P-3384

Dictionary Project

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Project Description

Country: United State

Location: Chicago Heights Park Fore

Total Budget: $1,500

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: Education: Literacy

Summary: Dictionaries provided to all 3rd graders in Chicago Heights and Park Forest


Each year every third grader in Chicago Heights and Park Forest elementary schools receive their own dictionary.

With our club residing in a low-income area (Chicago Heights & Park Forest), the importance of literacy is stressed. Sadly, for many of our students this is their very first book that they own. Most of them are excited to receive their books. It is the hope these students will get the value out of the dictionary with all of the useful information it provides.

Each dictionary will receive a label on the inside pocket of the book listing our club name and the 4-Way test.

Last year, in total 15 schools that included 37 classrooms were visited. 740 dictionaries were distributed, 671 to students and 69 to individual classrooms for use in the room.

Ten Rotarians will participate in this project in different capacities with a goal of visiting and delivering to each classroom by the end of October.

First, Rotarians will help with the delivery of all of the boxes of dictionaries at a fellow Rotarians house.

Second, stickers will be put on each book describing our club and listing the 4-Way test

Third, each classroom will be contacted and books divided for the amount of students in each classroom

Fourth, each classroom will receive a visit by Rotarians where they will introduce themselves and mention the 4-Way test

Finally, each student will receive a dictionary


Addendum to Project Description (added after the project was signed)

Revision to Budget

Our club is revising the budget for this Dictionary Project as follows:

$750 from district designated funds

$750 from club cash

The remaining district designated funds, $432, is being directed to COVID 19 relief in our community.

Project Contact Person

District: 6450

Rotary Club of: Chicago Heights - Park Forest

Primary Contact: Mark Goesel

Email: mmg2483@yahoo.com

Project Status

Paid
This project is "Paid". This means that the funds from the district have been issued. This project is now being ready for implementation. When this is done, a report needs to be uploaded on the project page and the "Reported" button needs to be clicked, then the status of the project will be changed to "Reported".

Project listed for the 2020-21 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Chicago Heights - Park Forest (6450)

31-May-20

$318

$1,182

$1,500

Total

$318

$1,182

$1,500

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History Log Entries

31-May-20

by Mark Goesel

System Entry: Creation of project page.

31-May-20

by Rachel Ossyra

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

31-May-20

System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Mark Goesel.

31-May-20

by Rachel Ossyra

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.

12-Aug-20

by Ed Graziano - District Administrator

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.

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