Advent Celebration fundraiser
Sacred Heart School’s Grade 6 and 5/6 class held a fundraiser to help support families in our community.
We wanted the students to learn the importance of giving back at Christmas. The students enthusiastically took on the challenge.
We discussed and planned a Talent Show and Craft Sale. The students, parents, staff and teachers worked diligently for three weeks planning and creating items for the sale.
The Advent Celebration was held at the school on Wednesday, December 19th from 5:00-7:00 pm.
There was reindeer feed, popcorn, hot chocolate, ornaments, candles, centrepieces, wooden reindeer and tic-tac-toe boards, and so much more. We even invited a special guest from the North Pole. On the night of the event, Santa arrived! He found ample parking for his sleigh and reindeer on the school roof and families were able to visit, share their Christmas list, and smile for a picture with the man in red.
The talent show included a band, True North. They entertained the crowd and played ‘Jingle Bells’. Band members include; Weston Chabbert, Janzen Esterreicher, and Evan Burch. Geneva Otto played ‘O Christmas Tree’ on piano. William Daniels did some break dancing to ‘Jingle Bells’. Jayden Forbes sang ‘Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer’, Alyssa Coulombe, Destiny Docherty and Serena Saudino sang ‘Santa Claus is Coming to Town’ and there was a play. The play, titled, ‘Time Travellers’ was about two young children who go back in time to visit the first Christmas. Actors included: Jessica MacMillian, Braedyn Lilly, Cohl Elliott, Diya MacLeod, Maddie Wilson, Geneva Otto, Katie Duewel, Devyn Carson, Adelaide Meekis, Jaiden McKay, Janzen Esterreicher, Colton Davies, Joel Kamenawatamin, Cassey Turallo, Sierra Hoppe, Khloe Carter, Weston Chabbert, and Jeremy Gallinger.
Special thanks to Lynn McClure who fell ill the day of the show, Mr. and Mrs. Burch, Mrs. Hildebrand, Mr. and Mrs. Gallinger, and to Mrs. O’Donovan’s class for making Reindeer Feed.
The following day students and families had the opportunity to make last minute Christmas purchases and support this wonderful event. The results were overwhelming! It was so busy, and the free wrapping center made everyone’s purchases even more special.
After all the sales were in, we were astounded to see that we raised $1745.90. AMAZING! The SHS staff contributed $600 bringing the total to $2345.90. The proceeds went to two families within our school community.
Mr. Johnson and Mrs. Spooner are so proud of the students and the community for working so hard and putting their heart and soul in to making this event so successful.
It is amazing to see what we can do when we work together!
May the peace and joy of Christmas live in hearts all year long.
Thank you all so much.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Mrs. Spooner and Mr. Johnson