Until November 10th, MidSun School will be collecting cash and food bank donations for the Calgary Poppy Fund and Veterans Food Bank. Students can bring the non-perishable food items or money donations to their TA for collection and earn TA points at the same time. The Calgary Poppy Fund helps raise money for local veterans, their spouses and dependents. All the funds collected stay here in Calgary and assist with the costs of rent, utilities, aids to daily living, and any of their other basic needs.
Poppies will be distributed in homeroom on Tuesday morning. Students are encouraged to make a donation when receiving their poppies.
On Tuesday, November 10th at 9:00 am we will be holding our Remembrance Day Assembly in the gym. We are honoured to have guest speakers Michael Hornburg, who lost his son in Afghanistan in 2007, and Joey Bleviss, the Chief Administrative Officer of the Calgary Poppy Fund joining us for this year's ceremony.
Parents, relatives and members of the community are invited to attend. Please contact the office prior to the date and let us know how many people you will be bringing.
In a demonstration of our respect and thankfulness to the Veterans we are asking students to wear all black on Tuesday. The school will be closed on November 11 as we honour Remembrance Day, and classes will resume on Thursday.