Corwin Ford Donation
For the second year, the Emmett Public School Foundation has received a generous donation from Corwin Ford. This year the Emmett School District chose to use these funds to support an educational summer program called Book & a Bite.
This program occurs at Butteview daily in conjunction with the free meal that is provided by the regular school lunch program and staff. Following the meal, students have the opportunity to use computers to access the myOn Café reading program. On Wednesdays, the program is expanded to include STEM activities, read-a-louds, free book give-aways, partnerships with other agencies/businesses, and incentives. Some of the themes of this year are Oceans & Waves!, Let's Grow!, Water Creatures!, Healthy Me!, Sink or Float?, Water Power!, States of Matter!, and Libraries Rock! During this past week the program partnered with Idaho Power and Delta Dental for activities and information.
Corwin Ford funds have supported staff for this program and money for supplies and incentives. We so appreciate this generous donation so that extra programs like this one can be planned to carry our young learners through the summer. Book & a Bite will continue for two more weeks.