2011-2012 Projects We Funded

The Education Foundation distributed $25,500 of its fundraising proceeds between 13 school and Division projects in the 2011-2012 school year. Another $5,000 went towards its endowment fund held by Red Deer and District Community Foundation.

Seventeen requests for funding were received for a total amount of $73,188. The following is a short description of the 13 projects that received funding.

École Camille J. Lerouge School

Religious Leaders Retreat – $2000

Funds will assist Grade 6 students attend the school’s Religious Leader Retreat.

Holy Family School

Memorial Rosary Garden – $1500

Funds will be used to build and maintain the schools Rosary garden.

Maryview School

Mosaic of Faith – $2500

Funds will assist in building a faith mosaic using hand created tiles.

Our Lady of the Rosary School

Environmental Stewardship – $2000

The school will purchase a recycle and a compost station to encourage responsible environmentalism.

St. Elizabeth Seton School

Seton Ambassadors – $763

This program encourages students to take on a leadership role in their school.

St. Elizabeth Seton School

Rosary Garden Boxes – $3000

This project involves designing and rosary garden and planting garden boxes with vegetables.

St. Francis of Assisi Middle School

Religious Mural – $2000

This project involved the creation of a large ceramic mosaic mural for the school chapel. Approximately 500 tiles were created by students and staff.

École St. Marguerite Bourgeoys School

iPod 3-D Initiative Project – $3000

This project involved the purchase of iPods and related equipment to facilitate the research and dissemination of classroom ideas, along with the timely feedback during lessons and the creation of digital content to share projects within the school and the division.

St. Patrick Community School

Where Voices are Heard – $3000

This was a faith project that assisted in the development of faith filled student leaders with three half day facilitated workshops.

St. Thomas Aquinas Middle School

School Chapel- $500

This project involved the construction of a chapel space in the schools gathering area.

Division Kindergarten Program

Yellow Bear Goes to Catholic School – $1500

This division wide initiative ensured that all children attending Kindergarten received the book “Yellow Bear Goes to Catholic School”.

Division Grade 5 Girl Students

Go Girl 2012 – $750.00

A division wide initiative for all Grade 5 girls to attend “Go Girl” that allowed them to experience a variety of physical activities.

Division Grade 5 Students

Beginner Band Day – $3,100.00

This was a division wide initiative where all Grade 5 students spent a day in a Band workshop.

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