Let Them Be Kids

Let Them Be Kids is an all volunteer, non-profit organization created to build community capacity on the grassroots level, while building playgrounds, skate parks and fitness parks across Canada. These projects leave a legacy of community members who are inspired and better equipped to lay a strong foundation for a brighter tomorrow.

St. John Catholic Elementary School in Perth is a proud recipient of a 2010 Let Them Be Kids "Believe" Award! Every dollar raised by our community will be matched by Let Them Be Kids
to build a much needed playground at St. John's!

Monday, February 22, 2010

WOW! Thank you Silent Auction Donors!

Attention All Shoppers and Dancers!

St. John's Elementary will host a fundraiser dance at Farrell Hall on Sat., April 10 at 8pm! The dance will be one huge event with great music provided by the popular band, Tailgate, and an amazing Silent Auction!
$15 tickets available at Shadowfax, K&M Automotive and at the school! Get them now tickets are expected to sell out! 

The Silent Auction will feature an array of goodies! We are very grateful to many local companies, which have already generously donated silent auction gifts, including: 

Balderson Fine Foods
Balderson Village Cheese
Clement Printing
K&M Automotive
Perth Brewing Co.
Tay River Reflections
Mark's Work Warehouse
Giant Tiger
Cotta Pot Cookies 
First Choice Haircutters
Fiddleheads Bar & Grill
McDonald's Restaurant

Thank you to all! 
Buy your tickets and get your dancing shoes ready!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Generous New Donors - Canadian Tire and Shadowfax!

This week, we would like to acknowledge the generous donations made by Canadian Tire in Perth and Shadowfax in Perth! Both businesses have helped to bolster our aim of building a new playground for the excited students of St. John's! A big thank you from all of us at St. John's, especially the kids!

Canadian Tire generously gave a $1,500 contribution to the St. John's Playground Fund!

Photo courtesy of The Perth Courier
Dave Hall of Canadian Tire, Perth, hands a cheque to St. John's Playground Committee member, Julie Barr-Dowdall, while SJ students Sydney Trollope, Spencer Atkinson-Smith, Coral Burke, Ethan Hofstatter and Malcolm Ford wait patiently for their new playground to be built on May 29th of this year!

Funky local store, Shadowfax, which sells jewellery, clothing, CD's and much more, generously gave a $500 contribution to the St. John's Playground Fund! 
 Photo courtesy of The Perth Courier
SJ Kindergarten Teacher and Playground Committee Member, Lana Nolan, gratefully accepts a generous donation from Shadowfax owner, Angie Gilchrist. 
St. John's students, Devyn Gilchrist, Jayden Gilchrist, Sierra Peskett and Oliver Patterson, watch the action, knowing they are getting closer to having a grand time at recess soon!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Save the Date: It's an SJ Dance Party!

St. John's Playground Committee is hosting a major fundraiser dance featuring great live music from Tailgate!

SAVE THE DATE!  Friday, April 10, 2010
Farrell Hall, Perth
Dance from 8pm
Silent Auction from 8-10pm
Tickets $15 (in advance or at the door)

Put some "spring" in your step, and party the night away with 350 of your closest (or newest!) friends!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

St. John's Movie Night Fundraiser!

St. John's Parent Council held Movie Night tonight, and students and their families enjoyed a collective viewing of the flick, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs!  Special thanks to the parents who organized this great event, which was a fundraiser for the St. John Playground Build.

At Movie Night, a few St. John's students were asked, "What do you think about the new school playground that will be built on May 29?" Here's what they had to say:

St. John's Grade 3 student, Zachary McCracken: " I think it's pretty good!"
St. John's Grade 3 student, Matthew Copp: "It's time for a change. It's the same equipment that was here when my Aunt Andrea went to the school here!"
St. John's Grade 3 student, Emily Poole: "It's very cool! I can't wait to play on the new playground!"

Excited students, Zachary McCracken, Matthew Copp and Emily Poole, share their views!

Senior Kindergarten student, James Poole, gets ready for the movie!

All eyes on the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs movie!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Register Now for Build Day!

People in the Perth community have started to register for St. John's Playground BUILD DAY!

We need to plan who will help us on May 29, 2010, when in ONE FABULOUS DAY, we as a community will transform the school yard at St. John's Catholic Elementary School.

Click on the "JOIN THE EFFORT - Volunteer Now" registration button on the right hand side of this web page to sign up!

On our online registration form, you can choose which activity you are interested in joining on BUILD DAY, to let us know if you'd rather cook food, help paint a mural, or get down in the dirt to help create our community garden! Please join us!