Special guests read to J.F. Carmichael PS students

Surrounding the gymnasium walls at J.F. Carmichael Public School were posters written and drawn from each student about their favourite book. It was the perfect set-up to welcome to very special community guests who were going to read to them – Waterloo Regional Police Service Chief of Police Bryan Larkin and City of Kitchener Mayor Berry Vrbanovic.

After Mayor Vrbanovic read The Busy Beaver and Chief Larkin read Curious George, they talked about the importance of being able to read and how they both do a lot of reading in their jobs. At the students surprise, the two took time to answer some questions they had for them. They wanted to know what they did at their job, where they lived and most importantly, what their favourite books were and why! Shortly after the assembly, Mayor Vrbanovic and Chief Larkin were able to enjoy recess with the school, playing soccer, giving piggy-back rides, and learning more about the students.

It was a great opportunity for J.F. Carmichael PS to see community members give back to their community with such a welcoming and friendly approach. J.F. Carmichael students love to read, but with the help of the special guests, they are even more excited to continue the reading journey.

Thank you to Mayor Vrbanovic and Chief Larkin for coming to J.F. Carmichael PS and reading to the students!

 

Welcoming special guests

Welcoming special guests Waterloo Regional Police Service Chief of Police Bryan Larkin and City of Kitchener Mayor Berry Vrbanovic.

 

Students listen as Kitchener Mayor Vrbanovic reads to them.

Students listen as Kitchener Mayor Vrbanovic reads to them.

 

Thumbs up for the awesome JF Carmichael PS spirit wear!

Thumbs up for the awesome JF Carmichael PS spirit wear!

 

Special guests with JF Carmichael PS student.

Special guests with JF Carmichael PS student.

 

WRPS Chief of Police enjoying recess with the students.

WRPS Chief of Police enjoying recess with the students.