Habitat for Humanity gives an ‘A+’ to the Grade 4 through 7 Montessori students at Queneesh Elementary School. With the enthusiastic support of their amazing teachers, Mrs. Buchanan and Mrs. Fullerton, these students spent the 2016/2017 school year focused on learning about the importance of affordable housing in our community.
They started by submitting entries to the Genworth Meaning of Home National Writing Contest in the fall and then went on to enjoy a field trip to the ReStore. They build a portable Eco-Education Centre with our volunteer Doug Goodwin, using recycled materials from the ReStore. (Thanks, Doug!)
They sold over $4,000 worth of Westjet raffle tickets for us, operated a concession at our Earth Day Celebration, held a donation drive and hot dog sale — thanks to Bryce Hansen Realty for donating the hot dogs — and made and sold 110 apple pies.
In total, the students raised more than $550 in cash. Habitat for Humanity loved this remarkable community engagement opportunity. Well done, teachers and students!