On Thursday, December 1st, the classrooms and hallways at Maple Grove will be quieter than usual. A number of our students will be participating in the “Vow of Silence” campaign for “Free the Children”. These students will not be speaking, texting, or e-mailing from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The “Vow of Silence” team will be standing in silent solidarity with children who are being exploited or abused throughout the world. They are going to be silent for child soldiers and for children who are denied their rights to an education, a safe home, or a healthy upbringing. They are standing up for child labourers who have to spend their days working dangerous jobs instead of going to school and playing with their friends. Each participant will be taking a vow of silence for their own individual cause.
We are trying to raise $200 for Free the Children through our Vow of Silence campaign. Please show your support by logging on to our team’s donation page and make a pledge.
The Vow of Silence is sponsored by the Global Citizenship Club.
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Holiday Hamper Drive
Maple Grove School is continuing a school tradition through our participation in the Holiday Hamper Drive to help families in need.
We will once again be helping families from our sister school, most of whom live below the poverty line. The sponsor teacher at the school expresses deep appreciation for the generous donations from our families.
On behalf of the children from our sister school, we hope that you will be able to contribute several non-perishable food items such as canned soup, pasta, rice, beans, cereal, or anything else that will keep unrefrigerated. We would also appreciate a donation of $2.00 per child to be used to purchase a gift card for each hamper.
We would like to have all of the contributions at the school by Friday, December 9th and we will begin collecting immediately.
Thank you for helping to make this season brighter for needy families in our city.
The Global Citizenship Club and COORDINATORS OF THE HOLIDAY HAMPER PROGRAM: Debbie Lam, Wendy Wong, and Sarah Adams
Ideas for Holiday HampersFood Items Juice boxes Cereal Pasta/pasta sauce Canned soup Rice Peanut butter Jam Crackers Ketchup, mustard, salad dressing Beans Evaporated milk Sugar Baking supplies Cake mix Canned meat or fish Staples New bath products (unscented soap and shampoo) Bus Tickets Winter Socks Slippers Toothbrush/Toothpaste Laundry Soap Dish Soap Wash Cloths Tea Towels Special Gift Items to Make the Holidays Special Festive box of chocolates Hot chocolate Festive cookies> Christmas DVD Picture frame Photo album