Walter and Gladys Hill Public School develops engaged 21st century learners from ECDP to Grade 6. Our students are ethical, global citizens learning through collaboration and inquiry with an entrepreneurial spirit that meaningfully contributes to society.

Canada Post Grant for Breakfast Program!

Canada Post Grant for Breakfast Program!

Displaying CP_Community-Logo_E.jpgWalter and Gladys Hill Public School wins Canada Post Community Foundation Support

Today, Walter and Gladys Hill Public School has received $2000 from the Canada Post Community Foundation for our 2015-16 Breakfast program.

Led by parent volunteers from the local community, and with the help of student leaders, the project focuses on the providing a nutritional breakfast for our students so that they are ready for learning each and every day.

Research continues to support breakfast as being the most important meal of the day. Without meeting the basic needs of students, they cannot learn. We want to continue to see steady improvements in our learning and we feel the breakfast program is beneficial to our students.

Commentingon the grant, Annalee Nutter, Principal, said “This grant will mean that children in our community will get a good start to their day with nutrition so they can focus on learning once classes begin,” Says Annalee Nutter, Principal of Walter and Gladys Hill Public School.

“We are proud of our employees and retirees who have devoted many hours to raising awareness and funds,” says Deepak Chopra, President and CEO, Canada Post. “The Canada Post Community Foundation aims to help community groups deliver a difference in the lives of children in communities across Canada.

Every morning between 7:45 a.m. and 8 a.m. students can come to the program located in the front of the school and eat before school starts. The program is free to our students.

About Walter and Gladys Hill Public School

This is Fort McMurray Public School District’s newest school, which opened in the fall of 2014.  Approximately 350 students attend the school daily from the Early Childhood Program right up to Grade 6.  The school focuses on 21st century competencies such as collaboration, communication, problem solving, and creativity through Project Based Learning, with an alternative Reggio Inspired Program for Early Learners.

About the Canada Post Community Foundation

The Canada Post Community Foundation for Children’s vision is to help ensure every child in Canada is happy, healthy and part of a community that supports and cares for them. Its mission is to have a positive effect in the lives of children in the communities Canada Post serves by supporting registered charities, school programs or local initiatives that benefit children. It has granted more than $4 million to over 300 community organizations across Canada. To learn more about the Foundation, visit canadapost.ca/community.

Further information

For further information, images and interviews please contact:
Annalee Nutter
Walter and Gladys Hill Public School
(780) 743-3101.