Literacy Update – August 2022

Hello Everybody! Hope you are all enjoying the heat. It has been a hot summer! 😊

Things have slowed down in the office for the summer months but  I am getting more learners and have made several new matches.

Welcome Sjela, Bob and Darren. It is great to have you with us and we are happy to have you as a part of the PALS team. Congratulations on your New Match, Heather! Welcome to the PALS Literacy Team!

I am still  working on the Grammar Booklets and am needing a volunteer for a new Grammar Group for the Fall. I have learners waiting to join. Please call or email me if you are interested.

If you would like to use the Grammar Booklets in your match, just let me know and I will forward the PDFs!

Book Club and Singalong – Starting in September

Book Club and Singalong are starting again in September!! Book Club starts on Tuesday, September 13 at 1:30 PM here at PALS in the Library.

Singalong will start Thursday, September 15,at 1:30 PM in the Back Room at PALS. Once the weather gets cold and snowy, we will move to working online on zoom. 

 There is room in each group for new learners. Please discuss with your tutor or learners if these classes will work for you and call Bonnie at PALS to register.

Tutors!

Please discuss Book Club and Singalong with your learner. I would really appreciate having 2 or 3 mentors to help me with the groups. Any volunteers? If you play a musical instrument and would like to help with Singalong, let me know!

If you missed them, I will be offering a quick workshop on Monday, October 17 at 6:30 PM (one hour or less) to look at Scribing and the ‘Using Novels, Magazines and the Internet with your Match’ again on Monday, November 28 at 6:30 PM. This workshop takes about one and a half hours. If you are a new tutor or have missed these workshops, they are essential skills for helping your learner. Enjoy the rest of your summer! I love fall, so we have only 5 weeks left till the leaves start turning !

Literacy Coordinator

Bonnie Caron
Call: 780-424-5514, press 1

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