The first International Literacy Day was celebrated in 1967 and this tradition has been held annually for 50 years.  International Literacy Day is an initiative developed by the United Nations to highlight the importance of literacy and to help raise awareness about modern challenges facing literacy education.

Today every Grade One Student at Raymond Elementary received a "We have Reading Covered" blanket compliments of Westwind School Division &  Board of Trustees.  They also received the book Splat the Cat: Back to School, Splat! by Rob Scotton. 

Thank you to our Board Member Mr. Stephan Heggie and Mrs. Dixie Heggie for helping hand out the books and blankets!