First Avenue Public Schools
For Children’s Aid Society
December 15, 2014
73 First Avenue
When you think of a Principal’s Office – the first thing that comes to mind – is not toys! But if you were to stop by First Avenue Public School Principal, Isabelle Flannigan’s office, these days you would think you were at Santa’s workshop.
Annually, First Avenue’s Parent Council reaches out to the school community, to donate toys and clothes to be distributed to the local Children’s Aid Society. The event has been happening for several years and the response has been over-whelming.
On Monday, December 15, 2014 the students and staff will showcase their efforts in an assembly which will include a holiday sing-a-long and a presentation by the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa.
The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa is committed to protecting children and youth from abuse and neglect. They work in collaboration with community partners to ensure child well-being and to strengthen the capacity of families and the communities in which they live.
Teacher, Catherine Pritchard in co-operation with two parent volunteers spend many hours collecting, sorting and ensuring there are gifts for multiple ages. They take on this project annually because they are committed to making the region a better place to live for all residents – and starting with kids just makes sense to these dedicated parent volunteers and educator.