High Needs School Receives $5000 from Nelson Education as Winner of 2nd NelsonSchoolCentral Giveaway

“Miracle” win for Anne Fitzgerald Catholic School staff brings new opportunities for students
By: Nelson Education
Jan. 27, 2011 - PRLog -- Toronto, ON  — Anne Fitzgerald Catholic Elementary rings in the New Year with a fortuitous windfall of educational resources for its students. Linda Melnyk, Assistant Principal of Anne Fitzgerald Catholic Elementary and second winner of the NelsonSchoolCentral.com $5000 giveaway, received her prize on Monday, January 24th at a celebratory presentation.

Voted one of Canada’s Top 40 Schools by Today’s Parent Magazine in 2005, Anne Fitzgerald Catholic Elementary is known for its strong community focus. In recent years, it has also been recognized as one of several high-needs schools in the Edmonton Catholic District, with a growing First Nations and ESL (English as a Second Language) population, as well as families dependent on social assistance.

“This has truly made Christmas special for our staff and ultimately our students,” said a thrilled Melnyk, who was first notified of the win in December and described it as a “miracle”. News spread quickly among staff at the tight-knit school, and teachers worked together to draft up a wish list of resources from Nelson Education.

“The $5000 giveaway was created to celebrate the launch of our Nelson School Central website, a platform for interacting with quality K-12 products. The prize can be used for anything the winner sees as bringing an educational benefit to their school and students,” said Michael Boughner, Executive Director of Marketing, School Division. "The fact that Linda and her colleagues are choosing to invest it wholly towards learning resources developed by Nelson is both humbling and gratifying. Being able to support a school like Anne Fitzgerald while having our work recognized by the teachers we respect is one of the best rewards imaginable.”

The third draw for $5000 was held on December 31st, 2010, and the next draw takes place January 31st, 2011. For more information and to register, visit http://www.nelsonschoolcentral.com. For full details on the $5000 giveaway contest, including dates for each of the five draws and updates on all of the winners, visit http://www.nelson.com/win5000.

About Nelson Education Ltd.

Nelson Education Ltd. is Canada’s leading educational publisher providing innovative products and solutions for learners of all ages.  Nelson values and respects the life long learning continuum and dedicates its business efforts to the diverse learning needs of students and educators alike. In addition to its English language publishing, Nelson also supports French Language learning markets through Groupe Modulo, its Quebec based publishing business.

About Nelson School Central

Nelson School Central is the home of Canadian K-12 learning, with over 15,000 school resources. The website combines shopping with additional content and features such as videos, samples, wish lists and catalogue creation. Educators, parents and students can access high quality educational materials in a customizable website experience by visiting http://www.nelsonschoolcentral.com.

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