Saturday, October 15, 2005

Sawmill Creek in the News!

Okay! You have to LOOK for it, but....

Every now and then I browse through www.ottawastart.com to see what's going on in the city. Came across this in their local news section. You'll notice one of our partners is lending a hand.....

COMMUNITY • October 07, 2005
Hurricane Katrina – Schools Helping Schools Fund
Posted by mcollins

Ottawa-Carleton District School Board schools have collected $5,364.10 to date for children affected by Hurricane Katrina. Metcalfe Public School Principal Mike Chartrand organized the Hurricane Katrina – Schools Helping Schools Fund, after seeing the devastating effects of the flooding. In response, Blossom Park Public School, Carson Grove Elementary School, Castor Valley Elementary School, Centennial Public School, Clifford Bowey Public School, Dunlop Public School, Elizabeth Park Public School, Emily Carr Middle School, Fielding Drive Public School, Glen Ogilvie Public School, Greely Elementary School, Hilson Avenue Public School, Metcalfe Public School, Sawmill Creek Elementary School, Severn Avenue Public School, and W.
Erskine Johnston Public School immediately started collecting loose change. Funds collected from staff, students, and parents will go toward purchasing learning materials for displaced students from New Orleans who are enrolled at the Houston Independent School District.

Other schools also wanted to join relief efforts. Katimavik Elementary School filled 100 backpacks with books, stuffed animals, school supplies, clothing and toiletries donated by the school community. Notes of comfort were also included. Child and Youth Friendly Ottawa helped to transport the backpacks to Louisiana. Terry Fox Elementary School's 369 students collected more than 1,000 books for the Kids to Kids - A Flood of Books project organized by the Ottawa Public Library for Katrina survivors.

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