Westwind school council raises funds for in-school learning experiences

The Westwind Public School Parent Council is once again hosting a kid-free event for the our community in an effort to raise funds for in-school learning experiences and curriculum enhancing equipment.

On Saturday April 18, alongside Bistrofiftyfour at Amberwood and FullHouse Casino, the council invites the community to come out for a lighthearted evening of cashless gaming, friendly poker tournament and silent auction.

This is the second yea, the council has taken on such an event. Last year’s Murder on the Menu…who’s NeXT was a wonderful success with the team from NeXT food and Lakeside Players raising over $3,000. The goal for this year’s event is $5000.

A limited number tickets can be purchased here.

The fundraising team continues to seek sponsorship for the casino tables, raffle prizes and silent auction items. If you would like to help please contact westwindpscouncil@gmail.com

Money raised by the parent council has funded and will fund this year arts programs such as Luv2groove dance workshops & Blues in the Schools music programs, and science programs like Scientists in the School.

We also provide the buses for field trips and extracurricular activities like the OCDSB Track and Field day in the spring.

This year w have also purchased noise cancelling headphones and voice recorders for each classroom as well as iPad charging storage bins for our mobile technology classrooms.

It is our hope to raise enough funds at this event to provide the school with an automatic 18′ projection screen in the gymnasium to help with holiday concerts and movie night presentations instead of projecting on the wall which is inefficient and challenging to see.

This Wednesday, March 25 we will host an information session for parents in the community on the benefits of attending GMS and South Carleton high school with the help of local principals Robin Darragh (GMS) and Colin Anderson (SCHS).
All the support from our community at events like the Monte Carlo night help us provide these opportunities to our community and our students.

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