Just a few weeks ago, I was standing out front of the KCS Junior School, taking first day of school photos of my son Adam. At that same moment, a staff member from KCS took a photo of Adam as he took his first step onto the new school bus to take him to the new Senior School site for his first day of Grade 10. He put his thumbs up, ready to go see the school building that would soon open and be his new learning environment for the year. What I felt was at this moment was pride, hope, a sense of belonging to a wonderful community and a sense of comfort that I was sending Adam to an amazing high school.
Today, I am feeling even more emotions for KCS and for all that they have done for my children. Adam and Julian started at KCS in Grades 2 and 3. Julian graduated Grade 8 last year and is now at Appleby College. Adam graduated Grade 8 two years ago and decided to be in the founding class of the new KCS Senior School.
We cannot say enough good things about being a part of the KCS community. My family has been very active in the school and today, I am so happy that through our company Roadsport Auto Group, we will once again be the lead sponsor for The Future is Bright fundraising Gala on May 13, 2023. This will be our third time as lead KCS Gala sponsor and our hope is that others in the KCS community will join us as sponsors, auction item donors and supporters.
Over the last seven years we’ve been a part of the KCS community, we have felt compelled to support the school in many ways. We have given financial support to the Galas, the Humbertown Park project, the Entrepreneurship Fund, the Senior School build and more. I am currently the Chair of the Senior School Parent Network, have been a Junior School volunteer for the Parent Network, a member of the Campaign Cabinet for the Senior School Capital Campaign, a member of Gala planning committees and volunteered at numerous Fun Fairs (formerly known as the Welcome Back BBQ). My family even arranged a catered surprise lunch for the Senior School to finish up their first week of the school year. I have been active in any way that I could and continue to make giving to KCS a priority for my family. Our children deserve the very best education and experiences and I know that our donations help to ensure they get that. That is really the most important reason we give. Our support will provide additional experiences and access to the best education possible for my children and the children that will follow.
It has been a challenging couple of years, but now THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT, and I can’t wait to celebrate and have a great time at the Gala which will be held in the brand-new Senior School on Lake Shore Blvd – with my glow stick in hand!
Proud parent and supporter of KCS!