3rd Grade Dictionaries





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Denton

Total Budget: $9,577

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: Education: Literacy

Summary: A dictionary to every public school third grader in the Denton, Lake Dallas, and Sanger Independent School District

There are three school districts who will be included in this project, totaling over 30 elementary schools. Each school's third graders will receive a dictionary by Christmas break for their skill learning which usually occurs in the second semester of school. The teachers look forward to the distribution day and the students, upon receiving their books are excited to have a book to call their own.

1) ISDs need dictionaries for each of their third grade students by start of the January school start for second semester, an estimated total of 3000 dictionaries.

2) Denton Lakes Cities Rotary will contact each school to get more exact numbers of student population and then will coordinate with each elementary school principal. Time frame to meet with each school third graders to present the dictionaries will occur from October through December. If any are missed those will be taken care of in January. Project completion will be by February 15, 2021. Project paperwork completion will be set for March 20, 2021 to get all pictures and receipts organized to be uploaded for grant completion.

3) Funds will be used to purchase dictionaries and labels to go in each dictionary. The label includes the RI wheel as well as the four-way test and a place for each student to print their name.

4) This is an "all club" project that requires over 90% participation in presenting and distributing each book to each student to truly be successful. It also includes a Denton business to store the cases of dictionaries and stick a label in each dictionary. A sign up sheet is circulated at the club meetings in September and each club member is asked to sign up for at least one school. The first person signed up is asked to set up their schools day for distribution, where the others signed up will attend and take about 30-45 minutes to talk to the students about the dictionaries, and use the four-way test to look up words. In the past, each school's third grades meet in a common area (like the cafeteria) where all the students get their books at once.

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

Amended Budget: Total Budget $6,408 = Club Contribution $4,252 + DDF $2,156

Project Contact Person

District: 5790

Rotary Club of: Denton-Lake Cities

Primary Contact: John Smyers

Email: sreymsj@gmail.com

Project Status

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





Denton-Lake Cities (5790)









Project Supporting Documents

Project Photos

History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $1 by John Smyers of the Rotary Club of Denton-Lake Cities, District 5790.


by Dan Steele

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Dan Steele

System Entry: Project signed by Dan Steele.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by John Smyers.


by Brian Glenn

System Entry: Project signed by Brian Glenn.


by Dan Steele

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Dan Steele

Paid Ck 1016 11-5-2020


by Dan Steele

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

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