Tag: fundraising

Annual School Councils’ Report shows community engagement in our schools

The 2015-16 Annual School Councils’ Report was presented at the Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday, November 14th. Every school council submits their own report to the Waterloo Region District School Board near the end of the school year. The report outlines their engagement with the needs and desires of their own school community. […]

John Darling PS fundraises for Heart & Stroke Foundation

Promoting children’s health and funding vital heart and stroke research is an important cause to support, which is why John Darling Public School ran its 2016 Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation. To help kick-off the fundraising campaign, the Student Demo Skipping Team wowed students and staff with […]

Hillcrest PS skips for Heart & Stroke Foundation

Hillcrest Public School is a small school with big hearts! This year, Hillcrest PS celebrated its 10th anniversary participating in the Heart and Stroke Foundation‘s Jump Rope for Heart, and the support couldn’t have been greater! Before the long weekend, 325 staff and students took part in a variety of skipping and other physical activities, which promoted […]

WRDSB fundraises for Fort McMurray Disaster Relief

As many of you may know, since Sunday, May 1, 2016, more than 88,000 people of Fort McMurray, Alberta, and surrounding communities have been evacuated from their homes and businesses due to the massive Alberta wildfires that continue to burn. As thousands of people flee to safety with sometimes no more than the clothes on their […]

The ‘force’ of generosity was strong at Millen Woods PS

It all started with a simple interest and a big mind for experimenting when three Grade 5 students from Millen Woods Public School began looking into the world of baking and recipes! Caitlin, Lauren and Claire tested their own skills by baking a few recipes which they then shared the results with their classmates to collect […]

Bridgeport PS dance-a-thon a huge success

On a cold March day, Bridgeport Public School was dancin’ up a storm inside! For approximately two weeks before their big dance-a-thon, Bridgeport PS students collected pledges to help off-set the cost of a new projector screen for their gymnasium and to provide additional resources for student learning. The fundraiser was a huge success and the […]

Manchester PS raises money for Syrian refugees

Before the holiday break, staff and students at Manchester Public School raised $1,000 to World Vision Canada to help support the incoming Syrian refugees. The money was collected through various fundraising efforts, such as a cake walk and staff potluck lunch. The Government of Canada will match their donation, which will have a significant impact of the lives […]

WRDSB raises $4 million for Heart and Stroke Foundation

For more than 30 years, our schools have been devoted to promoting heart health and social responsibility through many fundraising events for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. By raising money and making each event educational and fun for everyone involved, we have been able to create even more survivors. The commitment from our Board is unbelievable! Our schools have participated through various events such […]

Bluevale CI continues to generously support the United Way

Whether you are a student or staff member, giving back to the greater school community has been an important part of the Bluevale Collegiate Institute (BCI) experience. Their long standing tradition of supporting the United Way Kitchener Waterloo & Area is just one of the ways BCI demonstrates exceptional social responsibility. Each year, Dana Stanek, […]

Lexington PS raises more than $9,000 for Jump Rope for Heart

Once again, Lexington Public School has successfully participated in the Heart and Stroke Foundation‘s Jump Rope for Heart event. In the past decade, their school community has raised close to $80,000 to support programs and research around heart and stroke-related diseases. In addition to the skipping activity, the students at Lexington PS decorated classroom doors with […]

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