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A.W. Becker kicks off school year in style with ‘One School, One Book’ campaign

Literacy program addresses importance of reading, family and fun

A.W. Becker students kick off reading program
A.W. Becker students kick off ‘One School, One Book’ reading program.

A.W. Becker Elementary students received a special announcement from their ‘One School, One Book’ campaign for 2019. Joined by school faculty and administrators, students in pre-K through fifth grade found out the book they’ll be reading as a part of this year’s special campaign. For 2019, students, parents/caregivers and school staff will read Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Florence and Richard Atwater. Students were also provided their very own copy of the children’s novel and are encouraged to share their reading experiences with family and friends.

As always at A.W. Becker, several staff members dressed in unison, as penguins, to cheer on the program and get the excitement level going for students and staff. Always a fan favorite, this year’s mascot was a penguin who danced with staff members, while high-fiving students at the assembly. Kick off successfully accomplished!

A.W. Becker kicks off reading program
A.W. Becker students rally with penguin for ‘One School, One Book’ campaign.

In addition, as part of this year’s reading program,  A.W. Becker will participate in “Read for Ronald McDonald House.” This program allows students and their families, for one month, to track their reading minutes on their Ronald McDonald House reading calendar, while asking family and friends to sponsor their reading efforts. At the end of the ‘One School, One Book’ program, A.W. Becker students will gather their donations and submit their fundraising amounts to the Ronald McDonald House. To learn more about the Ronald McDonald House program, click here.

The ‘One School, One Book’ reading campaign aims to encourage young readers through reading aloud at home and interactive activities at school. Click here for the A.W. Becker One School, One Book page.

Special thanks to everyone and let’s have a great time reading with family and friends!