2 Spreading the Word NFRC liaisons for school district and other educational institutions are vital in disseminating information about the Niagara Frontier Reading Council. In the last issue, I listed those liaisons whose efforts in spreading the “N
NFRCProfessionalBookDiscussion Group Year3IsUnderway! Year3oftheNFRCProfessionalBookDiscussion GroupwaslaunchedattheFallMini-Conference onOctober3 rd .Thisyear
2 Habitat Award to NFRC Habitat for Humanity Buffalo provides homes to low-income families, who must repay the 0% interest mortgage, contribute 500 hours of “sweat equity”, and complete classes on budgeting, home ownership, etc. NFRC has been a partner of Habitat for Humanity Buffalo for over seven years! Almost every month, our members present a basket of books to the children of the new homeowners during the house dedication. In 2009, Habitat presented NFRC a Key of Hope Award for our continuing involvement. This past December, Sue Busch, past Outreach chair, was given the Hope Award for organizing and presenting the baskets. Thank you to all the members of NFRC for supporting the outreach projects of our great organization. We do make a difference! Two Habitat for Humanity house dedications were held on December 7, 2014, for which NFRC presented baskets of books to the children. The basket on the left was provided on the occasion of the first “Veteran Build” home. Two young daughters of the Army veteran were the recipients of books and a few holiday surprises. Get the most out of the Winter Brunch, Technology in the Classroom , by bringing your own device! BYOD! This interactive brunch comes complete with quick and easy “how-to connect” steps so that you have the option to follow along and gain fully hands-on experience when you bring your own device! Whether device equipped or not, everyone is sure to leave the brunch with a new tool for their digital toolbox to try out in their classroom! See you on February 7 th ! If you know anyone or a company that would be willing to donate books for next year’s Wild About Reading event or would like to sign up as a volunteer please call: Janet Gorfien at 636-1806 or e-mail at email@example.com.
2 The NFRC held a wonderfully successful book giveaway at the Buffalo Zoo in June! It was a beautiful day as families began their visit to the Rain Forest. They were greeted by the volunteers from NFRC, and each child chose a favorite book to take home and read over the summer. We were able to give away a great selection of trade books, both fiction and nonfiction ordered through Scholastic. Many of our books went home with visitors of all ages to enjoy, and the event was a great success! We left with only one box of books! I would like to personally thank everyone who showed up to volunteer. We couldn’t have done it without you! Please consider joining us next year if you are interested in a fun day and experiencing the joy of seeing a child’s face light up when given a book. Janet Gorfien ! Has Another Successful Book Giveaway at The Buffalo Zoo! If you know anyone or a company that would be willing to donate books for next year’s event or would like to sign up as a volunteer please call: Janet Gorfien at 636- 1806 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. ! Professional Book Clubs for Educators Reminder! If you have interest in joining the NFRC Professional Book Club and have not done so already, please complete the form and return it to Judy Bradbury! Forms are available on our new website: http://www.thenfrc.org
1 SPOTLIGHT Welcome to a new academic year of professional growth and literacy advancement in our community! John F. Kennedy once stated, “The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.” Here at the