Each and every morning at Bayview Glen P.S. we start off the day by affirming the mattering and belonging of all those at the school. Our students and staff know that “at Bayview Glen P.S., you matter and you belong.”
This Thursday, October 21st, 2021 we will be wearing purple to bring attention to the need for safer and more inclusive learning and working environments for Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and individuals with related identities (2SLGBTQ+). The importance of affirming identities, including 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion, is a strategy for addressing and eliminating discrimination and hate, and creating a sense of belonging can help support 2SLGBTQ+ students’ wellbeing.
What is Spirit Day? Spirit Day was started in 2010 by Brittany McMillan, a Canadian teenager. Brittany created the event in response to cases of bullying related to actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression identities, and the day has become an annual event in October when millions of North Americans wear purple to show their support for 2SLGBTQ+ youth and to take a stand against bullying. The purple stripe on the pride flag represents spirit, giving this day its name.
Everyone in the Bayview Glen P.S. community matters and belongs. Let’s show our spirit and support on Thursday, October 21st, 2021 and wear purple!