For Immediate Release
December 7, 2012
PR 04313-Glassboro Rotary Donates Dictionaries to Third Grade Students
Emma Duaime and Jacob Pace, third graders at Dorothy L. Bullock School in Glassboro, show off their dictionaries. The dictionaries were a gift from the Glassboro Rotary to all Glassboro third graders.
Glassboro Rotary Brings the Gift of Literacy to Third Grade Students
Glassboro - Third grade students at Dorothy L. Bullock School received early gifts this holiday season when the Glassboro Rotary hand-delivered dictionaries to each of the 146 third grade students. Rotary members handed out the dictionaries on December 5 with Dr. Mark Silverstein, Rotary member and Glassboro Superintendent, speaking about the club and Andy Kraus, past-president and current member of Rotary, providing students with a quick lesson in using the dictionary. Students delighted in the lesson as they flipped through pages to find the NJ state bird, the Gold Finch, and locate words like “spectacular.” Dorothy L. Bullock Teacher Scott Rogers and Rotary members Les Vail, Nick Chiaffa and Larry DiBona helped present the dictionaries to each third grade classroom.
The students expressed excitement and thanks at receiving their very own books. Thank you letters from one class arrived at the superintendent’s office the very next day. Here are some experts from the letters:
· “Thank you for the wonderful dictionary. That was very thoughtful of you guys! I think my favorite part of the dictionary was the weight of the earth and the longest word that was 1,909 letters long.”
· “I love the dictionary! The thing I like about you is I think you are very helpful. You take care of the community and help people. I hope you help people in need.”
· “This is so cool. I love this day because of the dictionary.”
· “Thank you for the tremendous dictionary! I like the book because it can help you find words that you don’t know. I also like this book because it helps you with sign language.”
· “I like your club so much that when I grow up I might join the club one day. I will take good care of the earth, too. Someday, I will be doing county service, too.”
· “Thank you for the great dictionary. I liked your visit to the classroom. I’m going to use the dictionary to spell words and to learn about new things like planets. Also, I will use the dictionary for writing and more. I learned a lot when you came, and thank you for coming to our classroom. You are very nice people. Thank you for helping us. You should visit our classroom again.”
· “I am going to use it, and I am going to share it with my family.”