P-3386

3rd Grade Dictionaries

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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Anchorage

Total Budget: $8,700

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: Education: Literacy

Summary: Providing take-home dictionaries to 3rd graders in the Anchorage area.


We have a huge language diversity in the Anchorage Area with over 100 languages spoken and many times, English is not the child's first language. We are blessed to have 5 of the top 10 most diverse schools in the country, right here in Anchorage. Providing dictionaries can help many of these students hone their English skills as a second language. Understanding the language allows them to perform better in school. In the past we have provided close to 4000 students in the Anchorage area including the schools on the military bases and the alternative schools. These dictionaries are also a complete resource, containing periodic tables, conversion tables, state capitals, as well as other geography, science, and math, information.

A secondary benefit to these books is giving some low income students something they can use at home. We have found many students may not have a single book in the home, and some low income students have very few possessions at all. Giving them something small that they can call their own can help give them some more pride, and improve self image.

We have 25 to 30 Rotarians involved in the delivery of the dictionaries every year and is one of the most anticipated events of the year. We typically spend a few minutes with the students when giving out the dictionaries, and have the students write their names in their own dictionaries. We also go through some of the information, and how they can use the resource. We all look forward to the look on a child face when they learn the dictionaries are theirs to keep and brightening their day.

Project Contact Person

District: 5010

Rotary Club of: Anchorage South

Primary Contact: Chris Gray

Email: chris@gemalaska.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

Anchorage South (5010)

31-May-20

$4,700

$4,000

$8,700

Total

$4,700

$4,000

$8,700

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History Log Entries

31-May-20

by Chris Gray

System Entry: Creation of project page.

3-Jun-20

by Brad J. Gamble

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

8-Jun-20

by Brad J. Gamble

Requested DDF amount reduced to $4,000 due to availability of District Grant funds

8-Jun-20

by Brad J. Gamble

System Entry: Signature Process cancelled by user.

8-Jun-20

by Brad J. Gamble

System Entry: Project reverted to "Published".

8-Jun-20

by Brad J. Gamble

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

8-Jun-20

by Brad J. Gamble

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

8-Jun-20

System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Chris Gray.

8-Jun-20

by Brad J. Gamble

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.

20-Aug-20

by Debra Mason

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

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