Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

School District 33

Ready for Reading

SD33 board bestows Partnership in Learning certificate on Kiwanis

Released by Carrie Pratt, Chilliwack SD33


t its Regular Public Board Meeting on October 28, 2014, Chair Walt Krahn presented the Chilliwack and Sardis Kiwanis Clubs with a Partners in Learning Certificate in appreciation of their efforts in support of literacy in Chilliwack.


This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Super Reader program in Chilliwack which started at Robertson Elementary and now includes 18 schools in the Fraser Valley. In 2001 Kiwanis expanded their efforts to Bellingham through their local Kiwanis Club.

The program encourages students from Kindergarten through Grade 6 to read each night at home for at least 15 minutes. Records are tabulated and reviewed by a member of the PAC, School Librarian or class room teacher and awards presented for 100 night and 250 night milestones achieved. Last year 5,827 students participated, nearly 90% of those students were able to reach these milestones.

In January 2014 the Super Reader Program was launched at Chilliwack Middle School with hopes that it will soon expand to A.D. Rundle and Rosedale Traditional Schools.


Kiwanis thanked the Board and District for the opportunity to “Make A Difference” one child at a time in School District #33!



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