Team representatives (school psychologists, school social workers, and special education consultants) at AEA 267 participated in a book drive during the month of March, collecting almost 1,400 books, which far surpassed the initial goal of 800. The donated books will be distributed in May to students in kindergarten through third grade who have an IEP.
Hoping to help stop summer reading loss by providing reading materials to students, team members will also provide parents with information about the importance of reading during the summer, as well as how to access AEA 267 resources, such as MackinVIA, which provides summer reading opportunities. For more on summer reading loss and how to prevent it, check out these resources from Reading Rockets for younger children and Ad Lit for older students.
The book drive was also a fun competition between sectors to see which sector could collect the most books. The Northwest sector was the winner, collecting 449 books to donate. Team reps from the Northwest sector are shown above with the Book Challenge trophy at the annual Spring Fest meeting held in the Clear Lake AEA 267 office.
Congratulations to the Northwest sector and a huge thank you to all of the AEA 267 staff who made the book drive such a success!