The Wolf Pack: "A good book and time to read it."

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The Description

A lot of people talk about closing the achievement gap. Our students are actively doing it.  From 2016 to 2017, reading proficiency at our school rose by 12%. If we maintain the current trajectory of growth, we will literally close the achievement gap between our students and their more affluent counterparts in the state of Pennsylvania in 1 or 2 years.

A key  piece of our literacy approach is, quite simply: "A good book and time to read it."

We are seeking funds to increase the number of high interest books that our students can choose to read during independent reading time. Specifically, we want to add an average of 5 books per child for the 2017 - 2018 school year. We will do this through ordering 12 of the American Reading Company's Leveled Text Set series, which cost $965 per 100 books. These resources are student and teacher-friendly, and represent the quickest path to get great books into the hands of our students.

 

 

 

 

 

Back Up Plan

If we do not reach our goal, we will purchase as many text sets as we're able to. If we do not have a multiple of $965, then we will order as many text sets as we can, and order additional titles through Scholastic.

Fundraiser Updates (1)

THANK YOU!!!

February 21, 2018

We used the nearly $2,000 we raised to buy high-interest books from Scholastic for our 6th graders. Here are some photos of your funds in action:

 

 

 

From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU for contributing to enrich the minds and lives of our students here at Harrity.

Comments (1)

Maureen Yoder November 18, 2017

I can't think of a better investment.
Of course, this comes from a former first grade teacher...

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About the Creator

I am the principal at Mastery Charter Harrity Upper School - a public, neighborhood middle school in Southwest Philadelphia that serves approximately 300 students in our catchment area. As a staff, student and family community, our mascot is the "West Philly Wolf Pack." Due to mandatory budget cuts, we can no longer afford a sports program at our school. We are seeking partners to help us raise the money to give our students the athletic opportunities they deserve.

Investments (12)

$50

nina manni

3 years ago

$965

Elizabeth Warshawer

3 years ago

$44

Nick Jokola

3 years ago

$150

Tracy Galloway

3 years ago

$100

Kathleen Sailer

3 years ago

$100

Maureen Yoder

3 years ago

$45

Jacob Chinn

3 years ago

$100

Pattie Sangillo

3 years ago

$90

Rebecca Krauss

3 years ago

$100

Daniel Ford

3 years ago

$50

Peter Javian

3 years ago

$50

Aaron Trigg

3 years ago