Thursday, January 19, 2012

Cabrillo Elementary Gets Visit from Clifford the Big Red Dog

Cabrillo Elementary Students Students at Cabrillo Elementary received a rare treat on Wednesday as Clifford the Big Red Dog visited students during their Reading is Fundamental (RIF) book distribution.

Betty Carlos, RIF chairperson and second grade teacher, set up this special day for Cabrillo's students to promote a life-long love of reading. One of the RIF guidelines is that a child may choose any book, regardless of the type or level. Most students chose books on grade level.

“Any reading is good reading,” said school library assistant Lauryn Gates. “This is what the RIF program is all about."

A special thanks to RIF, Scholastic Books and the staff at Cabrillo for making Clifford’s visit a memorable experience for all of our students!
The Reading is Fundamental program delivers free books and literacy resources to those children and families who need them most, inspiring children to be lifelong readers through the power of choice.

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