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Readers Grow Into Leaders Literacy Program

 
The Readers Grow Into Leaders Literacy Program kicked off at Benson Public School in Windsor, Ontario on Friday, October 15th with the Grade 3 Students.
 
After the author visit, the students were surprised to learn they would each receive a free signed copy of The Greenhouse Kids, Dan Delion's Secret.
 
I received a nice email from the Vice Principal, Anne Muzzin, who said, "I took pictures today of our children druing lunch on the playground and it warmed my heart. They were sitting on the steps, the playground equipment, and the grass, reading your book. We appreciate these kinds of opportunities for our children. Thanks,"
 
Anne Muzzin
Vice Principal
Benson Public School
 
The Sponsors who made this event possible, are:
 
Kathleen Sturba, Royal LePage Binder Real Estate
Robyn McGregor
Mark and Joanne Goggin
 
Students will be sending these Sponsors and the author a thank you letter soon.
 
One boy was so excited that he kissed his book after having it signed. He also whispers into my ear that he's my number one fan. Here is his video:
 
On Wednesday, October 20th, Shelley Awad visited HD Taylor Public School. The presentation went well, and an email was received from Principal, Debra Laforet who said, "Thank you for the gift of your presence! The children were inspired by your reading and the discussion that followed. We would be happy to write thank you letters to our sponsors. Thanks again,"
 
Debra Laforet
Principal
HD Taylor Public School
 
Sponsors for this session included:
 
Ned Colovic, Ned Colovic Insurance & Financial Services Ltd.
Brian Popp, Popp Parete Russo Chartered Accountants
Dr. Stephanie Medoro & Dr. Marisa Serra, Complete Chiropractic
Josephine Bobbie
Dr. Madeline Crnec, Heritage Tree Healing Arts Centre
 
I received a letter from a student, Ezra, who happened to be absent the day of the presentation. Here is his letter:
 
"Dear Mrs. Awad: Thank you for writing the book Dan Delion's Secret. My favourite character was Dan because he remind me of myself when I was little. I like the way you write. I would like to read more of your books. PS I was absent on the day you were here. Do you think I could get a book? Sincerely, Ezra"
 
The following day, I dropped a book off for Ezra. The principal was thrilled and sent me an email saying, "He was thrilled. He yelled out, 'I get one too!' Thank you so much for responding to Ezra's letter. All of the students found your presentation very inspiring. Your gift of literature has created a wider world view for the Grade 3 students at Taylor Public School."
 
On October 25th, Shelley Awad visited King Edward Public School and presented the literacy program to the Grade 3 students.
 
Sponsors for this session included:
 
Brian Popp, Popp Parete Russo
Ned Colovic, Ned Colovic Insurance and Financial Services Ltd.
Dr. Madeline Crnec, Heritage Tree Healing Arts Centre
Dr. Stephanie Medoro & Dr. Marisa Serra, Complete Chiropractic
Kathleen Sturba, Royal LePage Binder Real Estate
Josephine Bobbie
Ron and Stephanie Sanko
 
I received two letters from King Edward Public School. The first is:
 
"Read until your brain goes crazy. Thank you for reading us your book Dan Delion's Secret. The books are phenominal. Sincerely, your fan, Amanda (Grade 3)"
 
"Dear Shelley Awad, Have you ever gotten something from someone just out of the blue? Well I have from you, the author of The Greenhouse Kids, Dan Delion's Secret. And I loved it because I love a mystery. I think that maybe just maybe we could send you something back if I convince my teacher. My entire class is very happy. We love our new books. We are sending you this to tell you we are very very thankful. Sincerely, the class of Grade 3"
 
On Monday, November 1st, Shelley Awad visited Dougall Public School Grade 3 and 4 students for the Readers Grow Into Leaders Literacy Program. The students were thrilled to receive their free books. Sponsors for this school included:
Jodi Mason, Urban Home Windsor
Mike Forsyth, Great Lakes Insulation
Ron and Stephanie Sanko
 
On November 3, 2010, Shelley Awad visited Northwood Public School and presented the Readers Grow Into Leaders Literacy Program to Grades 4 and 5 students. This was the largest group presented to and there were about 75 students. Several sponsors were involved and they included:
 
Brian Popp, Popp Parete Russo
Ned Colovic, Ned Colovic Insurance and Financial Services Ltd.
Mike Forsyth, Great Lakes Insulation
Glenna McFadden
Mildred McPhee
The Hales Family
Austin and Courtney Young
Jodi Mason, Urban Home Windsor
Dr. Madeline Crnec, Heritage Tree Healing Arts Centre
Dr. Stephanie Medoro & Dr. Marisa Serra, Complete Chiropractic
Kathleen Sturba, Royal LePage Binder Real Estate
Josephine Bobbie
Ron and Stephanie Sanko
Aaron Peterson, Webplanet.ca
Rosemary Heenan, Heart Power Coaching
Tiffany Laporte
Elmer and Jan Gignac
Louis and Alexandras Coco
Dave Morrison, Canadian Tire
Shelley Awad, Backyard Greenhouses
Patricia Awad
 
On November 19, 2010, Shelley Awad visited Mill StreetPublic School and presented the Readers Grow Into Leaders Literacy Program to about 50 Grades 4 and 5 students. Pictures/video not availabler for this school. Sponsors included:
 
Mitch Awad, Ecolad Corporation
Sherlley Awad, Backyard Greenhouses
 
On November 24, 2010, Shelley Awad visited Queen Elizabeth Public School and presented the Readers Grow Into Leaders Literacy Program to about 46 Grade 4 students. Sponsors included:
 
Lora Colautti, Purposeful Life Coaching
Ron and Stephanie Sanko
Shelley Awad, Backyard Greenhouses
Aaron Peterson, Webplanet.ca
Mitch Awad, Ecolad Corporation
Kathleen Sturba, Royal LePage Binder Real Estate
 
On November 25, 2010, Shelley Awad visited Roseville Public School and presented the Readers Grow Into Leaders Literacy Program to about 41 Grades 3 and 4 students. Sponsors included:
 
Mitch Awad, Ecolad Corporation
 
On November 26, 2010, Shelley Awad visited Brock Public School and presented the Readers Grow Into Leaders Literacy Program to about 44 Grades 2, 3 and 4 students. Sponsors included:
 
Mitch Awad, Ecolad Corporation
Kim Jackson, Best Lil Hair House
Marc Marier, Marcel's Collision
 
Literacy Cake Reading Rocks
Author Visit to Public School by Shelley Awad
 
The Readers Grow Into Leaders Literacy Program kicked off the 2011 year at LaSalle Public School on October 3rd, complete with a Literacy Cake donated by Shelley Awad. Sponsors included:
 
Lori Armstrong, BrightSide Tanning
Mitch Awad, Ecolad Corporation
Tom O'Brien - Tom O'Brien Realty
Lynn DelLaBarre - Trustee in Bankruptcy
Michelle Lighbody
Colette Gorski
Kim Jackson - Best Lil Hair House
Marc Marier - Marcel's Collision
Katherine Melanson - Ground Effects
Nicole Chevalier - Indcom Leasing Group
Fran Shorten
Barb Biggar and Rick MacDonald
Emma Darby
 
Students read The Greenhouse Kids
 
Students were visited at John Campbell Public School on October 12th. The students couldn't wait to start reading! Sponsors included:
 
Lynn DeLaBarre, CA, CIRP
Tom O'Brien Realty
IndCom Leasing Group
Groud Effects
 
Students were visited at David Maxwell PUblic School on October 24th, 2011. Their sponsors included:
 
Robyn McGregor
Martin Sobocan
Tom O'Brien Realty
Marcel's Collision
Kathleen Sturba
 
Students at Hugh Beaton Public School are surprised with books on October 26, 2011. Sponsors included:
 
Jackie, Geri and Paulette - From the Heart
Martin Sobocan
Robyn McGregor
Marcel's Collison
Kathleen Sturba
IndCom Leasing
Ground Effects
Alynn Anglin
 
On November 8th, about 50 students were seen at Hetherington Public School. Sponsors included:
 
Ned Colovic
Joanne and Mark Goggin
Ron and Stephanie Sanko
 
A big thank you to all Sponsors who support the Readers Grow Into Leaders Literacy Program.
 
Shelley Awad
Children's Author
The Greenhouse Kids, Dan Delion's Secret
The Greenhouse Kids, Ghost Walk
Meet the Greenhouse Kids
Coming Soon....The Greenhouse Kids, Dig Deep
 
 


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