December 1, 2017


“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop
  

As we head into December, we are struck by the incredible generosity of our students and families.  At this time of year, we have many opportunities to reach out to our broader Kingston community, and our students are stepping up and showing us again how amazing they are.
                We ended November with a Movember Moustache Day on the 30th.  Student Council organized this event in support of men’s health, selling novelty moustaches for 25 cents and running a black and white spirit day.  Over $100 was raised.  The next day was the Jingle Bell Run all across Kingston, in support of the Partners in Mission Food Bank.  Mme Salter’s class challenged the school to bring in enough food to outweigh Mr. Seiveright, Mrs. Marshall, and Mr. Davison (243 kg!) and we beat our goal by more than 5 kg – Way to go Rhinos!
                Throughout December, leading up to the winter break, we will continue to support other Kingston organizations.  Our student council is partnering with Lion Hearts in a project called Cold War.  As we usually do, we will collect hats, mitts and socks on the Giving Tree in our foyer, and this year we will also gladly accept new or gently-used warm clothing to be distributed to families in need.  Finally, Mr. Baker’s 3 English classes will be preparing food baskets for the Salvation Army, to help bring a wonderful holiday meal to local families.  Thank you for your support as we reach out to our community in this giving season.
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