Next school year will be “The Year of the Book” at PES. Our school is one of two elementary schools in New Hampshire to win a Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF) “Year of the Book” grant award for the 2012-13 school year. The grant will bring $20,000 of resources to PES, including 2,000 books for individual students and families, funds for the school library and the town library, special programming for students, and teacher mini-grant funds for reading work.
The focus of our work at PES will be improving school-family literacy connections and bumping up the volume of children’s reading in and out of school. Library Coordinator Susan Kinney will be the grant coordinator. The Josiah Carpenter Library will also be working with our school in this exciting grant. Any parents who would like to help organize are encouraged to call the school and ask for Ms. Kinney or Mr. Kilmister.