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Read to Care - Center School Peace Builders Program

posted Jan 12, 2016, 9:09 AM by Laura Giuggio   [ updated Jan 13, 2016, 7:33 AM ]
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Center School Peace Builders - “Read to Care”   

January 25th to February 25th, 2016


Dear Center School Families,

Last year, Center School students read thousands of minutes to help support the Heifer International Project; and donated thousands of dollars for animals, which support underprivileged families around the world through the Read to Feed project.

This year, we will turn our focus locally, based on one of our PeaceBuilders’ promise stated in our pledge:  “We will build peace in our home, in our school and in our community each day.”  We are challenging the readers in our school to “Read to Care”.

Here’s how it works:

  • Readers will read extra minutes each week to fill a health care bag for local families in shelters and community centers, based on suggestions from these agencies.  The bags will include health care items such as: toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, dental floss, shampoo, conditioner, bar soap, deodorant, shavers, and shaving cream.                                                                                       
  • Students are encouraged to get sponsors for the bags. When a student reads the allotted number of minutes, the sponsor will buy and fill a gallon zip lock bag with the appropriate items. The reader will bring the filled care bag to school. 
  • Each grade level will have reading minute recommendations and “Care Bag” guidelines. The more we read, the more bags we fill and donate, and the more we show caring!  So Center PeaceBuilders are encouraged to read, read, read, both to become a better readers  AND to help others in surrounding communities. 

In addition, back by popular demand, we will have a Book Swap. Families may donate (unwanted or outgrown) books during the week of January 19th. Then, during library time the week of January 25th, the students will be able to choose books to read during our Read to Care” month. 

More details, reading logs, and guidelines will be distributed the week of January 19th. Our project will begin the week of January 25th. 

Our appreciation for your support of this year’s literacy initiative Read to Care”.

Let’s encourage and support our PeaceBuilders as they continue to grow as readers and thoughtful, caring citizens.


Please direct any questions to the Read to Care Committee: 

Mrs. Hutton, Mrs. Elfeky, Ms. Fritz, Ms. Stacy or Mrs. Rafferty