Rotary Encourages Kids to Read
Rotary Read Week Encourages a Life-Long Love of Reading
The week of November 3 to 9, Poudre School District celebrates Rotary Read, a week that encourages kids to read every day and get so excited that they will develop a life-long love of reading.
Elementary students will participate by reading 15 minutes each night and recording their reading efforts on a reading log. At the end of the week, students who turn in their reading log will receive a fluorescent pencil and their name will be put in a drawing, giving them a chance to win a $10 gift certificate redeemable at local bookstores.
Rotary Read Week is just one way local Rotary clubs encourage reading. Throughout the year, club members raise money to buy dictionaries and sponsor author visits to elementary schools. This year, Rotary clubs purchased 2,000 colorful illustrated dictionaries, enough for every PSD 3rd grader, which will be given to students this fall.
Next spring, Mark Ludy, author of The Grump and the Farmer, will visit six schools to talk to students about reading and the writing process.
Rotary members are selling lunch coupon books for $10 and are also accepting donations to support Rotary Read. For more information, contact Greg Vosseteig, chairman of Rotary Read, at (970) 490-2020, or at (970) 988-1941. To purchase a lunch coupon book, email Vosseteig at email@example.com