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Working Together To Outrun Cancer

Dear St. Francis de Sales Families,

Thirty-eight summers ago, a young man from British Columbia captivated Canadians with his determination, commitment, energy and passion to find a cure for cancer. His name was Terry Fox. St. Francis de Sales School will participate in a Terry Fox School Run/Walk Day on Thursday, September 20th at 1:00 p.m. (Rain date: September 21st).
A school-wide assembly will take place on Friday to kick-off our “Tutus for Terry” fundraising campaign. Depending on who gets the most votes, one member of the St. Francis de Sales staff will wear a lovely tutu for the day. Who will it be?????
Children in Kindergarten to Grade 5 are asked to collect “Toonies for Terry” from only family members and close friends. We discourage students from going door-to-door to collect toonies. Please see the information form that went home today, complete and and return it to school by next Thursday. Students are invited to start bringing their toonies to their classroom teacher beginning Monday, September 17th. Place the toonies and the ballot in a Ziploc baggie. More ballots can be sent home at your request. Online payment of toonies can also be made through Cash On-line.
Students in Grades 6 to 8 will bring Pledge Forms home which are to be returned next Thursday. Of course, our older students will have an opportunity to cast their votes as well for the Tutus for Terry campaign.
Our goal is to surpass the $2556.00 raised last year by St. James and St. Francis Schools combined. If we can do this, we will have a school-wide Foxy-Soxy Outdoor Dance… (more information on this to come…).
Walk Day on September 20th: Your child is asked to wear a WHITE SHIRT/T-SHIRT as a symbol of HOPE. Each member of the St. Francis community will also wear a pinney/bib indicating who they are running for. The lucky Tutu-Wearer will lead the student body in two walking laps around our school. Grades 3-8 classes will then make their way to Lower Reach Park while our K-2 classes will walk around the school neighbourhood. To participate in the walk, the school must have received your child’s
completed and signed Walking Permission form that was sent home by the office during the first week of school.
Thank you for supporting our Terry Fox Day and for bringing us one step closer to Terry’s dream of a world free of cancer.

“BRAVE SOUL WHO TOOK THE LONG AND PAINFUL ROAD… AND HELPED CREATE A DREAM THAT COULD NOT FAIL.”

Sincerely,

The Terry Fox Committee,
St. Francis de Sales School

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