Reading Is Fundamental
Reading Is Fundamental, Inc. RIF supports literacy development by providing free books for children to choose and keep, as well as encouraging them to read through motivational activities. Reading Is Fundamental, Inc. is a nationwide organization. However, a local RIF program run entirely by volunteers in your community will serve our students. This year we are pleased to provide all first and second grade students with RIF books. Students will attend three book distributions during the school year. Students select one free book as our gift at each distribution. Students who are absent on RIF Day will still receive their RIF books.
To learn more, visit the national Reading is Fundamental website.
First Book Distribution
This school year, 2010-2011, we received a grant of 1,320 free books, from the First Book organization,to distribute to our students.On Monday, November 15, we distributed one free novel to each fifth and fourth grade student.We also distributed three Bernstein Bears books to each third and second grade student.First grade students received a Henry and Mudge book and their choice of one of the leftover Berenstain Bears books.Kindergarten students received a Puppy Mudge book and their choice of one additional book from those left over from first grade. All additional books were donated to our preschool classrooms for distribution to their students.