I have a selfish interest in the success of school breakfast programs: I want all the kids in my son Oliver’s class to start the day well-fed, because well-fed students are better learners, and a classroom full of well-fed students is easier to teach. When everyone wins, everyone wins, in other words.
Both Prince Street School, where Oliver is in grade 4, and St. Jean School, just down the street, have active well-used breakfast programs. The programs, which work to provide a free healthy breakfast to any student at the school, are an important part of the life of the school, and while they receive financial support from many corners, always need more resources than seem to be available.
To this end, an ad hoc committee of teachers, staff, parents and members of the community-at-large are organizing a fundraising concert for Sunday, May 15 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Murphy Community Centre in support of the Prince Street and St. Jean breakfast programs.
There’s a great line-up of performers, all of whom are donating their time:
- St. Jean Choir
- The Chaisson Family
- John Connolly
- Prince Street Rock Band
- Joey Kitson
- Patrick Ledwell
- Bridgette Blanchard
- The Blueprints
It’s an all-ages, family-friend concert and admission is by donation (you decide how much you can afford). The folks at Trinity United Church will be providing scones, tea and coffee at no cost. It promised to be an excellent way to spent a late Sunday afternoon. Please join us, and please spread the word!