Dorothy Dalgliesh School and the PSBSPB is honored and excited to welcome inspirational speaker, Chris Koch!

Mr. Koch will be presenting in the DDS gym on:

  • Thursday, September 21
    • 9:00-10:00 am for grades 4-6
    • 10:45-11:15 am for grades K-3

While Mr. Koch has presented worldwide, and even been on the Oprah Winfrey Show, his roots are humble. Mr. Koch was born in Lethbridge and raised on a farm in Nanton.

While born with no arms or legs, his family refused to treat him with any pity or sympathy – they treated his disability by making the best of it. “After all,” Chris says, “I still have a good head on my shoulders.”

His message is based on his philosophy of “If I Can…” He speaks to not letting obstacles or limitations stand in his way, and how important it is to challenge yourself. Simply put, he says, “If I can do the things I have done so far in my life, what is stopping anyone else from doing the same?”

A HUGE thank you to the Public Schools Betterment Society of Picture Butte for sponsoring a large part of Mr. Koch’s costs.

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At Dorothy Dalgliesh School we want to promote, support, and celebrate literacy in every way possible. One way is to try and put as many books as possible into kids’ hands.

Books were meant to be loved and shared, not shoved on a shelf and forgotten. Help your books be loved (i.e. read) by contributing to and joining in with our Little Free Take a Book, Leave a Book Library.

In the gym hallway you’ll find a snazzy little pine cupboard that will be filled with books for you to take FOR FREE! There is only one catch – if you take a book, leave a book behind to replace it. In fact, why not share two or three or more of your books when you pick a book up!

By the way – there is an “adult” shelf as well for you moms and dads, grandmas and grandpa! Let’s just keep it appropriate!

So look at home to see if you have any books that need a little extra loving (i.e. reading) and bring them by! Trade, read, enjoy.

Have fun and READ, READ, READ!!!


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