Every year our fifth grade students hold a book drive with Book’ Em, an organization helping economically disadvantaged children, from birth through high school, discover the joy and value of reading through book ownership and enthusiastic volunteers.
This year our fifth graders really hit it out of the park with 3,775 books (grand total)! Here are some of the final numbers:
- 3,265 books for Book’em
- 160 books for reading buddies at Tom Joy Elementary School
- 350 used books to be sold to McKays, with proceeds to be used to purchase life jackets for Brandon Spring Group Camp at Land Between the Lakes
Thank you to all the students, families and faculty that donated a book and inspired a love of reading and literacy for the whole Nashville community.