Global Citizenship Club Hosts Free the Children
On Thursday, the Global Citizenship Club invited a member of the Free the Children team to come and share her experiences volunteering both locally and globally. Alex shared stories of how Free the Children was founded by Craig Kielberger and his classmates when he was only in Grade 7! The club learned about the importance to fostering self-sufficient communities in developing countries, rather than going in and providing a one-time donation of money. Alex also spoke about the need to tailor the healthcare centres, schools, agricultural supports and alternative income projects to each community Free the Children is serving. Giving back to our local and global communities is the goal of the Global Citizenship Club. It was wonderful to hear Alex talk about the work being done in the Amazon region in Ecuador, where our hard earned donations are going. We are currently helping Free the Children to build a healthcare centre in Ecuador that will provide medical care for thousands of people who would otherwise go without.
Imagine a life working in a factory instead of going to school or playing with your friends. Imagine what life would be like if you could live freely while your best friend is forced to go to war. Imagine what life would be like without the ability to share your ideas, speak your mind or stand up for what you believe is right. Around the world, children are living in poverty, oppression and war zones. Their basic human rights are not being met.
On Tuesday, April 21st, a team of Global Citizenship Club members will be taking a stand for children who are not able to speak for themselves. They are standing up for these children in silence. A vow of silence means no speaking, texting, e-mailing or tweeting for a whole day. These students will still come to school, but won’t be able to communicate in any other way other than acting out what they want or writing it down.
If you would like to make a donation to sponsor our team, please click on the link below:
The Global Citizenship Club will be hosting a bake sale to raise money to help the families in the Amazon region of Ecuador through our Adopt a Village campaign. The bake sale will take place on Thursday, April 23rd and Friday, April 24th.
We will need as many baked goods to sell as possible. If you are able to donate nut-free baked goods, please fill in the sheet below. We will be selling the cookies and cupcakes for $1 each, so please make them an appropriate size for the sale price. All food must be packaged and ready to be sold. Baked good donations should be delivered to the lunchroom before school on the day of the sale. Don’t forget to put your name and division on your container.
Panoramic School Photo
Order Envelopes are available at the office. The deadline to order is Friday, April 24.
10″ x 13″ prints. $13 each including taxes.
Track and Field is happening!
Jamieson PAC presents:
TAMING WORRY DRAGONS: Identifying and Managing Anxiety in Children and Youth
A Talk by Leading Expert on Childhood Anxiety: Dr. Sandra Clark.
When: Tuesday, April 21, 2015. 6:30p.m. – 8:00p.m.
Where: Jamieson School Gymnasium
Information on and strategies for preventing and coping with anxiety in children will be provided at the presentation.
Donations at the door will be gratefully accepted.
April 23 & 24 – Bake Sale to raise funds for Free the Children
April 23 – PAC meeting 7:00 pm in the Library
April 24 – Deadline to order Panoramic School Photo
April 24 – New Session for Mad Science begins. Sign up forms are available in the office. Deadline to register is April 20th.
April 27 – Professional Development Day – No school for students