Books! Books! Books! Over $2,000 in new books given

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Alta and Aurelia parent organizations have made very generous donations to the Aurelia school and the Alta schoool.

At Christmas, the Aurelia Parent Teach Organization provided a tree at the Aurelia building, which were covered with book wish lists from the teachers, pk-eighth grade. Community members were encouraged to remove a list or two and purchase those books or provide funds for books on the list. The Kiwanis club made a large donation for the project.

In total, about $1,000 in books were provided, Each book has a "given by" spot on the inside of the book; many were given in memory of loved ones.

At left are Alta first grade students Lydia Feis, Jasmine Sliefert, Kaden Stites, Luis Mendoza, Weston Bunnell showing their new classroom books.

The books were presented to the kids (at left are selected members representing each class) last week.

At the Alta building, the Parent-Teacher Association raised funds throught their annual wreath sale and then presented each elementary teacher with $100 to purchase books from the book fair open just for teachers. The teachers were able to select $150 worth of books at the book fair. This amounts to over $1,000 in books as well.

All of the teachers at both buildings are very pleased with the wonderful donations and the kids are happy to have new reading materials.