KINGSTON, ON – An ALCDSB French immersion kindergarten class have won a Canada-wide colouring contest organized by Scholastic Canada.
Mme Julie Bell and Mme Lisa Amey’s kindergarteners at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School in Amherstview are among nine other classes in Canada who have been selected.
The theme of the contest was What does kindness mean to you? Mme Bell and Mme Amey helped all 28 of their students submit their individual colouring sheets ahead of the 2022 holiday season, to celebrate the importance of kindness and to express what kindness means to them.
The winners are set to receive 25 books for the class, with the opportunity to select an organization to also receive 25 books. The students chose Kingston Interval House (K.I.H.) as the recipient.
The KIH is an emergency shelter and was chosen by the class because it serves families throughout the region.
“In our kindergarten class, we are always looking for ways to help others, especially people in our community. When we saw this contest opportunity, we knew that it was an excellent opportunity to possibly be able to help those in need,” says Mme Bell. “Plus, our students LOVE books; they love to be read to and to look at books, so we welcomed a chance to earn more books for our classroom as well.”
The Executive Director of Kingston Interval House, Pam Havery, says she is pleased to accept this generous donation for their shelter.
"These books will bring enjoyment and pleasure to the children who stay with us. Many thanks to the French immersion kindergarten classes at Our Lady of Mount Carmel for nominating Kingston Interval House," says Ms. Harvey.
Students answer: What does Kindness look like to you?
William: “My friend and I playing together.”
Bennett: “Helping my Mommy.”
Madison: “Playing with my friends.”
Shreeja: “Putting a Band-Aid on my friend’s leg.”
Philip: “Asking a friend to play.”
Harvey: “The friend is smiling at a friend.”
Charlotte “Helping my mom take food out of the fridge.”
Greyson: “Helping my mom shovel all the snow.”
Avery: “Me and my Mommy holding hands.”
Lewis: “Giving a hug to somebody.”
Adeline: “Helping my mommy feed our baby kitties.”
Henry: “Helping someone up, like if they fall, helping them up.”
Lochan: “Someone playing with me.”
Jack: “By giving stuff to people.”
Scotty: “Sharing with someone else, even though if they don’t share.”
Oliver: “Sharing toys with my sister.”
Jackson: “Inviting someone into your play.”
Remi: “I play with a friend.”