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Raise a Reader
by Stacey Flynn - Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 1:20 PM

A message from Trustee Joan Cowden:

My sincere thanks to all the elementary school administrators who participated in Raise a Reader Day on September 26th.  As you are aware, that morning between 8:00 - 8:30, sixteen schools raised $1456.82.  The Provincial Government has now matched those funds at 74% which is about 10% higher than we anticipated.  So including the matching funds, our schools raised over $2500.  Congratulations to all of you!  All of this money will go directly towards supporting programs like:  Come Read With me, One to One Reading Program, Bright Red Bookshelves, Parent Child Mother Goose, etc.

In Kamloops, we raised over $110,000 which is amazing.  We were 4th in the province!  I look forward to working with all of you again next September.  Thanks again for supporting Raise A Reader! Your help was most appreciated!