Monday, September 13, 2010

We are most grateful for the support

Dear Reader to Reader,

Thank you for your donation of 300 children’s books to White Street School. They will be used as a part of our Back to School Literacy Celebration for our families, and every family that attends will now be able to take home at least one free book to stock family libraries.

White Street School is one of the ten schools in Springfield that has been designated as a Level 4, chronically underperforming school. As such, we have spent the summer, and continue still, to write a rigorous and innovative redesign plan to improve our teaching and learning to better meet the needs of our families and students. Our plan has a tenacious focus on literacy and families; this kick-off event is an integral part of the work. The donation of Reader to Reader has allowed us to meet the goal of a book for every family without taxing our Early Implementation Grant; thus freeing some of those funds for other important purposes.

We are most grateful for the support. The work of urban education in our current financial situation is challenging and not work that we work that we can do alone in schools. We need our community and we are indebted to Reader to Reader for the prompt and generous support.


Deborah Lantaigne
White Street School
Springfield, MA

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