More books = better life! West Seattle Elementary celebrates Book Trust

It wasn’t just a celebration of reading – but a celebration of books – for West Seattle Elementary School principal Vikki Sacco and students, including (clockwise from left) Cynia, Alejandra, Keyradin, and Layla on Tuesday morning. They welcomed visitors from Book Trust, a nonprofit that WSES has been working with since 2007. Book Trust espouses book ownership, and has helped WSES students choose and own thousands of books in the five years of their partnership. Owning books – having them at home – makes a big difference, Book Trust says, and it’s reaching out in the early years, noting that a child who isn’t reading proficiently by the end of third grade is four times more likely to become a high-school dropout. And not only do they seek to help kids own books, but also to give them a choice of books – as explained here. (Book Trust also accepts donations and volunteer help.)

4 Replies to "More books = better life! West Seattle Elementary celebrates Book Trust"

  • AJP November 30, 2012 (7:40 am)

    Yay books!!!!!!

  • Beth December 1, 2012 (10:47 am)

    What a wonderful idea. And that principal is to be commended on her efforts.

  • TM December 2, 2012 (10:02 am)

    Now this is a principal who has put thought and effort into insuring children get an education! We need to clone her!! Outstanding!

  • Lyn Rinehart December 3, 2012 (7:13 pm)

    Vicki Sacco is an excellent, dedicated and creative school principal! My privilege to have
    worked with her in a Florida school.

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