Rotary clubs to distribute dictionaries to Shoreline public school third-graders

Saturday, March 31, 2012

A third grade class from 2011 displays their dictionaries
Photo courtesy Rotary

At the beginning of April, the Rotary Club of Shoreline and its partnering clubs are distributing over six hundred American Heritage Children’s Dictionaries to all of Shoreline Public School third-grade students.

The Rotary Club of Shoreline, the Shoreline Breakfast Club, and the Rotary Club of Lake Forest Park received a Rotary District 5030 grant for their third grade dictionary project. The local clubs matched the funds provided by the district, dollar for dollar. This grant together with club donations enabled the clubs to purchase $6,217 worth of dictionaries.

This enabled the Shoreline Rotary to purchase 351 books for the third graders in Echo Lake; Highland Terrace; Meridian Park; Ridgecrest; Syre; Room Nine; and Home Education Exchange; the Shoreline Breakfast Club was able to purchase 68 books for Parkwood; and the Rotary of Lake Forest Park will provide 199 books for Briarcrest; Brookside; and Lake Forest Park. These 618 dictionaries will be distributed in April 2012 by members of the different clubs.

Third grade is a time when students begin to learn how to use resources, like dictionaries, as they move from learning to read to reading to learn. A dictionary is a gift that will last a lifetime.

The Shoreline School District third grade faculties will facilitate the distribution of the dictionaries to their third grade students.


Frank Kleyn,  April 1, 2012 at 8:03 AM  

Thank you Rotary! Our kids use and love these dictionaries when they receive them each year.

Frank Kleyn
Highland Terrace Teacher-Librarian

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