A message from Diane Lagace, organizer of the Used Book Sale:
THANK YOU for making our booksale sale and first chess tournament another great success.
We achieved our main goal to promote reading, and watching the children discover new books has no price tag!
We can also be proud that from the sale of used books we recycled many great books and raised $2166.30, so Pleasant Park School and Hawthorne School each raised $1,083.15.
Once again we are very fortunate and thankful for the hard work of Margaret-Anne our librarian who ran voluntarily the Fesitval du livre sale in the library. The sales from this were ~$1800, which provides us with $900 worth of new French books for our library collection.
We also made $517.40 as a result of the delicious treats made by many volunteer bakers and chili made by the Thompson and Govenlock family.
So in the end this event raised for Pleasant Park School ~$2,400.00!
The chess tournament was run in collaboration with Chess’n Math was also a big success with 19 players. We had many winners including: Max Sutherland, Caitlin Irwin, Daniel Weinstein, Domenic Avanesov, Brian Melachenko, Charlie Mortimer, Oliver Last, Joanna Feggans, Roan and Isaac Tatham. Thanks to all our players!
Big thanks also to:
- All the people that attended the event and bought books;
- The many families that donated books at the school drop off, the best books always come from these private collections;
- The drivers (Karen, Graham, Liz), that helped me picked up the generous donations of books from Kanata United Church and Steve Maclean Public School;
- The many families that distributed the flyers around their neighborhood;
- The parents (especially the many new faces this year) that sorted and lifted all our books during the week of the sale – just to sort that pile takes about 80 hours;
- An efficient group of parent volunteers that set-up the book sale on Thursday – moving and getting all those books from a portable to the gym and on tables is a huge job;
- The Allo family for cooking the hot dogs and serving lunch;
- The Pleasant Park custodians for all they did to help us;
- Principle Thibeault for all the support and helping with planning and attending this event;
- Mary Gean and all the teachers that brought their classes through on Friday and collected books for their classrooms;
- Starbucks at the Trainyards for the donation of the coffee, and Sue for picking up the coffee;
- Many high school volunteers, few parents and grandparents that hung in there to do the painful, but fast effort at the end to get the gym empty by 4pm;
- Our cashiers, as well as Angela our treasurer, who counted and organized credit card sales;
This event requires many hands to make it happen and there is no way it could happen without a main core of about 30 volunteers!
We hoped you enjoyed this community school event!