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Kids are foremost on charities’ agendas

Golf tournament founding members Marvin Pascal (from left) and Lewis Israel with Mordy Gordon in 2010.  Photo courtesy of Sun Youth

Golf tournament founding members Marvin Pascal (from left) and Lewis Israel with Mordy Gordon in 2010. Photo courtesy of Sun Youth

Here at Sun Youth: Nicolas Carpentier

Back-to-school time conjures up a dream or two and yet I revisit not so pleasant experiences during my elementary school years.

I frequently dreamed that I lost my report card and without it was unable to go back to school. I recently had the dream again.

I walked to school praying that I would have a good day, that I would answer correctly all questions asked of me in class. I prayed to be protected from bullies on my route to and from school. It worked. The jitters dissipated soon after our class was introduced to the homeroom teacher. I settled down to learn, comfortably flanked by classmates. I opened my new schoolbag, turned the covers on pristine practice books and wrote my first notes with sharpened coloured pencils.

Students, instead of worrying, empower yourselves! A teacher recently told me that kids should start the year with fresh school supplies. They should pick an item from each class every day and jot it down in a special notebook, and talk to their teacher about doing assignments that interest them.

Generations Foundation will ensure that many children will have school supplies in bags packed by Lower Canada College students. Healthy breakfasts, lunches and snacks will be available to ensure their stomachs will not grumble during class so that they can concentrate on the task at hand. Our Tenth Anniversary Back to School Bagelothon Breakfast will be hosted by St. Viateur Bagel and Café on Monkland in N.D.G. Join us for breakfast or order your bagels by calling 514-487-8051 for pickup Thursday, September 13.


Generations: Natalie Bercovici

Back-to-school time conjures up a dream or two and yet I revisit not so pleasant experiences during my elementary school years.

I frequently dreamed that I lost my report card and without it was unable to go back to school. I recently had the dream again.

I walked to school praying that I would have a good day, that I would answer correctly all questions asked of me in class. I prayed to be protected from bullies on my route to and from school. It worked. The jitters dissipated soon after our class was introduced to the homeroom teacher. I settled down to learn, comfortably flanked by classmates. I opened my new schoolbag, turned the covers on pristine practice books and wrote my first notes with sharpened coloured pencils.

Students, instead of worrying, empower yourselves! A teacher recently told me that kids should start the year with fresh school supplies. They should pick ana item from each class every day and jot it down in a special notebook, and talk to their teacher about doing assignments that interest them.

Generations Foundation will ensure that many children will have school supplies in bags packed by Lower Canada College students. Healthy breakfasts, lunches and snacks will be available to ensure their stomachs will not grumble during class so that they can concentrate on the task at hand. Our Tenth Anniversary Back to School Bagelothon Breakfast will be hosted by St. Viateur Bagel and Café on Monkland in N.D.G. Join us for breakfast or order your bagels by calling 514-487-8051 for pickup Thursday, September 13.

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