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2nd Annual Literacy & Learning Day Conference

Date:       April 17th, 2004

Venue:     N.A.I.T.

# Registered:   1100

Keynote Speaker:   Paul Kropp

Keynote Topic:       How Parents Can Help in Education

# of Workshops:      49

Additional Information:

-       Attendees represented the majority of the 289 Public and Catholic schools in the greater Edmonton area.

-       There were also parents attending this year's conference from various Edmonton Montessori, Private and Special Needs Schools, as well as from the University of Alberta. We also attracted parents and educators from as far a way as Fort Saskatchewan, St.Albert, Pembina District, Red Deer and the University of Winnipeg.

-       The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, the Honorable Lois Hole closed the day with a powerful address to all in attendance.

-       Fifty-four (54) presenters offered forty-nine (49) distinct workshops to parents, covering areas of literacy, numeracy, behavioral concerns, computer technology, study habits and much more. We also provided sessions on Bullying and Drug and Kids. All topics were of great concern to those in attendance. We applaud these presenters who again volunteered their time and expertise for this event!

-       This year, as in 2003, parents attending praised the day and they spoke enthusiastically of the need and value of this type of conference.

-       We are still proud to say that this day was created by parents and administered by parents.

The message is still clear... parents are major players in education, and, by working together, are capable of great achievements.

2004 Acknowledgements:

Financial Contributors

Academy of Kind Edwards Parent Association
Belgravia Home & School Association
Belmont Elementary Parents Association
Belvedere School Council
Blessed Kateri
Brander Gardens School Council
Capital City Savings
Clara Tyner Parent Association
Dan Knott Parent Advisory Association
Delwood School Council DPSA
Dickinsfield Parent Association
Ecole St Stanislaus School Advisory Council
Edmonton Catholic Schools
Elmwood Parents Financial Association
Evansdale Parent Advisory
Friends of Balwin Society
Grandin School
J.A. Fife Parent Committee
Kildare Parent Support Society
Lago Lindo
LaPerle Parents Advisory Association
Lendrum Parent Advisory Council
Lorelei School
Meyokumin School Parent Council
Mount Royal School Council
Neat Pac - Newton Elementary
Newton Community Leaque
Northmount Elementary School Parent Council
Our Lady of Mount Carmel School
Parents at Westbrook Society
Parkallen Parents Association
Princeton Parent Volunteer Association
Ralph Anderson Learning Foundation
Scott Robertson GAP
Sifton Parent Advisory Association
St Bonaventure Parents Association
St Boniface School Parent Fundraising Society
St Timothy's School Council
Woodvale Community Leaque

Donations in Kind

Chickenlip Consulting Corp.
Edmonton Catholic Schools
Edmonton Public Schools
Judy Armstrong Design
MP-T shirts
Scope Printing


And last, but far from least, a very special thank you to all our volunteers.
For all your efforts we are truly grateful.