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Blog: Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Acts of Kindness: Reimer Thanks First Responders

Wednesday, December 5th Eugene Reimer Middle School Rural Ravens Club and grade six students led a Random Act of Kindness initiative. These student leaders of Abbotsford District put others before themselves, and showcased empathy by honoring emergency responders in our community.  Four elementary school's joined in including Mt. Lehman, Harry Sayers, Dave Kandal and Blue Jay elementary. The middle school students inspired and role modeled for the elementary students. With the help of the teachers, parents, administrative teams from each school, students delivered 250+ cake pops from Starbucks as a sign of appreciation to the Paramedics, Emergency Room Staff and Firefighters. The students with the support of their teachers and administration including Mrs. Sangha, Mr. Batt, Mrs. Moffat, Mr. Wodtke, Mr. Whalley, Mr. Gill, Mrs. Gill, Mr. Chan, Mrs. Andrews, Mr. Sekhon, Mr. Levings, Mr. Cochrane and Mrs. Jensen raised funds. Students thanked their teachers and principals for bringing their project to life. Fraser Valley Indo- Canadian Business Association and KS&A Chartered Accountants as community oriented organizations donated alongside the students. These middle and elementary students had not met each other before and yet they came together around an act of kindness as agents of change to build community. They increased their sense of belonging, strengthened their communication skills and made connections with each other and community members. Along with the cake pops, posters with personal messages of gratitude were delivered to communicate a special thanks to the paramedics, emergency room staff and firefighter for taking on a these tough jobs and still smiling.  Students of Abbotsford School District #34 understand that kindness is a universal language. Students do and can make a difference! 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Sidhu and the Rural Raven Students