Jaimee Sau­mier is a Kid with Class!

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An en­vi­ron­men­tal­ist with class! Jaimee Sau­mier is a stu­dent in grade 5 im­mer­sion at Eamer’s Cor­ners Pub­lic School. She is a very ac­tive young lady. She loves to read al­most as much as she loves to write. The sto­ries she writes are cap­ti­vat­ing and she seems to have an end­less num­ber of sce­nar­ios avail­able to write about. Her imag­i­na­tion is boun­ti­ful and of­ten leaves those around her speech­less. She is strong-willed, which en­ables her to get the job done.

Jaimee is cre­ative with her hands and spends much of her time mak­ing all sorts of things from dif­fer­ent ma­te­ri­als from around the house and the class­room. Like the true en­vi­ron­men­tal­ist that she is, re-us­ing is very im­por­tant to her. Jaimee has been a mem­ber of the Green Team at Eamer's for the last two years. This year she has taken on the re­spon­si­bil­ity of lead­ing the com­post­ing pro­gram. Jaimee has dug into this job with both hands. Early in Septem­ber she cat­a­logued the re­sources and or­dered the re­quired ma­te­ri­als. When the ma­te­ri­als ar­rived she sorted and set up 5 com­post­ing bins. Since then, she has taught her team of up to 7 how to care for the worm habi­tats so that the crea­tures ef­fec­tively re­cy­cle our or­gan­ics. She has set up duty sched­ules, su­per­vised her team, and prob­lem solved sev­eral in­ci­dents over the year. Her lead­er­ship has been so ef­fec­tive that aside from some rou­tine checks, the staff leader has had lit­tle to do this year.

Re­cently, when chal­lenged to spread the word about re­cy­cling through com­post­ing, Jaimee and a friend made worm pup­pets and did a pre­sen­ta­tion for kinder­garten stu­dents. The en­vi­ron­ment and the an­i­mals in it are im­por­tant to Jaimee. Her lead­er­ship and en­thu­si­asm has helped oth­ers see the im­por­tance of con­serv­ing re­sources and car­ing for the world around us. Jaimee is not only a Kid with Class, but has led kids with class. As an Ea­gle Wing, a group of grade 5 and 6 stu­dents who meet reg­u­larly to dis­cuss global is­sues and fundraise to sup­port var­i­ous char­i­ties and foun­da­tions, Jaimee has been in­stru­men­tal in this year’s cam­paigns. She en­thu­si­as­ti­cally read an­nounce­ments over the P.A. sys­tem and vis­ited class­rooms to pro­mote their many projects, such as fundrais­ing for the UCDSB Cham­pi­ons for Kids Foun­da­tion. Dur­ing the Corn­wall Fam­ily of Schools’ Drive for 5 cam­paign, which raised funds for Haiti re­lief, Chil­dren’s Treat­ment Cen­tre and the Wish Foun­da­tion, Jaimee hand­made pretty pins and sold them in her neigh­bour­hood and to class­mates to raise money. She also spear­headed a project to raise funds to buy mos­quito nets for chil­dren in Zam­bia af­ter she heard about the mil­lions of chil­dren who die in Africa from Malaria and how this tragedy can be pre­vented through the use of nets.

Jaimee has a spe­cial place in the hearts of staff at ECPS. She is an in­te­gral part of the school com­mu­nity. They are lucky to have such a ded­i­cated stu­dent, en­vi­ron­men­tal­ist and global ac­tivist amongst their stu­dents and are won­der­fully pleased that she is lead­ing by ex­am­ple. Jaimee Sau­mier is a kid with class!

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