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Fundraising

Fundraising Campaigns - What We Do

We’ve done everything from Cookie Dough to Cheque Writing. Spring flowers to Christmas Candy. We are always looking for ideas for new fundraisers that parents will actually look forward to.

Fun Lunches are cancelled until further notice due to the COVID restrictions.

Our winter growing smile fundraiser is now on! A beautiful selection of winter arrangements and wreaths for the festive season.

Head on over to the Growing Smiles Louis Riel page and place you order now!

The deadline for your orders in Nov 14, delivers are schedule for Nov 29.

Do we even have to say why you might want to participate? Is there a distinct lack of chocolate in your house?

The GATE parent association and the Louis Riel Parent Council and holding a joint fundraiser. Check out the details here!

We also have ourselves setup with Mabel’s Labels! Just make sure to select Louis Riel School from the fundraiser menu, and then 20% of your purchase comes directly to the school council – how easy is that?!

Next time you’re at Cobbs, mention the Louis Reil Parent Council, and we get a small share. Mmmm bread…

We’ve partnered with SkipTheDepot!

What is SkipTheDepot? A door-to-door bottle collection service that makes refundable recycling and fundraising easier than 1,2,3

  1. Download the app and book a pickup using https://app.skipthedepot.com/louisrielparentcouncil
  2. Place your bags outside
  3. Receive refund and donate to us!

SkipTheDepot will allow everyone to donate directly to our organization with ease. It’s a wonderful way to get rid of those smelly bottles and give back to our school! 

Why We Fundraise

CBE Budget for Louis Riel

You might be surprised how much the school relies on the financial assistance the Parent Society is able to provide. 

As a science school, the cost of the equipment and consumables is high, and we’ve been able to contribute many thousands of dollars over the years in school supplies, equipment and services.

This is so important, because the CBE budgets can only stretch so far, with 96% of the school budget going towards salaries.

Have a look below at our previous fundraising efforts and outcomes.

Breakdown of Parent Society Funding (2018 - 2020)

Technology

  • Smart Boards (C)
  • 3D Printer (S)
  • Tablets and storage carts (S+C)
  • Green screen (S)

$9,700

Facilities

  • Entrance Improvement – outdoor classroom (S)
  • Conversion of stage to multipurpose learning space  (C)
  • Furniture – tables and chairs (C)
  • New Science Lab (C)
    Student phone (S)

$24,300

Academic

  • Textbooks – cover school shortages (S)
  • Science Materials – unit kits, lab equipment, test materials (C)
  • Learning Commons – Reading Material (S+C)
  • Bus Transportation for field trips – cover shortfalls from fees (C)

$182,500

Fine Arts

  • Musical Instruments – French horns, guitars, drums, amps (C)
  • Artists in Residence (S+C)
  • Bus a for field trips – museums, heritage sites (C)

$22,600

Volunteers, Staff & Community

  • Welcome Event (S)
  • Staff and Volunteer Appreciation – dinner, grandparent reading, patrols (S)
  • Naturalization Area (S)

$5,000

Physical & Education

  • Activity Programs – Alien Inline, Skate Shack rentals, Breakdance and others
  • Phys Ed Equipment – uniforms, mats, nets, racquets, balls, K-4 games (C)
  • Inline skating and dance programs (C)
  • Projection Screen for South Gym (S)

$22,700

Mental Education

  • Speaker Series – internet safety, anxiety, ADHD, antibullying (S)
  • Wellness Rooms – posters, furniture, 

$10,100

(C) – items paid for with Casino funds       (S) – items paid for with funds from School fundraisers and donations