Jeff Green | Feb 19, 2009
Back to HomeFeature Article - February 19, 2009 Cake anyone?By Julie Druker
Mrs. Gilpin’s Junior and Senior kindergarten class at Prince Charles Public School
In Verona, students at Prince Charles Public School, many dressed in red white and pink celebrated Valentine’s Day on Friday the 13th and for many it was an opportunity to satisfy their sweet tooths.
They spent part of the day hopefully ogling the over 80 Valentine’s Day cakes that filled the school’s library, each one unique in design and many of which students and their parents baked and donated to the school for the cake raffle fundraiser put on by the school’s parent council.
Parent Council chair Nicki Gowdy was thrilled with the entries, which were up over almost 50% from last year. She loves this particular annual event and admitted, “ I enjoy giving back but also seeing the kids’ smiles.“
Each unique, colorful and enticing, the entries included a garden cake, a lady bug cake, a NASCAR cake, a butterfly cake, and the ever popular giant jaw breaker cake. This year’s event raised over $450 and it is just one of many yearly fundraisers the council holds to raise funds for refurbishing school equipment for their gymnasium.
At the end of the day, over 80 lucky winners went home with a very sweet Valentine’s Day treat.
Also of note and ongoing for the entire month of February, students at the school have been acquiring red heart stickers for performing “random acts of kindness”. While there are no sweet rewards being offered to students for their kind actions, they are being given an opportunity to ponder the fact that there also exist “sweet” things outside of the realm of edible treats, which cannot be eaten, but can be wholly enjoyed.
Seems there is a nice balanced diet of sweets on offer to students at Prince Charles Public School for the month of February.