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This week, "Project Princess" took on a life of its own! The press jumped all over the good news story that children want to make a difference. My class and I hope all this exposure will inspire others to donate funds for Princess' care, and send a message that animal abuse is NOT okay!

Here are the highlights of our week in "Character Ed. 101":

  • On Wednesday, November 28th, a reporter from the Orillia Packet and Times newspaper called.  She will be covering Princess' first meeting with my students, when the dog and her foster Mom come to my school, likely in January.

  • As of December 3rd, our in-class coin drive has brought in over $250. in donations.  As promised, I will be matching my students' donations with $100. of my own.  The coin drive continues until December 20th.

I believe in leading by example, and that is what my students are doing with this project.  This week they learned in a very tangible way that even 10 and 11 year old kids can make a difference.  I am so proud of the way they have come together as a team to assist with and share a cause that touches their hearts.

If you would like to help with Princess' medical expenses send a donation to:
Alliston & District Humane Society, P.O. Box 1455, Everett, Ontario, L0M 1J0
For online donations, visit their "Canada Helps" page:

Tax receipts will be issued for donations over $10.00.


December 5th update
Princess' story was covered on CTV Barrie's evening newscast again this evening.  Her story starts at 16:40 in the broadcast.


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