Supporting literacy in Chase

Haldane’s Parent Advisory Council is enlisting the help of the community to support literacy throughout the school.

Haldane’s Parent Advisory Council is enlisting the help of the community to support literacy throughout the school.

The annual Scholastic book fair will be taking place Nov. 20 to 22 and the parent advisory committee would like to extend an invitation to all aunts, uncles, grandmas, grandpas, family friends and even neighbours to come and check out this year’s inventory.

Books for all reading abilities and grade levels will be available at the event as well as activity sets, posters, and much more.

The book fair provides a chance to get some early Christmas shopping done while, at the same time, helping out the school.

For every $10 that is spent at the book fair, up to $6 will be donated directly to the Haldane library.

The school’s students are able to use the library free of charge on a regular basis, with many classes making weekly trips.

All students will be given a chance to view the books and create a wish list to pass along to parents for potential Christmas gift ideas.

Haldane prides itself in providing a wide selection of books for the whole family, and continues to do so thanks, in large part, to community support.

“Our library and classroom libraries are very valuable to our school because literacy is a big focus here and we do as much as we can to incorporate it. With that being said, everyone is welcome to come out and shop at this event and help us reach our goal of $5,000 for our libraries this year,” said Janeen Teare, Haldane PAC chair.

Last year the PAC was able to supply classroom and library bookshelves with more than $2,000 worth of new books.

The book fair will be open to the public Nov. 20 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.,

Nov. 21 from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and again on

Nov. 22 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Businesses who wish to donate have a number of options.

A simple cash donation will be accepted. Businesses may also purchase books to be raffled off throughout the book fair, or personally choose a book or books to purchase and donate to the library.

For more information on how to donate, call Haldane Elementary School at 250-679-3269 during regular school hours.

 

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