Sharing and caring in Pembina Hills Public Schools

Photo: Busby School gathers mittens, touques and socks on their Tree of Warmth

Through the year our schools have a tradition of giving to those in need. Here is a snapshot of sharing and caring in our schools.

At Barrhead Composite High School, Grade 7-1 students prepared Christmas shoeboxes for children in Ukraine. The school leadership group held a Food Bank Drive. The school also raised over $2,500 for the Stollery Children’s Hospital during Movember.

Busby School decorated a Tree of Warmth with mittens, touques, gloves and socks which will be donated to Family and Community Support Services (FCSS). The Grade 5 and 6 class raised almost $300 and collected food donations to sponsor a family through FCSS. The All Ages Club is also collecting donations for the Food Bank. 

Dunstable School collected 510 pounds of food for Farm Credit Canada’s Drive Away HungerDunstable’s Bear Houses stuffed four stockings with 160 items which will be donated to the FCSS Santa's Toy Box Program. The school raised $100 for men’s health during Movember. 

At École Barrhead Elementary School, Chrissie Epp's Grade 6 class bought toys for the FCSS Santa’s Toy Box Program.

École Westlock Elementary School raised raised $500 for FCSS through their Toonies for Toys drive. The school collected 715 pounds of food for Farm Credit Canada’s Drive Away Hunger.

Eleanor Hall School collected food for the local food bank - Mr. Erickson reported that he delivered a vehicle full of food. 

At Fort Assiniboine School, students and staff collected 465 pounds of food for Farm Credit Canada’s Drive Away Hunger.

Over and above online donations, Neerlandia Public Christian School packed 40 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. Destined for children living in Ukraine, the shoeboxes contained school supplies, hygiene products, toys and other gifts like t-shirts, hair clips and socks. At its Dec. 21 Christmas concert the school will collect money for the local food bank and Hope Missions. Earlier in the year, NPCS collected 1,760 pounds of food for Farm Credit Canada’s Drive Away Hunger

Students and staff at R.F. Staples Secondary School picked stars listing the age and gender of a child who would not be receiving a Christmas gift and purchased a gift for that child. The school also held a food drive for the Westlock Food Bank. Grade 8 Knowledge and Employability students offered their snow removal services to the community. 

At Swan Hills School, for each gift or food item they donate, students get a decoration to put on the school’s Christmas tree. As of Dec. 19 there were 44 ornaments on the Christmas tree. The school had collected 94 food items and 21 gifts which will be donated to the Swan Hills Food Bank and Santa's Elves.  

Staff at the Regional Office collected $600 to prepare a Christmas hamper of gifts and food for a local family through FCSS.

Shoeboxes by BCHS Grade 7-1 class 

Photos - (Left) One of the shoeboxes prepared by Grade 7-1 BCHS students; (Centre) Dunstable's Bear Houses stuffed 4 stocking with over 160 items; (Right) BCHS students gather donations for the local food bank