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Reaching Out to the Community.

SLA Students In The 1/2 Class Visit Town Hall

Miss Paquette's grade 1/2 social studies class visited Prescott's Town Hall to learn more about municipal government. A chance to sit in city council's seats and a tour of offices and even city road-care equipment. Meant that Miss Paquette's students were given a chance to experience city jobs at every level. A chance to play at our beautiful public library, and meet our honourable mayor, Mayor Brett Todd, was invaluable.

C3 Map Comes to SLA 

To build on our visit at the end of last year of the C3 Ship, Miss Paquette signs up to have the map delivered to SLA for a week to further explore it's journey across Canada.  

Celebrating Diwali With Our Hindu Friends 

The Bhatt, Sandhu and Gopu families shared their celebration of Diwali with the students at SLA. Teaching dance, and sharing home-baked treats, we are so fortunate to have such diversity at SLA.

100 Crates of potatoes gleaned from the Brophy Farm for Local Food Bank! 

SLA Family, the Brophy's offer their planted potatoes for students to glean for donation for the South Grenville Food Bank.  Students spent the day gleaning over 100 crates of potatoes for the very worthy cause.  

3rd Annual Cross Country Invitational raises $360.00 for Cancer Research 

In memory of a wonderful teacher and friend, SLA invites local school and running clubs to join us for the 3rd annual Cross Country meet on the beautiful St. Lawrence river.  Thanks to St. Marks, SLA students and families and the Brockville Legion Running Club, SLA is able to donate $360.00 to the cancer foundation in honour of James MacNeil who passed away last November.  We will never forget! 

SLA Reaches and Surpasses It's Goal - Raising Over $2500.00 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

The Heart & Stroke Foundation Representatives were blown away with the spirit and fundraising capabilities of our small but mighty school.  In the two week campaign, students raised $2503.00 t help with research and treatment.  A perfect way to celebrate Valentine's Day!

Valentines For Veterans - A Mission of the Heart

Grades K through 8 worked together Tuesday afternoon to create over 240 valentines for Canada's veterans. 

Each year, Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) invites Canadian schools, individuals and organizations to make Valentines for Vets. VAC then distributes the valentines to Veterans in long-term care facilities across the country in time for February 14.

Valentines for Vets began in 1989 when the late newspaper columnist, Ann Landers, encouraged her readers to create special valentines for Veterans in care facilities throughout Canada and the United States. Every year, Landers' special "Valentines for Vets" column asked her readers to remember the valiant sacrifices of their nations' Veterans by making them personal hand-crafted valentines.

VAC became involved with the program in 1996, and has been receiving and distributing valentines to Veterans in care facilities across the country ever since.

Though Ann Landers passed away in 2002, VAC and the St. Lawrence Academy are committed to continuing her legacy of honouring Veterans.

The Grade 7s and 8s at SLA are Honoured to be a Part of The local Foodbank

The South Grenville Foodbank Luncheon celebration featured the voices of the Grades 7s and 8s this year as we presented our "Foodbank Song" an original composition set to the tune of the Sound Of Music's "Favorite Things".  The 7s and 8s have been thrilled to be a part of the Christmas Campaign this year and were honoured to be chosen to sing the Foodbank theme song for the radio advertisments.  We look forward to being a part of the spring Auction and dinner this April and hope to become more get involved in supporting this very worthy cause.

The Grade 6,7 Class Lend A Hand at the RBC Prescott Pride Waterfront Clean-Up.

Mr. MacNeil's 6,7 class join Mayor Brett Todd and RBC to clean up the waterfront.  A wet day doesn't dampen spirits and everyone pitched in to make the new riverfront Walkway and Kelly's Beach ready for the summer.

LOVE STINKS - SLA Makes a Stink For Love!

A new tradition started at SLA. Students and Staff took on Cross Town Impact’s Love Challenge and raised awareness and support for local charitable associations.  Students learned more about the Local Food Bank, The Salvation Army, Soles 4 Souls and Soap 4 Souls which support causes like homelessness, malnutrition, water purification and cleanliness.

St. Lawrence Academy Visit Local Retirement Homes to Share the Joy of Christmas.

SLA Working to Make a Difference Halfway Across the World.

SLA Families donated over seven boxes of old uniforms to the families in Chernobyl.  Thank you Meg Plooy for instigating the collection and for bringing the need to our attention.  Collection continues and old uniforms will always be welcome here at the school.  Alumni and friends, Please feel free to drop by with your donations anytime.

SLA Grade 6-7 Class Collects 5 boxes of canned food for local Food For All food bank.

 


Help us help others this Thanksgiving by supporting our "Casual Thursday - Canned Food Drive"!   On the last day of school before the long weekend, we are collecting non-perishable food items for our local Food Bank.  Every student who brings in an item or items may come to school on Thursday wearing casual clothes instead of their uniform.  Let's have a fun last day of school before Thanksgiving and help those in need at the same time.  The items will then be taken to the Food Bank in the following week.  The grade 6/7 class plans to make this contribution as a way of initiating regular participation throughout the year in the on-going work of the local Food For All.  

 - The grade 6/7 class.


SLA Visits Mayfield Retirement Home and Learns A Lot From Friendly Residents

On the 31st SLA students attended the Mayfield Retirement home.  We had lots of fun singing and visiting with the residents.  A few of the residents shared stories and clapping along while we were singing and seemed very thankful and touched to hear us sing.  Afterwards, one of the residents shared stories of her childhood telling us how she was born and raised in London and wearing a uniform for school just like us!  Afterwards, we were able to enjoy a tasty treat and some apple juice.  A big ‘Thank You’ to Mr. Jean-Marc for driving us there and back.  We really enjoyed the trip and hopefully we can go next year too.   – F. Brophy (SLA  Student)Gr. 7

SLA almost doubles donations for Jump Rope For Heart in 2014-15!

St. Lawrence Academy beat last year's fundraising goal by more than $500.00 putting SLA in the running for a spot on the top ten fundraising schools in Ontario for the Heart & Stroke foundation. Some students even gave their birthday money to help support a cause we ALL believe in.  Thank you SLA family and friends for showing how big your hearts are this Valentine's Day.

Jammies For Christmas 

  • St. Lawrence Academy Ambassadors worked Saturday morning with the Jammies For Christmas Charity to make posters, wrap boxes and count jammie donations already pouring in. Let's help give every child a special gift this Christmas. A drop off box is located at our site, 560 Edward Street in Prescott, and all over the community!  St. Lawrence Academy will also be accepting Jammies at our Christmas Performance 6:30pm, Thursday, December 18th, 2014.   Hope to see you there!

SLA Supports the Terry Fox Run in Prescott

It was a beautiful day on the riverfront this Sunday, Septemeber 14 and St. Lawrence Academy families were out in full force showing their support for the Terry Fox Foundation.  Helping to raise more than $8500.00, SLA students met at the Prescott Amphitheatre and ran 2, 5 or 10km proudly displaying the names of family members and friends touched by the terrible disease: cancer.   Thank you TFF committee for planning and putting together such a fantastic event. 

SLA Teachers and Students take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on SLA Carnival Day.

Mrs. Nandoo, Mrs. Hunter, Mrs. Joanisse, Mrs. Hosick and some of the braver SLA students took on the challenge from LeMar Hair Studios and dumped ice filled buckets of water on themselves as they wrapped up the first ever SLA Carnival Day.  Raising awareness for ALS and for the fight for a cure.

Jump Rope For Heart

SLA students this year raised over $800.00 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation participating in the Jump Rope For Heart Campaign during our Valentine's Spirit Week.  Pajama Day, Waffle Lunches, Crazy Hair/Hat Day, Sports team Day, and Red, White and Pink Day - our school has heart!

Food Bank

SLA students have had an ongoing relationship with the local Food Bank here in Prescott.  Volunteering at the bank once each week, SLA students have learned an appreciation for what we have and have been given a better understanding of the cost of living and the hardships others face.  We thank the Prescott 'Food for All' charity for allowing us to be a part of your great work.

Reading Buddies

St. Lawrence Academy is thrilled to work hand in hand with the Brockville Library to provide quality reading time to the preschool community.  SLA students in grade 4,5 and 6 partner up with younger children at the library and read, make crafts and form friendships.  Mentoring is a very real way to mature and grow.

Eco-Club

St. Lawrence's Eco-Club started this past February and have worked fast to learn more about caring for our environment, recycling, reusing and reducing waste and have put it immediately into practice within our own hallowed halls.  The eco-Club is responsible for teaching the rest of the school about the difference between recyclable and compostable materials.  They collect the garbage at the end of the week and are using the compostable material to grow a worm farm this Spring.  They have taken it upon themselves to also refresh our landscaping and will be planting new trees during our Earth Day spring clean up. SLA is GREEN!

Valentine's For Vets

SLA took part in the Canadian project:  'Valentines For Vets', which encourages kids to create hand-made valentines that are then distributed to veterans living in retirement communities all over the country.  We were thrilled to be a part.