The students at Tyson elementary in Chilliwack collected food donations as a fundraiser to replace their Break the Rules day. Students Ethan Clark, Quinton Campbell, and Mason Schroeder helped their principal count up the donations before the Salvation Army arrived to pick it all up on June 18, 2020. (Submitted photo)

Tyson elementary helps boost Chilliwack Salvation Army

Students collect hundreds of food items as school project

Three times a year, the students at Tyson elementary school can pay to ‘break the rules.’

There are six rules up to break, and students can pay $1 per rule, or $5 for all six, with the money raised going to each teacher for classroom supplies.

While it’s a time-honoured tradition at the school, this time around they all decided to pitch in and help the wider community instead. Principal Joanna Kasper said that even though they only have about 90 students attending school right now, they were able to collect 360 items.

All of the food collected was to be picked up by The Salvation Army on Friday, June 18.

“We were pretty pleased with the participation rate by our families,” principal Joanna Kasper said. All the classes participated, and three students from Susan Gorby’s class were in charge of counting the items with Kasper. One of them even got to break a rule after, by wearing his hat in the school for the photo, Kasper added.

READ MORE: Watson elementary’s Kindness Projects brings smiles to faces of strangers in Chilliwack


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