This month our school will be embarking on a special project, an all school book club called One School, One Book. Every family will receive a copy of the same book – Christopher Paul Curtis’s Bud, Not Buddy - and asked to read it at home over the month of October. I am personally asking you to make the time so your family can participate in this special activity.
Reading aloud at home is valuable because it better prepares your child to be an effective reader. But it is also a fun, worthwhile family activity. With the One School, One Book program, we aim to build a community of readers at our school. Everyone – students, parents, teachers, even administrative staff – will be participating, and we can all reap the many benefits.
Good luck! I hope to talk with both you and your student sometime this month about ‘But, Not Buddy’’s quest to find his father and some of the jazz music of Depression era America. “When a whole school reads a book, there’s a lot to talk about.” With your help, we can build a Community of Readers at our school.
– The Principal