 5:30-7:30pm​

February 6 & 7, 2013 Parent-Teacher Conferences

January 17, 2013
Students will be dismissed at 12:30 on both February 6 & 7 for Parent-Teacher Conferences.  Parent-Teacher Meetings: Wednesda,y February 6, 2013 1:00-4:00, 5:00-7:00 pm ​ Thursday, February 7, 2013 1:00-5:00 pm  

February 11, 2013 Family Day

January 17, 2013
There will be no school for students on February 11, 2013 for Family Day.​

February 15 - Teacher Professional Day

January 17, 2013
There is a Teacher Professional Day on ​Friday February 15th, 2013.  Students do not attend school. 

Christmas Arts & Crafts Night December 19th

November 29, 2012
Join us for a night of Christmas Arts & Crafts at 6:00-7:30pm​ on Wednesday, December 19th. 

Benefit Concert Dec. 1st

November 28, 2012
Making Music Matter - ​A Benefit Concert for Westside families in need. December 1st (7:00-9:00pm) - please see attachment for details.

No School Monday, November 12

October 26, 2012
Reminder there will be no school for students on Monday, November 12th for Remembrance Day​.

Photo Retakes

October 25, 2012
Friday November 16th, 2012​

Parent Teacher Interviews

October 03, 2012
Parents just a reminder that there is early dismissal on October 17 and 18.  Students will be dismissed at 12:30.  ​Interviews start at 1:00 - 4:00pm.  Watch for information coming home with your child regarding your interview time.

Reptile Guy Presentation

October 03, 2012
Thank you to all the parents who helped out today.  It was a scaly success!!

Terry Fox Run

October 03, 2012
Thank you to parents who helped with the Terry Fox Run.  We raised over $1000.00.  Way to go Chief Tomat!!

Terry Fox Run

September 17, 2012
Our annual Terry Fox Run is on September 27th, 10:00-11:00am.  Notices regarding volunteers and donations have been sent home with students.  A reminder that if parents are interested in volunteering at CTE, a criminal record check is required.  There is not cost for the criminal record check and forms are available...

PAC Meet and Greet

September 17, 2012
Our school PAC is hosting a "Meet and Greet" on September 20th from 2:30-4:00pm.  Please come and meet the PAC and the Staff from Chief Tomat Elementary School.  This is a time to reconnect with returning families and welcome those that are new to our learning community.  Hope to see you...

Kindergarten Students beginning in September

August 19, 2012
Parents of registered Kindergarten students will have received information in the mail regarding the gradual entry schedule for their child. Included in the mailout are: individual conference times for each child and their parents/guardians group assignments for each child mini-session schedule for each group of children the times and dates for...

Summer Registration for 2012/13 School Year

August 19, 2012
CTE will open for registration of new students on August 28, 29, and 30 (8:30am - 2:30pm)   Required documentation   A valid Canadian birth certificate or Canadian passport of the child, a copy of one parent/guardian BC driver’s license and one parent/guardian BC CARE card for proof of residency must...

Grade 6 "Moving On" Ceremony

June 15, 2012
Parents and extended family member of our Grade 6 students are welcome to join us in the Gymnasium for our "Moving On" ceremony on Wednesday June 27th at 12:00 - 2:00 pm.  Catch the wave to CNB!!!!​

Kindergarten Graduation Ceremony - Gym - Wed June 27th

June 15, 2012
If you have a son or daughter in Kindergarten, please join us on Wednesday June 27 at 8:45 Am - 9:45 AM in the gymnasium for the "Graduation Ceremony"!​

Library Reading Challenge Barbeque

June 15, 2012
Congratulations CTE Students for reading over 9250 Books this year.  CTE students will receive a hot dog lunch to celebrate! Lunch is on Thursday June 21st!​

Last Day of School

June 15, 2012
The last day of school for all students is Thursday June 28th.  Dismissal is at 2:30 PM.  Enjoy your summer vacations!​

ELFF Night Rescheduled

April 05, 2017
The CTE ELFF night has been changed to April 25.​

Pizza Day Change (One Week Only)

February 09, 2017
​Please note, our regularly planned pizza day will be changed for one week only.  Students will be able to purchace pizza on TUESDAY, February 14 (not Wed, Feb 15). Those students on our hot lunch program will get their Tuesday's planned meal on WEDNESDAY, February 15.

PAC Bake Sale

November 29, 2016
The PAC will be hosting a bake sale during our Winter Concert on Wednesday, December 14.  PAC is asking parents/guardians to bring in NUT FREE baking on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13.  Baking will be available for purchasing during our matinee performance with remaining baked goods being available for sale during the evening performance....

Meals Program Forms Due :: Friday, November 25

November 21, 2016
​Hot lunch forms and money are due to the office by Friday, November 25. 

Funky Sweater Day :: Thursday, November 24

November 14, 2016
​Students are invited to come dressed for "funky sweater day".  This day has been organized by our "Spirit Day" students.