Summary: Dictionaries provided to 1200 3rd graders in the Glendale Elementary School District, Glendale, AZ USA
Our Club will purchase and distribute dictionaries to 1200 3rd graders in the Glendale Elementary School District (GESD), the vast majority of whom qualify for free or reduced school lunch given their socioeconomic status. Dictionaries promote basic education and literacy and are needed as determined through a survey of 3rd grade teachers from the Glendale Elementary School District. The students receiving the dictionaries use them throughout their elementary and secondary education and take them home for personal use. Third grade is critical for reading and writing literacy to ensure the students can read/write at grade-level and complete educational requirements to matriculate and graduate on time and become successful citizens in our community. Our Club has completed this project with GESD for several years. The students are always excited to receive their very own dictionary and the teachers are appreciative of this service project too.
The project funds are used to purchase the dictionaries through The Dictionary Project and to purchase labels with the Club's name and the Rotary 4-way-test, which are affixed to each dictionary by Club members before distribution to the 3rd graders. The Club members then volunteer to distribute the dictionaries directly to the 3rd graders in their classrooms across the 12 campuses in GESD. The project starts in September and ends in December so that the dictionaries are delivered within the fall semester of the school year. The Club will match the $2500 District Grant with $1500 of Club funds to complete the project within the $4,000 budget.
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".
System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.
by Caleb Lowe
Your District Grant has been approved by The Rotary Foundation We expect electronic payments will be initiated before Friday August 11. You may begin making project expenditures now. If there have been changes in your bank account (information for electronic transfer), please get those to Lucinda General (District Treasurer) as soon as possible. email@example.com. Your report is due April 30, 2024, and receipts are required to complete the report (not invoices, cancelled checks, UPS shipping labels, or any other documents). Thank you again for your good work.
by Caleb Lowe
System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.