Students receive dictionaries from Brockport Elks Lodge

Third graders and their teachers at Byron-Bergen Elementary School each received an American English language dictionary as part of the Brockport Elks Lodge’s annual sponsorship with The Dictionary Project, November 22 at Byron-Bergen Elementary School.

Elks invest in their communities through programs that help children grow up healthy. One program is the Dictionary Project, in which its primary focus is to promote literacy to children in third-grade as they transition from learning how to read to identifying and using information.

Elks joined the movement to provide dictionaries to third-grade students and their teachers as sponsors of The Dictionary Project.

Dave Crowley and Jack Hall, members of the Brockport Elks Lodge, presented all third graders and their teachers with the dictionaries.

“The reception we receive here at Byron-Bergen – from the students, teachers and staff – is the most welcomed and appreciated,” said Crowley.

Crowley spent time explaining to students some of the features and benefits of the dictionary.

“This dictionary will help you improve your vocabulary,” Crowley told the students. “One fun item is on the very last page, and this is the longest word in the American English Dictionary!”

For more information about the Elks Lodge and The Dictionary Project, please visit www.elks.org/programs/dictionary.cfm.