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Greetings from Gail

October 19, 2012

RIF is Coming to Samuel Morey Elementary School!

On Tuesday, October 23rd, Samuel Morey Elementary will have a RIF book distribution. RIF, which stands for Reading Is Fundamental, is a nonprofit organization, whose purpose is to put books into the hands of all students, and to help children discover and know the joys of reading and learning.

The Rivendell CSO (Community School Organization) sponsors this program, enabling us to purchase enough books for students in both elementary schools to receive a new RIF book each school year. The RIF book that your child brings home is theirs to keep.

During a RIF distribution, children choose from a variety of books suited to their interests and reading abilities. We hope that giving children the opportunity to independently choose their books will help to motivate and inspire them to read for pleasure, while also developing a lifelong passion for learning. Ultimately, developing a joy for reading will help our children to become more successful in many different aspects of life and learning, which will benefit our families, our schools and our community for many years to come.

The RIF book distribution is part of our Reading Celebration Week which is October 22nd-October 26th. The SME staff is busy planning some exciting literacy activities that we hope will support our students' love of reading. Stay tuned for this exciting event.


Picture Retake Day November 7th

All classes will have a retake of their class picture too!