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2019 Reading Days Final Report

This year we secured 27 readers scheduled to read in 45 classrooms, with 24 participating schools, and 34 participating teachers throughout the state.  The 2019 Numbers

  • 45 Classrooms – A number of participating schools combined their classrooms in a large meeting space such as in the library or gymnasium.  Some schools had entire grades attend a reading. 
  • More than 1200 students attended a Reading Day Event!
  • Reading Day Events were held in 13 cities across the state. 

Bremerton Mayor Greg Wheeler, Ellensburg Mayor Bruce Tabb, Othello Mayor Shawn Logan; Sedro Wooley City Council Member Karl de Jong; Island County Treasurer Wanda Grone; Retired Judge Karen Overstreet; and State Treasurer Duane Davidson, are among our notable reader volunteers.  We also welcomed state employee volunteers, who work with FEPPP, DOT, TRE, and OSPI – Tracy Godat, Amanda Putnam, Brenda Snyder, and Jerry Price.   Amy Hunter, DFI’s Director of Credit Unions volunteered to read as well.

Honorable mention goes to two high school teachers who brought their students into elementary schools to read.  Definitely a double-bonus for financial education!  Skip Fabritius from Olympia High School brought students from his Personal Finance Class into three classrooms at Pioneer Elementary School, reaching about 75 students.  Kevin Bolster, FEPPP Financial Fellow, Reardan High School brought his Business Class students into Reardan Elementary – where they read to 175 students!

A huge THANK YOU to FEPPP Financial Fellow – Suzanne Knutzen – who wrote a lesson plan that accompanied this year’s book on supply and demand, “Prices! Prices! Prices! Why They Go Up and Down.” By David A. Adler.   This was very helpful to our volunteer readers, and something we hope to repeat next year!

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