New Reading Program comes to Carroll Elementary School
November 18, 2008
Elk Grove Unified School District Police Chief Tom Jenkins, Cosumnes Fire District Battalion Chief Richard Holmes and Sacramento radio personality Phil Cowan will break from their duties Thursday, November 20, to help encourage kids to read.
The trio will speak to assemblies at Carroll Elementary School at 8:15 a.m. and 9 a.m. for the launch of a new motivational reading program, “Why I Read.” The program helps students make a connection between reading and future careers through positive role models.
Jenkins, Holmes and Cowan will explain how reading relates to their work and describe how education assisted them in reaching goals. In addition, each guest has selected a book for donation to the school’s library.
The program organizers, Carroll school parents Bob and Marie Correa, plan to expand the program to include a book drive, book exchange and motivational reading programs at other elementary schools.
“Our speakers will select a book that they enjoyed when they were of school age and we will donate the book to the school library. It is our hope that by hearing about these books from enthusiastic speakers, the children will be excited to check the book out of the library, thus motivating them to read,” said Bob Correa, a sergeant with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.