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Sherwood Park, AB — Students at Wye Elementary are creative, they collaborate and everyone is a leader—the school focuses on the Leader in Me by leaving their mark.

On September 15, Wye Elementary is celebrating Dot Day, an annual event helping to inspire and encourage students while promoting a culture of literacy. The Dot, a classic children’s book by author Peter H. Reynolds, shares the story of a girl who begins a journey of self-discovery after a caring teacher challenges her to “make her mark.” Lifelong reading and writing are extremely important and this international event has seen more than 9-million participants worldwide since 2009.

To celebrate the day, Wye Elementary students will dress in dot clothing, decorate their own dot and join together to create a mural. Each of these activities is meant to display each student’s specific gifts and talents as they leave a positive mark on the world.

“Each student is unique,” says Wye Elementary teacher Theresa Wells-Taylor. “I look forward to Dot Day each year as it brings out the creativity of our students while promoting such a worthwhile activity—literacy!”

Members of the media are invited to attend the Dot Day event. 

Event Details:

Date: September 15
Time: approximately 1:40 p.m. (NOTE: the mural will be completed for a later date.)
Location: Wye Elementary, front entrance
                163, 22560 Wye Road, Sherwood Park, AB.
Photo Ops: A “dot themed” group photo to celebrate Dot Day and creation of a school mural.

More information about Dot Day is available at www.thedotclub.org/dotday.

NOTE: Principals have the responsibility to limit media coverage only to students approved for interviews. Reporters attending the event are requested to receive permission from a school EIPS representative before interviewing or photographing students. Thank you for your co-operation, and for joining us.

Wye Elementary serves approximately 450 students in kindergarten to Grade 6 and is one of 42 schools within Elk Island Public Schools. More information about the school is available at www.wyeschool.ca.

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For more information contact:
Theresa Wells-Taylor, teacher, Wye Elementary 780-467-7447
Laura McNabb, director, Communication Services, EIPS 780-417-8204 cell 780-405-4902