CBE Schools Share Stories of Support for Fort McMurray

Jun. 22, 2016


Students from Fort McMurray at University School


This spring, CBE schools welcomed hundreds of students evacuated from Fort McMurray and area. Many CBE schools received students, and many more organized fundraisers and activities to provide support for the families impacted by the wildfires.

“Though we didn’t know they were coming, our schools, staff, students, families and communities embraced these students and made them feel at home. It is our response to situations like these that make me so proud to lead this organization,” said David Stevenson, chief superintendent of schools.

We’d like to share a few examples of the efforts made by CBE schools and students.

Mayland Heights School

On May 18th and 19 students at Mayland Heights School raised money for Fort McMurray. Students from grades 3-6 brought in baked goods to sell at recess and lunch.

A few grade 5 students came up with the idea to hold a bake sale to help those affected by the fires. Students raised $718.75 in the bake sale.

Students made posters to create awareness about the fires in Fort McMurray and to announce to students of how they could help by donating money at the bake sale.

The grade 3 classes at Mayland Heights also collected toonies from classes to raise money for Fort McMurray victims. The students were able to collect $231.65 from the toonie donations.
Through hard work and generosity Mayland Heights students were able to raise a total of $950.35. All the money is being donated to the Red Cross.

Written by Justin, Grade 5 Student at Mayland Heights School

Elbow Park School

We wish to share the video that we made sharing some of our own experience with being displaced as well as offering words of support and encouragement. Click here https://youtu.be/8QMSSPK-IVA

Dalhousie School

The Dalhousie School community has been asking for donations for the victims of the Fort McMurray fire.  To date, we have raised over $2200.00.  The local branch of the ATB has matched our donations up to a total of $500.00.  Our student junior bankers have been collecting the money and counting it to present it to the Red Cross.

The ATB also supported us with a special deposit day.