P-2113

Reading is Fun Literacy

Description

Financing

Documents

Photos

History Logs

Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Vista, CA

Total Budget: $6,000

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: Education: Literacy

Summary: The project will support the 100% literacy goal of the Vista Unified School District by providing Rotarian, Interactor and Rotaractor reading mentors for first grade students in all elementary schools in the district.


Early reading mastery is the single most important factor in the long term success of students, especially in school districts with high numbers of students and families with limited English proficiency. It is the preeminent goal for young students in the Vista Unified School District (VUSD). The target population for this project is all elementary schools in VUSD (covering Vista, parts of Oceanside and unincorporated areas of North San Diego County). All elementary schools are included because every school in the district has pockets of low income and limited English proficient students, while for some schools this represents the majority of their students. First grade students will be the beneficiaries of this program as ultimate recipients of a book of their own after a classroom reading session conducted by local Rotarians, as well as Interact and Rotaract (Cal State San Marcos) club members.

Developing interest and competence in reading must start at an early age and VUSD enrolls a high proportion of English as a Second language students, as well as students from families living below the poverty level. This necessitates intensive reading intervention programs at early grade levels. This grant allows our club to support these intervention efforts through classroom reading and individual student ownership of books. The grant, taking advantage of discounted availability of books, allows us to serve a minimum of 1,500 students.

Our project will involve local Rotarians, including Interactors and Rotaractors, reading and distributing books to all first graders. For many of these students it is either the first book they have owned themselves or one of very few books in their home. Target dates for project reading and distribution of books are October 2018 through December 2018. We have offered this program for the past several years and because of the success of our previous efforts, the teachers and administrators of VUSD are totally committed to supporting us to ensure project success. The district Superintendent, the President of the Vista Teachers Association, and a second senior administrator in the district are all members of our club and active in project implementation. Our experience in previous years has proven valuable in helping to choose books that are entertaining and motivating for the students.

Attached are pictures and examples of thank you notes from last year's projects. The pictures tell the story as well as any written narrative.

Project Contact Person

District: 5340

Rotary Club of: Vista Hi Noon

Primary Contact: Steve Lilly

Email: stevelilly0831@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 2018-19 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Vista Hi Noon (5340)

7-May-18

$3,000

$3,000

$6,000

Total

$3,000

$3,000

$6,000

Project Supporting Documents


[19-Aug-18]
Bank Information


[7-Aug-18]
Club MOU signed


[7-May-18]
Thank You Note 1


[7-May-18]
Thank You Note 2


[21-Aug-18]
Vista Hi Noon Bank Info


[21-Aug-18]
Vista Hi Noon Bank Info

 

Project Photos

History Log Entries

7-May-18

by Steve Lilly

System Entry: Creation of project page.

1-Aug-18

by Mike Whitehurst

Grant needs to be signed by two club members.

Add names to history log of second signers, including

in box below, add names and email for distribution list.

Go to description page click "start signature process".

4-Aug-18

by Mike Whitehurst

District 5340 does not have a copy of the Club MOU for your Rotary Club.

Please go to the Documents tab, download the form, titled "Club MOU"and then upload the completed form.

4-Aug-18

by Mike Whitehurst

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

4-Aug-18

System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Marie Smith.

4-Aug-18

by Steve Lilly

System Entry: Project signed by Steve Lilly.

5-Aug-18

by Mike Whitehurst

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.

19-Aug-18

by Mike Whitehurst

Please go to the Documents tab and print/complete/upload the Bank Information form. WHEN UPLOADING PLEASE CHECK THE BOX FOR RESTRICTED ACCESS.

18-Sep-18

by Scott Carr

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

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