• First, we’re having a GREAT time with the One School-One Book program…. Getting “thank you” notes from parents already about how it’s “forcing” some family reading time that they seemed to have lost over the years.
    — Paul Marinko - Principal at St. Paul's Lutheran School - Fort Wayne, IN
  • Since last spring, our entire school has excitedly embraced the One School, One Book Program. We will soon begin our spring selection: A Cricket in Times Square -- the third book we've adopted since the spring of 2010!

    We are so thrilled with the positive impact this program has had on our students, families, and staff
    — Laurie LaRue - First Grade Teacher at Edgewood School - Bristol, CT
  • I think the OSOB program is brilliant. My seven year-old attends Orleans Elementary in Massachusetts and they (we) are reading Masterpiece. Since the grades levels range from one to five at this school, finding a book to suit all is difficult. My daughter can follow the big picture somewhat but we have to reinforce what we’ve read because it’s a lot to take in for her.
    — Glenn Krzeminski - Parent of student at Orleans Elementary - Orleans, MA
  • The One District, One Book program promoted by Read To Them...is a powerful way to systemically address and promote a culture of literacy throughout the entire school system.

    My school actually adopted a hamster and even used it as “pet therapy” for many of the behaviorally challenged children in our school.
    — Kenny Moles of West Virginia

Chimborazo Elementary School Receives First Donor’s Grant in Richmond

Chimborazo Elementary School, in Richmond, Virginia, received a grant of $1800 from the Martin Agency (headquartered in Richmond) to purchase 600 copies of E.B. White’s The Trumpet of the Swan. Students at Chimborazo E.S. prepare to hear about The Trumpet of the Swan.

Chimborazo is the 6th school in Richmond to embark on the One School, One Book program, but the first Title I school to do so.

Chimborazo kicked off its assembly – to introduce The Trumpet of the Swan to its students and community – on February 26th. Bruce Kelley, from the Martin Agency, was there to present the books and tell children the importance of listening to stories and how it helped inspire employees, making them more creative. One School, One Book Director, Bruce Coffey, instructed students on how to tell their parents to “read like it’s an ice cream cone,” savouring the words and language as they read the story.

Chimborazo’s program is being co-ordinated by Reading Specialist, Sandy Wittig, and Title I Specialist, Becky Gay. Under their direction, children from every grade created, decorated, and dressed up in various swan regalia to celebrate Louis the Swan.

Chimborazo Elementary School is in the Church Hill neighborhood of Richmond, Virginia.   Origami swans made by students at Chimborazo E.S.   Teachers preparing – and wearing – swan regalia at Chimborazo E.S.   Bruce Kelley, from the Martin Agency, presents 610 copies of The Trumpet of the Swan to the students of Chimborazo E.S.

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