Classrooms Care

About Our Classrooms Care Program

Right here in Canada there are plenty of boys and girls who don't have any books in their schools. Classrooms across Canada have the power to change that! Classrooms Care is a special reading program that empowers students to read and make a difference. When your students read 100 books by May 31, 2019 Scholastic Reading Club will donate 100 books to kids who need them! The donation will be made in honour of your class with the help of Scholastic's Literacy Partners. Together, we can do our part to ensure all Canadian children get access to books they can own so they can build a lifelong love of reading.

Our Goal

We believe every child deserves to own their own books. That’s why we’ve committed to donating 100,000 books to children in need this year. We believe reading will take children to new and wonderful places where they will learn about their world, discover who they are and follow a path of happiness and success wherever they want to go.

Donated 1.5 million books since 2005. Value of 7.5 million dollars in books donated with help from out literacy partners. Participation from 75,000 classrooms across Canada since 2005.

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Read, Read, Read!

Encourage your students to read 100 books by May 31, 2019. All books count, whether they are read at school or at home. Keep track of the books your students read on your Classrooms Care Poster, which will arrive FREE with your February order. Or, call 1-800-268-3860 to have one sent to you.

Download our quick cheat sheet for all the rules for the program. Get parents involved! Send home this Parent Letter with your students.

Reach Your Goal

Hang the Classrooms Care tracking poster in your classroom to motivate your students towards their goal!

Tell Us When You've Read 100 Books

Email your name, school and account number to classroomscare@scholastic.ca; or call Customer Service toll-free at 1-800-268-3860.

When we hear from you, we'll donate books to children in need through our literacy partners! No purchase necessary.

Look For A Special "Thank You"

We'll send your class an official Certificate of Thanks. Your students will be proud to hang this certificate on their classroom wall!

To receive your certificate please send an email to classroomscare@scholastic.ca and provide the following information:

Your Name
Account Number (refer to your packing slip)
School Name & Address or Home School Address
Phone Number
Email

Reward Your Students

Download individual certificates, bookmarks and stickers for each of your students.

  • Frontier College

    Frontier College is a Canada-wide, volunteer-based literacy organization. Since 1899, Frontier College has been developing and delivering literacy programs across the country. In order to meet the increasing literacy needs of a knowledge-based society, Frontier College has recruited thousands of volunteers across Canada to reach children in high-needs communities as well as adults with particular learning needs. Frontier College believes literacy is a right for all. To learn more about Frontier College, please visit www.frontiercollege.ca.

  • Conseil pour le développement de l'alphabétisme et des compétences des adultes du Nouveau-Brunswick

    The Council was founded in 1989 as the Literacy Foundation of New Brunswick, with the mandate to promote French literacy throughout the Acadian and Francophone populations of New Brunswick. The Council, through its family literacy project, offers programs and workshops to give tools to parents and early childhood centres. These programs are aimed at developing the confidence and expertise of parents who want to help their children learn to read, and develop a lifelong love of reading. Their Prêt-à-conter (Ready-to-tell) program offers a kit complete with a story book, puppets, accessories, a nonfiction book, an audiobook, a game, and an activity sheet. This kit can be shared between families and used anywhere that parents and children are together: at home, at the library, at school, at pre-school, etc. For more than 20 years, teams of volunteers have formed around the province, and the Council is proud to have 13 branches. For more information, visit www.codacnb.ca

  • Fondation pour l'alphabétisation

    The Literacy Foundation works to prevent illiteracy through its grassroots project, The Gift of Reading®. Since 1999, more than 323,000 underprivileged children in Quebec have received a new book through the Literacy Foundation. The Gift of Reading reaches out to children from infancy to age 12, as well as to parents who have difficulty reading and writing. To find out more about Literacy Foundation, visit www.fondationalphabetisation.org.

  • United Way

    As the largest privately-funded non-profit, United Way improves lives and builds community in 40 countries and territories worldwide. We all benefit when a child succeeds in school, when someone finds a job or a family moves out of poverty and towards possibility. United Way and our volunteers energize and inspire caring individuals and partners to make a lasting difference for others in their community.

    At United Way Regina, we are improving educational outcomes for Regina’s children and youth. We know children and youth are the future of our communities. To be successful, a child needs to live and grow in supportive, inclusive and nurturing environments. Together, we address inequities, create opportunities and support families so every child can reach their full potential. To find out more about United Way Regina, visit www.unitedwayregina.ca.

  • Save The Children

    Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children. Our team is committed to ensuring children realize the rights to which they are entitled under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Our work saves and improves the lives of children who are in danger, exploited, dehumanized and denied access to basic necessities, whatever the cause. This is accomplished through programs, both internationally and here in Canada, that rely on collaborative partnerships that elevate results and better ensure long-term sustainability. To find out more about Save The Children, visit www.savethechildren.ca.

  • Le goût de lire

    The Francophone Coalition Taste of Reading (La Coalition francophone Le goût de lire) is a nonprofit organization that strives to educate new parents about the importance of engaging their newborns in activities related to the development of language, emergent reading skills, and writing.

    To help achieve this, the coalition gifts the francophone parents of every child born in New Brunswick with a kit containing at least one book, along with resources that explain and showcase the importance and benefits of literacy in young children. To find our more, visit www.legoutdelire.ca.

Download and print these FREE certificates, bookmarks and stickers to recognize your students' reading achievements!

We want every student to feel a sense of accomplishment and joy in knowing that by reading 100 books as a classroom, they’ve directly helped kids in need. These downloadable resources will help in that!

Scholastic Reading Club Classrooms Care Program

What Is The Scholastic Reading Club Classrooms Care Program?

Right here in Canada there are plenty of boys and girls who don't have any books in their schools. Classrooms across Canada have the power to change that! Classrooms Care is a special reading program that empowers students to read and make a difference. When students read 100 books, Scholastic Reading Club will donate 100 books to kids who need them! The donation will be made in honour of the class with the help of Scholastic's Literacy Partners. Together, we can do our part to ensure all Canadian children get access to books they can own so they can build a lifelong love of reading. Since 2005, with the help of our literacy partners we have donated 1.5-million English and French books to Canadian children, thanks to 75,000 classrooms who have participated since the program began.

Where Do Donations Go?

Donations are distributed through the help of our Literacy Partners. Books are donated across Canada to schools, daycares, non-profits, literacy charities, indigenous schools and camps and more.

More Questions?

Please send an email to classroomscare@scholastic.ca.