DID YOU KNOW?
The Science and GATE Parent Associations financially support programs at Louis Riel School
This financial support supplies equipment and materials, and helps to reduce the direct costs to parents, and promotes equal access for all students.
One of the main costs for this program is Technology, especially in the Careers & Technology Foundations (CTF) lab. The CTF program is central to the Science and GATE experience, and connects students to experts in the fields of science, technology, engineering and industrial design.
There is an immediate and mandatory need to replace all the outdated computers within the CTF lab, as well as other outdated technology and equipment.
Both the Louis Riel Parent Council, and the GATE Parent Association have set a target to completely fund this unexpected expense to the school, to minimize the impact on the overall school budget, and in turn the staffing of the school.
But We Need Your Help!
The COVID19 pandemic has drastically diminished our ability to fundraise, mainly due to the closure of Casinos, which represents the largest contributor of funds to the Parent Council.
How to donate
It’s so easy to donate to our Technology Fundraising Campaign! Go to our Education Matters Campaign, and follow the prompts.
Any donation is appreciated and those $20 and over receive an electronic tax receipt.
If you would rather donate via cheque, please contact the Parent Council President by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://gatecalgary.ca to make arrangements.
A message from the CTF Learning Leader, Megan Cox:
“We have created some fantastic projects in CTF while having students explore a variety of Digital Media skills, tools and programs. We strive to work with software used by industry professionals which requires the appropriate technology to do so effectively. From Robotics and Coding to Cinematography Green Screen Film & Animation, 2D Photography to 3D Design and Printing and so much more! Although Careers & Technology Foundations is a grade 5-9 program, our CTF spaces, labs and technology is available to explore and assist all of our K-9 learners and teachers at Louis!”