RAP Mini-Grants Support PCS
RAP provided two mini-grants in May of 2018 to support reading and literacy at PCS. The first (below) was a $200 grant to fund art-based texts in the elementary art program. Pictured with members of the RAP board is PCS art teacher Kristen Adolf.
RAP also funded a $500 mini-grant to support the PCS Reading Department. These funds will be used to purchase class sets of books selected by Rachel Prince and other members of the PCS Reading Department.
RAP Reads All Summer
WHAT WE DO
Perry Rotary Club currently promotes literacy and education by donating dictionaries to all third graders in the Perry, Wyoming, Warsaw and Letchworth school districts, in addition to funding scholarships and monetary awards to local schools. RAP further reinforces these important principles, and as former Perry Rotary President Amanda Parker comments, "Read Around Perry cements Rotary's commitment to the community and to lifelong literacy."
"Any literacy program should be a two-prong approach, to reach the youngest and the community," says Bill Stavisky, former PCS Superintendent and a Rotary member. "We must turn the corner on how parents view school and literacy."
Perry Elementary School principal Steve Haynes agrees: "As a partnership between Perry Rotary, Perry Central School District and numerous other local organizations, Read Around Perry has channeled efforts towards the development of child and adult literacy within the Perry community.”
Summer Reading Program
The Perry Family Literacy Center is excited to team up with the Perry Public Library this summer (July 16- Aug 10) to provide free game-based tutoring in literacy, oral-language, and STEM. All children in the Perry area are welcome to visit the library on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00 PM to work on literacy skills throughout the summer with volunteer tutors. All preschool through third grade students are welcome to attend. We request that a parent or guardian (age 13 or older) stay with the child throughout their tutoring. Registration is not required, and children may attend as often as few or as many times their busy schedule allows. We hope to see you there!
Who We Are
Read Around Perry (RAP) is a long-term community-wide initiative promoting literacy, founded by the Perry Rotary Club in 2012. In addition to Rotary members, RAP is composed of representatives from Perry Public Library, Project Read, Literacy West NY Inc., and Perry Central School (PCS). At the heart of it, we are an enthusiastic group of Perry community members who believe that literacy is crucial for growing and sustaining strong communities.
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HOW CAN I HELP?
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Thank you for your time, and we welcome your feedback and support!
READ. LEARN. GROW.
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