February has arrived and that means Heart Week is just around the corner. The focus of the week is to raise funds for an orphanage called the Mufu Home in Kenya. During Heart Week there are many fun activities planned: Pancake breakfast, Teachers vs Students sports challenges and the Sr. High Lunch Social. However, the biggest and best activities are saved for Mufu Day itself, which is on Feb.16. Here are a few details on what the week will look like and how the students will be fundraising for the Mufu Home.
Elementary Coin Race:
The fundraising actually begins a bit before Heart Week officially starts on the 13th. At the beginning of the month the elementary coin race starts and that runs until February 16th. Ask your Mom or Dad if you can do some chores to earn coins for the Mufu Home! There will be a display in the foyer near the office to show how each class is doing. Thanks to the elementary leadership team for creating this display and collecting and counting all the $.
Jr. High Coin Race:
The junior high students are also raising money to sponsor two students who reside at the Mufu Home and they will begin their coin race at the beginning of the month and also collect until February 16th. Thanks to the junior high leadership team for organizing this.
Heart Week is jam-packed with many special events and activities. Here is what the week will look like:
The staff will be arriving at school extra early and cooking a scrumptious pancake breakfast for all the students! We start our week together, big kids helping the little ones and the staff serving pancakes to the students. There’s also a staff vs. students (high school) floor hockey showdown at lunch recess.
It’s School Spirit Day – Wear your school colours or come dressed up as the school mascot! There’s a staff vs students’ game a lunch recess again but this time it’s grades 4-6 competing against the staff (game TBD).
Senior High will be raising money for the Mufu Home by participating in a lunch social event. The students will be raising funds by purchasing their lunch and the meal they are purchasing is determined by the amount of money they raise. Details about the menu options will be shared with the students by the organizers. After their meal the grade 10-12 students will meet in the gym for a grade against grade Minute-to Win-It-Challenge. May the Best Grade Win!
Mufu Day will begin at 8:45 AM with an assembly in the gym. This gives us all an opportunity to reflect on how richly God has blessed us as individuals and as a community and puts the events of the day into the proper perspective of being truly cheerful givers.
The rest of the morning will see the elementary students participating in a Winter Mini-Olympics featuring lots of unusual outdoor events. The Sr. High students volunteer each year to be group leaders for the younger students. While this is going on the Jr. High students will be setting up a carnival in the gym and throughout the school.
After lunch the carnival will be opened up for all to enjoy. During the afternoon there will also be a rummage sale, with the proceeds going to the Mufu Home. This is when previously donated items are offered for sale at bargain prices. The kindergarten students always get the first crack at the sale, and after that we will work our way up through the grades. (Consider this also to be an appeal to donate gently used toys, books, teddy bears, etc. They can be sent to school with your child or dropped off at the office.) All in all, it is a wonderful day of fund raising and school spirit.
Mufu Day Concession:
· Open from 9-1 pm
· Selling Hot Dogs $1.50 and Donuts $1.00
· Free Hot Chocolate and Coffee
Order forms for hotdogs will be sent home for students in grades K-6 only and students will prepay – hotdogs will be delivered to classrooms at lunchtime.
All students in grades 7-12 and visitors can purchase hotdogs at the concession (no preorder option available)
Rummage Sale: purchases made in cash
Carnival Games: VIP Access Pass – students only need to pay a one-time fee to play all day. Students pay $2.00, get their hand stamped and they have unlimited access to all the carnival games.
Everyone is encouraged to come out and enjoy Mufu Day!
Parents of elementary students are welcome to come in the morning, attend the assembly and watch as their children have fun participating in the Winter Mini Olympics! Parents are also invited to stay for the afternoon, to shop at the rummage sale (after the students have had a chance to browse), and to watch their children playing the fun carnival games! We hope to see you there!