Silver Birch Reading Program - Forms due Monday 11 January

Thursday January 7

Dear Families,

Students at Garden Avenue Public School are once again invited to participate in the Silver Birch reading program at lunch. This program is run by the Ontario Library Association, and students across the entire province of Ontario participate in it. There are three different types of Silver Birch books to read, and students will choose from one of the following options: Silver Birch Express, Silver Birch Non-Fiction, or Silver Birch Fiction.

It will take place on Thursdays at lunch. Junior students who are participating will attend during the first part of the lunch hour (11:45-12:10), and Primary students who are participating will attend during the remaining part of the lunch hour (12:10-12:30). All students will be going outside for part of the lunch hour, so they will still need to bring weather-appropriate outdoor clothing. We will begin on Thursday January 14th and continue until the middle of April. Students who read at least five books out of their chosen option (Express, Non-Fiction, or Fiction) will be invited to attend the Festival of Trees celebration at Harbourfront on May 18th, 2016.

Permission forms can be picked up in Ms. Cox’s Room and must be returned by January 11th.