The Ayr Parents For French Immersion group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/657360904282176/) is invested in bringing the French Immersion Program from the Waterloo Region District School Board (https://www.wrdsb.ca/french/#.WHKBblMrKM8) to Ayr, Ontario.
"Research confirms that knowledge of a second language strengthens first-language skills and that the ability to speak two languages generally enhances reasoning and problem solving skills, as well as creative thinking." - The Ontario Curriculum, French as a Second Language 2001
According to the latest census information, there are 1300 families living in Ayr with almost 1,000 young children. That is a lot of people to be denying access to second language programs. Now is the time to make your voice heard.
We, the undersigned believe that French Immersion should be available to our children at one of the schools in the village of Ayr starting in the 2017/2018 school year.
- Please indicate in the 'notes' section the year that your child(ren) would be enterting grade 1/starting the FI program -