FMPSD column: FMPSD ​celebrates sixth annual Partners in Education event virtually

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Fort McMurray Public School Division (FMPSD) celebrated the sixth annual Partners in Education event during a private virtual event on Nov. 4.

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Alberta Health Services was named Large Business Partner of the Year. The Board of Trustees Commitment to Excellence award went to Syncrude, and the Multicultural Association of Wood Buffalo’s ELLA (English Language Learner Assistance) Program was highlighted for Social Profit of the Year, to name a few.

FMPSD Board Chair, Linda Mywaart relayed greetings on behalf of the Board.

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“The Board extends our gratitude to the many people who have taken the opportunity and initiative to invest expertise, time, finances and resources to impact the lives and learning of students at FMPSD. Nobody can do everything, but everybody can do something; and we want to express our appreciation for each and every ‘something.’ Your donations and resources go far beyond our school buildings; they inspire a love and opportunity for learning and growing for both students and staff. The Board appreciates that you came alongside FMPSD to do what’s best for kids.Thank you to each and every one of our valued partners for your contributions to FMPSD. You are an integral part of our mission in being a learning community educating all students for personal excellence,” remarked Chair Mywaart.

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Superintendent Jennifer Turner thanked all the Partners, who helped make our students successful.

“Each and every partner contributes to programs and projects that benefit our students, and we appreciate all of you. Partners support academics, arts, cultural, nutrition and sports programs to name a few. This is done by donating time, services, or goods. Our students would not be as successful as they are without your generous support. Thank you for your commitment to Doing What’s Best for Kids.”

Congratulations to this year’s following winners!

Small Business – Northern Topsoil Ltd.

Medium Business – The Alley YMM

Large Business – Alberta Blue Cross

Media Partner – Miguel Borges

School Council Member – Jennifer Dahl

School Council – Fort McMurray Christian School Society

Volunteer of the Year – Felicia Roberts formerly of Orange Lily Studio

Promoter of the Year – Jennifer McManus – Canadian Red Cross 

Community Initiative of the Year – Botany Buddies – Dr. Clark School

Social Profit Partner – Multicultural Association – ELLA (English Language Learner Assistance)  Program – Natasha Gregorek

Division Ambassador – Phil Meagher

Board Commitment to Excellence – Syncrude

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