This collaborative effort between Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools, Red Deer Public Schools and the City of Red Deer provided an event in which Grade 5 boys experienced a variety of activities under the mentorship of high school boys. The Education Foundation allocated $1,500 for this event.
The RDCRS Grade 5 Beginner Band Day entered into its fourth year with over 500 students in attendance. This was an extensive workshop that involved students and instructors from across the school Division and the Education Foundation was happy to support it through an allocation of $3,000.
Through a shared partnership with Red Deer Public Schools and Family Services of Central Alberta, Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools supports an event called “Kindergarten Here I Come.” During Kindergarten Here I Come, our Division provided information about attending a Catholic school by providing families with a book entitled “Yellow Bear Goes to Catholic School.” The foundation provided funding for these books in the amount of $2,600.
The school embarked on a project that involved the creation of a peer support team to help encourage spirituality, leadership and mentorship as well as to support emotional and mental health needs of youth. The Education Foundation allocated $1,000 toward the cost of a leadership retreat for the peer team.
We helped this school to meet their unique challenge as a school with a high population of ESL students by purchasing a variety of fiction and non-fiction dual language books. The Education Foundation believed this was an exciting and innovative way to encourage belonging, and to set children up for greater success. This project was funded this $2,500.
The school has expanded and in order to celebrate our Catholic Identity, they planned to include a ceramic depiction of Stations of the Cross in their new student gathering area. We allocated $3,000 towards this project.
The school purchased faith-based books for their K-5 classroom libraries to support their focus on faith and literacy. The Education Foundation allocated $1,500 to assist with this project.
Grade 7 and 8 students were given the opportunity to grow and develop as faith leaders by attending NET (National Evangelization Team) Ministries of Canada’s program “Who are you?” The Education Foundation contributed to the retreat costs through an allocation of $2,250.
The school purchased iPads for their Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 1 classes to aid in student development of knowledge and skills. The Foundation allotted $3,885 to aid in this purchase.
The school expanded their classroom libraries with additional literary resources that present facets of our faith combined with an increased knowledge of First Nations families. The Education Foundation provided support for this project by contributing $2,300.