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Assistance League celebrates readers

VISTA — Giggling and excitement was alive in the classrooms at Maryland Avenue Elementary School in Vista as students were presented awards for improvement in reading skills.


Thanks to the collaboration between the Principal Carol LaBreche, Maryland Avenue Librarian Helen Lindner, and Mona Ackerman of Assistance League of North Coast, students had the opportunity to participate in the special reading program. Levels of improvement awarded the participating student with a $5 gift card to be used at the upcoming Scholastic Book Fair. Students were also presented with a book of their own to be added to their home library.

Two students from each classroom, who showed the most reading improvement, were given a special red T-shirt that reads “I Love to Read and I’m Proud of It.” Lindner and her assistant “Miss Patti” Hoschouer were accompanied by Scholastic Book Fairs representative Cathy Longo and ALNC member and “I Love to Read” chairperson Mona Ackerman as students accepted their awards.

Teachers set improvement guidelines for their own classrooms based upon Accelerated Reading points. One student, Nayeli Hernandez, was praised for making a year’s growth in reading since the school year began. Each week, volunteers from ALNC mentor students individually at Maryland to encourage and support reading. Assistance League is dedicated to serving the needs, primarily of children, in the communities of Carlsbad, Oceanside and Vista, with the goal of providing a positive starting point for academic success.

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