Please join us celebrating this month Literacy by participating in our School to Home Reading Program

THE ROTARY CLUB OF ST. CATHARINES LAKESHORE                     “School to Home Reading Program”

The old story book ending:  “And they all lived happily ever after”…began with a Child learning to read.

PURPOSE:  “The School to Home Reading Program” was initiated in 2011, in memory of Gary Landry a founding member, to help increase literacy levels; build confidence; encourage family involvement and instill the joy of reading at an early age.

PROGRAM: The Rotary Club of St. Catharines Lakeshore operates the Program by recruiting, training & scheduling students from our Community, Niagara College & Brock University to mentor weekly between October & April. Volunteers are read to by the Students as they critique, document & encourage. A win-win as mature students mentor younger ones, as well as receiving community hours & references.  We purchase “leveled” books yearly & in June, our Club honours a girl and boy from each school with “The Vic Kovacevich or The E.P. Flegg Most Improved Reader Award.” We present a Rotary medallion, their name on a Rotary hall plaque & a gift certificate from Book Outlet.

St. Catharines Schools:

Port Weller & Assumption 2011 – June, 2018                                         Our Lady of Fatima (English & French Immersion) 2013 – present                              Prince of Wales 2014 – present                                                                             Sainte Marguerite Bourgeoys (Francophone), 2015 – present                   Harriet Tubman 2018 - present

The Rotary Club of St. Catharines Lakeshore is passionate about Literacy!   We always need Volunteers…. PLEASE JOIN US!                      CONTACT: Sarah at:


The Rotary Club of St. Catharines Lakeshore’s                                                                       “School to Home Reading Program”

Grade 2, 3 & 4 Students read to a Volunteer in School for 15 minutes; then take a book home to read to their family & the process repeats.

Volunteers receive Rotary references & a School letter for community hours.  Attend once per week beginning Sept 24th to Dec. 14th.  Gain experience & have fun while encouraging confidence, fluency, comprehension & the joy of reading. We are flexible as your education is important to us too!


Our Lady of Fatima:  439 Vine St., St. Catharines

ENGLISH:  Monday 12:45 to 2:30

FRENCH IMMERSION: Tuesday 12:45 to 2:30

Sainte Marguerite Bourgeoys:  12 Burleigh Hill Rd., St. Catharines

FLUENT FRENCH: Tuesday or Friday:   11:30 to 1:15

Prince of Wales:  95 Facer St., St. Catharines

ENGLISH:  Thursday: 11:30 to 1:00

Harriet Tubman:  84 Henry St., St. Catharines

ENGLISH: Thursday: 9:00 to 10:20

Please include:  Your School, year & studies; e-mail, cell phone, current address and you’re preferred School.