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SD43 schools exhibit true Christmas spirit

December 19, 2018
​Students, employees and parents around the district have been enjoying the festivities and excitement of the season with fun holiday activities including: crafts, baking, winter carnivals and Christmas concerts.

 We are extremely proud of how our many schools, students, parents and employees exhibit the true holiday spirit helping others by collecting food and toys, making hampers, sponsoring families, and volunteering their time to help those in need. Here are a few highlights:
  • Pinetree Secondary Career/Life students volunteered with kids and seniors at Glen Pine community centre, helping to spread the Christmas spirit.
  • Pinetree Secondary staff and students also came together to donate to Project Angel and Share Society raising over $5,600 and 350 items of food. Many more schools throughout the district collected food and toy donations for SHARE Society.
  • Members of the Coquitlam Principals, Vice-Principals Association (CPVPA) volunteered their time to answer phones for the CKNW Orphans' Fund annual pledge drive.
  • For the fifth year in a row, Grade 4/5 Aspenwood students donated candy and made Christmas crackers for the local seniors homes.
  • Hampton Park Elementary collected more than 2,200 items for the food bank. 
  • Dr. Charles Best Secondary students made a difference by writing Christmas cards for people living on the DTES and collection food bank donations. 
  • Irvine Elementary's annual Breakfast with Santa raised money to support families in need in the community.
  • Heritage Woods Secondary hosted their annual Senior Tea for hundreds of seniors in the community.
  • Miller Park Community School raised over $300 from a coin drive for BC Children's Hospital.
  • Grade 9 students from Terry Fox Secondary planted trees around Blakeburn Lagoon.
  • Rochester Elementary raised $700 for their sister school in Guatemala.
  • Riverside Secondary School's girls' basketball club hosted it 15th its annual Tournament for Emily in support of Children's Hospital, which has raised over $86,000 is the past 14 years.
  • Students at Walton Elementary collected toys for Canuck Place. 
For many more examples of acts of kindess and giving in our schools check out their websites and social media channels. 

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School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

1080 Winslow Avenue, Coquitlam BC
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