Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) is looking to expand its Wee Read Program and needs community volunteers to do so.
Volunteers will visit one of eleven participating schools once a week for thirty minutes, where they will read, play vocabulary games and share their love of reading with students.
The eight-week program, developed by the Alberta Reads Network, focuses on kindergarten and grade one students. The program is meant to get kids excited about reading, while also improving their literacy skills.
Participating schools include A.L. Horton Elementary, Andrew School, Brentwood Elementary, Bruderheim School, École Parc Élémentaire, Fort Saskatchewan Elementary, Fort Saskatchewan Christian, Fultonvale Elementary/Junior High, James Mowat Elementary, SouthPointe School and Win Ferguson Elementary.
Volunteer training is on Monday, January 29 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Brentwood Elementary in Sherwood Park and Wednesday, January 31 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at SouthPointe School in Fort Saskatchewan.