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Beachburg School to benefit from Adopt a School program

By Celina Ip

Beachburg staff were at Coles Books in Pembroke this past weekend to promote the Adopt a School program and fundraise for their school

Beachburg staff were at Coles Books in Pembroke this past weekend to promote the Adopt a School program and fundraise for their school

BEACHBURG – Beachburg Public School has been chosen as a recipient for the Indigo 2017 Adopt a School program.

 

Coles Books at Pembroke Mall in Pembroke will fundraise on the school’s behalf during the three-week campaign, from Sept. 16 to Oct. 8, providing an opportunity for this high-needs school to purchase new books and educational resources that are in very short supply.

On Oct. 3 from 5p.m. until 7 p.m., Beachburg Public School will be hosting their Annual Harvest Supper which will serve as another opportunity for community members to make a donation in support of the school.

“We are overwhelmed with the support from Coles Books, parents, students, staff members, and the community,” said Jody Kitson, Beachburg Public School principal. “We are raising money to purchase books for our Classroom Libraries. Each classroom should have a variety of genres of both fiction and nonfiction books to spark interest and foster the love of reading for every child. In addition, books at a variety of reading levels help students find "just right" books that are not too frustrating to read but challenging enough to encourage growth in reading. Thank you to our wonderful communities for supporting Beachburg Public School.”

From Sept. 16 to Oct. 8, the Adopt a School program will unite 185 high-needs elementary schools with local Indigo, Chapters and Coles stores across Canada, raising much needed funds to help ignite children’s literacy development. Canadians can also donate online to support over 350 additional participating schools.

The annual Adopt a School program aims to address the underfunding of Canadian elementary school libraries. Reading at school plays a major role in children’s academic and future success by boosting their drive to learn, especially in low-income areas where kids may not have access to books at home.

New for 2017 is the Adopt a School Story Contest, which allows Canadians to get involved by sharing a short story on the online profile of a participating school, with an option to “heart” their favourite stories. In each province, the top five schools with the most “heart” stories will have a chance to win a top prize of $2,500 Indigo eGiftcard to purchase new books.

The remaining four schools in each province will receive $500 Indigo eGiftcard for new library resources. The top prize will be selected by random draw.

For more information about the program, visit adoptaschool.indigo.ca.

 

cip@postmedia.com