A very important date to remember is next Sunday, May 9, as we acknowledge the impact that mothers have on our society. Hopefully they are honoured every day but we do set aside one day to officially recognize their importance and remember the adage, "the hand that rocks the cradle, rules the world". The sacrifices and hard work done by mothers play such an integral part in maintaining a healthy society and yet so often we overlook their presence and diminish their role. Happy Mother's Day, may you be honoured for the special status that you deserve.
On Saturday, May 1, over 80 volunteers from Brant Christian School took to the highways east of Calgary and north/east of Brant to participate in the annual Alberta Highway Cleanup. These workers covered 44 km picking up debris that can be found on the roadside throughout our province. By giving up a Saturday morning, they were able to raise $4400 that will go towards our school's next mission trip to Mexico where our students will build two houses for needy families. Thank you to everyone who participated. Your commitment goes a long way in making our next mission trip successful. Hopefully you will be able to join us next spring on the first Saturday in May.
Our present building project at school is raising money to build a storage shed for the school's new lawn mower. We are asking that people donate by buying a brick. A brick costs $25 and we need to sell 140 in order to pay for the cost of the shed. Dave Brunning of Brunning Construction is donating his time to oversee our high school students in putting the shed together. As always, our parents have been very generous but we have not met our goal. We hope to have the funds in by this week. If you are able donate to this cause please do so this week. You can e-transfer your donation to the school or send a cheque made out to Brant Christian. Amounts over $25 are tax deductible. You are welcome to purchase as many bricks as you can.