Hello from Highlander Charter School in Providence, Rhode Island!
Highlander is an urban charter school with 285 students in grades K-8 located in the heart of Providence. Rhode Island. Our school is a place that inspires and addresses the intellectual, physical, emotional, and social aspects of all its students. Our school was founded on the principle that strong teacher/student relationships, a balanced curriculum and a supportive environment, are central to educational achievement, particularly for economically disadvantaged students.
Approximately 75% of the students are low income. This year, High FIVE, the school’s parent organization, is challenging the students to read one million minutes beginning in October and ending in reading week in April. We want to show the students that reading can be fun and rewarding! We are offering incentive prizes along the way, as the students reach their milestones. We have one fundraiser a year and it pays for family events throughout the year.
We would love to be able to give our hard working readers new books to cherish for years to come! Thank you for considering Highlander Charter School as part of your donation program. Your generosity will be felt for years to come as the children grow a stronger passion for reading.
Rose Mary Grant, Highlander Charter School
Update from the Highlander Charter School:
November 16, 2010
Dear PaperBackSwap members who donated to Highlander Charter:
Words cannot express how overwhelmed with emotion I am right now. The outpouring of generosity by the members of this group has touched the lives of our kids in ways that we will never be able to measure.
Thank you all so much for your generosity! Have a Safe, Healthy and Happy Thanksgiving!!
Amelia Caito, Highlander Charter