P-2962

Reading is Fun Literacy Projec

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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Vista, CA

Total Budget: $6,000

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: Education: Literacy

Summary: This project will support the 100% literacy goal of the Vista Unified School District, by providing Rotarian and Interactor classroom readers for first grade students in all elementary schools in the district, and gifting students the book that is read.


Early reading proficiency is the single most important factor in the long term success of students, and is the primary goal of the Vista Unified School District (VUSD). This project targets all elementary schools in VUSD (covering both Vista and parts of Oceanside). First grade students will be the beneficiaries of this program as ultimate recipients of a book of their own after a classroom reading session by local Rotarians and Interact club members. We are targeting all schools and classrooms in this grant because virtually every classroom in the district contains ESL (English as a Second Language)) students and students from families living in poverty.

Developing interest and competence in reading must start at an early age and VUSD enrolls an unusually high proportion of ESL students, creating the need to start intensive reading interventions at early grade levels. This grant, in combination with the discounted availability of books through vendors serving the district, permits us to serve a minimum of 1,500 first grade students.

Our program will involve local Rotarians and Interact students (our club sponsors two Interact clubs) reading and distributing books to each student in every classroom. For many of these students it is either the first book they have owned or one of very few books in their home. We also encourage the students to read and share the books with their parents and siblings. Target dates for project reading and distribution of books is September through December, 2019. We have offered this program for many years and because of the success of our previous efforts, the teachers and administrators of the district are totally committed to supporting us to ensure project success. The VUSD Superintendent and the President of the Vista Teachers' Association are both club members and assist in project implementation.

Project Contact Person

District: 5340

Rotary Club of: Vista Hi Noon

Primary Contact: Steve Lilly

Email: stevelilly0831@gmail.com

Project Status

Approved
This project is "Approved". This means that the district leadership has reviewed and approved the allocation of district funds for this project. Once the funds from the district have been issued, the status of the project will be changed to "Paid".

Project listed for the 2019-20 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Vista Hi Noon (5340)

10-Jul-19

$3,000

$3,000

$6,000

Total

$3,000

$3,000

$6,000

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[20-Aug-19]
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History Log Entries

10-Jul-19

System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.

29-Jul-19

by Steve Lilly

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

29-Jul-19

by Steve Lilly

System Entry: Project signed by Steve Lilly.

29-Jul-19

System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Sue McFarland.

29-Jul-19

System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Sue McFarland.

5-Aug-19

by Mike Whitehurst

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.

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