Have a safe & amazing summer, WRDSB!

We cannot believe it is the last day of school for our students – time sure does fly by when you’re having fun! Looking back on the past school year, our staff, students, parents, volunteers, and so many others have made a huge impact, both locally and globally. We’ve turned our inspired learners, into tomorrow’s […]

Family Picnic brings Bridgeport PS families together

On a beautiful sunny day, Bridgeport Public School held their annual Family Picnic in support of Free the Children! This longstanding community event gave parents the opportunity to spend time with their children on school property, in an old-fashioned, blanket on the ground style picnic. To make the day more exciting, the Grade 6 Me […]

Williamsburg PS surpasses $10,000 Me to We goal

For the past two years, Williamsburg Public School has run numerous fundraising initiatives to raise money for Me to We, Free the Children‘s charity partner. With the ongoing support of the school’s Me to We club, their latest fundraising venture was a phenomenal success. The students organized a bake sale and raised $3,500! This helped […]

A.R. Kaufman PS generously supports local, global causes

A.R. Kaufman Public School is a school that flourishes because of its caring and hard-working students and staff. Throughout the school year, students have gone above and beyond in demonstrating the 4 Keys of Kaufman: respect, honesty, responsibility, and caring. During many different initiatives, they have shown dedication and determination by fundraising for both local and […]

Edna Staebler PS celebrates with goat kissing

According to the Chinese calendar, this is the Year of the Goat, and the students from Edna Staebler Public School earned the privilege of seeing their principal kiss a goat. How you might ask? Well, their Me to We student group spoke to the school about poverty levels around the world, raising awareness for the need […]

Sheppard PS takes the Polar Plunge

It seems that whenever Sheppard Public School is given a challenge, they always rise to the occasion – it also usually means that an array of crazy requests end up being put upon their teachers as a way to celebrate! The latest one was their Polar Plunge to celebrate reaching their goal in the We Create Change campaign to buy goats […]

Lincoln Heights PS creates change one goat at a time

Leading up to Valentine’s Day, Lincoln Heights Public School students, parents, and staff joined together to purchase Valentine Candy Grams. Each gram sold raised money for Free the Children’s We Create Change campaign, which helps break the cycle of poverty overseas. The Huskies raised $400, which will provide families overseas with eight goats. One goat, costing […]

Social justice at Forest Glen PS impacts community

The Social Justice Initiative (SJI) at Forest Glen Public School is not a club – it’s a movement! In support of Free the Children’s We Scare Hunger campaign, the SJI motivated the school community and collected a total of 1477lbs of food – 300lbs more than last year! The initiative also supported a very successful Coats for Kids drive launched […]

Grand River CI hosts Free the Children’s Empowerment Tour

In honour of the hard work and support towards Free the Children, Grand River Collegiate Institute (GRCI) was selected to host this area’s Free the Children Empowerment Tour. The tour celebrates women’s empowerment and shares stories of Kenyan women and students whose lives have been affected by the fundraising efforts of schools in North America. Students and staff […]

We Scare Hunger big success at Bridgeport PS

The Free the Children We Scare Hunger campaign has become an annual event at Bridgeport Public School, and this year Mr. Read and his Grade 6 class set a goal of collecting over 1000 lbs. of  food for The Food Bank of Waterloo Region. They challenged classes throughout the school to collect as much as they could throughout […]

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