We are thrilled to announce that we have received a $50 000 Indigo Love of Reading Foundation Literacy Fund grant. Parkdale School is one of 30 schools to receive a 2018 grant, part of the Foundation's annual $1.5 million commitment to high-needs elementary schools across Canada. To celebrate this exciting achievement together, the local Indigo store from Southgate gathered with the staff and students at a school assembly on May 23rd. Each student left the assembly with a book for their classroom library.
Parkdale School is extremely dedicated to fostering literacy in its students. As a school, we have been working with Literacy Specialist Miriam Trehearne this year. With the support of this year's grant Parkdale School will be able to transform the classroom libraries, school library and start a parent library.
We are honored to be selected as one of the recipients of this year's Literacy Fund grant, and we look forward to enriching the lives of our students with new books and resources. Our students are going to benefit in so many ways. We hope to ignite their imagination and inspire a lifelong passion for reading.