Edmonton Public Schools… In the News

Christmas dinner at Edmonton school a special tradition for nearly 40 years 
CTV News, December 20, 2012

Hundreds of students at a south Edmonton school were treated to a special Christmas dinner on Thursday. About 450 students at L.Y. Cairns School feasted on 25 turkeys, 24 kg of corn, 42 kg of dressing, 35 kg of potatoes, 20 litres of gravy, 40 kg of mandarin oranges and 500 ice cream cups, during the school’s annual Christmas dinner sponsored entirely by school staff. 

Click here to read more and to see video of the Christmas dinner at L.Y.Cairns School.

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Schools pack hampers for needy families
CTV News, December 20, 2012

The spirit of giving is alive and well in Edmonton – as dozens of schools spent the day packing hampers for families in need. Watch the short video here.

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Harlem Globetrotters visited Windsor Park School
Global News, December 19, 2012
 

Watch the video here.

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Globetrotter talks bullying
24 Hours Edmonton, December 19, 2012

Handles Franklin stopped by Windsor Park school to show off his world-class basketball tricks and teach kids tactics to stop and prevent bullying. “I’m passionate about speaking to kids. I really, positively believe in the message,” Franklin said after playing a friendly game with thrilled students in the school gymnasium. Kids hung on his every word and enthusiastically shouted back his anti-bullying mantra. “A lot of times people are mesmerized by you being on television, or mesmerized by the basketball tricks,” he said. “So if you can take those tricks and take that quoteunquote fame and use it for a positive message for kids, what better job is there than this?” Franklin was on tour as part of the Globetrotters’ new community outreach program, the ABCs of Bullying Prevention, which touts action, bravery and compassion. The program, aimed at kids aged six to 12, is a co-ordinated effort with the National Campaign to Stop Violence.

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CTV-Edmonton, December 18, 2012

Some less fortunate students at Norwood Elementary School got a special gift yesterday. The kids received presents from the Kinette Club of Edmonton. Packages included everything from pyjamas and toys to snacks and toiletries.

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CTV-Edmonton, December 18, 2012

Elementary school students in Edmonton bring the joy of Christmas to the city’s less fortunate. Students at George H. Luck School stopped by the Boyle Street Community Services yesterday to deliver gifts and spread a little holiday cheer at the same time. Linda Inglis, principal was interviewed.

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News Hour (CITV-TV), December 18, 2012

A look at the Athlete of the Week, the most valuable player for basketball at the Totem Hoop Classic at Ross Sheppard high school. Darian Smigorwosky, athlete of the week was interviewed. Matt Burrows, Jasper Place head coach was also interviewed.

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