Many of you may have heard your children talk about “Jimmy", the magpie chick that hatched in one of the Evergreen trees on the West field. Jimmy would sit in the tree and chirp at the students and listen to them sing or talk to him. About a week and a half ago, Jimmy learned to fly. He spent much of his time on the South side of the school, on the grass, the playground and in the yards across the street. Unfortunately, Jimmy was hit by a car on Friday while scavenging for food. Today, we were very fortunate to have Ryan First Diver, a Blackfoot knowledge keeper share his stories and knowledge of magpies with many of our classes in a Microsoft Teams presentation. Students watched and listened to his pet magpie, Derek. They learned many things about the magpie, including stories about the historical relationship the magpie and the crow had with the Blackfoot people. Ask your child to tell you more.