Saturday, June 30, 2012

Build Day T-shirts

One of the things that stands out about a Let Them Be Kids Playground Build is that everyone is wearing the same t-shirt, just like on Extreme Home Makeover! So we have decided to symbolize the coming together of OUR communities, by doing just that. We will be taking orders for the Build Day T-shirts on July 14th at the Whiteway Rec Centre and July 28th at the Green's Harbour Lions Club. Sample shirts will be available for sizing. The cost will be approximately $10 with a portion going to our Playground Project. You won’t want to miss out on this great keepsake while at the same time supporting the project!

Have a look at Hare Bay, NL on their Build Day...June 18, 2011. That's going to be us on September 29, 2012!


We are delighted to say that the United Way of Newfoundland and Labrador has approved our request for funding in the amount of $7500!!! We are looking forward to a special celebration in August, hosted by the United Way, which will include the cheque presentation.


The blue penny container was quite popular at Acreman as everyone tried to get in their last few coins. It is hard to believe that in just a couple of months, students brought in over $500 in pennies alone! We know that it is you, their parents and family members who made this possible. So from the bottom of our hearts....we thank you.

Keep in mind that there will be a Penny Drive, Flea Market and Bake Sale at the Whiteway Rec Centre on July 14th from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. All proceeds going to our Playground Project. For more information contact Falynn Dempsey ( or Jennifer George (

If, for some reason, this date is not suitable for you....remember that the Green’s Harbour Building Committee will be hosting a Penny Drive and Canadian Tire Money Drive on July 28th at the Greens Hr Lions Centre. Breakfast will also be available that morning at a low cost for anyone interested. The money from the Breakfast will also go towards the playground.

Monday, June 25, 2012


What better day for Ian Hill, Volunteer CEO of Let Them Be Kids, to visit our school than on Volunteer Appreciation Day! Mr. Hill and his daughter, Nadia, joined us for the Volunteer Appreciation Assembly, and after being presented with a gift on behalf of our communities, Ian stood to say a few words. Students, teachers, and volunteers were captivated by his inspirational message. He talked about how special each of us are and emphasized to the students how much they are loved by the people in our communities. He explained that people are giving of their time, talent, and treasure because they want them to have a future. He continued to say that there are 263 volunteers because everyone wants the best for them. He urged the students to show their gratitude by making something of themselves; by being the best they can be in whatever they do. What an impact was felt!

Mr. Hill then met with playground committee members and toured the property discussing the possibilities of an outdoor classroom, soccer field, peace garden, and of course, the playground. As the committee's coach, he offered guidance and direction with the total vision. It was a memorable day!

Sunday, June 24, 2012


We are delighted to say that the Green Family Challenge has been met in only 8 DAYS!!! WOW! That's right, a little over $5000 has been brought in between June 14th and June 22nd. That is amazing! This means Roger and Rosalind will be donating the matching funds of $5000 in loving memory of former Acreman teacher and friend Craig Shute and Roger's sister Lorie Bryant, giving us a total of $10,000 to help achieve our goal. Thank you to each and every one of you who gave to make this possible! Thank you Roger and Rosalind!

Thursday, June 14, 2012


Don't miss out on your chance to QUADRUPLE your playground donation!

Any donations made to Acreman’s Playground Project between now and the end of June will be matched up to $5000! That’s right, your donations as a school family, former student, community group, business, or church will be matched by Roger and Rosalind Green. This means that your donation of $20 will automatically become $40 when matched by the Green family. That will then be matched by Let Them Be Kids!!! So remember the key is to get your donation in by June 30th!

The matching funds donated by Roger and Rosalind will be donated in memory of Roger’s sister Lorie Bryant and former Acreman teacher and friend Craig Shute.

“This time of year”, says Roger Green, “always brings fond memories of Craig Shute. He would drop by my office to see what could be done to help offset the cost of Acreman’s field trips and year-end activities.” To honor Craig’s example of giving, as well as in memory of Lorie, the Green family are extending this challenge. 

Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something. 
 ~ Author Unknown

A Special Presentation at the Spring Concert

Thank you Green's Harbour-Hopeall Fire Department!
On June 13th, Fire Chief Aaron Hillier presents Acreman students Spencer Chislett and Brittany Jones with a 'big cheque' for our Playground. With the gym full of parents and family members, Aaron throws out the challenge of matching, or better yet, exceeding their donation of $2500! With less than a week of school left, the excitement and enthusiasm for the playground was rekindled! What a way to end off the school year!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Mark Your Calendar...

There will be a School Bazaar held at Acreman on June 10 from 1-4 p.m. Please drop by and support this worthy cause. There will be many home based businesses featured such as; Arbonne, Epicure, Stampin' Up, Close to my Heart, Mary Kay, Everyday Style, Scentsy, Simply Your Jewelry, as well as Albert Legge's Photos. We hope to see you there!

We've Reached A Milestone!

What an amazing week! Donations from a variety of events and businesses have been pouring in. As a result, we are delighted to say that we have reached the $10,000 mark! THANK YOU SO MUCH! Words cannot adequately express how grateful we are for people like YOU! With 117 days left until Build Day, we are confident that our goal will be reached and our children will have their dreams come true!