W. Sherwood Fox Public School - London, Ontario

W. Sherwood Fox Public School

Adopted by: Chapters South London & Coles Masonville Place

The school population of W. Sherwood Fox Public School is very multicultural, with students who are Muslim, students who are people of colour, with many students being multilingual. Many of our Muslim students came to our school as refugees. We have a large selection of Christmas stories, but few Ramadan and Eid stories. We have almost no books with Muslim characters, and few with children of colour, and students have expressed an interest in reading stories with kids "like them". Parents who speak limited English have also expressed an interest in being able to read library books to their children in Arabic. We have only a limited number of Arabic/English picture books of outdated fairytales and could use modern picture books and junior chapter books that are dual-language.  We also have several families who are dealing with the impact of trauma which significantly impacts the learning abilities of our students and their interactions with their parents at home (parents who have gone through trauma continue to function at a heightened level of anxiety and survival instinct in Canada which does not tend to be conducive to cuddling up with their children and reading each night, irregardless of their literacy in their L1 or English). Any kind of lower level books that will bring an excitement towards reading would be wonderfully beneficial for these students and their families.

We have limited funds to purchase new books each year and many of our collections are very outdated. This past year, anti-racism has been a large focus. In an informal audit of our novels we had less than 40 novels(chapter books) total that were written by and about someone who is a visible minority. 

Donors

$50.00

William Dick
Sep 27, 2021
Ontario, Canada

$50.00

Shelagh Dick
Sep 26, 2021
Ontario, Canada

“Hope you can reach your goal love the Bryson Family”

$25.00

Michelle Bryson
Sep 23, 2021
Ontario, Canada

$50.00

Sally Lane
Sep 21, 2021
Ontario, Canada

$50.00

Sarah Plumb
Sep 21, 2021
Ontario, Canada

$100.00

John Nelson
Sep 17, 2021
Ontario, Canada

“I LOVE this, but I would specifically like to donate towards indigenous content so that my children (and their peers) also see themselves in library contents. Some recommended books by the National Council of T&R for kids are: Fatty Legs; Not My Girl; A Stranger at Home; Speak our Truth; These are My Words; My Name is Seepeetza. I would like to contribute towards these or similar selections. Thanks so much for all you do!”

$100.00

Jayme Stafford
Sep 16, 2021
Ontario, Canada

“Emma + Johan Dervishi”

$50.00

Sharon Harkin
Sep 16, 2021
Ontario, Canada

“Emma + Johan Dervishi”

$50.00

Stephanie Dervishi
Sep 16, 2021
Ontario, Canada

$25.00

Patricia McGee
Sep 16, 2021
Ontario, Canada

$50.00

Stefanie Robinson
Sep 15, 2021
Ontario, Canada

“W. Sherwood Fox school has been an excellent milieu for learning for my 2 grandchildren and I am more than happy to help with this fundraiser. I am an avid reader myself.”

$50.00

Susan Lawley
Sep 15, 2021
Ontario, Canada

$75.00

Mary Campbell
Sep 15, 2021
Ontario, Canada

$50.00

Hope McTaggart
Sep 15, 2021
Ontario, Canada

$100.00

Kate Shirley
Sep 15, 2021
Ontario, Canada

“Exciting to start reading! Genevieve Wasylyk.”

$50.00

Stephen A Wasylyk
Sep 15, 2021
Ontario, Canada

“wonderful idea… thsnkyoy!”

$25.00

Kelly Wipperman
Sep 15, 2021
Ontario, Canada

$50.00

Kelly Hatch
Sep 15, 2021
Ontario, Canada

$250.00

Barbara Van Conant
Sep 15, 2021
Ontario, Canada

$100.00

Heather Prangley
Sep 15, 2021
Ontario, Canada

“in the memory of our Muslim family.”

$15.00

Mariam Abdulaziz
Sep 15, 2021
Ontario, Canada

“Great program.”

$50.00

Robert Shirley
Sep 14, 2021
Ontario, Canada

$25.00

Christine Ng
Sep 14, 2021
Ontario, Canada

$25.00

Kitty Bsbcock
Sep 13, 2021
Ontario, Canada

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W. Sherwood Fox Public School - London, Ontario
RAISED
$1,465.00
GOAL
$4,850.00

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