For the seventh straight year, all third grade students in the Anoka-Hennepin School District received a free dictionary through a national project designed to help students became good writer, active readers and creative thinkers. it is funded locally by the Anoka-Hennepin Educational Foundation(AHEF), Rotaries and Connexus Energy. Tess Degeest, the AHEF executive director, and Phil Knutson, a member of the Anoka Rotary, delivered books... Read More
The idea for The Dictionary Project began in 1992 when Annie Plummer of Savannah, Georgia, gave 50 dictionaries to children who attended a school close to her home. Each year she continued to give this gift, raising money to help give more and more books so that in her lifetime she raised enough money to buy 17,000 dictionaries for children in Savannah. The program... Read More
The Rotary Club of London North, with the help of seven other local Rotary Clubs, is presenting dictionaries to Grade 3 pupils in 55 public and 16 Catholic schools during February. More than 2,900 dictionaries will be distributed. The “Dictionary Project” is part of Rotary’s Worldwide Literacy Program, which aims to improve upon the literacy skills of children in Canada and throughout the world.... Read More
Three Rotary Clubs in the BVI have each received a $1,000 District Simplified Grant to continue with the Dictionary Project, through which each class-3 student in the BVI public schools will be given a dictionary. Dr. Marcia Potter, Acting Chief Education Officer, receive one of these dictionaries at the recently held joint luncheon meeting held at the Moorings in celebration of Rotary Foundation Month.... Read More
With their everlasting support of the community, the Rotary Club of London Hyde Park has launched The Dictionary Project. As part of this initiative, the Club is distributing free dictionaries to grade three students in London in an effort to see students leave at the end of the school year as better writers, readers and creative thinkers. Visit www.hydeparkrotary.org for more information.