Physical activity plays an important role in student achievement and well-being. This year, a number of Grand Erie schools were recognized with Healthy Schools certification through Ophea, a non-profit organization that works in partnership with schools to develop programming in support of health, well-being, and physical fitness. Grandview Public School and Princess Elizabeth Public School were honoured with silver-medal certification, and Central Public School, Houghton Public School, North Ward School, Pauline Johnson Collegiate and Vocational School, and Prince Charles Public School received gold-medal certification. Prince Charles Public School achieved this honour last year as well. Certification requires meeting a rigorous 6-Step Healthy Schools Process. Congratulations to all of the schools honoured this year!
In an effort to build a better school playground we are trying to raise money for two playground structures with landscaping. This project will make a positive difference for 400+ elementary students at North Ward School. The estimated costs to complete the project is $75,000 to $100,000. Our school has raised approximately $11,000 through our recent Danceathon. Thank you to Queensview Retirement Community and R.T . Systems Inc. for donating $1000 each to our important cause.
For charitable donations of $1,000 or more, we can provide a charitable donation receipt, an acknowledgement on our outdoor school sign (see photo) and an acknowledgement in our school website. We will also include the name of the business or community group on a permanent plaque displayed inside our school.
For further information on donating to our playground project please contact the Ms. Shaheen or Mr. Holmes at: 519-442-2311.
Together, let's build a better playground!
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