Lord Kelvin parents are raising money to buy a swing set

The parent advisory council at Kelvin is trying to raise money to buy and build a swing set for the school and community at-large.

“Currently we have no swings available, the only ones in the neighbourhood are toddler swings at Moody Park. Swings are great ways for children to learn about physics and body awareness. Some find swinging very soothing,” Kelvin PAC chair Quinn Phoenix wrote in an email to the Record.

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The PAC needs to raise $6,000 to get the swings and so far they’ve got $2,200.

They’ve planned three upcoming events to try and get to their goal.

Buck-a-bag Book Sale: Friday, April 12 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Book donations can be dropped off at the school between 3 and 4:30 p.m. before April 11.

Spaghetti Dinner and Dance: an all-inclusive event for the whole community. It’s happening Friday, April 26 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. (dinner is served until 7 p.m.) in the school gym and tickets are $3. There will be a DJ, door prizes and a raffle. The PAC is looking for donations of all sorts (prizes, volunteer hours, etc.) Anyone interested in lending a hand can email Phoenix at qtphoenix@hotmail.com. Tickets are on sale now.

Swap Meet: Coming up in June (date not set yet) and just in time for spring cleaning. The community is welcome to attend as a shopper or a vendor. Tables are $25 or $30 to rent and folks can email Phoenix at qtphoenix@hotmail.com with Swap Meet in the subject line to reserve their own. More details to come closer to the date.

Lord Kelvin Elementary School is located at 1010 Hamilton St.

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