Out of numerous entries, Queen Elizabeth School  (Picton) is one of the five finalists in the $5,000 McDougall Family Fund Community Initiative.
The school council is working to create outdoor learning spaces for students that will support curriculum, environmental stewardship and beautify the school grounds. The monetary award would be used in the spring of 2013 to create an area with benches, gardens with various fauna and native plants that attract birds and butterflies, and other natural space to enhance student instruction.The outdoor learning space would also be an area where students can have quiet time and take sensory breaks during recess or outdoor activities.
According to Principal Bill Launderville, “The beautification project will benefit the entire student body as we involve students, parents and community members in planning, creating and maintaining the area. It will also benefit our community members who use our school grounds outside of the learning day.”
Cast your vote for Queen Elizabeth School to be awarded $5,000
Public voting runs from October 18 to November 29, 2012.
- Go to: http://apps.facebook.com/contestshq/contests/292488/voteable_entries 
- Vote for the Naturalized School Area by William Launderville.
- You can vote one per day until Thursday, November 29.
Queen Elizabeth School, where the motto is “Respect and Learning,” is situated in the heart of Picton in picturesque Prince Edward County. The school serves approximately 275 Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8.
The school’s mission is to provide a safe learning environment that promotes academic excellence, social responsibility and individual achievement. Celebrations of learning are evident in school spirit days, reading challenges, family literacy nights, school teams, band and choir festivals, and much more.
Queen Elizabeth School is a Healthy Active School Community which provides a dynamic and enthusiastic learning environment. The school has an auditorium with a stage, a full size gymnasium, a library resource center, a multi-purpose science room and a music room. Outdoors, the playground has a soccer field and baseball diamond. Based on the “Story of the Starfish,” the entire community at QEP believes that we can all make a difference. Queen Elizabeth P.S. students proceed to Prince Edward Collegiate for Grades 9 to 12.
For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, firstname.lastname@example.org