Schools are no longer funded with many of the things we remember having in our own schools when we were younger. The budget a school is given to operate is very bare bones. The list of items a school needs to flourish is ever-growing. To name a few: supplies, books, resources, new technology, field trip expenses, play yard equipment, musical items, sports equipment. In addition to the funds we raise to support these activities, the Council likes to provide fun events for students and the school community such as:, hot lunch and milk programs, Talentfest, Christmas Shopping Day, Staff Appreciation Lunch, Grad Night, Yearbooks, Lecture Series.

The School Council is VERY sensitive to the fact that fundraising takes money out of parent’s pockets. Our goal is to find ways to optimize our fundraising and offer choices that appeal to parents. All fundraising is completely voluntary.


Each year Castor Valley Elementary School Council raises money to fund a vast number of initiatives throughout the year. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

Arts Performances and workshops
– We believe that all children should have the opportunity to experience many different things. Throughout the year, Castor Valley plays host to a variety of special events and workshops. Some of these events are geared towards to development and enhancement of specific student talents and skills, while others are academically oriented. Workshop themes include the promotion of life skills, leadership skills, self-confidence, safety, and much more. No matter the purpose, these initiatives add tremendous value to you child’s educations and experience at Castor Valley.

Ad hoc requests
Throughout the school year several ad hock requests for funds are submitted to Council. These requests can vary in nature and may include anything from the purchase of new balls for the school yard, to new instruments for the music program.
Parents, Teachers, and Staff can make these requests. We have an Ad Hoc meeting every October to determine which submissions we are able to fulfill. Ad Hoc submissions can be submitted throughout the year for our consideration if there are still funds available. You can print off a copy of the form here: Request for Funds form (PDF).

Wish Lists
Throughout the year, we have requests from teachers, staff, and/or the community. Please check this page on a regular basis to see what needs you can meet! Any help is appreciated. Thanks!


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Mabel’s labels offers the perfect solution to your labelling woes.  With hundreds of sizes and designs to choose from, Mabels Labels have the perfect label for your needs.  Each time you order from Mabel’s Labels, Castor Valley Can Benefit too.

Go to Mabel’s Labels and select Castor Valley from the drop down menu under Fundraisers.

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100% of money raised through our Fundscrip initiative goes towards our council initiatives.  Fundscrip gives Castor Valley families the opportunity to support our school by purchasing gift cards for things they would buy anyway like groceries, gas, restaurants, and much more!  For each gift card purchased, Castor Valley gets a percentage of the sale.  Purchases can be made online using the following code: TTBPDL
Parents MUST choose ‘ship to home’ not to the school.


Pop Tabs – CVES collects pop tabs! The tabs are recycled for cash and the proceeds sent to Ontario March of Dimes to provide a wheel chair for someone in need. Please send your tabs in with your child.

Milk Bag Project – Please send in your milk bags (the printed bag in which three individual bags are contained). These bags are used to make mats used in developing countries. Milk Bag Preparation: Make sure to rinse and thoroughly dry the outer, printed bags before folding them and remove any bag clips. This helps to reduce mildew growing on any stray drops of milk. A collection box is in the school foyer.

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