Monsignor Ronan students raise funds for Syrian refugees

January 8, 2016   ·   0 Comments

As students prepared for the last school days, before Christmas break, much activity and excitement took place at Monsignor J.E. Ronan Catholic School in Beeton.
A wonderful Advent concert was held with over 60 kindergarten children for both students and parents last week, sharing the true meaning of the season.
Dedicated, French teacher, Madame Bohdanovicz, was busy preparing junior and intermediate students for a sing-a-long en français Wednesday evening to help bring hope and solidarity, in wake of the recent tragedy that occurred Paris.
On another positive note, it was amazing to see the response of students as they donated and bought tickets for a chance to win Blueberry, an adorable blue and white stuffed raccoon.
All donations and proceeds from the ticket sales were in support of the Syrian refugees coming to Canada.
Daily announcements were read to the students to help explain the Syrian crisis in student friendly terms.
“We were more than thrilled that our small school raised $550 in total and we are happy to support the St. Vincent de Paul society in Alliston who will soon be sponsoring a refugee family,” said MSR teacher, Jodie Guillemette.
One lucky winner, student Mia G., was all smiles to take her new family member Blueberry home.
If you too, would like to help with the Syrian Refugee sponsorship program, please contact the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Alliston at 705 435-6325 ext. 41.

Photo Submitted Monsignor Ronan winner – Mia G. winning Blueberry the stuffed raccoon

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Monsignor Ronan winner – Mia G. winning Blueberry the stuffed raccoon

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