P-4146

Bilingual Story Time Project

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Financing

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History Logs

Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Estes Park

Total Budget: $3,000

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: Education: Literacy

Summary: Project will provide access to bilingual books, videos and activity kits for children in Estes Park


Primary Collaborators: Estes Valley Investment in Childhood Success ("EVICS"), Estes Park School District, Estes Valley Library, Macdonald Book Shop, Rotary Club of Estes Park

This program will focus on the Hispanic Community but will be beneficial to the Estes Valley community in general.

EVICS staff have noticed that when Hispanics/Latinos migrate to the US without knowing how to speak the language nor write it, their children attend school and learn their new language (which is great, and EVICS is promoting that as well), yet it creates a gap in the family's communication and can lead to disconnect within the parent-child relationship. When the parent who does not speak English, speaks Spanish to their kids, the kids answer back in English. To support parent-child and overall family connection EVICS will come alongside the parents by creating video content that can be accessed via EVICS YouTube channel. This promotes a family time of listening, reading, and doing a fun craft activity together as family.

The entire community of Estes Park will benefit from this program through collaboration among several partners to promote and support access to the books and videos. The book titles are beneficial and appropriate for children infant through Second grade. The program specifically targets Kindergarten through Second Grade children with all Kindergarten students at the Estes Park Elementary School being read the book and given the accompanying activity kit to take home. Its goal is to support these families and create the habit to pause, read a book, do an activity together every month to support family bonding and communication.

Program Goal Outcomes:

o Family Connection

o Community Integration

o Increase literacy in our community

o Celebration of family culture

Program Format: A book will be read in each Kindergarten class in Spanish and English. EVICS will create videos of the book of the month being read in Spanish and English and upload them on the EVICS YouTube channel, so it can be easily accessible for families, and shareable on social media.

EVICS will prepare craft materials that go along with the book of the month and can be distributed at the school as well as being picked up at the EVICS Family Resource Center to reach home school families or families with younger children.

EVICS will also create Activity Backpacks that will be distributed to the School, Library, and EVICS for check out by families, caregivers, childcare providers, etc. to ensure the impact of this program is sustaining. These activity backpacks will have more resources in it such as social-emotional activities, bilingual books, toys etc.

One hundred twenty five (125) books and activity kits will be distributed each month, for five months, totaling 625 books and activity kits over the 5-month semester period.

Program Timeline: EVICS plans to kick-off the program January 2022 and it will initially run through May 2022.

The Rotary Club of Estes Park is seeking to provide financial support to the project by providing funds for the activity kits/backpacks. The funds will be used to purchase backpacks, craft supplies and various support materials. The total estimated cost for the activity kits/backpacks (125 kits for 5 months) and support materials is $3,000.

EVICS Website: www.evics.org

Project Contact Person

District: 5440

Rotary Club of: Estes Park

Primary Contact: Jack Boatman

Email: jack.boatman7@gmail.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 2021-22 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Estes Park (5440)

19-Dec-21

$1,620

$1,380

$3,000

Total

$1,620

$1,380

$3,000

Project Supporting Documents

Project Photos

History Log Entries

15-Nov-21

System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.

15-Nov-21

by Jack Boatman

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

15-Nov-21

by Jack Boatman

System Entry: Project signed by Jack Boatman.

15-Nov-21

System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by James Whiteneck.

19-Dec-21

by Randall Looper

Jack,

I have cancelled the signatures so you can edit the project area. Due to the number of grant requests vs the amount of money the District had left for 2nd round grants we are reducing all grants by 31%. Please adjust your financing and budget to $1380 DDF and resign the grant by December 26th.

19-Dec-21

by Randall Looper

System Entry: Signature Process cancelled by user.

19-Dec-21

by Jack Boatman

System Entry: Project reverted to "Published".

19-Dec-21

by Jack Boatman

System Entry: Pledge of $1,620 with $1,380 DDF by Jack Boatman of the Rotary Club of Estes Park, District 5440.

19-Dec-21

by Jack Boatman

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

19-Dec-21

by Jack Boatman

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

19-Dec-21

by Jack Boatman

System Entry: Project signed by Jack Boatman.

19-Dec-21

by James Whiteneck

System Entry: Project signed by James Whiteneck.

19-Dec-21

by Randall Looper

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.

21-Dec-21

by Bill Kehl

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

8-Apr-22

by Randall Looper

Jack,

Please provide a quarterly history log update as to the status of this project.

Randy

11-Apr-22

by Jack Boatman

Estes Valley Investment in Childhood Success (EVICS) launched the program in January and to-date has distributed a total of 400 books and craft kits to the children in the Estes Valley. They are distributing about 100 bilingual story time craft kits each month. The kits include a book, craft kit, laminated feeling chart and tips that help the families start the conversations to help support the child. EVICS has also created socio-emotional backpacks with similar materials which can be checked out by the families. The elementary school has 4 backpacks, the library has 1 and 5 are maintained at EVICS. The books, kits and backpacks have been well received and the kids and their families look forward to receiving the kits each month.

11-Apr-22

by Randall Looper

System Entry: Project has been implemented and final report uploaded.

19-Apr-22

by Randall Looper

System Entry: Project reverted to "Paid".

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