Two EIPS schools selected for Indigo’s Adopt a School Program

Woodbridge Farms Elementary and École Parc Élémentaire have been selected for the 2019 Indigo Adopt a School Program.

It is annual program with a national initiative to raise funds for elementary schools to buy needed books and other literacy enhancing material. Woodbridge Farms and École Parc are two of 30 schools in Alberta selected for this years program.

“The Adopt a School program is such a unique program because it brings together the entire community—our staff, our families, our students and the school community,” said Andy Cunningham, Woodbridge Farms Elementary principal. “The reality is, a lot of the books in our library are either worn or outdated. These new books allow us to replace those that need replacing and also better cater to our students’ needs. At the end of the day, that’s what this is all about. We want to make the library a place where students want to be and a place where they can fall in love with reading.”

Indigo Adopt a School started the program mid September and it runs until Oct. 6. They rely on community support such as daily online donations. Participating schools have been set up with a free Adopt a School microsite hosted by Indigo. That is where the public can select books listed on the school’s Indigo registry and for every book purchased, Indigo then supplies the school with a second copy, free of charge.

Both schools hope donations will help them enhance their library with 500 new books.

To donate visit loveofreading.org and search for Woodbridge Farms Elementary or École Parc Élémentaire. Additional donations can be made at the Indigo store in Sherwood Park or Coles in the Boonie Doon Shopping Centre.

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