Principal’s Update

Read – A – Thon & Book Fair
We are excited to announce our reading event for May/June.  We have planned a Read – A – Thon  & Book Fair this month and we will culminate in a school–wide reading event to coincide with the Spring Concert!

Research shows that reading literacy success is imperative for student academic success.  We want all of our students to succeed.  Through this event we hope to promote literacy and provide parents a reasonably priced option for purchasing books for the home.

There are three (3) components to the school Read – A – Thon:
1.   Pledge envelopes will be sent home on May 15th.  Students are asked to collect pledges from parents, co-workers, neighbours and relatives for their reading.  Donations of $20 or more will receive a charitable donation receipt.
2.   On June 5th the entire school will drop everything and read together.
3.   Every child who participates will have the opportunity to win baskets of goodies provided by the staff of our school.  For every $5.00 raised your child will receive a ballot for a draw for the baskets.  There will also be two grand prizes, one for Grades N-3 and one for Grades 4-8 for the student who has raised the most money.

All prizes will be awarded on the evening of the 5th at the Spring Concert.  All monies raised will go toward the purchase of literacy materials for our classrooms.

As a part of our Literacy Event we will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair from June 3 – 7.

Books will be available for sale throughout the day and also the evening of the 5th at the Spring Concert.  Scholastic Book Fairs are an opportunity for families to purchase appropriately leveled books for their children.  Our goal is to sell sufficient books (over $1,500) to allow the school to receive 50% of our sales in books for the classrooms.

Putting great books in the hands of our students enriches their lives and promotes success at school.

Look for the pledge envelopes on May 15th and help us make our Read – A – Thon & Bookfair a succes