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Summer Program

Join us this summer for exciting and fun PAGE 12 MONDAY JUNE 19, 2017
activities for children ages 5-12! We offer out THE WEEKLY ANCHOR
of town and local field trips, as well as crafts,
sports, and baking. s CHOOL
We will be taking trips to Leaman
Exchange, Launch Pad, Telus World of
Science, Whitecourt Rotary Park, and Times
Wilmore Park!

To register your child, please contact the club
by phone at (780) 723 7240 or by email at C.O.W. early
info@bgcedson.com.

Burger Booth literacy program
Come support the Boys & Girls Club by visiting
our Burger Booth at the Summer Festival on
July 12-14, 2017! Proceeds from sales go on its last legs
towards supporting the Club and the programs
that we offer!
723-7240 www.bgcedson.com by Deanna Mitchener
The Classroom On Wheels (C.O.W.) visited the
Proud Sponsor of the Marlboro Hall on June 6.
C.O.W. is a bookmobile that travels to various
Edson Boys & Girls Club sites and offers a free drop-in program for Parkland Composite High School's Academic
parents and their children from birth to 6 years
eekly
ANCHOR old. Facilitators model literacy activities and Center for Educational Success class
including Roy Stuckey, Seth Longmore, Ben
encourages parents to read to their babies and
W
Huxter, Jordan Eastman, Samantha Parnall,
preschoolers.
The 5040 3rd Avenue 780-723-5787 The program was funded by the Alberta Jenn Henkel, and Bradley Sankey with Laura-
government for the past 14 years and traveled to Lee Jonasson, The Parnall's, and Mrs.
various locations such as Parent Link, different Henkel.
libraries, and FCSS.
Unfortunately, the program will end on June 30
of this year. "The 2016/2017 year will be the Rose Lapawchuk and Sharon Smith two facilitators with the C.O.W. program from Edmonton ACES in the classroom at Parkland Composite
Alberta Prairie C.O.W.'s final year of with a group of parents and children singing while others were busy either having their faces
programming. Alberta Advanced Education in painted and doing fun activities outside the Marlboro Hall on June 6. photo Deanna Mitchener by Lindsey Gohmann understanding, enjoyment and skill bases for
consultation with the Centre for Family Literacy literacy and numeracy (understanding that
have determined that the funding previously Rose said, "Seeing the different programs of "We only have a couple more communities to Wow, what to say but what a year! We did this is different for all ACES students).
earmarked for this program will be directed literacy that they have in their communities, visit before the end of the month, so that is a so many things and were so busy; from This year we have learned many new things
toward priorities identified through the renewal learning from them as well and doing some net little sad. We have had people say that it was learning new routines and characteristics of
of the CALP Professional Development working. their first time being in a library because we high school, to making new relationships and from basic academics and life skills (such as
system"—according to the Centre for Family "The Classroom on Wheels was recently put were there," said Rose and Sharon. further developing on our skills. relationship building, independence, cooking,
Literacy. out to pasture, so to say, as it was no longer safe In the interim, they have been able to adapt the Parkland Composite High School's money skills and others) to multiple field trips
Rose Lapawchuk and Sharon Smith were the to drive. We are unsure at this time what plans program and have been able to have larger Academic Center for Educational Success that have re-enforced new learning (such as
two facilitators that drove out from Edmonton. they have for the bus. So, we drove out to groups come in and do some fun activities (ACES) was and still is developed on the the Recycle Depot, weekly swimming and
"We are grateful that the program was funded for Marlboro in our van and are setting up and doing because the space is larger than the bus. "The basis that soon our students will be members library ventures, West Edmonton Mall Sea
as long as it was. The funding would allow us to workshops in the morning with parents. Then in weather can play a huge factor on the bus as of society and we need to prepare them for Caverns, Glow Bowling, Whitecourt Pool,
donate 50 brand new books to each of the the afternoon we'll have some fun activities as a well. It can get hot with added bodies or if it is lifelong success. bowling, various school plays, Festival of
locations we visit. It is a lot of books in a single grou,p and then we will be leaving them 50 raining outside people don't really like having to Within this year we have taken the main Trees,etc.).
year. A lot of the smaller communities have a books to stay here in Marlboro," they said. wait to come inside the bus," they said. goal of transitioning out into the “adult” 2016-2017 was an epic year with such an
very limited budget for buying books so they are amazing group of students, we look forward
usually really excited about the program coming world and supplemented it with a secondary to what the 2017-2018 school year will bring.
out and spending time and leaving new books," goal dealing with creating a greater
said Smith.
When asked what they enjoyed the most about
traveling to the different communities Sharon
said, "You get to meet so many cool parents and
other partners in the field that invite us out. It is
really interesting to see what the really tiny
places are able to do with a small amount of
resources. It takes creativity to keep programs
going."


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KIDS MAKE A DIFFERENCE!


Khloe Statton is five years old and says her favorite
color is pink, and rice is her favorite food to eat. Kelly Fang is four years old, she says "I like pink the
Khloe has one older brother. "I like to play with best, and to eat ice cream and playing with my
dolls, and coming to the Day Care and playing" said dolls."
Khloe.



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Evergreen students take on teachers in a friendly game of tug of war on June 9 at Evergreen
Schools Annual Sports Day. They have been doing this for over 20 years and it is usually held
outside but due to weather conditions it was held in the gym this year. photo Miranda
L'Hirondelle
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