Education Foundation Events

Run for the FUNd
Thank you to everyone who attended, supported and donated to our first annual Run for the FUNd. With your incredible support, we were able to raise $19,700 for the Caring Fund!

We were overwhelmed by the community spirit and participation at our first Run for the FUNd event. Despite the unbelievable heatwave on September 24 we had over 300 participants and 60 volunteers attend. The Clarke Road hospitality program kept us hydrated and well-fed with freshly squeezed lemonade and homemade pulled pork sandwiches.

The Caring Fund responds to emergency requests on behalf of students who are facing unimaginable circumstances in their home lives that affect their learning. To quote a Principal who has accessed the Caring Fund, "The TVEF's Caring Fund is truly a blessing. The difference it is making in the life of a student can't be measured, but you can certainly see it in their eyes".

Thanks to you, every dollar raised at this event will help a student in need.

Our hope is to create an annual event that promotes inclusivity, accessibility, health and wellness. I hope you will consider joining us for our next walk/run event in June 2018!

Thank you again for you incredible support. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Rachel LeClair at 519-452-2000 extension 20187.

Toonie Tuesday
 THANK YOU... students, teachers, Principals, TVDSB support staff, TVEF Board members, Trustees and community businesses - together we raised over $37,000 for the Caring Fund. our schools hungry, without school supplies, without proper clothing and other basic necessities. We see students who are dealing with unimaginable circumstances in their home lives that tragically affect their learning and ultimately their future. "Toonie Tuesday" will support those students and their families.

In its short history, The Caring Fund has changed lives in our communities. It has provided toiletries and clothing when a student's possessions were destroyed in a house fire, purchased winter boots for children in an impoverished family and delivered food when cancer ravaged a local family's stability and income. These are our kids and our families, and sadly there are many more examples we could give.

Our campaign will add resources to the Caring Fund to meet student needs as they arise across Thames Valley. We are encouraging all schools to join us in this important effort. Every dollar we raise will be directed back into our own school communities.

Together we can make a difference for our students.

Supplies for Students
Lawson Literary Awards

Lawson Teacher Information Package

Colonel Tom Lawson hoped to generate a feeling of national pride in senior public school students by encouraging them to learn and write about the accomplishments of significant Canadians. In 1978, the Lawson Literary Awards were born named in honour of his father, the Honorable Ray Lawson, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario from 1946 - 1952.

The Lawson Literary Awards program is designed to encourage grades 7 and 8 students to share their personal perspectives on Canadian issues of interest and importance to them. Each year, a panel of judges adjudicate submissions and a Lawson Literary award is presented to several recipients.

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