NRWE Partners with Community to Encourage Young Readers
North Rose-Wolcott Elementary School has partnered with Literacy Volunteers of Wayne County, the Wolcott Public Library, and the Rose Free Library to reward students for reading!
The school recently kicked off the Our Community Reads literacy initiative to promote literacy skills, increase awareness of the resources available at our community libraries, and encourage families to read together. Students in Pre-K through fourth grade can earn incentives both at school and in the community for reading at home.
Participating students will complete a reading log, tracking each time they read for 20 minutes. Once the log is complete, students can return it to school to receive a brand-new book donated by Literacy Volunteers of Wayne County.
Each participating student has also received a stamp card. Students will receive one stamp for each book they check out at the Rose or Wolcott libraries. Once they have filled up the card with 12 stamps, they may redeem it for an incentive at a local business. They can then start again with a fresh stamp card. Students have already begun checking books out at the libraries and receiving stamps for their cards!
The school has filmed video tours of each library so students and families know how to locate and check out books and utilize other available resources, including internet access and movie rentals.
Several local businesses have partnered with the school to offer prizes, including Lake Ontario Dance, Kuk Sool Won of Wolcott, Wayside Farms, The Village Restaurant, Crane’s Market, Wolcott Dentistry, The Dugout, Hometown Eatery, and 3 Sisters Boutique.
Any businesses interested in participating can reach out to Christie Graves (email@example.com) or Samantha Gardner (firstname.lastname@example.org). For more information, visit www.nrwcs.org/elementary and click on the “Our Community Reads” section in the sidebar.