Last night Superintendent Constance McCleese reported the Division will once again participate in the TD Bank book giveaway program. Department and Ministries of Education across Canada in co-operation with the Canadian Children’s Book Center will provide free Canadian children’s books for every grade one child in Canada. Nearly half a million books will be distributed to encourage literacy and reading of great Canadian books. This fall students in the province will take home Giraffe and Bird written and illustrated by Rebecca Bender and published by Pajama Press. She also praised the efforts of those who recently participated in the Regional Science Fair pointing out Kari Labordes excellent work in organizing the program in the elementary schools.
Board Chair Amy Sapergia-Green reported that flags in the Division are flying half mast in honor of the late Trustee Andy Burbidge and for those affected by recent events in Toronto.