Throughout the year Armour Heights School participates in raising funds in support of various organizations including:
Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research
Terry Fox News.........
We are so excited to once again be participating as a school in the annual Terry Fox Run! This year's run is set for Wednesday September 25th.
T-Shirt sales: once again we will be raising money for the Terry Fox Foundation by selling the new 2013 Terry Fox Run shirt. All sizes from youth small to adult XL are available. Shirts will be sold at the Welcome Back BBQ
on Sept 11th, as well as in front of the school (8:20am-8:40am) from September 20th-Sept 25th. Shirts can also be ordered by dropping the order form found in the Friday File bag into the school office.
Donations: The pledge form and the T-Shirt order form are available in the "Resources and Forms"
section of the website. We will also do a Toonies for Terry campaign in the weeks leading up to the run.
Elise Yanover and Lisa Hemi , Your Terry Fox Co-ordinators
The Giving Tree for families with a loved one at Sick Kids
Over the last 9 years, the Giving Tree Family Gift Drive has supported 73 families and 195 very special children and their siblings who have been undergoing treatment at Sick Kids hospital. In December, in time for the holiday season, this program provides the children and siblings the gift items that they really want, as well as food gift cards for parents to purchase a holiday dinner. The children we sponsor are chronically or critically ill, and are from families who, financially, are not able to provide a holiday season for themselves. All of these children have had multiple hospital stays, with many remaining in the hospital for months at a time. In many cases these children are from out of town and have endured extended periods of time away from family and friends. As we are sure you can imagine, a child’s illness has a huge impact on the entire family. In particular is the effect upon siblings, who are often cared for by other people as their parents attend to the serious illness of their brother or sister. While we cannot make the sickness go away, with the generosity of the Armour Heights community we can help these families enjoy this very special time of the year.
Me to We
Armour Changing Tomorrow (A.C.T.)
A group of grade 5 and 6 students, with teacher support, collectively taking a conscious step toward positive social action. Throughout the year students organize campaigns, fundraise and raise awareness about social issues. www.metowe.com
The purpose of this program is to empower students to get involved, have a voice, take action and make a difference in the local and global community. The ACT program stands for Armour Changing Tomorrow and uses a project based learning model, that incorporates many areas of the curriculum.
Students will begin by choosing a social issue that represents their interests and is considered a significant local or global challenge. They will develop guiding questions, conduct research and then work on developing possible solutions for their specific social issue. In order to help guide students with their choices and to provide a variety of topics, three major themes have been selected for the program.
1. Health & Wellness
2. The Environment
Students will have an opportunity to use a 3D printer to make an object that is a part of their solution or helps them communicate their solution to others. As part of a culminating activity, we hope to organize a student fair that will allow students to communicate and share their projects with the school and community. The fair may be coordinated with the open house in the Spring.
Out of the Cold
Jump Rope for Heart