On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Bell will donate more towards mental health initiatives in Canada, by contributing 5¢ for every applicable text, call, tweet, social media video view and use of our Facebook frame or Snapchat filter. End the stigma, and support mental health and wellness. Join the conversation on January 31st.
October is child abuse prevention month. But, child abuse prevention does mot begin and end in this month. It is something we must strive for and act on every day of the year. Speak up, protect those who may not be able to protect themselves. On October 24th we will wear purple, to show our support. Join us and make a stand. Keep kids safe!
Our DFS fundraising catalogues have arrived! Just in time to get ahead of all your Christmas shopping this year. A catalogue will be sent home with with each grade 7&8 student, and extras will be made available to any parents or high school students who wish to purchase or participate. Don't see something you want in this catalogue? Didn't receive a catalogue? Lost your catalogue? It's okay! DFS is also accessible online and has additional products and promotions online. Filled with wonderful items, there is sure to be something for everyone. So, sell, shop away, and give not only gifts but back to your school.
A new year is upon us! The leaves will soon be changing, the apples falling, and the temperature dropping. It is always bittersweet to say goodbye to summer, but the joys of Fall are abounding. Who doesn't love the crisp and clean air, bright hues, and delicious pies that come with this season. Autumn is full of delights.
This Fall, the library will once more host the Crafting Club. We also look forward to a Responsible Research program and a Reading/Writing Club. It will be a bustling year in the library!
We are nearing the finish line. Only two more weeks! It's amazing how quickly time flies in the library. This summer the library is having new flooring installed, so everything is being packed up. All items have been requested back, all due by end of day tomorrow.
Don't fear, however, you still have your local library to supplement your summer reading, and for an assortment of activities and programs. Depending on where you live, check out these links:
North Grenville Public Library
SD&G County Library
Perth & District Library
Edwardsburgh Cardinal Public Library
Ottawa Public Library
Thank you! Thank you for making the Great Book Giveaway a great success. There were over 500 items up for grabs, and over 300 found a new home. The remaining items will be donated to the Kemptville Youth Center, for their annual North Grenville Book Fair. "Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love." - Lao Tzu
May 18th and 19th will go down, for St. Michael Catholic High School, as the greatest days to giveaway books. We want to share! Why would we throw them out when they can find a new happy home? Through both donations and collection weeding, we have a large assortment of items up for grabs. Come in, have a look and take some home with you. Donations - in any amount - will be accepted but are not expected.
Often we forget that creative genius can come from anywhere, even our own backyards. Proof of that exists in our grade eight students. We were so impressed with the poetry that they produced, that we have made a display in the library to show off their amazing skills. Wait and watch because, with their permission, we will post some of their works here. I'm always proud of our students, but this has brought me close to bursting. Way to go guys! Keep writing! You are amazing!
The CBC Poetry Prize is now open. The deadline to submit is May 31, 2017.
WHAT: Submit your original, unpublished poetry.
WHEN:The competition runs from April 1 to May 31.
WHO: All Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.
HOW: While the competition is active, submit online by clicking the "submit" link or, if you wish to submit by mail, you can download the offline submission form. A fee of $25.00 (taxes included) for administration purposes is required for each entry.
WHAT YOU CAN WIN: The winner receives $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, have their poetry published in Air Canada enRoute magazine and will have the opportunity to attend a 10-day writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Four finalists will receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and have their poetry published on CBC Books.
WHAT YOU CAN WRITE: You can write a poem or collection of poems, up to 600 words in length. There is no minimum word requirement.
WANT SUPPORT? Subscribe to our CBC Poetry Prize newsletter and get writing tips in your inbox three times a week while the prize is open.
The 2016 winner was Michael Fraser for "African Canadian in Union Blue."
For more details or to submit your poem(s), go to, www.cbc.ca/books/2016/04/2016-cbc-poetry-prize-now-open.html