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Admin Blog for Friday March 8 2019

posted Mar 8, 2019, 7:40 AM by Peter Marshall

Admin. Blog for Friday, March 8, 2019     

Hello everyone, happy beautiful sunny winter day.  Here are a few important things for you to consider.

  1. Boyne has some exciting news to share!  An amazing charity called MusiCounts has granted Boyne PS with $8000 from their Band Aid Program to use towards our growing music program.  Here is some information about MusiCounts and what they are about:

From their Website:

Who they are - MusiCounts is Canada's music education charity and is affiliated with CARAS and the JUNO Awards.

Their Mission - Celebrates musical excellence and puts musical instruments into the hands of kids who need them the most.

Their Vision - That all children and youth in Canada have access to music education.

What: The MusiCounts Band Aid Program provides up to $15,000 worth of musical instruments and equipment to school music programs to ensure their continued success and sustained growth.

For the first time ever, MusiCounts will be awarding $1 million in musical instruments and equipment to 96 schools across Canada, in part due to over $130K raised by the London JUNO Host Committee.

To-date the MusiCounts Band Aid Program has benefitted over 1,000 schools across Canada. MusiCounts saw application numbers increase by 30% compared to 2018 and can currently only help 1 in 5 schools who apply.

Boyne is one of these 96 schools from across Canada to receive a grant of money from the Band Aid Program for our music program, and we couldn’t be more excited!  This means lots of new and amazing opportunities for the students at Boyne to learn about, play, and appreciate music.

  1. Don’t forget to help us out.  Please do the Have Your Say Survey.

We want to be the school with the most parental input.  Please help us achieve this goal.  It does not take long.  Do it now, do it quick, get it done.  Thanks.

  1. Some important dates coming up for your calendars.  More information to follow.

April 3, 2019 – Indigo Fundraiser for Boyne PS

April 11, 2019 – Movie Night

June 13, 2019 – Fun Fair (if you are interested in helping with any of these events please contact the office and we will get you in contact with our School Council representatives)