January 27, 2015
Dear Parents and Guardians;
As most of you are aware, there was a fire in our community last night. Sadly, this has impacted two families at our school. We are all very thankful that everyone from the Perry and Haynes families escaped from their homes but they have lost many of their possessions.
Children have varied reactions to hearing this sort of news. Any reaction is normal and I encourage you to openly discuss with your child their reactions and feelings about the fire. There is a counsellor available at the school for any students who need support.
Staff and students at Dunsford District Elementary School will be collecting items for the Perry and Haynes families such as sheets, towels, clothing, and food. There is a jar at the school office for collecting cash and gift card donations. If you would like to participate in our collections please bring new or gently used items to the school office.
Donations are also being received at Mum’s Minimart in Dunsford, Common Grounds, and Pita Pantry in Lindsay.
Our thoughts are with Emma, Aydan, and Cole and their families. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.