What’s happening in Rainbow Schools?
Terry Fox Run: A long-standing tradition continues in Rainbow Schools
Rainbow District School Board received a Terry Fox Milestone Award this spring for having raised $1 million for cancer research.
The award is a tribute to students, staff and community members, past and present, who have participated in the Terry Fox Run for many years.
Throughout September and October, Rainbow Schools will go beyond the milestone as they continue to contribute to Terry’s vision – a world without cancer.
Terry Fox Runs are held annually in communities across Canada, including Sudbury, Espanola and Manitoulin Island.
Here is a glimpse at what’s happening in Rainbow Schools:
A.B. Ellis Public School
A.B. Ellis Public School will mark their 41st walk/run for Terry Fox on Friday, September 22nd at 11:15 am. Last year, staff and students raised $6,357.69 for the Terry Fox Foundation. Community members are welcome to donate online here: https://schools.terryfox.ca/33891
Adamsdale Public School
Adamsdale Public School will honour Terry Fox on Friday, September 22nd with an assembly in the gym followed by a walk around the schoolyard at 2 pm. Staff will collect Toonies for Terry.
Algonquin Road Public School
Students from Algonquin Road Public School will recognize Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope with a walk/run during physical education classes between Monday, September 25th and Wednesday, September 27th. Students will also watch a video about Terry’s legacy. Donations are welcome through SchoolCash Online until Thursday, September 28th.
Assiginack Public School
Assiginack Public School will host a Terry Fox Walk/Run on Friday, October 6th at 2 pm in the schoolyard. Students have prepared paper shoes that will be proudly displayed in the school to honour those they are walking for. Families are welcome to join.
C.R. Judd Public School
C.R. Judd Public School will host a school-wide Terry Fox Walk/Run in the schoolyard on Friday, September 22nd. Students will wear stickers displaying who they are running for. Classes will also learn about the legacy of Terry Fox and how to make a difference.
Central Manitoulin Public School
On Thursday, September 14th, Central Manitoulin Public School took part in a Terry Fox Run on the Wagg’s Woods Trail in Mindemoya.
Charles C. McLean Public School
All students from Charles C. McLean Public School will participate in the Terry Fox Run on Friday, September 22nd at 2 pm. Younger students will run/walk around the track, while older students will join staff for a run through the town of Gore Bay. Leading up to the event, students will learn about Terry Fox, his courageous battle against cancer, and his efforts to raise money for cancer research.
Copper Cliff Public School
Students from Copper Cliff Public School walked and ran around the school and the community in honour of Terry Fox on Monday, September 18th between 11:25 am and 1 pm. An assembly followed at 2:05 pm.
Jean Hanson Public School
Staff and students at Jean Hanson Public School will support the Terry Fox Foundation by walking, using strollers or wheelchairs during a community walk or schoolyard dance party on Friday, September 22nd at various times throughout the day.
Lansdowne Public School
The entire Lansdowne Public School community will gather in the gym on Thursday, September 21st to learn about the inspirational story of Terry Fox. On Friday, September 22nd, students and staff will take part in a Terry Fox Run in the school yard. Funds will be collected in support of cancer research.
Larchwood Public School
Larchwood Public School will proudly participate in a Terry Fox Walk on Monday, September 25th. Students are encouraged to bring in a Toonie for Terry and to wear red and white, if possible. Students will also learn about Terry’s achievements through engaging activities including the story “Terry & Me: The Inside Story of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope” by Bill Vigars. Students will also share who they are running for, and will be joined by the Youth Safety Coordinator from the Greater Sudbury Police Service.
Lasalle Elementary School
Students from Lasalle Elementary School will take part in a Terry Fox Walk/Run on Monday, October 2nd. Students will learn about Terry Fox’s legacy and the Marathon of Hope during an assembly. Staff and students will collect donations in support of the Terry Fox Foundation through a school-wide fundraiser.
Little Current Public School
Little Current Public School will host a Terry Fox event on Friday, October 6th at 1:30 pm. The student Coyote Council will coordinate the event, and classes will participate in a walk in the schoolyard and the community.
MacLeod Public School
MacLeod Public School will participate in the annual Terry Fox Walk/Run on Wednesday, September 27th at 9:30 am. Students in Grades 3 to 8 will walk around Paris, York and Regent streets. Students from Kindergarten to Grade 2 will walk/run in the schoolyard.
Markstay Public School
Each Friday throughout September, Markstay Public School students can wear a hat for a toonie donation in support of the Terry Fox Foundation. The entire school community is encouraged to wear red and white on Friday, September 22nd. Primary students and staff will walk/run the perimeter of the schoolyard, while junior and intermediate students and staff will walk/run in the community.
Monetville Public School
Monetville Public School kicked off the Terry Fox Walk/Run on September 15th with a school-wide assembly. Students from Kindergarten to Grade 8 walked/ran a pre-established route in the community. Students were encouraged to donate a Toonie for Terry in support of the Terry Fox Foundation.
Northeastern Elementary School
Northeastern Elementary School will host a Terry Fox Run on Friday, September 22nd in the schoolyard. Students will have the opportunity to take part in a class color challenge and walk the track together. Toonies for Terry are welcome.
Princess Anne Public School
Students from Princess Anne Public School will walk/run for Terry Fox on Friday, September 22nd in the afternoon during assigned physical education classes. Donations are welcome online.
Queen Elizabeth II Public School
Students from Queen Elizabeth II Public School will walk/run for Terry Fox on Thursday, September 28th at 2:15 pm around the school track. Donations are most welcome online.
R.H. Murray Public School
R.H. Murray Public School teachers will share videos and readings and will encourage classroom dialogue about Terry Fox’s lasting legacy in the lead up to a walk/run on Friday, September 22nd at 2 pm.
R.L. Beattie Public School
R.L. Beattie Public School will participate in a walk/run for Terry Fox on Wednesday, September 27th in conjunction with “Beattie Runs Day”. Students from Kindergarten to Grade 2 will run around the school track, while students in Grades 3 to 6 may run 2 kms for fun or competition. Donations for The Terry Fox Foundation will be collected.
Redwood Acres Public School
On Friday, September 22nd, classes at Redwood Acres Public School will walk/run around the perimeter of the school for 30 minutes in honour of Terry Fox. Students will learn about Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope through various indoor activities. Students will also prepare their own messages of hope. Students are encouraged to bring in a Toonie for Terry. Parents/guardians can donate online using a QR code.
S. Geiger Public School
S. Geiger Public School will take part in a Terry Fox Walk/Run on Friday, October 6th at 1:40 pm in the schoolyard. Families are invited to participate. Students will join together for a kick-off assembly, and will watch a motivational video from The Terry Fox Foundation. Online donations from families are welcome.
Valley View Public School
Valley View Public School will take part in a Terry Fox Run on Friday, September 22nd – weather permitting. The class that collects the most donations will get one hour of gym time. For every $500 donated, teachers will sing Karaoke songs to students. If the entire school raises $3,250, Principal Brenda Carr will be duct taped to the wall. Students can purchase Terry Fox t-shirts, bring in monetary donations or donate to the Terry Fox Foundation online here: https://schools.terryfox.ca/ValleyViewPSValCaron.
Walden Public School
Walden Public School will host the annual Terry Fox Walk in the morning on Tuesday, September 26th. This event will bring together students, along with their parents and family members, for a community walk on a predetermined route. Last year, students demonstrated incredible generosity by raising an impressive $2,309.50 in support of the Terry Fox Foundation. Families are welcome and encouraged to contribute to this worthy cause by making donations online.
Nicole Charette, Senior Advisor,
Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning,
Rainbow District School Board, 705-674-3171 ext. 7217.