Holiday Acts of Kindness in the Palliser School Division

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Coalhurst Elementary leadership students shop for donations for Angel Tree.

Palliser School Division would like to thank and celebrate the many acts of kindness that our schools have participated in this holiday season.  We have seen food drives, toy drives, and thoughtful notes for seniors.  Despite economic difficulties, our schools have still come together to spread joy and cheer to others in their communities, demonstrating compassion, empathy, and inclusivity.

The Division is so proud of the work you have done.  Here are some endeavors we wish to highlight: 

Carmangay School

Students collected over 700 food items for the North County Interfaith Food Bank in Picture Butte. The food bank was stunned at how much they collected.  For a little school, they sure have a big heart.   

Coalhurst Elementary students and community members ran a food drive and held multiple events to raise money for Angel Tree.  This year they raised close to two thousand dollars.  It was their most successful year to date. 

Sunnyside School collected goodies and wrote notes to brighten the spirits of seniors in the Coaldale area. Well done Mrs. Hudey and her class for spearheading the fundraiser

RI Baker Middle School students participated in two special projects this season called, 'Letters of Hope' and 'Operation Christmas Stocking'. Stockings were hand-sewn and letters written by students, which will be given to patients or clients who are receiving care through Alberta Health Services over the holiday season.

Huntsville students hosted an evening of entrepreneurship.  They took their enterprise projects from concept to reality, selling food items, arts and crafts, and even a Christmas photo studio.  The proceeds from this evening were donated to Stocking Stuffers for Seniors. The grade 6/7 class also helped wrap the stocking stuffer items.  

Dorothy Dalgliesh students and families collected food and took the holiday spirit to a new level by using the donations to create CANstructions (making structures with the donation items).  Congratulations to grade 6 for collecting the most goods and to grade five for winning the construction contest. Staff also contributed to a bake sale and put the funds towards Stocking Stuffers for Seniors. 

Calgary Christian School Grade 6 students collected toys for the Sonshine Centre ( They came up with the idea on their own.  

Menno Simons students have been very busy with their “Serve Days”, volunteering, donating, and performing a variety of acts of service including making hygiene kits for the Mennonite Central Committee and contributing to a Stocking Stuffers for Seniors program. 

The County Central Hawks hockey team played a charity game against the Vulcan County Business 'Big Shots'.  The big shots may have won the game but the real win was all the money collected for Vulcan County KidSport and the Vulcan Foodbank. 

Please let us know if you have other acts of kindness within our Division you wish to share!  And please check back for more winter/holiday highlights.