2023 Adopt a School Application "*" indicates required fields Step 1 of 8 12% Section A: School InformationFull Name of School* Full Address of School* Street Address Address Line 2 City AlbertaBritish ColumbiaManitobaNew BrunswickNewfoundland and LabradorNorthwest TerritoriesNova ScotiaNunavutOntarioPrince Edward IslandQuebecSaskatchewanYukon Province Postal Code Is the above address also the mailing address for your school?* Yes No Mailing Address* Street Address Address Line 2 City AlbertaBritish ColumbiaManitobaNew BrunswickNewfoundland and LabradorNorthwest TerritoriesNova ScotiaNunavutOntarioPrince Edward IslandQuebecSaskatchewanYukon Province Postal Code Grades served by your School* JK SK 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Select AllNumber of students at your school in eligible Grade Levels*Please enter a number greater than or equal to 0.School Board or other Affiliation*Select a school board or other AffiliationAlberta EducationAlexander First Nation Education AuthorityAlexis BandAlgoma District School BoardAlgonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School BoardAnnapolis Valley Regional Centre for EducationAnglophone East School DistrictAnglophone North School DistrictAnglophone South School DistrictAnglophone West School DistrictAvon Maitland District School BoardBeaver Lake Education AuthorityBigstone Education Authority SocietyBluewater District School BoardBrant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School BoardBruce-Grey Catholic District School BoardCape Breton Victoria Regional Centre for EducationCatholic District School Board of Eastern OntarioCÉP de l'Est de l'OntarioChignecto Central Regional Centre for EducationChipewyan Prairie First NationConseil scolaire acadien provincialConseil scolaire catholique ProvidenceConseil scolaire catholique MonAvenirConseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l'OntarioConseil scolaire ViamondeConseil scolaire public du Nord-Est de l'OntarioConseil scolaire de district catholique de l'Est ontarienConseil scolaire de district catholique des Aurores boréalesConseil scolaire de district catholique des Grandes RivièresConseil scolaire de district catholique du Centre-Est de l'OntarioConseil scolaire de district catholique du Nouvel-OntarioConseil scolaire de district catholique Franco-NordDene Tha' BandDriftpile BandDistrict School Board of NiagaraDistrict School Board Ontario North EastDistrict scolaire francophone Nord-EstDistrict scolaire francophone Nord-OuestDistrict scolaire francophone SudDufferin-Peel Catholic District School BoardDurham Catholic District School BoardDurham District School BoardFederally Administered SchoolsFort McKay First NationFrog Lake BandGrand Erie District School BoardGreater Essex County District School BoardHalifax Regional Centre for EducationHalton Catholic District School BoardHalton District School BoardHamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School BoardHamilton-Wentworth District School BoardHastings & Prince Edward District School BoardHeart Lake Band #469Horse Lake First NationHuron Perth Catholic District School BoardHuron-Superior Catholic District School BoardJames Bay Lowlands Secondary School BoardKainai Board of EducationKawartha Pine Ridge District School BoardKee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council Education AuthorityKeewatin-Patricia District School BoardKehewin BandKenora Catholic District School BoardKitaskinaw Education AuthorityLakehead District School BoardLambton Kent District School BoardLimestone District School BoardLittle Red River Board of EducationLloydminster Public School DivisionLloydminster Roman Catholic Separate School DivisionLondon District Catholic School BoardManning Community Adult Learning CentreMaskwacis Education Schools CommissionMikisew Cree First NationMoose Factory Island District School Area BoardMoosonee District School Area BoardNear North District School BoardNiagara Catholic District School BoardNipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School BoardNortheastern Catholic District School BoardNorthwest Catholic District School BoardO'Chiese Education AuthorityOttawa Catholic District School BoardOttawa-Carleton District School BoardPaul Band Education AuthorityPeel District School BoardPeigan Board of Education SocietyPeterborough Victoria Northum Clarington Catholic District School BoardProvincial and Demonstration SchoolsRainbow District School BoardRainy River District School BoardRenfrew County Catholic District School BoardRenfrew County District School BoardRocky Community Learning CentreSaddle Lake Education AuthoritySiksika Board of EducationSimcoe County District School BoardSimcoe Muskoka Catholic District School BoardSouth Shore Regional Centre for EducationSt Clair Catholic District School BoardStettler Adult Learning CentreStoney Tribal AdministrationStrait Regional Centre for EducationSturgeon Lake First Nation, Band #154Sudbury Catholic District School BoardSunchild First Nation BandSuperior North Catholic District School BoardSuperior-Greenstone District School BoardSwan River First NationTaber and District Community Adult Learning AssociationTallcree BandThames Valley District School BoardThe Aspen View School DivisionThe Battle River School DivisionThe Black Gold School DivisionThe Buffalo Trail School DivisionThe Calgary Roman Catholic Separate School DivisionThe Calgary School DivisionThe Canadian Rockies School DivisionThe Chinook's Edge School DivisionThe Christ the Redeemer Catholic Separate School DivisionThe Clearview School DivisionThe East Central Alberta Catholic Separate School DivisionThe East Central Francophone Education RegionThe Edmonton Catholic Separate School DivisionThe Edmonton School DivisionThe Elk Island Catholic Separate School DivisionThe Elk Island School DivisionThe Evergreen Catholic Separate School DivisionThe Foothills School DivisionThe Fort McMurray Roman Catholic Separate School DivisionThe Fort McMurray School DivisionThe Fort Vermilion School DivisionThe Golden Hills School DivisionThe Grande Prairie Roman Catholic Separate School DivisionThe Grande Prairie School DivisionThe Grande Yellowhead School DivisionThe Grasslands School DivisionThe Greater North Central Francophone Education RegionThe Greater St. Albert Roman Catholic Separate School DivisionThe High Prairie School DivisionThe Holy Family Catholic Separate School DivisionThe Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Separate School DivisionThe Horizon School DivisionThe Lakeland Roman Catholic Separate School DivisionThe Lethbridge School DivisionThe Living Waters Catholic Separate School DivisionThe Livingstone Range School DivisionThe Medicine Hat Roman Catholic Separate School DivisionThe Medicine Hat School DivisionThe Northern Alberta Institute of TechnologyThe Northern Gateway School DivisionThe Northern Lights School DivisionThe Northland School DivisionThe Northwest Francophone Education RegionThe Palliser School DivisionThe Parkland School DivisionThe Peace River School DivisionThe Peace Wapiti School DivisionThe Pembina Hills School DivisionThe Prairie Land School DivisionThe Prairie Rose School DivisionThe Red Deer Catholic Separate School DivisionThe Red Deer School DivisionThe Rocky View School DivisionThe Southern Francophone Education RegionThe St. Albert School DivisionThe St. Paul School DivisionThe St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Separate School DivisionThe Sturgeon School DivisionThe Westwind School DivisionThe Wetaskiwin School DivisionThe Wild Rose School DivisionThe Wolf Creek School DivisionThunder Bay Catholic District School BoardToronto Catholic District School BoardToronto District School BoardTri-County Regional Centre for EducationTrillium Lakelands District School BoardTsuut'ina Nation Education DepartmentUpper Canada District School BoardUpper Grand District School BoardWaterloo Catholic District School BoardWaterloo Region District School BoardWellington Catholic District School BoardWhitefish Lake Education AuthorityWindsor-Essex Catholic District School BoardYellowhead Tribal CouncilYork Catholic District School BoardYork Region District School BoardOther / Not FoundFind your School Board or other Affiliation by typing. If you cannot find your School Board or other Affiliation listed, select "Others / Not Found" and enter the informationPlease enter the full name of the School Board or other Affiliation* Does your school have charitable status?* Yes No Please enter the charitable registry number* I hereby indicate that the above listed school board/affiliated organization has been informed of and granted permission to submit this application to the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation* Yes No The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation defines a high-needs school as a Canadian publicly funded elementary school that receives at least 80% of its funding from the provincial or federal government. Does this accurately represent your school funding situation?* Yes No Principal InformationName* First Last Phone*Email* Secondary Contact InformationTitle* Name* First Last Phone*Email* School Website Additional Information1. Has your school previously participated in the Indigo Adopt A School Program* Yes No What year(s)?* 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2. Has your school been awarded an Indigo Love of Reading Literacy Fund grant in the past?* Yes No What year(s)?* 2023 2022 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 3. Is your school a French speaking school?* Yes No 4. Is your school French Immersion?* Yes No 5. Do you have an English-speaking staff member available for correspondence via phone?* Yes No 6. Is your school a First Nations School?* Yes No 7. The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation specifically directs resources to communities in need. Which of the following demographic groups does your school community identify as serving?* Low socio-economic Indigenous Newcomer Other Check all that applyPlease specify other demographic groups your school community identify as serving.* 8. How did you find out about the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation?* indigoloveofreading.org indigo.ca In an Indigo, Chapters or Coles store A former Love of Reading Literacy Fund grant recipient or applicant School Board/Trustee Other Check all that apply Section B: Authorized Account RepresentativesThe Foundation now allocates grants through the Adopt A School program in the form of an Indigo Corporate account. Your school is permitted to have up to three (3) authorized account representatives who will have purchasing power on your account. The principal of your school must be one of the designated representatives. In the event that your application is successful, please indicate the other two representatives you would like to have on your account,.we suggest that your Teacher-librarian or library technician are includes as reps.Contact 1Name* First Last Title* Email* Contact 2Name First Last Title* Email* Section C: Selecting your partner storeIn the event that your school is selected as a Adopt A School partner, what store location (eg. Indigo, Chapters, Coles, Indigospirit store) in your community would you like to be partnered with to help fundraise for your school library? NOTE: Schools may be paired with a store ANYWHERE in Canada. Stores are provided with all school applications and are encouraged to partner with any school that their staff are passionate about supporting.Select your preferred store*– Fill Out Other Fields –PLEASE NOTE: The information you provide in all upcoming sections of this application will be viewed by the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation and our partners at Indigo Books and Music, Inc. and may be made public during the run of the Adopt A School campaign in the Fall if your application is successful to help share your school’s literacy journey. We understand that this information is sensitive. The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation and Indigo will keep this information internal and confidential during the application review period.Please indicate that your school is aligned and consents to these conditions.* Reset signature Signature locked. Reset to sign again Section D: Tell us your storyThis section is your opportunity to provide the Foundation and our Indigo partners with the story of your school, students, and community. We want to learn more about the challenges you face in accessing literacy resources, but also the commitment you’ve demonstrated in the face of these challenges. Please be specific as you discuss your local demographics as well as any special programs and/or government/board designations that may exist in your community.1. Why have you chosen to apply for the Adopt-A-School Program this year?*Please use this section to tell us a bit about the culture of learning at your school, your specific challenges surrounding literacy and how that led you to applying to be a part of the Adopt A School program. 2. What literacy initiatives already exist at your school?*Please discuss any school-wide, program-specific, or project-based literacy programs that you are championing in your school that would be helped with extra books supplied through the Adopt A School program. 3. How has literacy at your school been impacted by COVID-19 and how would receiving this grant make a difference?*4. How would you rate reading engagement in your student population?* 1 2 3 4 5 scale of 1 to 5, 1 = not engaged, 3 = moderately engaged, 5 = highly engaged Section E: Past Adopt A School participantsWhat percentage of your school's library budget (including both school and classroom libraries) comes from fundraising initiatives, including the Indigo Adopt a School program?* 0-25% 26-50% 51-75% 76-100% What was the greatest change you saw in your school based on the funding that you have received through the Adopt A School program in previous year(s)?*Feel free to use this section to tell us about changes in areas such as student attitudes towards reading, sparking conversations around diversity, equity and inclusion, changes in reading literacy achievement, etc.Did you face any challenges in implementing the Adopt A School program?* Yes No Please explain the challenges:*Why do you want to see the Adopt A School return to your school?*What new ideas do you have to improve the campaign this year?* Section F: Library Status and future state1. Does your school have a school library?* Yes No 2. What percentage of classrooms at your school have classroom libraries?* 0-25% 26-50% 51-75% 76-100% 3. What was the dollar amount spent on books per student last year?*Please enter a number greater than or equal to 0.4. Approximately what is the average age (in years) of library books in your school?*Please enter a number greater than or equal to 0.5. With additional funding in place through the Adopt A School program, what literacy pillars are you looking to grow in your school library/classroom collections? Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) Reconciliation and/or Indigenous Knowledge Environmental Literacy Check all that applyPlease indicate your response to the following statement: "Our students have equitable access to diverse and representational books and educational resources.”* Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree What approximate % of your current library collection is written by BIPOC authors?*Please enter a number from 0 to 100.Please indicate your response to the following statement: “Our students have equitable access to Indigenous-based reading content.”* Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree What % of your current library collection is focused on Reconciliation and/or Indigenous knowledge*Please enter a number from 0 to 100.Please indicate your response to the following statement: “Our students have equitable access to books that encourage them to make responsible decisions in relation to natural systems, communities and future generations.”* Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree What % of your current library collection focuses on environmental concepts and issues?*Please enter a number from 0 to 100.6a. Please include 1-2 short-term goals that you have for your library learning commons and/or classroom libraries*eg. Closing gaps in key genres and/or subject areas (Non-fiction, graphic novels, Picture books, books with Indigenous content, etc.) 6b. Please include 1-2 long-term goals that you have for your library learning commons and/or classroom libraries*eg. To promote student inquiry by enhancing the library learning commons; and/or to enhance reading levels by x% over the next 3 years* 7a. Does your school have priorities surrounding diversity/anti-racism?* Yes No 7b. Would you be interested in using a portion of the grant funds to support these objectives via professional development opportunities provided by the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation?* Yes No Section G: Amplifying Awareness and Connecting with your CommunityOne of the main goals of the Adopt A School program is for our Indigo stores and high-needs schools to connect with their surrounding community to generate awareness about the Canadian literacy crisis and about the challenges schools and educators face. A large part of what contributes to fundraising success during the run of the Adopt A School campaign rests on building firm partnerships between schools and their supporting Indigo retail partners in executing a unified vision. This section of the application will give you a chance to express your ideas and capacity for effectively partnering with a neighboring (or remote) store to communicate your story, as well as promote awareness-raising activities within your own school and parent community.Partnering with an Indigo store: How would you partner with a neighborhood or remotely-located store to bring your school’s story to life?*Examples for neighborhood partnerships: Student can produce artwork, bookmarks, etc. for customer donations Producing video or other social media content illuminating your school culture and literacy needs Examples of remote partnerships: Working with a store to produce a video for in-store presentation or social media purposes Written letters from students/teachers/parents that can be printed and shared Providing photos (with permissions in place) to help tell your storyOnline Fundraising and Awareness: Schools that are chosen to participate are required to generate awareness of the program and participate in online fundraising outreach with the help of their partner store. NOTE: schools without a social media presence are not disqualified from participation, however, they will be asked to submit an alternate engagement plan.Please provide links to the social media accounts that your school actively uses. Add RemovePress the + icon to add additional social media links.Generating awareness within your own School and parent community: How would you raise awareness for the Adopt A School program with your members of your School and/or parent community?*Some ideas: Reading challenges: engage students in a school-wide reading challenge or students and parents in a home-reading challengeFundraisers: School-wide read-a-thons, donation jars in every classroom, etc.Hosting a virtual Literacy Night at your school (run in part with your school’s Parent council) to drive awareness of your school’s literacyConnecting with a local high school or Private school to help with fundraising for your school (many high-school students participate in volunteer projects as part of their graduation requirements or participate in Co-op community-based programs)Share your story: Please provide us with a short blurb about your school and its literacy needs to use when creating an online fundraising page that you will share with your school’s supporters.