Bringing Warmth this Winter

This winter, SJR will be hosting a Koats for Kids collection drive for gently used winter outerwear of all sizes including coats, snow pants, boots, mitts/gloves, scarves, and toques for children and families in need in Winnipeg. If you have a jacket, mittens or any of these items that you are no longer using, please bring them to school to donate them to Koats for Kids. Anything you can contribute is much appreciated and will help make the Winnipeg winter more bearable for those in our city who are least equipped for it including low-income housing families, children in foster care and newcomers. As of right now, Koats for Kids has requests from hundreds of families for winter gear and the need is urgent as the outside temperature is dropping quickly! Over 300 items were collected last year from the SJR community and we hope for the school to represented by an even better turnout this year. Please bring in all donations by Friday, December 7. Collection boxes for your donated items are available in the Front Hall and in room 310.
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St. John’s-Ravenscourt School was founded in 1820 principally to serve the children of the Selkirk settlers. By 1834 there were forty students, evenly split between boys and girls. SJR has inevitably grown and changed over the years since, though its success throughout has been unimpeachable. We have graduated 18 Rhodes scholars, for example, and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II granted patronage and established a scholarship in her name in 1981. Today the programs are as strong as our reputation. A strong academic program is paired with an equally strong attention to the values of stewardship, ethical leadership, and excellence in all areas of academic, social and athletic life.