Grammar Connect came to be after we launched the Grammar Lemonade Project in 2020 amid COVID-19. The project's purpose was to keep our community connected while schools were closed and the province was in lockdown. It showed us a need for new ways to stay connected with the community without seeing each other in person.
The Grammar Lemonade Project was inspired by the old saying, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!" The Lemonade Project was co-chaired by PAC Chair and Prep Parent Tracy Stuart and Senior School Parent Maureen Reid. The purpose of this volunteer-led initiative is to enable our school community to help each other and the broader community as we navigate this uncertain and challenging time by harnessing the power of our collective insights, creativity and compassion.
The Lemonade Project now lives as Grammar Connect to continue building a connection with our greater community. We welcome your ideas for how Grammar can connect our community better through COVID-friendly events. If you have any suggestions, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the first wave of COVID-19, we encouraged Grammar families who were going for walks in their neighbourhoods to write encouraging messages in front of nursing homes, hospitals and grocery stores, or healthcare workers they know.
The sidewalk sentiments were shared on Grammars social media platforms to show the Grammar Community's support for frontline workers.