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Desjardins Foundation grant promotes literacy at Chelmsford Public School
Chelmsford Public School has received $2,975 from the Desjardins Foundation to promote reading. A cheque presentation took place at the school on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.
Staff and students at Chelmsford Public School have been participating in the Great Reading Race since September. It’s a school-wide literacy challenge where readers accumulate kilometres.
“Implementing a friendly challenge is a fun way to encourage students to read,” said Chelmsford Public School Principal Pablo Gil-Alfau. “So far, our readers have travelled all around the world. We now have our sights set on the moon!”
Funds from the Desjardins Foundation were used to purchase a new book for each student in the school. Books were chosen based on student interest and reading level. Older students selected the books for students in Kindergarten to Grade 1 based on personal reading interest surveys.
“We are grateful to the Desjardins Foundation for supporting our ongoing efforts to promote a love of reading,” said Principal Gil-Alfau. “As reading is the foundation for all learning, this donation will have a positive and powerful impact now and into the future.”
Nicole Charette, Senior Advisor,
Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning,
Rainbow District School Board, 674-3171, ext. 7217.