TORONTO, June 1 /CNW/ - Last week the Toronto Blue Jays Community
Relations Office, in conjunction with Paton Publishing, notified six lucky
elementary schools that they had been chosen for special visits by Toronto
Blue Jays players as part of the Jays@School program.
The Jays@School program uses the sport of baseball as a fun and
motivational cornerstone for elementary school teachers to create lesson plans
for math, language and physical education classes. In its fifth year, the
program continues to grow and currently has over 1,400 registered educators
reaching almost 50,000 students across Ontario at the grassroots level.
Free online resources are available to teachers to download for easy use
and access. Perfect for teachers and students in the 4, 5 and 6 grades,
resources are continually updated to reflect any changes in the education
curriculum or standards.
Blue Jays players will be hosted by the participating teacher and class
prior to making a surprise visit at an all-school assembly.
EVENT MEDIA CALL:
When: Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Time: 10:45 - 11:30 a.m.
What: Jays@School visit
Interview and photo opportunities with player(s) and
participating teacher & select students
Where: David Lewis Public School
130 Fundy Bay Blvd - near Warden between Finch Ave E and
Steeles Ave E.
Schedule: 10:45 a.m. player visits with participating class
11:00 a.m. player speaks at school assembly
Please call the Communication Office at 416-341-1302/03 to confirm your
attendance. Media are asked to arrive a few minutes early to check in
with Blue Jays on-site Communications Representative Nadia Flaim
David Lewis Public School
400 Students and staff participating
Participating Teacher/Class: David Bourne - Grade 7
Principal: Karen Peach
For further information:
For further information: Please call the Communication Office at (416)
341-1302/03 to confirm your attendance. Media are asked to arrive a few
minutes early to check in with Blue Jays on-site Communications Representative
Nadia Flaim, c - (416) 294-6795