11/21/17 - Rotary Dictionary Project
On November 21, members from the local Rotary Club visited Remsen Elementary School and gave new dictionaries to each student in Mrs. Tucker’s and Mrs. Synakowski’s classes.
The Rotary Dictionary Project aims to provide all third grade students with a personal dictionary of their very own that will serve them at least through elementary and middle school. The Adirondack Foothills Rotary Club provides dictionaries for students in Remsen and other local school districts.
Many educators and researchers see having access to personal dictionaries as a key to better reading, speech and writing. These skills will improve student performance throughout their education, including other subjects as well.
Rotary members Jeff Hazard, Joan Barnhart, Barb Freeman and Patrick Ferguson spoke to the students about the mission of Rotary and its projects to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad. Students learned how Rotary promotes youth development, international understanding and assistance, and community outreach through service and financial support.
Thank you to the Adirondack Foothills Rotary Club for their generous donation and for taking the time to personally visit our students!