Reading to Kids News
October 15, 1999
October Reading Club Sets New Record for Student Attendance!!!
The Gratts Reading Club held on October 9th set a new record
for student attendance as 120 students from all grade levels
participated. This new record continues the tremendous growth
of the reading program at Gratts. From a base of 20 students at
the initial reading club in May, the club has experienced continual
growth as Gratts students spread the word to all of their friends
about the program.
The October reading club was also a special success as it
marked the introduction of two new facets of the reading club--the
pre-school program and book donations to the school library.
Because reading aloud can have a tremendous impact on children at
a very young age, Reading to Kids has extended the program to
include pre-schoolers. Eyewitness accounts have it that Gratts's
own principal, Raul Fernandez, gathered the pre-schoolers for a very
special reading session. The October reading club also marked the
introduction of donating all of the books read to the children
participating in the reading club to the school library.
All of the books read on the 9th (they all had a special
Halloween theme) were donated to the Gratts school library.