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ST. FRANCIS CELEBRATES LITERACY DAY!

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Pictured left to right:
Front Row: Elenna Dionne, Kurtis Whynott, Gabriele Matozzo, Justine Perron-Zathureczky, Carter Carriere.

Back Row: Jacob Roetscher, Vania Acosta, Noah Jebreen, Anna Dominelli

February 11, 2016 - On January 27, the students from St. Francis Catholic Elementary School celebrated Literacy Day. Students in kindergarten to grade six were asked to donate gently used books from their home and trade them in for“new” books. The event was organized by Special Education Resource Teacher, Ms. Graziella Visentin who encourages the use of technology to assist with reading as well as the use of traditional hardcopy books to practice reading skills. The school cafeteria and gathering room had a wide variety of book titles on display for students to choose from. Students also donated English and French books. The book swap originally began between two primary classrooms and eventually grew to involve the whole school over the last few years due to its success. The book swap provided an excellent opportunity for students to exchange books within their school community, encourage the love of reading and recycle books. Students enjoyed selecting free books to take home for Literacy Day.

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