I Love to Read is a month dedicated to encouraging literacy. It is also an opportunity for Pembina Trails to open our doors and welcome community participation. Local media, celebrities, athletes and our trustees often stop in to schools to share a favourite book or two.
To kick off this special month, Beaumont School was featured on CTV Morning Live. Students and staff shared different projects and initiatives that support literacy.
Our Chair of the Board, Jaime Glenat, was interviewed during a segment where she shared results of our fall parent and guardian online town hall discussion of ways to encourage literacy at home. View one of the segments here.
There are many different events happening across our division this month. These activities and guest visits would not be possible without the support of our staff and school library learning commons.
“Sometimes working solo, sometimes working as part of a school-wide I Love to Read committee, teacher-librarians and library technicians begin planning for I Love to Read themes, activities and guest readers months in advance,” shared Jo-Anne Gibson, Pembina Trails Library Learning Commons Consultant. “Although the love of reading is something that teachers instill in their students year-round, there is something magical about this month that captures the hearts and minds of student readers throughout the division. Spin-offs from well-planned I Love to Read months can and should last a lifetime.”
Our division has an ongoing commitment to ensure students learn the literacy skills necessary to become productive citizens. In fact, we have created a Standards for Success in Literacy in order to engage our community in a shared commitment to literacy learning and to ensure success for all learners. If you have not already spent a few minutes to watch our literacy video, please do.
The photo gallery below shares many of the special moments happening across Pembina Trails.