• Our 28th Annual Read-a-thon will run from March 1 - April 15.

  • During the month of March, we invite you and your children to focus on literacy and reading. We encourage each child to set goals for their reading and enjoyment of books. The goals that are set will look different for each child. As your child reads, pledges can be collected from family and friends for the books that they have read, or that are read to them.

  • By participating, you can help the ICS Lab School Library raise funds to increase our collection! We use the funds raised to maintain and enrich our collection with books featuring ‘Own Voices’, a term coined by writer Corinne Duyvis, that describes a book that features diverse characters and perspectives written by an author who shares those identities.

    • We purchase from independent bookstores. We participate in the Ontario Librarians’ Association Canadian Book Program, ‘Forest of Reading’, and bring wonderful authors, storytellers and illustrators to our school for visits.

  • Participation in Read-A-Thon is fun! The sponsor sheet allows families to identify sponsors and track the pledges for the month of March. If you prefer, a flat donation is also welcome. 

  • DONATIONS can be made to the “Jackman ICS Parents’ Association” online, by cheque or cash.

    • Tax receipts are available for donations of $25 or greater, and are only provided if you donate using the online form.

    • Online:

    • Cheque: please note on the memo line “Readathon 2022”, chid's name and grade.

    • Cash

  • Every child who raises $25 or more will have his or her name placed on a bookplate in a new library book and the classes with 100% participation will celebrate with a collective prize.

  • Read-a-thon forms are available for download and hard copies were sent home with your child. 

  • BONUS: Try to complete a line of Read-a-Thon BINGO! Horizontal, Vertical or Diagonal

  • Online donations can be submitted or donations can be made by mailing in a cheque made out to 'Jackman ICS Parent's Association'. Please note on memo section 'Readathon 2022', child name and grade, and mail to:
    JICS Lab School
    45 Walmer Road 
    Toronto, Ontario
    M5R 2X2


  • All forms are DUE by Friday, April 15.

Thank you in advance for your support of the ICS Lab School Library!