It’s hard to believe that we are wrapping up a full year under covid conditions. MES has experienced the deep and profound benefit of healthy relationships, community support, and high capacity teachers and support staff. I’m so proud of our staff who maintains such high literacy and numeracy standards and results, while not sacrificing the love for our community kids; in fact, my belief is that the two are intrinsically linked. If dollar amounts are any indication of community engagement,… Read More
As educators, we have a responsibility to model caring for others as one of our basic psychological needs. As we deliberately put energy into this moral purpose, our students can learn and grow in this domain. This modelling has come alive in our continued support of sponsoring children’s education in Liberia.
“We do not merely tell them (students) to care and give them texts to read on the subject, we demonstrate our caring in our relations with them.” (Nel Noddings 1998)
If we want students to care for each other, it makes sense to give them an opportunity to put this into practice. One way we do this at MES is through our continued partnership with Provision of Hope. Despite the unpredictable nature of this school year, we are once again grateful to our greater school community for the unwavering support of this valuable, worthwhile project. Given the success of this year’s efforts, we are now ready to increase the number of students we support in Liberia. A big thank you to our MES community for the care you have extended to our extra “classroom.”
Over $13,000 has been generously donated! This will make a difference in so many lives!
Click HERE for an audio clip of Mrs. Peters interview with Michelle Sawatzky.
Mitchell Elementary School & Community has outdone itself again!
The care and compassion that was displayed today by our MES students, staff and community for students needing help in Liberia will make a difference in so many lives!
Over $12,000 has been generously donated!
This means we are able to support our 13 students for another year and add new students who need help. In addition, we are exploring options on how the rest of the funds will be used for helping children and families in Liberia. Stay tuned for more information.
A huge thank you to all of you for being part of giving hope to children in need!
Make sure you ask your children what they learned about Bendu, one of our sponsored students on the Zoom call we had with her today.
For the past ten years, MES has partnered with Provision of Hope in helping children from Liberia, Africa. Children in Liberia have to pay to go to school and if their family doesn’t have enough money, they can’t go.
Education gives children a chance to move ahead in life and hope for their future.
Today, MES students participated in activities to learn about Liberia and the students we sponsor there. Students are bringing home envelopes to collect funds to continue sponsoring our 13 children for the next school year.
Please return the envelope with donations by May 26th. This will be our counting and celebration day!
For the past ten years, MES has partnered with Provision of Hope in helping children from Liberia, Africa. Children in Liberia have to pay to go to school and if their family doesn’t have enough money, they can’t go. Education gives children a chance to move ahead in life and make a difference in their community.
MES students will be participating in activities to learn about Liberia and the students we sponsor there. On May 19th, students will bring home envelopes to collect funds to continue sponsoring our 13 children for the next school year. May 26th will be our counting and celebration day.
It’s funny how quickly we adjust to goodness and start taking things for granted; this has been one of the mildest springs on record and yet I find myself alarmed when the temperature drops below zero. Here at MES we continue to appreciate our in-person learning environment, and are grateful for all of the community support in these unusual times.
May is nutrition month, fall 2021 Kindergarten welcome, Jump Rope for Heart, and fall planning month. While things will look different, and may even change from the writing of this article to hitting send on the email, we will continue to collaborate both in school and out, engage with our learning partnerships, and do everything we can so that MES really is, “a great place to grow!”
“Kindness is a fundamental human practice.” – anon
2021-2022 KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION If you have a child or know someone who has a child that will be starting kindergarten in fall, please register online at www.hsd.ca. If you do not have access to a computer or need assistance, call the school office at (204) 326-6622.
PARKING & PICK-UPS Thank you for being safe! In an effort to help reduce congestion during student drop off and pick-up, Mitchell Gospel Church continues to be willing to let parents use their parking lot as a staging area during the hours of 8:15-9:00 am and 3:00-3:45 pm. This is the parking area one block directly south of the school down the path that connects to Willow & Oakview. *DROP OFF PROCEDURES* If you need to drop something off for… Read More
PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE March weather has been so wonderful allowing us to get outside and increase our learning spaces. With all of the Covid/Winter limitations, there’s something quite freeing about embracing the extra outdoor opportunities. March is also the end of our second term and I trust you were able to connect with your child’s teacher about the progress your student(s) made. Wrapping up the month with Spring Fun week has been a real highlight with all of the activities that… Read More