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
100 Crates of potatoes gleaned from the Brophy Farm for Local Food Bank!
3rd Annual Cross Country Invitational raises $360.00 for Cancer Research
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
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 Grade 6,7 Class Lend A Hand at the RBC Prescott Pride Waterfront Clean-Up.
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 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!
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
SLA Teachers and Students take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on SLA Carnival Day.
Jump Rope For Heart
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.
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!