Tag: House of Friendship

Spreading kindness at Riverside PS

At Riverside Public School, they believe kindness is one size fits all. The school’s Difference Maker Club worked on a two-week campaign to educate students on why it is important to stand up to bullying through announcements and posters. They ended their anti-bullying awareness campaign with a school-wide assembly where students shared the story of […]

Laurelwood PS impacts community with their Week of Giving

For 18 years, Laurelwood Public School has supported the Waterloo Region by participating in their annual Week of Giving campaign. The tradition first started when, then, vice-principal Wendy Brum saw an opportunity to directly make a difference in the Region, and to teach students the importance of giving back. This campaign has had such an impact on past […]

Potatoes fill Franklin PS

Thanks to the students and staff at Franklin Public School, their potato fundraiser was a huge success! The school community donated 500 pounds of potatoes – not to make French fries – but to help the House of Friendship with their annual Potato Blitz campaign. The Franklin Dream Team led a food drive specifically to collect […]

At Bridgeport PS, “the Potatoes are coming!”

During the month of February, Mr. Davis and his Grade 3/4 Bridgeport Public School students partnered with the House of Friendship to help promote their annual Potato Blitz. As a class, students applied the advertising techniques they learned from breaking down television commercials and other forms of advertising to create a campaign encouraging the Bridgeport PS […]

Holiday meal brings J.F. Carmichael PS community together

J.F. Carmichael Public School hosted their second annual festive lunch in December. Held in the gym, 500 students, staff and volunteers were able to eat together and experience a warm atmosphere of laughter and sharing. The staff wanted to provide a FREE meal, as a gift, to show their respect and love to their students as […]

A Week of Giving at Laurelwood PS

Starting today, Laurelwood Public School is sharing with the community by celebrating a Week of Giving. Each day students are encouraged to donate a different item for a different local charity to help make someone’s holiday season a little brighter. Munchin Monday – donation of toys and toddler clothes for babies and children Toiletry Tuesday – donation of toilet […]