Bodkin Elementary, Aleph Bet schools receive award again...

Reading Digest

November 11, 2001

Bodkin Elementary, Aleph Bet schools receive award again

ANNAPOLIS - The Chesapeake Cup reading award returns to Bodkin Elementary School in Pasadena and Aleph Bet Jewish Day School in Annapolis this year. The goal of the Anne Arundel County Public Library program is to ensure that children in preschool through high school retain reading skills during the summer.

The two schools had the highest participation rates in the 4-year-old program: 68 percent at Bodkin and 52 percent at Aleph Bet. Both schools are former winners.

Lake Shore Elementary School in Pasadena and St. Anne's Day School in Annapolis will receive awards for the most improvement in participation. Jones Elementary School in Severna Park will receive a certificate because more than 50 percent of its pupils participated.

Automaker's program provides books for pupils

CLARKSVILLE - Children at Clarksville Elementary School are taking part in Operation Outreach USA, a literacy and character-building program in elementary and middle schools supported by DaimlerChrysler Corp. dealers nationwide.

Under the program, supported locally by Antwerpen Dodge in Clarksville, each child at Clarksville Elementary received two new books for classroom instruction and home use, and parent guides to the books.

The program is intended to promote a love of reading through books about animals and the environment with such themes as justice, compassion, respect, responsibility and cooperation.

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