Students and staff at South Shore School participate in a number of fundraising activities including, but not limited to, The Terry Fox Run, Special Lunches, Used Clothing Collections and Scholastic Book Fairs. The money and/or items collected are used to support student programs including guest speakers, field trips and year-end play days. Community and Provincial programs also benefit from the fundraising endeavors of South Shore School students and staff.
Digital Sign Fund
South Shore School's current sign that is on Highway 54 is broken and is no longer usable. We are currently asking for donations to help fund the purchase of a new digital sign. Our vision is to provide a space that advertises our school activities and events but will also help promote events in our community for our local volunteer groups. If you are interested in making a donation, please contact the school.
Terry Fox Foundation
South Shore School is a proud supporter of The Terry Fox Foundation. This year rather than pledge sheets, students had the opportunity to pay for the privilege of participating in a number of activities. The school canteen also donated 50% of their sales during the week of activities. The highlight of all the fundraising activities was surely The Dunk Tank. Students paid $5.00 to get 3 tries to dunk Mrs. Young, and, $210.00 was raised through the sale of Terry Fox t-shirts. Thank you to the community and school family members who joined the staff and students who walked the 1.5km route on September 28, 2018. In all, a total of $1730.00 was raised by the generous families of South Shore School.
This year the Helping Hands Club, which is made up of ten hardworking Grade 6-8 students, have made two organizations a priority for their fundraising. In the fall, the money raised from the popcorn sales and Gr 5-8 dance, was used to purchase gifts for the Santa Anonymous program. The SCC also donated money towards the toy purchase. After a trip to purchase gifts, a handful of students were also part of a wrap day for the children. In total, $ 724.00 was raised for this initiative.
Since Christmas, the students' money raising (school dance and popcorn sales) has been targeted for the Humane Society. In addition to the fund raising activities, the Helping Hands Club have assisted with a number of school wide activities both during school and in the evenings. They also surprised businesses on Main Street with some caroling one noon hour in December. This group is a hard-working dedicated club who have made giving back to their school and community a priority.