Friday afternoon, JES held its annual Terry Fox Run with a few minor adaptations. First of all, Miss Laura was replaced by Mr. Jason (as Miss Laura is at home this year to take of her new daughter). Secondly, JES students ran around the perimeter of the school instead of going to the park. And lastly, JES was literally rocking the block as a parent volunteer set up his DJ equipment and kept us movin’ and groovin’ all afternoon long. The sun, the smiles, and the legacy of Terry Fox made for an exceptional way to end the week at JES.
On a more serious note, Mr. Jason has done a wonderful job educating the students about Terry Fox and his Marathon of Hope. Everyone of us knows someone who has or has had cancer and that is why JES is a strong supporter of this charity. A large number of students and their families have already brought in their donations and will continue to accept donations until Wednesday. If you would like to donate online, you can do so by clicking on the link below.
Should the JES community surpass the donation amount from last year, the highest donator from each class will have the opportunity to dump a bucket of cold water over a teacher’s head! So, if you want to see some of us get soaking wet, make sure to bring in your donations by Wednesday. Keep in mind, no donation is ever too small and each donation is greatly appreciated!
I’ll let you know if JES surpasses their fundraising goal, and as always, I will post pictures of the bucket dumping. I am one of the brave teachers who volunteered to be dumped upon! If it is anything like the Pie in the Face challenge we did a few years ago, I am SURE to be soaking wet by the end of the day!
I want to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Jason for preparing this event, the Grade 6 students for helping out with the Kindergarten students, the numerous parent volunteers who came out to help and support our students, Mr. Jack for being a fantastic DJ, and Ms. Lizotte for providing the students with delicious ice cream sandwiches for everyone after completing the running challenge.
I would also like to send a HUGE thank you to everyone who collected donations on behalf of this amazing charity. I am always proud of the compassion our JES community has for others.