Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Moving Forward

I can't believe it has been a month since our last update! Time is flying by, but many wonderful things have been happening.

We have completed two visits to our friends at Tyson-Schoener Elementary. The students from Alvernia are amazing with the kids, and have really been enjoying themselves. Alphabet fishing was once again a hit, and we also worked with compound words during our second visit. Although the children hadn't studied compound words in school before, they grasped the concept immediately. It was very impressive! Channel 69 News did a short segment on Alvernia READS' partnership with Tyson-Schoener which aired yesterday. Be sure to check it out, here!

We also have quite a few book drives going on. The Governor Mifflin High School's Key Club collected about 200 books for us in just two weeks, the Literacy Council of Reading-Berks emptied one box of 80 books to us and is still going strong, Sigma Tau Delta, the english honor society at Alvernia, has placed drop boxes in the Student Center, Bernardine Hall, Library, Gym and Upland. After just a short 2 weeks, over 180 books had been collected. Thanks for all the generous donations, Alvernia and keep up the great work!

We have 3 more events before the end of our Fall semester, occurring on--

November 30th, 4:30-5:30 at Opportuntity House
December 8th, 11-12:30 at Tyson-Schoener
December 11th, 11-2 at Goggleworks 2nd Sunday Open House

We're excited to be hosting a Reading Room at the Goggleworks 2nd Sunday in December, as this will be a time for families to come and go with their children, do some crafts, sit down together with a book and of course, take one home before departing.

Until next time!

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