Many students and families regard summer break as just that—a break from school and classroom studies. Unfortunately, it often means a break from reading, which can seriously hamper achievement in the classroom. There’s a solid link between the amount of independent reading children do and their success in school. Research shows that kids who never crack open a book during the summer often fall behind in reading—the notorious “summer slide”—while kids who read, maintain or improve their reading and learning skills.
I invite you to support your child in the Edmond Summer Reading Challenge. There are two levels of participation: 1) Critter Catcher completes a Public Library Reading program OR completes at least 20 activities on the Bingo sheet. 2) Wondrous Reader participates in a Public Library Reading program AND at least 20 activities on the Bingo sheet.
Returned a signed bingo board to Ms. Graham in the library by August 27th in order to be eligible for prizes. There are other summer reading challenges available! How many can you complete?
Pi Beta Phi Alumnae FDS 500 Grant Recipient
The Edmond chapter of the Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club nominated Ida Freeman to receive the FDS 500 Grant. Recipients were able to purchase $750 worth of book from First Book Marketplace to be put in the school library.
The Edmond’s Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club is also sponsoring our Read Across America Celebration on through providing guest readers and volunteers. Shannon Schultheis, Community Outreach Chair, presents Sarah Johnston, Media Specialist, an $800 check donation. Through this generous donation, we are able to provide each student a class photo from our Dr. Seuss photo booth at no charge and a new photo booth backdrop. What an incredible way to remember our Seuss-tastic reading celebration!
Thank you Edmond Pi Beta Phi Alumnae for promoting literacy within our school and community!
Librarians helping one another!
We are were able to raise $2,500 from our Fall 2017 Book Fair to help a previous Ida Freeman teacher, Serena Coles, and her new school!!! She recently moved to Houston and her new school, Lemm Elementary in the Klein ISD, was severely damaged by the hurricane. Lemm Elementary will be able to use the funds raised to purchase new books, classroom furniture, and decor.
Bushels for Books Program
Ida Freeman was selected to be a part of the Oklahoma Farming and Ranching Foundation & the Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers’ Bushel for Books program! Bushel for Books program seeks to provide accurate and current agriculture books in Oklahoma schools. Local farmers and co-ops have donated part of their wheat crops to help fund the donations in hopes that it will inspire future farmers.
Thank you for the books! It will be an excellent addition to our library for both teachers and students to learn more about agriculture!