Over 200 teachers came down to our headquarters this weekend to get free books! Thank you so much to all of our TVS volunteers who help make this weekend possible. We couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you to all the teachers who came down as well to collect books for their classroom libraries. We are so proud of all of our great educators and hope these books are a wonderful new addition to your school year. Also, a big thank you to Scholastic and their “Open A World of Possible” initiative for donating these incredible books! Vicki’s legacy lives on. #teamvickisoto #sharepossible
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Our back to school teachers book drive was a huge success today! We were able to impact over 150 classrooms! Thank you to everyone who came down to our headquarters. We had teachers from all over Connecticut and even a few from New York too. Each teacher left with a full bag of free books and a new excitement for literacy.
Today was filled with so many emotions, but we know that this is an event that Vicki would have been first in line for.
Unfortunately, today we gave away most of our books in our children’s library, grades K-5, but we do have middle and high school level books for teachers who are able to come by tomorrow!
We want to extend a huge thank you to Scholastic and their “Open A World of Possible” initiative for donating these books. The looks on teachers faces makes all of the hard work worth it. #teamvickisoto #sharepossible
CALLING ALL TEACHERS! Don’t forget to come get your free books for your classroom this weekend! Please bring your teacher ID. See you on Saturday and Sunday!
Our volunteers spent the day sorting books for our Teachers Book Drive on August 5th and August 6th at Vicki Soto Headquarters (our office), located at: 3333 Main Street, Suite 203 in Stratford, CT 06614. We are opening our doors to any and all teachers from 11:00am – 5:00pm both days. All books are sorted and range from kindergarten level to middle school and high school levels. Teachers attending the book drive, please remember to bring your teacher ID’s to receive the books for free! Please join us to stock your classroom library with books, books, and more books! We look forward to seeing you there!
Before the new school year begins, The Vicki Soto Memorial Fund Inc. would like to help fill your classroom libraries! The Miss Soto’s Literacy Legacy Program has partnered with the Scholastic Company “Open a World of Possible” Fund. They have generously donated over 100 boxes of books to support our literacy efforts.
The “Open a World of Possible” initiative was established to help children learn to read and love to read, which aligns with our program. Over 5,000 books from your alphabet to NY best sellers, supporting grades PreK-12 are represented. Vicki was a true believer in the mission of the Scholastic Company. Ironically, she was at their store the night before 12.14.12 purchasing books for her classroom library.
A great source of sadness was the loss of her classroom library. A great source of sadness was the loss of all of her precious books. Throughout our book drives and our literacy program, Miss Soto’s classroom libraries live on and continue to grow.
Please join us August 5th and 6th at our office located at 3333 Main Street, Suite 203 in Stratford Connecticut 06614 from 11:00am-5:00pm to stock your classroom library with books, books, and more books! Teachers, please remember to bring your teacher ID’s to receive the books for free! We look forward to seeing you there!
Look at all those books!! We are so happy to have the reading specialist from Stratford public schools come to our office for their bi-monthly meeting and leave with bags of books for their schools. All these books were donated to our book drive last weekend! When you donate books they go directly back into the community! Thank you always for your support!
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 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!
Doing some spring cleaning? Gather up your books and bring them to our book drive!