Dear Parents and Caregivers,
In January, Essex Public school Literacy Committee applied for the Indigo Love of Reading Grant for our library. Leslie Tumangday led a team of teachers and parents; together they wrote the grant and created a video that showcased the students and the library.
On Thursday, May 25, the Literacy Committee learned that Essex was successful! Heather Reisman, Chair of the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation, called to say that the Chapters Indigo Bay Bloor store would be adopting Essex for $45,000 to spend in books.
On Friday, we announced the news to the school at an assembly, and each student was asked to contribute to a Wish List of books for their school and classroom libraries.
Special thanks to parents Sarah and Nick Faulkner, Lynette Bacon, Kate Ireland, Harry Quon, and teachers Tanya Bates, Katharine Davis, and Jessica Haber.