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E d i t o r / L a y o u t :
D a r l e n e
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QELA Achievement Award D. Brown
Excellence in Literacy
Inside this issue:
Congratulations to Anita Dankwah for winning the QELA
Learner Achievement Award which will be presented at
President’s Message
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the
Peter Gzowski Invitational (p.3). Anita has worked
diligently through the years to reach her goal of complet-
From the ED Desk
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ing her high school diploma in order to pursue her dream
of becoming a nurse. She has demonstrated a great deal
Karen’s Office News
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of perseverance and determination over the years to-
wards her studies, putting in the extra effort to work
with tutors from TLE when extra help was needed. Not only has she al-
ways been an attentive student but she has also shown a great deal of
school and community spirit through volunteering and participating in
Anita Dankwah at SWL’s
CDC-Vimont Graduation
Margo’s Corner
PGI
Let’s Go Margo and
Aimee!
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many events held by SWL and TLE. As she strives to reach her goals,
through her continued efforts in her studies, I have watched her flour-
ish into the confident, successful, and lovely young woman she is today!
Volunteer Conference
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TLE Annual General Meeting
Pilot Study
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October 5th at 7 p.m. in room 222
Volunteers Wanted!
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TLE Connections! D. Brown
Contact Us
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BASIC TUTOR
We
are
TRAINING
Dates to Remember
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p r o u d
to
an-
nounce
connect parents to
interesting websites,
family literacy news
and activities, work-
a
new
Saturday Sept. 25th and
Oct. 2nd
family literacy initia-
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
tive for
parents
of
school-aged
children:
TLE
Connections.
Lunch is provided!
This initiative will help
shops, information and
resources. If you
would like to be a part
of TLE Connections
please forward us
your e-mail address.
Everyone is welcome!
THE LEARNING EXCHANGE

Message from the President

Message from the President ”If I can’t see it… is time there?” Hello everyone. Welcome back,

”If I can’t see it… is time there?”

Hello everyone. Welcome back, it seems as if sum- mer was just here and now winter

is about to start. Time passes so

fast when we want it just to stop.

And so unbearably slow when we want it to be gone. My birthday

has come and gone once again, and

I am so much older than I ever

thought I would ever be, yet lit-

TLE Literacy Supporters

CANADA POST

CDC LAURIER - VIMONT

CHAPTERS.INDIGO

DOMINOS PIZZA - VIMONT

LAVAL ROTARY CLUB

NELSON PUBLISHERS

ORCHA BOOKS

SCHOLASTIC BOOKS CANADA

 O RCHA B OOKS  S CHOLASTIC B OOKS C ANADA eracy is still very

eracy is still very fresh and excit- ing to me. So let’s enjoy our sim- ple pleasures. Let’s party with time---fast or slow, it is all we have. Every year about this time we have an election; this helps us keep TLE, our organization, work- ing smoothly.

I will be sending a letter out to all our members with information about this year’s election. Please consider us for some of that free time on your hands.

TLE Board of Directors

2009/2010

President: Mona Arsenault

Vice-President: Lazar Jevremovic

Secretary: Christiane Dabbagh

Treasurer: Valerie Sauriol

Director: Enza Ciampanelli

From: Executive Director’s Desk

Our ACE Festival was so successful last year we are planning to make it an annual event! That means we are starting a com- mittee to begin planning. We are looking for volunteers, stu- dents, teachers, staff, etc. to be a part of the organizing committee. Do you have ideas?!Director: Enza Ciampanelli From: Executive Director’s Desk Volunteer Voice Join Mona for Volunteer Voice! Enjoy a

Volunteer Voice

Join Mona for Volunteer Voice!

Enjoy a pizza and take some time to talk about tutoring.

Enjoy a pizza and take some time to talk about tutoring. November 17 t h 6:30-9:00

November 17 th

6:30-9:00

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Karen’s News

Hope everyone had a great summer! If you know when you plan on tutoring I would greatly appreciate you letting me know as soon as pos- sible so I can schedule a room ahead of time! Welcome back!! Remember to RSVP to me for all events and workshops!November 17 t h 6:30-9:00 Conference room Karen’s News Margo’s Corner For Sept. 8 t h

Margo’s Corner

For Sept. 8 th , International Literacy Day, in line with this For Sept. 8 t h year’s theme of “Literacy and Women’s Empow- erment”, UNESCO’s Director - year’s theme of “Literacy and Women’s Empow- erment”, UNESCO’s Director- General Irina Bokova conveyed the following message:

“Investing in women’s literacy car-

ries very high returns: it improves livelihoods, leads to better child and maternal health, and favours girls’ access to education. In short newly literate women have a posi- tive ripple effect on all develop- ment indicators. This international day aims to mobilize everyone’s attention to the urgent need for increased commitment to literacy,

especially for girls and women.”

Let’s Go Margo and Aimee!

10th Annual

Quebec Peter Gzowski Invitational (PGI)

Let’s Go Margo and Aimee! 10th Annual Quebec Peter Gzowski Invitational (PGI)    
   
For all our sports fans

For all our sports fans

out there, did you

know that Australian

     

football is played in

Thursday, September 23, 2010 Le Diamant Golf Club in Mirabel, QC

Canada? Recently, the

women’s Northern

 

Lights Canadian team

The PGI, founded by the late Canadian broadcaster/journalist Peter Gzowski, is held annually in every province and territory. Over the past 25 years, PGI has netted more than $10 million for literacy programs across the country.

Northern Lights Canadian Team / 2010

defeated the United

States Freedom for the first time ever. Congratulations

to our very own Margo Legault and her sister Aimee who

are both members of the team and will represent Can-

ada in the 2011 World Cup in Australia. Way to go girls!!!

Info. : Carolyn Marsh at 450-242-2360 or qelamail@gmail.com

LVQ Volunteer Conference

PGI Brochure or see QELA’s website:

Literacy Volunteers of Quebec

website: Literacy Volunteers of Quebec www.QELA.org This one day conference will be a professional development

This one day conference will be a professional development session on learning disabilities. On the agenda: The Whole Life Approach to

Learning Disabilities in Adult Literacy Settings, developed by a group

of adult literacy educators from British Columbia.

Mark your calen-

dars for Saturday, November 6th. This will be a very interactive, hands-on conference, with

plenty of small group opportunities to try out methods and tools. Spread the word!

Following the success of last year’s preconference, LVQ will be organizing another half-day train- ing session on Friday, November 5th, the afternoon prior to the Learning Disabilities conference. The preconference will focus on conducting effective meetings; board and committee members and staff are invited to attend. The Meetings that Work workshop will be followed by a reception to celebrate LVQ’s 30 th anniversary, during which the Freda pin will be presented.

Measuring Non-Academic Outcomes D. Brown

will be presented. Measuring Non-Academic Outcomes D. Brown LVQ will be working together with six literacy

LVQ will be working together with six literacy councils to pilot between up to five tools that measure non-academic outcomes of adult literacy students. The goal of this project is to review, select and pilot tools that assess non-academic progress in adult literacy learners. The pilot phase of this project will take place between Oc- tober 2010 to February 2011. TLE will be participating and is looking for volunteers working with students to help with this important study. A training workshop takes place Septem- ber 28th at Hotel Maritime downtown. If you are interested please contact Darlene or Karen.

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Dates to Remember

How to Contact Us Go to TLE online under EVENTS to view our Google calendar
How to Contact Us
Go to TLE online under EVENTS to view our
Google calendar for details of all dates/events
Book Club Get-Togethers
*Meeting location TBA/Call TLE for info.
THE LEARNING EXCHANGE STAFF
 Sept. 8: Little Stranger by Sarah
Water
Darlene Brown
TLE RESOURCE CENTER
Executive Director
 Oct. 6: Sarah's Keys byTatiana de
Rosnay
 Nov. 10: February by Lisa Moore
Karen Mockler
Administrative Assistant
2100 Blvd. des Laurentides
Vimont, Laval, Quebec.
 Dec. 8: The Reluctant Fundamental-
ist by Mohsin Hamid
 Sept. 21: TLE BOD meeting noon
Diane Richard
 Sept. 23: PGI: Le Diamant golf club
Financial Officer
Margo Legault
Communications Consultant
Phone: 450-688-2933 ext. 3126
Skype: TLETLE1
Fax: 450-663-1290
Email: TLE_literacy@yahoo.ca
 Sept. 25 & Oct. 2: Basic Tutor
Training sessions (9 AM to 4 PM)
 Sept. 28: LVQ Non-Academic Out-
comes training
WEBMASTER
 Oct. 5: TLE AGM 4 PM/Pizza!!!!
Errol Pinto
 Oct. 14: NPI Partners meeting/CLC
Laval 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
 Oct. 18 to 20: Spotlight on Learn-
ing conference/Toronto
 Oct. 20 to 22: PROCEDE confer-
ence/Chateau Montebello
We Need You!!! D. Brown
 Nov. 5: LVQ Preconference and
30th Anniversary reception
WE are look-
ing for volun-
teers to be a
part of our
Family Liter-
acy team for
2010/2011. Each year we meet
to plan the events. Members
of the team visit Sir Wilfrid
Laurier elementary schools
within the community to visit
classrooms, read, do art pro-
jects, organize activities, as-
semble book bags, participate
in our reading festivals, give
away books, etc. It’s always a
lot of fun! I’m also looking for
a volunteer who can play the
guitar at our reading festival.
First meeting is planned for
November 16th. Call Karen if
you are interested.
 Nov. 6: LVQ Volunteer Conference
Learning disabilities 8:30 AM
 Nov. 16: Family Literacy Committee
Meeting 2:00 PM
 Nov. 25-26: QPAT conference
 Dec. 9: NPI Partners meeting CLC
Laval 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
 Dec. 21: TLE Holiday Party
 Dec. 23—Jan. 9: Holiday Closure
 Jan. 18: Family Literacy Committee
meeting 2 PM
 Jan. 27: Family Literacy Day
“Life is ten percent what happens
Call Karen at:
to you and ninety percent how you
450-688-2933 ext. 3126
or see our website for more details:
respond to it.”
~ Lou Holtz
www. TLE l i t e r a c y . c o m
Excellence in Literacy