“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”
The students from our Grade 1 and Prep-ONE (Senior Kindergarten) classes at our Downtown Campus were recently afforded a treasured opportunity to reach out and give back to their community. The students of Rowntree Montessori Schools were invited to share their vocal and musical talent with various organizations at a community outreach breakfast. This event was held to promote a new immigration website. The YMCA, Region of Peel, Access Employment, Humber Employment Center for Training and Education, and the Brampton Multicultural Council were some of the organizations that came out to support this great cause. The students at the Downtown Campus proudly showcased their musical talent with a rendition of “Walking in a Winter Wonderland” on their recorders as well as an upbeat dance routine backed by a strong choir singing Glee’s version of “Jingle Bells.”
At RMS, we believe that it is important to teach students the value of selfless giving, and the Christmas season is a wonderful time of the year that lends itself to these opportunities to give back selflessly to our community. This valuable mission is accomplished each year through the school’s participation in charities such as “Toys for Tots”. The great Rowntree family of students, staff and parents never ceases to amaze us by their generous contributions to our school’s fundraisers like the “The Mitten Tree” and food drives to help the less fortunate. This chance to promote the gift of giving is only a small part of RMS’ contribution to the community.
Reflecting on this event, it was indeed inspiring to see the love and care that our students put into their performances. The students received pride-filling cheers from the audience for their performance and were even awarded a token of appreciation in recognition of their enthusiastic contribution to this event. Needless to say, our students left the event feeling very proud and fulfilled by this unique experience. As educators, it is always rewarding to see our students develop a sense of pride and pleasure in reaching out to give their very best to a charitable cause.
The students and staff at Rowntree Montessori Schools would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!