Delaware Students Receive Book Donation

     Published on 9/13/17   Tagged under:    District News    Delaware Academy School    Delaware Primary   

For the second year in a row, Syracuse writer Fran Paige organized a fundraiser at Barnes and Noble to collect books for students at Delaware Primary. In memory of her daughter, Meg, who previously worked with kindergarten classes at Delaware, Ms. Page has donated more than 400 books to the students – many new; some gently used. Each kindergarten teacher receives a bag of books – enough for one per child – each with a sticker for students to complete that says ‘This book belongs to…’ The books are each stamped with ‘Remembering Meg’ and a gold heart representing Meg’s heart of gold.
 
To kick off the book drive, Ms. Paige read to Delaware students and led them in a craft activity. When delivering the books to students, Ms. Paige tells them that they all have a super power: imagination. “I hope that someone at home will be able to read to them each night, but if a grown up is busy, I tell the students that they can always look at the pictures and make up their own story,” Ms. Paige explained. “I just want them to love books as Meg did.”
 
Thank you to Ms. Paige for the generous donation of books and her time!