"Letting Kids Be Kids "

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Simply stated, my students are special beyond words.

I teach in an area of Brantford, Ontario known as 'Eagle Place'.  I am the Grade 8 teacher to 23 strong willed, hard working, and kind hearted 13 year old students who will be venturing off to high school next year. For many of my students, our portable at the back of our school is considered their safe place. It is a  place where they are fed breakfast in the morning, given a winter coat and boots to keep warm, and a place they are cared for each and every day. Their life is far from the typical life of a 13 year old. Responsibilities of their sibilings, going grocery shopping, and keeping the water bill down by showering once a week requires them to carry on their days like an adult. Although some of my students have never seen the likes of "Pizza Day" or travelled to the "North-side" of the city, they make the best of every situation and rise to every occassion. Whether it was walking 45 minutes as a group to their future high-school to win the Spirit Award or learning the game of Volleyball with only 3 balls in total, their determination rises them to the top. 
I have been teaching for almost 10 years, and in those 10 years I have never encountered such compassionate and grateful students. 

This is my first GoFundMe I have created and all proceeds will go towards sending my Grade 8 students on a Year End Trip and towards their Grade 8 Graduation. I plan on taking them on a day trip to Toronto to see the CN Tower and a Blue Jay's game, which would require a bus, food, and ticket/tour costs. For Graduation, I would use proceeds to order their plaques, reserve bowling lanes for an after-grad event, as well as get a hair stylist to do their hair at school for their big day. Although my students have been fundraising by going door to door to sell pies and pizza kits, the socioeconomic status of their community limits their funding tremendously. My goal is to give them the opportunity to live like a kid, worry-free, for a few days.  I would appreciate anything you could contribute to make their final elementary year something they will never forget. 
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Peyton Gurney
25 months ago
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Miss.Papineau I always knew you where an amazing teacher but I didn't know you did this for us, and just to think none of us knew. Thank you, I hope to see you at graduation on Friday.

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Jordan Woods
25 months ago
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Miss.Papineau you are AWESOME this was so nice of you to do!! whoever has you as a teacher next it lucky. - the gingerbread house wrecker Jordan

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Rae Swenson
24 months ago
JW
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Jill Wingelaar
26 months ago
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CP
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Chante Pathak
28 months ago
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You've shown your heart of gold from the moment I met you! The students are so lucky to have you in their lives. They will definitely cherish their grade eight year forever...because of you! xoxo

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Susie Barolo
29 months ago
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Thank you to Heather Chauvin for highlighting this awesome group of young adults. I wish you all an amazing graduation weekend and experience. YAY!

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Jennifer Cebula
29 months ago
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You guys are all rockstars! Enjoy graduation...you have earned it.

MS
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Maria Simeon
29 months ago
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DR
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Donna Rivard
29 months ago
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Listened to Mom Is In Control - with Heather Chauvin podcast

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Sara de Jonge
30 months ago
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Vincent Rocco
30 months ago
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MF
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Mac Faulkner
30 months ago
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Peyton Gurney
25 months ago
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Miss.Papineau I always knew you where an amazing teacher but I didn't know you did this for us, and just to think none of us knew. Thank you, I hope to see you at graduation on Friday.

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Jordan Woods
25 months ago
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Miss.Papineau you are AWESOME this was so nice of you to do!! whoever has you as a teacher next it lucky. - the gingerbread house wrecker Jordan

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