The book drive was a success!! Thank you to everyone who came down today! Miss Soto’s Library is stocked and ready for Stratford reading teachers to come and take books for their classrooms! Thank you to our awesome group of volunteers who sorted through over a 1,000 books and to everyone who dropped books off today!
We have begun the process of reading scholarship applications. You still have time to get yours in. Connecticut and National applications are still being accepted, as long as they are postmarked by May 1, 2017. This is an exciting time for us, as we love to help future educators! Applications are available on our website here. Apply today!
Thank you to everyone who came out tonight to 99 restaurant in Stratford to raise money for our foundation. Our hometown 99 has been fantastic in their support! They have supported the Vicki Soto 5K every year bringing steak tips and soup. They have also continued to host many dinner fundraiser events. Please show your support for this restaurant and our foundation!
Tomorrow night, come down to 99 restaurant in Stratford! Dine and support the Vicki Soto Memorial Fund, Inc. Doing great things in the name of education and literacy!
We need your support! We are looking for elementary school books to stock Stratford teachers classrooms and libraries. Come by on April 29th to show support for our teachers by giving them the tools for literacy that they desperately need!
Today, across the entire Stratford Public School District, over 200 classrooms will receive the book “The Sandwich Swap” written by Queen Rania of Jordan Al Abdullah. This book will be read to students as the fourth book in this year’s Miss Soto’s Literacy Legacy program.
In the book, Lily and Salma are best friends. Lily eats peanut butter and Salma eats hummus but what is it that is different between friends? It turns out, a lot. Before they know it, a food fight breaks out! The smallest things can pull us apart until we learn that friendship is far more powerful than differences. Salma, Lily and all their classmates come together in the true spirit of tolerance and acceptance.
If you have a child in the district ask them about this book and engage in conversation about how important literacy is, as reading was something Vicki was very passionate about.