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Growing with Character launch at Prince of Wales PS

Students, staff and volunteers at Prince of Wales Public School are getting limbered up in preparation for tomorrow’s Terry Fox event and inclusive activities. The school is launching its Growing with Character promotion, which is grounded in respect for self and others.

“Terry Fox was a national hero and leader, not only for cancer research but also for demonstrating courage, respect, integrity and so many more positive traits,” remarks Vice-Principal Suzanne Cholasta. “Our school is embarking on its own journey to model the district’s Growing with Character initiative and incorporating our own inclusive culture.”

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO REPORT ON AND PHOTOGRAPH THE EVENTS

Date: Friday, September 26, 2008

Time: 1:55 p.m. – Terry Fox walk/run

2:35 p.m. – Photo of all students, staff and volunteers in the school yard

Following the photo until 3:30 p.m. – Inclusive activities listed below

Location: Prince of Wales Public School, 37 Prince of Wales Drive, Belleville

Inclusive activities for children

Students will partake in fun, inclusive activities, with a range for all ages and abilities. They will choose the ones they feel comfortable doing. Some of the planned events include the following:

“We will have staff giving out respect tickets to children they witness being respectful to others,” states teacher Tim Wood. “This is another way to recognize students for demonstrating the character attributes. Overall, the afternoon is about including everyone and having fun. It’s not about having athletic skill.”

Prince of Wales PS serves approximately 350 students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8. Student success in all areas of education – academics, character development, citizenship, the arts and athletics is the goal for every student. Prince of Wales offers YMCA Before and After School and Breakfast Club Programs. Students from Prince of Wales proceed to Quinte Secondary School for Grades 9 to 12.

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For more information, please contact:

• Suzanne Cholasta, Vice-Principal, 613-968-8321

• Tim Wood, Teacher, 613-968-8321

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