Miss Soto Literacy Legacy, Announcement Reveal!

School is almost out for the summer but before the last bells rings on the 2016-2017 school year, Miss Soto’s Literacy Legacy has one more book to share! “Miss Soto Literacy Legacy Project” is proud to announce the final book selection for this year, “Sylvie” by Jennifer Sattler. We wanted to do something special for our community. This special addition of “Sylvie” has been printed for every family in Stratford’s public schools, grades K through 6.

Over 3,000 copies will be distributed at each school this week! This project has been a year in the making and we would not have been able to accomplish this without the help of the author and Penguin Random House Publishing.

“Sylvie” the pink flamingo, goes through a journey of self-discovery after learning the reason why she is the color pink. She tries different ways to change herself and the way she looks, but ultimately finds out that it’s simply better to just be yourself. We hope this book will “tickle you pink” as much as it did us and Miss Soto! She not only loved flamingos but kept this book in her classroom where she often read it aloud to her students. It was one of her favorites, so we hope you enjoy this book as much as she did.

“Sylvie” is the ninth book in the legacy project series and the fifth book selection for this year. Since 2015, “Miss Soto Literacy Legacy Project” has been collaborating with the Stratford Board of Education to distribute over 1,800 books to over 250 classrooms and teachers across the Stratford K-6 school district.

We also invite you to join us on June 29, 2017 at 4:00pm in the Lovell Room of the Stratford Public Library located at 2203 Main Street for a meet and greet with the author/illustrator of “Sylvie”, Ms. Jennifer Sattler. She will be reading the book out loud and will be hosting a creative art activity as well. We hope you will join us for this very special event!

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Miss Soto Literacy Legacy, Stratford Announcement Coming Soon!

Our past and present scholarship winners, as well as our Team Vicki volunteers, were very busy getting ready for a big Stratford announcement! We have something very special planned for “Miss Soto’s Literacy Legacy”! Stay tuned students in the Stratford School System. Thank you to our volunteers and scholarship recipients who were a tremendous help and who are all part of the Team Vicki Soto Family.

Miss Soto Literacy Legacy, “The Sandwich Swap”

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.

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Miss Soto Literacy Legacy, “Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch”

Today the Vicki Soto Memorial Fund, Inc. will deliver 250 copies of the book “Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch” across our community as part of Miss Soto’s Literary Legacy Project. We had the honor of working with the books’ illustrator to make this all possible. If you have children in the Stratford School District, we encourage you to ask them about the book, Miss Soto Literacy Legacy, and how their class is getting involved!

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Miss Soto Literacy Legacy, Kathryn Otoshi Visits Stratford Schools

Today we hosted co-author and illustrator Kathryn Otoshi of “Beautiful Hands” at The Vicki Soto School and Wilcoxson Elementary School. Below are pictures of Kathryn Otoshi’s visit, reading her book and inspiring our students. “Beautiful Hands” was the first book in Miss Soto’s Literacy Legacy for this school year and was distributed to over 200 classrooms in Stratford to be read by over 5,000 students.

Miss Soto Literacy Legacy, 2016-2017 Books

Miss Soto Literacy Legacy is proud to announce the Stratford Schools 2016-2017 books for the year. Starting in October, classrooms across K-6 will receive copies of “Beautiful Hands” by Bret Baumgarten, followed by three more books. Our incredible teachers will present these titles and their lessons for literacy and character development throughout the academic school year.  Thank you to everyone who supports the Vicki Soto Memorial Fund, Inc. as you are helping to make our programs a reality.

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Miss Soto Literacy Legacy, “Beautiful Hands”

For “Miss Soto’s Literacy Legacy” program we just purchased over 300 copies of “Beautiful Hands” by Kathryn Otoshi and Bret Baumgarten! We LOVE this book and can’t wait to distribute it soon!

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Miss Soto’s Second Literacy Legacy Book

This week the second book in the Miss Soto’s Literacy Legacy is being read in over 200 classrooms in Stratford! The book is called, “What To Do With A Tail Like This” by Steven Jenkins and Robin Page. The book teaches kids about what different animals can do!

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Miss Soto’s Literacy Legacy Launch!

Miss Soto’s Literacy Legacy project has officially launched! Thank you to everyone who joined us at Stratford Library for the reading of our first book, “Snowflakes Fall” by Steven Kellogg. This book was also read across all classrooms in the Stratford school district. There will be many more books and readings to come!

Miss Soto’s Literacy Legacy Project

We are excited to announce, in partnership with The Stratford Library and Stratford Board of Education, the launch of “Miss Soto’s Literacy Legacy Project”! This project will provide mentor books to each K-6 grade classroom for creative and innovative learning, as well as mentor texts; a text in which students will learn strong morals like including others, accepting differences and random acts of kindness. The official launch will happen on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 3:30pm in the Stratford Library’s Lovell Room. The first book will be “Snowflakes Fall” by Steven Kellogg. For more information, please visit: http://www.stratfordstar.com/41941/stratford-library-to-host-vicki-soto-project/

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