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GYPSD approves purchase of levelled literacy kits ORDER OF

by Adrienne Tait responsive plans that address students' ongoing needs. library technician at the Edson and District Public FEATURE:
Parents may also consider additional sources to Library said, “Nobody likes to be told what to read, if
Family Literacy Day is January 27. While there has promote literacy such as recipes, comic books, and they are genuinely interested on the topic of the book, Century 21
been an increased focus on promoting literacy for even the driver's manual. Magazines about their it will come more natural. I always say that life is too
younger children with the hopes of instilling those favourite activity, puzzles, song lyrics, biographies short for boring or bad books. Read what you love!
skills and habits there are a number of resources about their heroes, and listening to audio books may Graphic Novels are another great way to get kids Exit
available for older youth and young adults who appeal to the youth who doesn't want to sit down and reading.” FEATURE
struggle. read a book. For more information about family literacy visit Royal
The Grande Yellowhead Public School Division For parents who wish to encourage literacy in older or ROYAL
(GYPSD) approved the purchase of the latest levelled children Melissa Gagne, program coordinator and (See column page 6)
literacy kits targeted for grade four students at their
December 17 board meeting.
Leslee Jodry assistant superintendent of learning
services with the GYPSD said, “As Leveled Literacy FEATURE PROPERTY
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February 7
Pinedale Hall will be having a Valentines supper and
dance with live music by Crossfire. Doors open at
6pm, supper at 7 and dance to follow at 9. For 5016 4th Avenue
tickets call Linda at 780-723-2571 or stop by In R
Your Drawers. 780-723-3100
February 7
Edson Eats! – an expansion of St. Catherine's Kate's
Kitchen. From 11:30 – 1 pm at the Edson United


January 31 1-4 pm
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