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  • Community Partner Project: Kits for Kids

    Jul
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    The Edmonton Public Schools Foundation welcomes the support of community partners to help support our kindergarten students.  This spring, we were thrilled when members of Girl to Girl reached outwith their idea for a special campaign to provide more supplies for students.

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  • A Kinder Success!

    Jul
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    Written by Mathieu Labossiere
    Full-Day Kindergarten Teacher, Princeton School

    As the Kindergarten teacher at Princeton School, I come into each new school year excited and eager to meet the students, introduce them to the classroom and school, and watch them as they engage and socialize with each other for the first time. On the first day of class in September 2019, I was eager to know more about each child and discern who might require some extra attention.

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  • Community Partner Project: Kits for Kids

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    We are very honoured that our Edmonton Mayor and City Council proclaimed May 1, 2020 as "Reading for Life Day", celebrating the importance of learning and literacy.

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  • Looking Back on a Brilliant Idea!

    Feb
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    Written by Dr. Sandra B. Woitas
    Founding Director of the Edmonton Public Schools Foundation

    What Do You Do With An Idea? is an award winning children’s book written through the eyes of a hopeful child – a boy who has a brilliant idea and brings it into the world. Much like this inspirational story, in 2009 Bev Esslinger who at the time was the Chair of the Edmonton Public Schools Board of Trustees had her own brilliant idea of planting a seed and growing a friendraising and fundraising arm for the Division. Along with her visionary Board members, they established a Foundation focused on broadening support for public education and student success.

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  • Thank You for Making Dreams Take Flight

    Feb
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    Written by Alva Shewchuk,
    Fund Development Associate

    What I’ve learned in the last 10 years is that the sky’s the limit when it comes to the community who believes in investing in public education and in children’s futures!

    It started at the Foundation’s Dreams Take Flight launch on February 10, 2010, which was an exhilarating day for all. More than 200 excited members of Edmonton’s diverse community converged on Highlands School to help us celebrate. And, a celebration it was! Everywhere you looked, students were showcasing the outstanding work happening in schools. The Highlands Cheer Team was performing stunts in the hallways, artwork was displayed everywhere and student greeters were taking guests to see classrooms in action and to meet community partners. A student emceed the celebration, which featured brilliant performances by students from the Virginia Park School Choir and the Lillian Osborne School Musical Theatre Group. Another highlight of the day was the introduction of the Foundation Board members and unveiling of our Foundation’s community-friendly logo.

     

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