Friday, January 11, 2013

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

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Imagination Library

Small [AND LARGE] Acts of Kindness are what this holiday season are really about.  In the midst of many educational changes, horrific tragedies in schools, and other obstacles we must overcome with our students, it is the 'extra' things we do that truly make a difference. 

A few years ago, a couple of elementary teachers began a program for children in the Celina area known as 'The Imagination Library'.  This 100% donation based program is always in need of financial support.  The Celina High School community recently made a couple of significant contributions to the early literacy program.   

Here is the story: 

Celina High School Student Council Representatives:  (pictured left to right) Camille, Erica, Amanda, Miranda, Kandace, and Brooke donated $500.00 to the Celina City Schools’ Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program. In addition, the Celina High School staff collected an additional $300 to donate to the program.  
Celina City Schools in partnership with singer/actress Dolly Parton have joined together to promote literacy within Celina, Ohio. This program is funded entirely through donations to provide a free age-appropriate book each month to any child  living in the 45822 zip code, from birth to age 5 to promote literacy. Here is a little statistic stressing the importance of books within the home: 60% of the kindergartners in neighborhoods where children did poorly in school did not own a single book.  The Patterns of Book Ownership and Reading, D. Feitelson and Z. Goldstein, 1986. Any questions, please contact Renee Kramer at Tax-deductible donations can be made to the Mercer County Civic Foundation, 119 West Fulton Street, P.O. Box 493, Celina, Ohio 45822 with “Imagination Library” in the memo.
Thank you so much!! Happy New Year!

1.2.13 written ANNOUNCEMENTS