FCC DRIVE AWAY HUNGER
Our school is participating in FCC Drive Away Hunger, which means we’ll be collecting donations of food and cash for people in our area who are hungry. Because we’re participating in this program, FCC will include our school in a draw for a $500 donation to be used to make improvements at the winning school.
There are three ways your child can participate. If you can, please send food items to school with your child during the week of September 30 to October 4 to support this program. You also have the option to send a monetary donation with your child to school in a collection envelope available in the office.
Donations aren’t the only way your child can participate. There’s also a fun and easy art project the students can participate in – drawing a Thank You message to a farmer on a card supplied by Farm Credit Canada. The cards will be collected and shared with Canadian agriculture producers. When our school returns these cards to FCC, our local food bank is entered into a draw to win $1000.
For easy reference, here are the most needed food items (according to Food Banks Canada):
- pasta, rice and sauces
- canned meats and fish
- meat alternatives (packaged nuts, peanut butter, soy)
- beans, soups and stews
- canned and powdered milk
- canned fruits and vegetables
- whole grain cereal
- infant foods and formula
- cooking supplies (flour, oil, spices)
- cash for food banks to purchase fresh items
For more information about this program, visit FCCDriveAwayHunger.ca.
ORANGE SHIRT DAY: Every Child Matters
Wednesday, October 9th – PreK classes, Kindergarten classes and Grades 1- 5
Thursday, October 10th – PreK classes and Grades 6 – 9
(PreK classes will follow their regular class schedule)
Retakes Wednesday, November 6th