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Knitting Club Matters!

​Allow me to tell you a beautiful story of a small act of kindness having a big impact that will soon reach well beyond the walls of Evergreen School.   One hundred (yes 100!) of our grade three students joined the Knitting Club led by Ms. Bell, Mrs. Engelking, Mrs. Leonard and Mrs. MacDonald.  At lunch hour on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from October-December these students meet to knit toques while having their lunch.  The students were tasked with knitting three toques; one for themselves, one as a gift and one to donate. These toques are all over Evergreen School and I proudly wear the one I was gifted on supervision each day, it is fantastic!  The act of donating is where this story really gains momentum. 
In November, all our grade 3 classes participated in an Open Minds program that allowed them to spend an entire week learning in a unique setting in Calgary.  A few of these programs were located in downtown Calgary.  Students decided that while downtown it would be appropriate to place their donated toque in a variety of random spaces for people to find (Municipal Plaza gophers, statues, benches, tree branches, etc.)  Included with each toque was a note that was created by the student and indicated that the toque was knit by grade 3 students at Evergreen School and was a gift to the individual finding it and they hoped it would help keep them warm this winter.   Apparently one of the toques was found by a lady downtown on her lunchbreak.  She was so touched by the gesture and the note that she contacted Global News to tell them what she had found.  A few days later, I received a call from Gil Tucker of Global news.  Gil explained how the story came to him and asked for some background information to better understand the toques and their purpose.  After answering some of his questions as best I could, he expressed that he would very much like to come out to the Knitting Club and interview the students and staff involved.  As you can well imagine our grade 3 students were very excited to learn that their toques had been found and that their small act was noticed and that it was having a huge ripple effect touching more people than they could have imagined.
Today, December 4th, following a few failed attempts, Gil was able to make it to Evergreen’s Knitting Club today to meet the students and staff involved and add to the narrative of Evergreen’s empathy.  Gil shared that the story would be run tomorrow, Wednesday, December 5th on Global News at 6:00 and 11:00.  I know I will be glued to my TV to catch a glimpse of our amazing students and their excellent example of What Matters at Evergreen School.  What started out as a noon hour club at Evergreen School has become so much more and perhaps thousands will be inspired by their act of kindness.   ​

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