Details on Donating Books to John Williams School #5 - Rochester, NY
John Williams School #5 - Rochester, NY
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John Williams School #5
We are an urban school in Rochester, New York serving 563 students in grades PreK-6. Most of our students live in poverty (93% of our students receive free or reduced price lunches), and do not have books of their own. About one-third of our students live in homes where one of 40 languages other than English is the primary language spoken; many are refugees from war-torn countries. We also have several self-contained as well as integrated special education classrooms. Despite our many differences, as our School Creed begins, "We are a family," and we work hard together every day. Thank you for any help you can offer!
Joanne Wideman, Principal
A note from the media specialist:
We are very excited to have these books. I intend to give the books directly to the students for their very own collections rather than add them to the library collection. I think it’s so important that students have books to call their own! Thank you for your generosity!
Amy Simcick, Media Specialist
Update from the John Williams School #5 - Rochester, NY:
Wow! Before I even opened the email that told me our school was online, our goal was completed!! Thank you so much!!!!
Amy J. Stickney Simcick, School Media Specialist John Williams School No. 5
They have arrived! I am so excited! I couldn’t wait to open the boxes…they are incredible! Thank you so much! Our students will LOVE the books!
Amy J. Stickney Simcick, School Media Specialist, John Williams School No. 5
As a former Rochesterian, I wanted to help out. I am proud to be part of pbswap and this effort to help our children with their education and hopefully engender in them a sense of what reading can do for them.
Thank you pbs for doing this.