Next casino: Saturday and Sunday, January 13 & 14, 2018

LOCATION:  Elbow River Casino is centrally located in downtown Calgary (218 18 Ave. S.E.), just one block away from the Stampede Grounds and Victoria Park LRT train station.

Parents we are still in need of VOLUNTEERS (which can be a you as a parent, or a friend or relative) to assist with our upcoming Casino fundraising effort. No experience is needed and all training will be done during your working shift.

If you would you like to see your child benefit now from proceeds in the amount of $60,000-$70,000 for their educational enrichment at Hillhurst Elementary School, then please sign up now to assist us with our important upcoming Casino fundraising effort!  Please note, if we do not get all of the volunteers needed then we will not be granted this opportunity.

Volunteer online through SignUp Genius NOWVolunteers will be provided a complimentary meal and snacks during their shift.

This fundraising money will be invested directly into Hillhurst Elementary for student enrichment, such as:  classroom materials, Mathematic Residency and related curriculum resources, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), Maker Space, Passion Projects (ie:  chess, robotics, art, 3D printing, photography, scratch coding clubs) and so much more.

Please do not hesitate to contact Barb O. if you have any questions.  Thank you in advance for your consideration and commitment to this very important event, it is a GREAT CAUSE having the opportunity to enrich our children’s educational experience.   I look forward to working together with all of you !

Thank you very much to all of the parent volunteers who have already signed up to assist with this effort!

What difference does it make? Why should I help out with the casino?

This is the biggest fund-raiser that our school participates in. The School Council / Society puts all of the proceeds towards the many, extra things that our students—from Kindergarten to Grade 6—get to take advantage of:

  • Classroom materials (science kits, resource material, music equipment etc)
  • Gym & recess gear (balls, skipping ropes & more) -Sports Day -School dances
  • Lego Robotics -Artist-in-Residence & drama programs -Craft Day
  • Library books and materials (we contribute $5000/yr to keep our library second-to-none)
  • Computer lab (have you seen the school’s desk-tops, lap-tops and the Smart Boards?)
  • The playground …and so much more! (your child’s teacher can tell you about what a difference this makes)

As for field trips—if your child has attended a few, or the bigger outings like Stampede School or City Hall School, you might not know that your school fees in September weren’t enough to cover this…Casino dollars did. Simply put, the impact is amazing.

But I’ve never helped with a Casino…it sounds a little intimidating!

We are not dealing cards or managing casino games…we are behind the counters managing the behind-the-scenes work.  You do not need experience in any way.  Ask anyone who’s helped out before and they’ll tell you…it’s not hard or scary!  The advisors who work with our school teach us everything you need to know, right there on the spot.

But aren’t there so many other parents out there who can help?

That’s probably what everyone is thinking…but we need you! If your child is in Kindergarten or in the early grades—you can help lay the foundation for a great education! If your child is in Grade 6 and this is your last year—leave a great legacy and help out like all the parents before you did!

We know our parents are busy–we’re in your shoes! In the past, we have welcomed the help of aunts, uncles and grand-parents who have stepped in for our busy parents…perhaps there’s someone like that in your family who would like to help out? The shifts are day-time or evening, approximately 8hrs long…if you can help with just one shift, you alone raise ~$2000!

Let’s do it for the kids…they’re worth it!!!

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