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Greater Essex County District School Board
Building Tomorrow Together Every Learner, Every Day
WECF KidStart Grant for Prince Edward PS
Prince Edward Public School
949 Giles Blvd. East
Windsor, Ontario
Friday, January 31, 2014
 Mrs. Teresa Iandolo, Principal
       Jennifer Minovski, Key Communicator
Music to Students’ Ears
Prince Edward Students Receive Grant for Music Garden
Music will soon fill the playground at Prince Edward School thanks to a contribution from the Windsor-Essex Community Foundation to create an interactive music garden.
On Monday, January 27th, Prince Edward students were presented with a $475 cheque from Glenn Stresman, the Executive Director of WECF.   Prince Edward PS was one of ten GECDSB schools selected to receive a grant from the Kid Start Mini-Grants program fund which supports JK to Grade 3 school projects within Windsor and Essex County.
The planned musical garden will include a variety of colourful painted objects and musical instruments to be hung or mounted in a designated area of the playground.   Students can experiment by using these objects to make music or listen to the music being created by other students. 
The garden was the idea of Mrs. Taylor’s Early Years students.  “Our students love music and have experimented with making music using a variety of objects and instruments within the classroom.  It is a natural progression to take their love for music and learning outside.”
Taylor created the successful proposal with the help of her students and sent it to the Windsor Essex Community Foundation. 
“I can’t wait to hear the wonderful sounds that will be coming from our playground,” says Taylor.   “Hopefully our students will gain an even greater love of music.”
For more information contact Principal Teresa Iandolo or Key Communicator Jennifer Minovski at 519-253-1119.