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Gill Elementary Gives Farmington Schools 'One School, One Book' a Rousing Launch

Seven elementary schools will participate in the March initiative, which provides everyone in those buildings with a copy of the same book that everyone reads and discusses.

Gill Elementary students took a virtual trip to New York City Monday morning, as part of the "One School, One Book" initiative happening this month in seven Farmington Public Schools. 

At each school, every family and staff member will receive a copy of the book, thanks to support from PTAs, the Farmington Community Library Friends of the Library and West Oaks Civitan. Families are asked to read one chapter of the book each day, which they can discuss the next day with anyone in their building. 

The schools will host special events, including kick-off assemblies, guest readers and family visits to the Farmington Community Library. 

In their second year, Gill, Longacre and Lanigan are joined this year by Kenbrook, Forest, Wood Creek and Beechview. Gill and Longacre students will read The Cricket in Times Square; the others are reading The World According to Humphrey, which Gill and Longacre read last year. 

Kelli Carpenter-Crawford March 06, 2013 at 02:45 PM
J.A. Lanigan had a Cozy Kick Off of our Lanigan OSOB program last evening in a gym happily crowded with families and staff in pjs. Media specialist, Nadene Jensen provided a warm welcome (along with milk and cookies!) to families. Principal, Mr. Kauffman in a big, cozy reading chair with a reading lamp over his shoulder read the first 2 chapters of our Humphrey book after we watched a video from author Betty Birney that was made especially for our Lanigan students. Thanks to all who are helping make this program happen in our schools, thanks families for participating with such enthusiasm, and thanks Joni for your coverage of an exciting One School One Book month for many FPS Elementary students and their families!

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