Now at the halfway mark in the school year, the students are working diligently to prepare for midterms. The youngest are monitored as well. The teachers’ expertise and structure goes a long away to enhance the students’ learning experience.
One way to reward their efforts is to engage in holiday festivities at school. The Mega Blok Factory Tour is a special day for some classes to participate in building toys.
Breakfasts are organized in our schools and gifts are distributed. Thanks are given and even as we go to print, our volunteers are well into our holiday preparations.
This week we welcomed lunch supervisor Debbie Fox, Helen, a retired teacher from St. Gabriel School, Diane Tardif a retired principal of Les-Enfants-du-Monde, and Wendy from St. Willibrord School on the South Shore, along with co-workers and families to help out. St. Willibrord School receives food orders from Generations Foundation and since 1999, St. Gabriel School has received daily hot meals. Many students help unpack boxes, stock, pile and wrap gifts. Some share their acquired skills with their gifts; handmade teddy bears (Taylor from Regional High School), knits, beaded jewellery, and artwork. Holiday wrapping is both relaxing and frenetic, but that is part of the holiday ambience and we are never at a loss for volunteers especially at this time of the year. Thanks to all our volunteers who donate time and energy and thanks to all our donors including Global News Montreal, Mega Bloks, HSBC Bank Canada, and Provigo for their donations of funds, goods and services.
Our campaign asks everyone to give generously to ensure all youngsters enjoy healthy food for breakfast, lunch, and snack programs for breaks and afterschool homework, physical activities, music and social activities.