Volunteer Opportunities at Henry Larsen!

Henry Larsen needs volunteers throughout the school year, from larger events to occasional small jobs. School Council will be looking for people to help with things such as Monster Mash, parent information nights, Fun Fair, watering new trees, and school yard improvements. Any amount of time you can contribute, no matter how small, is valuable and appreciated. School Council’s biggest undertaking to date is the new schoolyard project, Henry’s Cool Yard. Over the next few years, with the help of everyone, we will be improving the entire area -a project which will benefit all ages and the community as a whole.

Please don’t hesitate to contact school council if you have any questions about the various volunteer opportunities. If you are interested in volunteering in your child’s classroom, please contact your child’s teacher or the principal’s office directly.

Fundraising at Henry Larsen!

Every year School Council raises money in a variety of different ways.  We do this because there are pieces of equipment, musical instruments, sporting goods, books, workshops or simply fun events that the School Board does not fund or does not fund completely.  School Council sets out to augment existing funds to provide as much as we can to ensure that our children have varied opportunities, to experience new things, to have fun, and to learn using up to date equipment. Currently, we are focusing much of our fundraising efforts on Henry’s Cool Yard! It is our plan to have a new and exciting outdoor play area for the school’s children.  For more information about this initiative, please click on the Henry’s Cool Yard tab.

In the fall, we kick off our fundraising efforts for the year with the Norcard Catalogue and the CCRP Magazine.  All money raised through these two initiatives goes directly to items for the school such as:

–   Books for the Reading Club
–   Funds needed for Monster Mash
–   Wish List items put forward by the staff
–   Workshops or guest speakers for the students
–   Teacher’s appreciation lunch at the end of the year

Throughout the year, we also raise money specifically for Henry’s Cool Yard through the following activities:

–   Fundscrip
–   Lunch Lady
–   Mabel’s Label’s and
–   The Fun Fair

Fundraising and the subsequent enhancements we can offer the students of Henry Larsen School work best with full community involvement.  If you have any ideas for new fundraisers or would like to help out with one of our existing fundraisers, please contact us at henrylarsensc@gmail.com – we’d love to hear from you!

Thank you for your continued support!

Our Current Fundraising Initiatives

Norcard Catalogue and Chocolates www.norcard.ca

This catalogue contains a wide variety of items from Christmas wrapping paper, gift bags and tags, Christmas cards and decorations, calendars, kitchen gadgets, candles, jewelry, a variety of other interesting items and of course a lovely selection from World’s Finest Chocolates.  There really is something for everyone.  We profit from this by receiving up to 50% back from all our sales.

  CCRP – www.ccrp.ca  Our online code is ON622.  

Magazines are a wonderful literacy tool.  Kids love them as the articles are short and accompanied by lots of colourful pictures and it’s really fun for them to get a new magazine every month or so in the mail.  It’s a great way to learn about something new like gardening or vegetarian cooking or cycling.  There really is something for everyone.   It’s fun to try a couple of different ones every year.  We profit $10 for every subscription sold.  You can order all year online and family members can also do so from wherever they are.  It’s a great way for aunts, uncles and grandparents to help support the children.  You can order online and our online code is ON622.  

Simply Giving Campaign

This is a fairly new option and it allows people to donate to either the School Council or Henry’s Cool Yard.  It’s a simple straight up donation and amounts in excess of $25 will receive a tax receipt.

Fundscrip – www.fundscrip.com  Our online code is 7LPCJR.

This is a fantastic way to support Henry’s Cool Yard.  This is a very unique fundraiser in that for every dollar you spend, you get a dollar back.  For example, if you buy $100 of The Keg Restaurant gift cards, you will have $100 to put towards a dinner and Henry’s Cool Yard will earn %5.00. Gift cards are just like cash.  Here’s a little tip for the ladies:  Keep a sharpie in your purse and mark on the card the balance remaining after each transaction to help you keep track.  We all buy groceries and most of us buy gas, books, coffee and pizza.  So, why not pick up a gift card for the grocery store where you do most of your shopping.  If you stop and get a Starbucks coffee a couple of times a week, why not pick up a Starbucks gift card.  I love to shop online for books with Chapters gift cards.  Home renovations or dining out, there is a card for you.  Fundscrip pays out a small percentage rebate for each different company card and this is how Henry’s Cool Yard makes money.  It’s easy as 1 – 2 – 3!  Go to www.fundscrip.com and click on the sign up tab at the top.  Check out the Fundscrip Quick Start Guide for more information.

Payment can be made by electronic chequing.  This method of payment is the best as it gives us the greatest percentage rebate.  However, payment can be made by credit card (earnings are reduced by 1.99%) and Interac Online for most major banks (earnings reduced by $0.85 per transaction).  Finally you can make payments by Online Banking Bill Payment but please remember that it can take up to 3 business days for Fundscrip to receive the funds and therefore, make those payments 4 days prior to the closing date.

Coming Soon to Fundscrip will be Direct Shipping during the Summer.  Support Henry’s Cool Yard all year long.

The Lunch Lady – www.thelunchlady.ca

Lunch Lady offers a wide variety of nutritious meals for Mondays.  Parents can order and pay online.  It’s a great way to start the week with a little less stress with no lunches to make on Sunday night.  For more information please visit the Lunch Lady’s website.

Mabel’s Labels – www.hles.mabelslabels.com

These labels are a fantastic way to mark and identify clothes, shoes, backpacks, lunch bags, lunch containers and more.  It’s a great way to stay organized and help support Henry’s Cool Yard.  They also have great packages for summer camps.

If you have any questions about or want more information about any of our fundraisers, please contact us at henrylarsensc@gmail.com and someone will get in touch with you shortly.