Eastview P.S.Scarborough, Ontario 1028 / 380 Books Given
Principal Jim Clarke
📚 FOR THE LOVE OF EASTVIEW 📚
A COMMUNITY UNITED AND INSPIRED BY BOOKS
Hello from Eastview P.S.! We are so excited and grateful to have been adopted by Bay and Bloor Indigo through Indigo’s Adopt a School program.
Eastview P.S. is a K-8 TDSB school located in the Kingston and Morningside community of Scarborough. It’s a vibrant school with a diverse population of students. Eastview is also home to a significant Indigenous community and welcomes Indigenous students living out of area that identify as First Nations, Metis or Inuit (FNMI) and would like to learn their native language of Ojibwe at school.
Our school is part of the Model Schools for Inner Cities Initiative as an additional layer of support to help our students and families have access to community supports and opportunities, with the goal of promoting equity.
We are committed to the social, emotional and academic well-being and success of our students at Eastview. Student engagement in learning is a priority and we are in the process of ensuring that the books in our library and classrooms reflect our learners and the cultural diversity of students and languages in our school. We would like to ensure that we are implementing Culturally Responsive pedagogy to support engagement and meet the needs of all students. We feel fortunate that this program will allow us to put books in our library and classrooms that represent and inspire our students.
In our classrooms every day, our students unite and listen to stories that inspire them. We recognize the power of books and we appreciate all of the support from Indigo’s Adopt a School Program.
Thank you very much!
In just one week, we have raised 311 books for Eastview! We are feeling so thankful for all our generous online and in store supporters that have contributed to such an amazing program. Our students are really looking forward to our upcoming trip to Bay and Bloor Indigo and have been busy practic...
We have had a few amazing visits from our Indigo Ambassadors! Jen visited us last school year during Eastview's annual Pow Wow and brought us three beautiful books to help celebrate our partnership. Jen and Andrea visited last week to share in our excitement about the program. Ms. Govind's class ...
We have been buzzing with excitement since being adopted last school year by Bay and Bloor Indigo! We are passionate about books and are committed to supporting our students and families. At Eastview, students gather everyday to read books together and to be inspired as a community of learners. W...
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Sharon Stewart, my elementary school librarian turned me on to reading and into books. She took me to see Judy Bloom, and I have been forever grateful.
The three stories that every library should have are: When I was Eight, a picture book about Residential Schools, Captain Underpants, 'cause Superheros and Underwear should always be together Scarborough, a fictional novel bases on a true life school in an inner-city school in Toronto
Three books every school library should have are: I Like Myself - a book that talks about the qualities that we are proud of. Giving students the opportunity to really think about what makes them special and unique. My Heart Fills with Halpiness - a fantastic way to begin discussions on ...
I’m supporting Eastview because I see how enriching books are and the importance they serve in a classroom. Eastview library needs some love and with that students will benefit from having more opportunities with a variety of book titles in their classrooms supporting the learning they are doing.
For the Love of Eastview! Funds from the used book sale. We ♥️ 📚
Reading is the gateway to knowledge. It allows the mind to open and explore the endless possibilities of the world around us. It allows me to connect with children; to begin, bridge or extend conversations. Children are able to see themselves in text, to dream, to imagine and to discover. ...
Continue the great work Eastview!
Congratulations on this great initiative. Happy Reading!
I feel nothing is more special and relaxing then cozying up with a book and a blanket at the end of a long day. As a teacher, I try to pass this love of reading for pleasure, onto my students, placing value on the idea of reading as a way of relaxing, calming down and using their imagination.
My mom ❤️ My grade1 teacher told my mom I’d never learn to read because I was having troubles learning her way of memorization. My mom took over and taught me phonics with the help of a puppet. She made it fun and opened up all those different worlds for me and I’ve been an avid reader ever since!
"Are You There GOD? It's Me Margaret." - Judy Blume. At a time when talking about puberty was an absolute no, no. Judy Blume, opened my eyes to my changing world. She wrote about how I was feeling, how I was changing. Judy and Margaret, became my heroes. I was fortunate enough to meet Judy ...
I am supporting this school because I think this is a fantastic initiative. I’ve spent time working in this school and feel the students would greatly benefit from some updated books in which they can better relate to. Thank you Indigo for such a wonderful opportunity!
Eastview is truly a school with ❤️ Students deserve amazing books that reflect who they are and inspire them. Our library collection is dated and needs some TLC to better support and engage our student population. We are so grateful that Indigo is helping us to better support our students!
I remember when my primary teacher read Charlotte's Web to my class and being absolutely captivated by it. The relationship in the story was beautiful and I can remember visualizing the story as my teacher read it, chapter by chapter. It was an incredibly moving and emotional story and it ...
It’s tough to only choose 3 books and I came up with a few titles that I read at home and use in my work with children. 1. Sleeping Dragons All Around: this book is adored by my whole family. My daughters has assigned a dragon to each family member and have this poetic book memorized! It ...
I am supporting this school because my sister is a teacher there and I have seen first hand how passionate the teachers are about inspiring the children to be greater than their surroundings. They are a family and a wonderful community!
1) The Book With No Pictures This is a hilarious read for any age! It helps students and teachers laugh together which is great for relationship building! 2) The Harry Potter series My eight year old daughter insisted that I include this! She absolutely loves escaping in Harry Potter and ...
Watching my dad read whenever he needed down time or before he was to take a quick 20 minutes nap definitely encouraged me to using reading a good pass time. I remember asking my dad about the books he was reading, often a Stephen King novel. Some of my best memories are with my dad reading ...
As a child my mom always bought me books and I’d find them in my bed. I remember being so excited to see which adventure that book would take me on. It’s a fond memory and I now do the same with my children and hope they too will have a love for reading.
Reading is important because it is how we discover new things, develop our imagination, and it contributes to how we build a positive self image. Reading is also essential in positively guiding student success and boosts self esteem. Reading matters.
In my case, my love for reading started at home with my mom. Reading was part of our daily ritual, as it is now for me with my own children. I can still remember the smell of the Pat The Bunny book as it was one of my early favourites! I think we can all help children to fall in love with ...
My parents instilled the importance of reading to me at a very young age. As a child growing up in Guyana, they read to me every day, even as a baby. Once we migrated to Canada, they saw how much I loved to read, so while other kids were asking for toys, I was always at Coles asking for a new ...
Indigo Bay Bloor is thrilled to be partnering with Eastview for Adopt a School! Happy fundraising :)
This is for The Love of Eastview!!!
Keep on reading and learning
In preparation for our Love of Reading partnership, we took photographs of the students in our classes to create a collage of our Eastview students during read alouds. Animated teachers read books such as The Colour Monster, Thunder Boy Jr., Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox and It's Okay to Make ...
Such a great initiative!
So proud to teach here and be apart of this amazing community!!!