2009 - Media / Médias
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It’s music to K-Park
ROTHESAY - Students at Kennebecasis Park Elementary School will be playing drums and xylophones in music class this year.
On Monday, at 11 a.m., students decorated in school colours will attend a special pep rally at K-Park Elementary during which the S’Cool Life Fund is expected to present a $2,500 cheque to the school’s music program.
Arlene DesRoches, K-Park Elementary music teacher, said she applied for the grant last fall and was thrilled to hear that her music program would be able to provide the equipment necessary to teach elementary students how to play music.
She said as soon as she heard the news, she took a mental shopping trip to the music store.
“Oh gosh, we have nothing but bare bones. The instruments that are here are borrowed from other schools,” DesRoches said.
“I am limited in what I can do to teach because I don’t have the equipment. “¦ This will mean I can enhance my teaching tremendously. I will be able to have the students play these instruments.”
The S’Cool Life Fund is supported by Priszm Income Fund - owner of more than 400 fast-food restaurants such as KFC and Pizza Hut - as well as XM Canada and Scott’s Real Estate Investment Trust.
It raises a portion of its funds from donations from the public and donates grants to public elementary schools across Canada to support their drama, recreation, extracurricular, arts, music and sports programs.
“Everyone is facing budget cuts right now and we want to ensure that kids don’t miss out on extracurricular programs that are critical to their development,” fund chairman John Bitove stated in a press release.
“When we visit schools and see the delighted reactions of our students, principals, teachers and parents it motivates us to continue our quest to make education more fun and well-rounded in Canada.”
Granting School Wishes
Surrey North Delta Leader
Tue Sep 22 2009
Byline: Black Press
Three Surrey schools have been awarded funding that will help make their arts programs sing.
Henry Bose Elementary in Newton will get $2,000 for guitars, James Ardiel Elementary will receive $1,500 for art supplies and $2,000 has been given to Betty Huff Elementary’s drama program.
The money is being provided by S’Cool Life Fund, a charitable organization that raises funds and donates grants to public elementary schools for extracurricular activities and programs to help kids have a more fun and well- rounded school experience.
The fund is supported by Priszm Income Fund (owner and operator of more than 400 quick service restaurants under the KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell brands), XM Canada and Scott’s Real Estate Investment Trust. Since 2005, Priszm Income Fund has raised more than $2 million in charitable donations in support of S’Cool Life Fund.
Eighty-five elementary schools across the country received grants this year.
Henry Bose and Betty Huff schools were officially presented the money this week, while James Ardiel is having an event Sept. 28.
For more information on the funding visit http://www.scoollifefund.ca
QHS and DDO Receive Funding From S’Cool Life Fund Awards
By Ed Sweeney
Published: September 23, 2009
When people knock at the door of Central Quebec School Board schools with checks in their hands the doors open wide. That was the case on September 21 as two representatives from the S’Cool Life Fund visited Quebec High School and Dollard Des Ormeaux. Each year this organization which is managed through the company Priszm funds approximately 100 projects across Canada. You can apply online or for more information visit www.scoollifefund.ca or www.lefondsamusecole.ca