Friday, May 1, 2009

Reader To Reader Book Drive Builds Bridge Between Schools

Dear Reader To Reader,

Last week we delivered the books from our Reader To Reader book drive.
Our students here at Rancho Pico Junior High in Stevenson Ranch, CA
were so generous in donating about 2,000 books to Washington
Elementary School in Compton, CA.

Last week I delivered the books along with our PAC president Linda Johnson to the school.

We were overwhelmed with the generosity of our student's participation and how welcoming the principal Ontrece Ellerbe and her staff were to receive
them. Both of us agreed to a partnership for next year that Rancho
Pico would collect books for them again in another Reader To Reader
book drive.

We learned that the town of Compton does not have any
book stores so it is very difficult for students to buy books. The
books we gave them will be given to the students for special events
through out the year and over the summer to keep and take home and
read. Ontrece considers reading the most important part of her
student's education.

I want to thank you again for this opportunity and we are looking
forward to a successful partnership with Reader To Reader and
Washington Elementary for years to come.

I am including a couple of pictures. The first one is a picture of
Rancho Pico students with the books. The next one is of me and
Ontrece Ellerbe.


Janette Foote
Library Technician
Rancho Pico Junior
Stevenson Ranch, California

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