At Holy Spirit Catholic School we are fortunate to have the support from our community to offer a unique program called Letters, Sounds and Words. Volunteers from our community help children aged five to seven learn the names of letters, the sound each letter represents and a list of commonly used words in print. This program coordinates well with the Ontario Curriculum expectations and has proven results. It has been designed specifically for volunteers, who work with one child at a time and enjoy watching the child make great gains in only 10 weeks!
This program is offered to us by the Strong Start Charitable Organization, which is funded through donations from individuals, businesses, Foundations and community groups. You can read more about Strong Start on its website: www.strongstart.ca. This program would not be possible without the generous gift of time from our volunteers, which Holy Spirit School is currently in need of.
If you or someone you know (friend/family member) is interested in this meaningful and rewarding volunteer opportunity, please contact the school at 519-621-8973.
***A minimum time commitment of 30 minutes per week for 10 weeks is required. Volunteers must attend two Strong Start training sessions offered this fall. The training sessions are offered locally.