FCCLA Collects Over 400 Books for Elementary Students
The Plainview FCCLA Chapter received just over 400 books during its Literacy for Littles Book Drive held in February in correlation with FCCLA Week. FCCLA Members had asked for new or gently used books to be donated to our elementary school. To promote this event, flyers were put up around town and in the school, and articles were placed on the school website and in our local paper, The Plainview News, explaining the book donation drive. The book drive was also promoted in our school bulletin, on our High School Headlines, and tweeted out. Donation boxes were placed in the high school and elementary school offices. Boxes were also placed out during our Parent Teacher Conferences which was when the majority of our books were donated.
Books were distributed to Plainview’s Elementary School students, grade preschool-6th, during their Dr. Suess Day on March 2nd. FCCLA officers assisted in rotations throughout the day where elementary students were able to select one book to take home and keep. During the rotations, FCCLA Officers Jessica Booth, Devon Tunender, Logan Jacobsen, Abby White, and Marque Albin spent time reading to the students and asking them questions about the books. Those assisting with the book organizing the drive, hanging flyers, and sorting books were Baili Prewitt, Shayla Jacobsen, and Brook Forbes.