CLMS has been awarded $500 by The Educational Partnership Foundation (TEPF). This grant was awarded to students of the Student Voice of CLMS that consist of 10 people from grades 6 – 9. The purpose of the Student Voice is to make our school and surroundings a better and more safe environment for the students attending our school.
We decided to take on this mission because of the devastating fire in Fort McMurray. We were all worried for the victims of the fire because they lost all of their personal belongings, some of which they may never get back. So here at CLMS, we decided to do something about it, and we started a fundraiser called “Fill- a -Backpack”. We asked students and people within the community to help us out by bringing in items for the backpacks.
We have decided to go above and beyond to help our neighbors up in Fort McMurray. We have created a total of 19 backpacks for the children in Fort Mac and filled said backpacks with school supplies such as pencils, calculators, binders, paper, earbuds, and much more. We have also collected toiletries, and were able to create 6 baby bags for the mothers and fathers of newborns. These bags are filled with diapers, wipes, food, and toiletries. Furthermore, we were able to successfully collect 2 shoeboxes with essentials for adults which are filled with toiletries, and everyday items they need.
“It is heartwarming to see students taking action and joining together to support the students that have been affected by the devastating events that have taken place in Fort McMurray. TEPF is happy to present this grant to Chestermere Lake Middle School for their compassionate and selfless initiative” says President and CEO, Din Ladak.
On June 28th, 2016, the TEPF will be presenting CLMS’ Student Voice Prime Minister, Haley Kennedy, and Vice Prime Minister, Harjot Rai, with the grant.
For more information contact:
Catherine Masson, Teacher.
128 West Lakeview Dr.