Submitted By Liana Benavides
Bulverde Creek Elementary PTA held its first-ever “Read Across BCE” program to promote literacy and encourage students to develop their love of reading. During the week of March 6-10, volunteers visited every classroom at Bulverde Creek Elementary and gave EVERY student a free book. Each grade received books that were selected based on their reading levels. Approximately 1,100 books were donated to BCE Texans!
“Read Across BCE” coincided with the “Dr. Seuss Read Across America” week and students enjoyed dressing up as Dr. Seuss characters to celebrate. Every book the students received came with a bookmark with a quote from Dr. Seuss’ “Oh the Places You’ll Go!”
BCE PTA also collaborated with its “Partner In PTA” school, Clear Spring Elementary which made it possible to donate a book to all 500 CSE Roadrunners as well. This marked the first time that Clear Spring students received a free book.
“Read Across CSE was a huge success and every child received a free book to take home!” said CSE PTA President, Becky Ferrall. “The smiles on our kids’ faces were priceless.”
Read Across BCE was made possible by generous donations during fundraising efforts at Bulverde Creek such as the annual Fall Fair and Fun Run.
“It is a program that I hope will become a new annual tradition at Bulverde Creek,” said BCE PTA President, Liana Benavides. “The students were so excited to see the books and know that the books they selected were theirs to keep. The teachers were pretty excited about the titles as well. It was great being part of the excitement all week long.”