Jan 26
December 2020

Hello LBS Families,   

So much of what we read and hear points out the obvious: This has been a challenging year and the world is ready to move on from 2020. Luckily, the calendar complies, and January 2021 will be here in a measured number of days. We are very happy to be part of your children’s learning. The positivity they bring to our school is evident every day.  


On December 21, 2020, Winter Solstice occurs at 3:02 am. Rather than thinking of this day as the ‘start of winter’, it may bring hope to remember that this is the shortest day of the year. December 22 has a few more moments of daylight than the day of the solstice. This lengthening of the day continues all the way until June 20, 2021, Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year.  


Elders have shared with us that grandfather sun will be returning for longer periods of time each day following, bringing the promise of warmer weather, continued growth and new life. These are important teachings for us to hold onto, now more than ever.  

You are invited to share the Acknowledgment of the Land prepared by the CBE Indigenous team. Gratitude to Elder saa’kokoto for sharing his important message.  

Winter Solstice Land Acknowledgement 

Take care,

Carole Jones


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