Students at TCPS are well aware that not everybody lives a privileged lifestyle. Some are less fortunate due to illnesses, accidents or economic conditions. Students are taught that they don’t own the world but share it collectively with others. On this premise, TCPS students enthusiastically participate in many charitable fund raising events throughout the academic year. The immediate beneficiaries are people in need at the Markham Stouffville Hospital, local food banks, the Veterans Association of Markham, the Canadian Red Cross and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
All students from Town Centre Private Schools participate in the annual Terry Fox Run. Students from our Pre-School Montessori program to Grade 12 run, jog or walk in a gesture of goodwill and respect for this Canadian icon.
To wear a poppy shows respect and remembrance of the sacrifices made by soldiers and their families, both in recent years and in the past. The Remembrance Day Poppy Drive is an annual event for the Pre-School Montessori students at Town Centre Private Schools. Each year all students are provided with a poppy and a small envelope for a voluntary contribution. During the weeks leading up to and on November 11th, the students wear their poppies with pride in honour of those who have enabled us to enjoy the freedoms that we enjoy today.
Leading up to the Christmas holidays, the Pre-School Montessori division of Town Centre Private Schools collect a number of toys which are presented to the fire fighters of York Region. These toys, in turn, are distributed to a variety of charities within the Town of Markham.