By Kelly La Roue, Principal
Prior to the Winter Break, and amid the hustle of the holiday season, Queensbury students and staff were keen to work together to spread some holiday cheer and joy for others.
Led by Teachers Maisie Harrison and Jason Bott and their Grade 6/7 classes, every Queensbury class enthusiastically participated in Project Backpack.
Project Backpack is a community-based campaign that facilitates the efforts of organizations, including schools, who would like to make a difference in the lives of youth who are experiencing homelessness.
Students were tasked with collecting a variety of comfort items, including toiletries, snacks and clothing. In total, 35 backpacks were filled to be distributed to vulnerable youth living on the Downtown Eastside.
Jason Bott shared, “It truly was a joyful experience to see the school community come together and to see the Grade 6/7 students prepare the bags to be delivered to those in need.”
In addition, Grade 2/3 students in Bev Grantham’s class, who recently learned to crochet, generously and eagerly made toques to donate. The beaming smiles on the faces of these students was something to see!
The Queensbury community didn’t stop there…also collecting and donating 120+ boxes of cereal to the North Shore’s Harvest Project. It really was a lovely December of caring and giving at Queensbury!