Celebrating Literacy Week, One Bookworm at a Time

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Renaissance Charter School at University (UNIV) in Tamarac, Florida is reporting an infestation of bookworms… but no need to get out the bug spray!

At the end of January, CSUSA schools across the state of Florida were a part of Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! and UNIV came out in full force, donating more than 1,600 gently-used books for a book drive and holding multiple events throughout the week.

Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! is an initiative founded by the Florida Department of Education to promote literacy and help every child read at or above grade level.

The initiatives at UNIV were organized by parent volunteers from the School Advisory Council’s Bookworm Committee, in liaison with administration, to help students expand their love of reading and support the CSUSA Reading Challenge.

Some of the events included parents and other guests who took part in classroom readings. Peter Mason, executive director of the Tamarac Chamber of Commerce, was among some of the guests who read to students during the week.

Other activities included a bulletin board competition celebrating books, Campfire Reading (around virtual crackling logs on a Smartscreen, accompanied by s’mores), Read-to-a-Fluffy-Friend Day and a schoolwide Stop Drop & Read event.

Now, even though Literacy Week is over, UNIV students can borrow the more than 1,600 books they donated from a new parent-run Book Checkout that opens weekly before school.

Go University Lions (and bookworms)!

If you would like more information on how to enroll your child at Renaissance Charter School at University, please click here to be taken to the school website.

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