Last year, Lindenhurst Middle School teacher John Mansfield spearheaded the First Book campaign for the Lindenhurst community. With the cooperation and registration of the administration, district teachers and custodial staff, John was able to secure three pallets of new books with an estimated value of $20,000 for distribution in Lindenhurst.
First Book is a program sponsored by the American Federation of Teachers and the New York State Union of Teachers aimed at bringing books to students in need. Each pallet contained books leveled for students in preschool through eighth grade. As such, books were distributed to all Lindenhurst UFSD elementary schools, the middle school and several community preschools. This was a wonderful opportunity that reinforced our desire to create a lifelong love of reading in Lindenhurst.
This year, Mr. Mansfield has once again teamed up with the PTA, and with your assistance, we have the opportunity to bring even more books to district students. If the district obtains 2,000 registrations from district staff and PTA members, a truck carrying 13 pallets of books (which equates to approximately 22,100 new books) will be received and distributed to district students. As of now, we have obtained only 500 signatures so we need your assistance in getting the word out.
In order to register, you must first be a member of either the Lindenhurst staff or the Lindenhurst PTA/SEPTA. If you are not a PTA/SEPTA member and wish to become one, you may reach out to your school¹s PTA president. That information can be found on page 25 of the district calendar.
If you satisfy the aforementioned requirements, CLICK HERE to print out the First Book Registration Form, sign it and return it to your child’s school as soon as possible.
You could also CLICK HERE to visit the First Book website.
Thank you in advance for the time and effort you commit to this endeavor.