25 Schools in SCDSB Took Part In Rotary Book Day

Making reading fun

Yesterday, the Simcoe County District School partnered with the Rotary Club of Barrie for the 3rd Annual Rotary Book Day. Copies of Andy & Elmer’s Apple Dumpling Adventure were provided by The Rotary Club and distributed to every SCDSB grade 2 student in Barrie.

Andy & Elmer’s Apple Dumpling Adventure teaches students “The Four-Way Test”.

Readings of the book by influential community members from politicians to police officers to principals, took place at 25 local public schools in Simcoe County.

Trillium Woods Elementary School had Police Chief Kimberly Greenwood and Fire Chief Cory Mainprize read to their students. Base Borden and 16th Wing also showed their support by attending the event.

25 schools participated in yesterday’s Rotary Book Day.

Andy & Elmer’s Apple Dumpling Adventure tells the story of a young entrepreneur named Andy who, with the help of a mysterious voice providing guidance and support, learns the value of truthfulness, fairness, goodwill and partnerships that benefit everyone involved.

This story aligns with SCDSB’s Character Education Program, and inspires the kind of behaviour teachers expect from students within the schools.

Students with the Rotary Club mascot.

The book also teaches kids about the “Four -Way Test”, a test adopted by Rotary International in 1943 as a guideline for how to remain morally and ethically strong. The test asks these four powerful questions:

1. Is it the TRUTH

2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?


4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

For more info about this literacy project click here.