Newton’s Grove School news: December 2014

The Hour of Code

This week, Newton’s Grove students from grade 1 to grade 9 eagerly participated in The Hour of Code, a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics.

Toy & food drive update

Our annual Toy and Food Drive was a great success once again this year. As always, our school community was very supportive of this very worthy cause and their generous donations of non-perishable food items, gift cards and toys were much appreciated. The WINGS council executives along with the general members worked diligently and efficiently to collect the assorted cans, toys and packaged goods and pack them into boxes to be sent to Toronto Police Foundation, who will distribute them to homeless shelters across Toronto. We are extremely proud of WINGS and the generosity of our Newton’s Grove families, and thank them for making this such a successful event.

Newton's Grove Cares

WINGS has been running a charitable event during the month of November called Newton’s Grove Cares. This event focuses on three main causes: Zinc deficiencies, Ebola and Wheelchairs. WINGS has been collecting dead batteries, loose change as well as donations and pop tabs for these three causes, and will continue collecting until December 12th.The dead batteries are in support of zincsaveslives. For every battery collected, the equivalent value of zinc recycled will be donated to UNICEF to supply zinc tablets to those in need.The money donated will be sent to Doctors Without Borders in support of the fight against Ebola.The pop-tabs are in support of The Robert Hampson Tabs for Kids Fund. Proceeds from the recycled aluminum are used to purchase wheelchairs and related equipment for children with a physical disability.This charity event was proposed and initiated by David Fulsang and Stephanie Hrynkiw. We congratulate and encourage younger students to take on leadership roles and propose ideas from a young age. Good job, David and Stephanie!

Canadian Children's Opera & Etobicoke Youth Choir

We are very proud of two of amazing students.
Rea Dhillon (grade 6) will be performing with the Canadian Children’s Opera Company this Saturday, November 29 at Rosedale Presbyterian Church. Allison Lusty will be performing with the Etobicoke Youth Choir on Saturday December 6 at The Assembly Hall. We are very proud of these talented musicians, and are looking forward to these sure to be amazing concerts!

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