St Bernadette Catholic Elementary SchoolKitchener, Ontario 469 / 275 Books Given
Principal Albert Simoes Our school is located in an area of the city that has a high low-income demographic. There is also a high transiency rate within our student population. And there are many families whose first language is not English, which is increasing each year. We desperately need to add some ESL resources to our library collections, but there is no additional money for this. Many of the books in the library are also aged, worn or tattered, but there are no additional funds to replace them with newer, more current books in better condition. We are thrilled to have been adopted by Conestoga Mall Coles to help us meet the library needs of every one of our students, in all grades, ages and reading levels. Thank you, Coles!
Our grade 4 students think the best books in the library are:
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Thanks for all your support during this fundraising event. We reached our goal of $4000 for new books for the library. Way to go, St Bernadette Bears! You have demonstrated once again what an awesome community you are! Stay tuned for the total funds raised, and for the out...
There are two days to go in this fundraiser, and I wonder if we can raise another $160 to bring us to $4000. Between instore and online donations, as well as the five stories still available for submission, I think we can do it! Let's go, St Bernadette Bears!!
St Bernadette community members, I want to say how moved I am by the support you've all shown for this fundraiser. At just over one week into this event, the results have already far exceeded my expectations. You guys are amazing! Keep up the good work!
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I learned to love reading when I was an elementary school student. My librarian read to us every week, introducing us to great picture books with exciting stories, fantastic characters, and inspiring messages. She was an awesome woman who made a huge impact on my life, and taught me the value ...
This has a diverse population who have a great need for books to encourage the love of reading.
Every child deserves to be exposed to the transformative power of books, regardless of class, socioeconomic standing or ethnicity. As a teacher at such a diverse school as St Bernadette, every day I see that the support from Indigo is needed more than ever. Thank you for choosing to adopt our ...
Reading is a great way to learn things. History, Religions and about other people in the world. It helped me to learn how to sew and make costumes. I love mysteries and travel books. Reading is also a great way to travel without spending money.
My parents helped me fall in love with reading. They always read my sister and I a story to us before bed and when we were old enough, we would read with them. Now I read all the time!
I read Lois Duncan's thriller, "Summer of Fear" when I was in elementary school, and I loved, loved, loved it! When older estranged cousin Julia comes to live with Rachel's family after her parents were killed in a car crash in the Ozarks, everyone is taken in by her shyness and strange ...
Thanks to those who took part in our Readathon and collected pledges. Way to go!
As a new Kindergarten teacher at St Bernadette School, I see how the books in my classroom open the imaginations of even my youngest students. They can travel to far-away lands, or meet the smallest creatures in their own backyards. Reading teaches, it inspires, and it has the power to ...
I am a dreamer. I have always believed that if you believe in something and work hard you will achieve whatever you want. Sometimes this isn't the case. Life isn't fair. I have learned this hard truth and am reminded about it every single day as a teacher. However, I continue to work hard and ...
I have been a teacher at St Bernadette for many years, and have seen the difference a well-stocked and well-run library can make in the lives of students over the years. Most kids love to read, but not all of our students have access to books at home or at the public library. This is why our ...
Go Tara Go👍🏻
Our Auntie Tara is the best teacher! We are donating to inspire all the future lawyers, doctors, teachers and brilliant minds.
Thank you Tara. Books open doors and liberate minds.
The librarian at our school is a lovely person who works hard to ensure that all students have an opportunity to explore the world through books. Our school is a low-income, high-needs one, and we can use all the support we can get. Thank you, Coles, for adopting us.
When I was a teen, I read "Leviathan" by Scott Westerfield, and that book changed my life. It showed me that alternate realities explored in books free your imagination to consider so many possibilities and make you think about how things could be. I think all kids deserve the opportunity to ...
In honor of Denise Porter. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DENISE!!!
My very favourite book is "I'll Love you Forever" by Robert Munsch. I can never read that book without crying. It sums up life in the finest way possible. Every child should have a copy of that book to remind them the importance of life and family.
Thank you, Coles, for hosting our in-store event today from 1-4pm!! And thanks to everyone who volunteered, baked, and donated! You guys are the best!
I love this program, every child needs more books to be read to them or to read....that being said, so do adults!
I fell in love with reading when I was an elementary school student. My grade 6 teacher read a chapter or two from a novel aloud to us every afternoon after lunch, and she always chose the best, most exciting, or most thought-provoking books to read to the class. I have her to thank for ...
My grandmother was the reason I love reading. She would read me a story every time I saw her and I used to ask my parents to send me to my grandmother's home just so she would read me a story.
This is such a worthwhile cause!!
On behalf of Ambreen.