A Vernon based forests products company has made an investment in a local literacy program.
Tolko’s Regional HR Manager Ryan Johnson presented a cheque to Colline Johnson, Principal of Mission Hill Elementary Friday.
“A great big thank you goes to Tolko for supporting literacy at our school,” says Principal Johnson. “Thanks to the generous donation of $2,000 from Tolko, Mission Hill will be able to purchase valuable resources targeted towards specific programming for our at‐risk readers.”
The resources include a specialized reading program called the Leveled Literacy Intervention program by Fountas & Pinell. Additionally, donations were used to create a leveled literacy Home Reading Lending Library for students to have access to good quality levelled books for daily practice at home.
Tolko’s Johnson says it was a privilege to present the donation.
“Literacy is a critical factor in improving the chances for every child’s success in life. This donation fits well with Tolko’s community investment strategy to support our local communities and focus on youth at risk.”
Mission Hill would like to thank all the community partners that donated to their Literacy Program this year: Kal Tire, LaFarge, Vernon Pee Wee Hockey Tournament Committee, and the Parent Advisory Council.
The school is also grateful to the many other community partners that have contributed to a variety of other initiatives this year at Mission Hill Elementary including: Emmanuel Baptist Church,Trinity United Church, Starfish Backpack Program, Upper Room Mission, Breakfast Clubs of Canada and many individual sponsors.