April 27, 2017
This is exactly what we had in mind when we started our Students Helping Students Initiative. Our incredible helpers at Trafalgar Elementary School came with us to meet students at Seymour Elementary, whom they have been bonding with in the last few months via a pen pal system we initiated. Today they got to meet their pen pals, deliver all the donations, play games, eat a pizza lunch, and work together in an egg drop contest! It was incredible to see the grade 6 and 7 students building friendships and having so much fun all day! Total, we donated:
- 20 Snap Circuits (to teach students about electricity).
- 26 8×10 frames
- 50 black & 50 white mats
- 100 30 cm x 35 cm watercolor sheets
- 100 clear plastic sleeves
- 6 bowls
- 12 wooden spoons
- 4 measuring cups & spoons
- tupperware containers for dry goods
Ongoing in 2017
Trafalgar raised over $500 for YNOTFORTOTS from their Santa’s Workshop on December 8, 2016! The Student Council has decided they will use this money to purchase Snap Circuits and cooking equipment for Admiral Seymour Elementary School! They will also be accompanying us in the delivery of their donations (date TBA).
The student councils of Admiral Seymour and Trafalgar Elementary also look forward to meeting each other during the donation delivery and will be keen to keep in touch. With the help of these two schools, YNOTFORTOTS will help facilitate a pen pal partnership between Seymour and Trafalgar in order to continue communication and to help the students make new friends in their partner school!
December 8, 2016
Trafalgar’s third annual Santa’s Workshop will be held on December 8th. The workshop gives all the little elves the opportunity to purchase gifts for their loved ones for only $1 per item and wrap them the same day. Some popular items include books, jewellery, cufflinks, DVDs, CDs, Games, puzzles, candles, pictures, toys, ties, scarves, vases, ornaments and anything else that could be re-gifted. Part of the proceeds go to purchasing Item Registry items for YNOTFORTOTS special project schools! The organizers are also accepting donations of wrapping paper, gift bags, bows and name tags as the older grades will be helping to wrap the students’ purchases.