Media Coordinator: Judy Uhrig *** Volunteer Coordinator: Pooh Merritt

Media Coordinator: Judy Uhrig ***   Volunteer Coordinator: Pooh Merritt
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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Global Connections

Since we are a global studies school, we hope to gain more from this experience than just collecting books. This will increase our awareness as we learn what life is like in such a remote area of Africa.

76 comments:

  1. Congratulations to Latham Elementary joining African Library Project to set up a library in Letsibogo Primary School in Botswana. Botswana's primary school are quite underfunded and your books will be treasured by the students.

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  2. What a great idea to blog about your book drive. Be sure to include what is working and what is not, so we can learn from your successes and challenges. The African Library Project is delighted to be partnering with the Winston-Salem Symphony and all of the elementary schools in Winston-Salem to help start libraries in primary schools in Botswana. What a fun and meaningful way to celebrate the Symphony's 50th birthday! - Chris Bradshaw, Founder/President of the African Library Project

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  3. I am very excited about working with my extra special volunteer Pooh. We are going to have a great drive!!!!

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  4. Judy - It's wonderful of you to take on this project! To paraphrase a quote from my favorite show - You are that fabulous!!I will go through my books and make some donations.

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  5. Mrs. Sumner's classJanuary 5, 2010 at 9:57 AM

    Mrs. Sumner's third grade class has a few things to say about our book drive and how can help!

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  6. I am Omar from Mrs.sumner's
    I will help you because I will give
    you alot of books because I have
    alot.

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  7. I will do whatevr it takes to help .

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  8. I have book that i can send.I have bookes i don't raed from nick.

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  9. I am Jade i will send you a 200 if i can. I will help you I will. I will send chapder book . I will send kide book. you will like them some much.

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  10. I want to help you boys and girls buy geving you book,games,becase you need help and that's why i well help you.

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  11. I am Zykia from Mrs.Sumner class and I have alot of books at home I don't read. I only read chapter books now. We are collecting books. I will help you.

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  12. Hello my name is Giselle from Mrs.Sumner's class. I vounteer to give book's because I have a whole lot of them.I will give them to Africa for school.

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  13. Syerra from mrs. Sumner's classJanuary 5, 2010 at 10:23 AM

    Hello my name is Syerra from mrs.sumner's class. I will be volunteer to give you book's. I have a lot of them I will be so nice to give some of my books.

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  14. Xavier from Ms Markland classJanuary 6, 2010 at 10:11 AM

    I hope you're going to enjoy the books.I'm glad you're going to get lots of books. Hopfully you're library will look like a real library someday.

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  15. Carmen from Mrs. Marklad's classJanuary 6, 2010 at 10:11 AM

    I like to share my books with your school that doesn't have books. People need to read books so they can learn.

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  16. Nathifa from Ms.Markland classJanuary 6, 2010 at 10:11 AM

    I would like to give
    books to your school.I would even like to donate all kinds of books that have alot of different colors and alot of pictures in books.I hope you enjoy the books that I plan to give to your school to share.

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  17. William from Ms. Markland's classJanuary 6, 2010 at 10:12 AM

    Hey I know you don't have books but I will send you some. I have some books I can share with you from my home.Hope you have a good time.

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  18. Brittany from Ms Markland's class.January 6, 2010 at 10:12 AM

    y name is Brittany and I am going to send you some of my books.

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  19. Keilly from Ms. Markland's classJanuary 6, 2010 at 10:13 AM

    Hey I know some books you might like to read like Junie B. Jones.

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  20. Jenifer frorm MarklandJanuary 6, 2010 at 10:14 AM

    I like when people read because they can learn words. I hope you like the books that we are going to send you.

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  21. Richard from Ms.MarklandJanuary 6, 2010 at 10:15 AM

    I am a student from Latham.I will donate books to your school.

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  22. Joshua From Ms.Markiand's classJanuary 6, 2010 at 10:15 AM

    I'm sorry that you don't have any book's at your school. I will donate book's to your school.

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  23. I will donate books because your library you and to.I will donate because that is not fair that we have books andyou don't.I you wil enjoy the books.

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  24. ThaisformMs.MarklandJanuary 6, 2010 at 10:17 AM

    Hello my name is Thais form Ms.Markland and I have many books to give to children.
    I have many books to share. My books are the best in the world.

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  25. I would love to help donate books for a primary school in Botswana because I helped another school to. I promise I will give you the best books.

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  26. I will try to get books so that kids can read,my goal is to get 20books

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  27. Suixain from Ms. Fabiniak's classJanuary 7, 2010 at 10:18 AM

    I will try to send as many books as I can to help those in need.

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  28. Monserrat from Ms. Fabiniak"s classJanuary 7, 2010 at 10:20 AM

    Monserrat said: I will try to bring some of the books I have at home. I will try to help those in need.

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  29. Betsy from Ms. Fabiniak's classJanuary 7, 2010 at 10:21 AM

    Betsy said I will try to do my best in the Library and bring many books.from Ms.fabiniak

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  30. Armando from Ms.Fabiniak classJanuary 7, 2010 at 10:23 AM

    I will try my best to bring books in.

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  31. Kellyn from Ms. Breen's classJanuary 7, 2010 at 11:00 AM

    I think this is a great idea to help others in need.

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  32. Alex from Ms. Breen's classJanuary 7, 2010 at 11:01 AM

    I would like to donate a book like cat in the hat so the kids will laugh like me.

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  33. Leslie from Ms. Breen's classJanuary 7, 2010 at 11:02 AM

    I want to send some books to help others read.

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  34. Alexuz from Ms. Breen's classJanuary 7, 2010 at 11:03 AM

    I want to help your libery get more books.I will give 52 books.

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  35. Gustavo from Ms. Breen';s classJanuary 7, 2010 at 11:05 AM

    I will like to donate many books

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  36. Ana from Ms. Breen's classJanuary 7, 2010 at 11:06 AM

    I will like give books to the schools in Africa that do not have any.

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  37. Brayan from Ms. Breen's classJanuary 7, 2010 at 11:08 AM

    I want to send a lot of books to help other kids.

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  38. Tytiona from Ms. Breens classJanuary 7, 2010 at 11:08 AM

    I think it is a great idea to help other kids

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  39. Karrington From Mrs. BinkleyJanuary 12, 2010 at 9:25 AM

    I am so exicted about working with this school because when kids are in need you should always help them.I hope we get more books than what we are expecting because I would like for them to read as many books as they could.I really look foward to working with this school and I hope they enjoy all the books we give them!!!!!!!!

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  40. Henry from Mrs.BinkleyJanuary 12, 2010 at 9:25 AM

    My name is Henry Veloz and I think helping other people is a very good deed.If everyone sends a book it will help them all read.

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  41. Dianah from Mrs. Binkly classJanuary 12, 2010 at 9:27 AM

    Are school is trying to send as many books as possible.
    Techers and stundents are donating as many books as we can.
    I will try to donate as many as I
    can a.s.a.p

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  42. John from Mrs. BinkleyJanuary 12, 2010 at 9:29 AM

    Hi my name is John ,and my school is helping to get books from students to send them to Africa. We are doing this for students in Africa to have good books to read.

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  43. Cidney Hairston From Mrs. BinkleyJanuary 12, 2010 at 9:29 AM

    I think is great that our school is donating books to Botswana very sad about the kids Botswana,I also will bring more books in every week. These children are in need of some books.I hope people will bring more books in!!

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  44. Fabian from Mrs.Binkleys classJanuary 12, 2010 at 9:29 AM

    I think the book drive is a great idea,because we are all of you chidren.I hope the books we send you are interesting.I hope you have fun with are books.

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  45. Rashawn from Mrs. Binkley classJanuary 12, 2010 at 9:29 AM

    It means alot to me helping people who needs books.I can help by bringing alot of books in Africa.I hope the books that we bring are really interesting.

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  46. Lizbeth from Mrs.BinkleyJanuary 12, 2010 at 9:32 AM

    My name is Lizbeth from Mrs.Binkey's class and I am happy that Latham is helping childern in Africa. I hope that we reach our goal. I hope that students in Botswana treasures this boook.I am happy that the Winston-Salem Syphony is a part of this. i am proud to be a tiger.

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  47. Devon from Mrs. Binkley ClassJanuary 12, 2010 at 9:32 AM

    I want to help the African children
    out. They need books to learn just like us. I think people should relly help them.

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  48. Martin from Ms.BinkleyJanuary 12, 2010 at 9:32 AM

    I feel about helping the kids in Afican who need books.I can help by bringing books to them.

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  49. Jessica from mrs.binkelyJanuary 12, 2010 at 9:33 AM

    Hello my name is Jessica from Mrs.Binkely's fifth grade class.I'm very happy that Latham is helping to donate book in Africa.I hop you reach your goal to have 2500 or more book and i hope that you will treasured this book.

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  50. Leydi from Mrs. BinkleyJanuary 12, 2010 at 9:33 AM

    I feel that Lathem Elementary is doing a good thing for those kids that are in Botswana. And I am going to try to donate as many books as I can tO those kids that need books.

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  51. Ben from Ms.Powelsons classJanuary 13, 2010 at 9:24 AM

    It makes me feel good to help a lot of kids in Africa.I think that it is sad for kids to have a library without books.

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  52. Timothy from Mrs.PowelsonJanuary 13, 2010 at 9:29 AM

    I hope we can get all the books we can. I like helping African students.

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  53. Jesi from Mrs.Powelsons classJanuary 13, 2010 at 9:29 AM

    I feel great about helping African students have a good education.

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  54. Emily from Mrs.Powelson's classJanuary 13, 2010 at 9:30 AM

    I feel happy for donating books to the children that need them.They need them more than we do I will try to bring as many books as I can. I think we will reach our goal of 2500 books.

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  55. Bryan from Mrs.Powelson classJanuary 13, 2010 at 9:32 AM

    I really want to donate a book to the African students!

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  56. Maria from Mrs.Powelson classJanuary 13, 2010 at 9:33 AM

    By helping other children has made me excited because we are giving chidren what they need so they can learn more.

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  57. Elizabeth from Mrs.Powelson's classJanuary 13, 2010 at 9:33 AM

    I'll try to support the students in Africa by bringing in books.I hope alot of students from Latham bring in books.Probably they will even have enough to match up with us.

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  58. Maricruz from ms.Powelson classJanuary 13, 2010 at 9:34 AM

    Im so happy to give my books to the African students to read. I want to help .

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  59. Zemira Mrs.Powelson ClassJanuary 13, 2010 at 9:35 AM

    Hello my name is Zemira . I feel like this is good for African students because thhey don't have books.I would also feel like they aren't learning as much as they are suppose to be learning.I would feel like they are feeling now and I am glad to be doing this.

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  60. Tyquan from Ms.Earls classJanuary 15, 2010 at 10:00 AM

    I think education is important beacause everybody has a life.People don't have stuff that we have.It will be nice for us to be helpful.

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  61. alexis from Ms.Eari classJanuary 15, 2010 at 10:01 AM

    I will try to bring 50 or more books. I know you are suffering but you will not for long. You are my friends thats why I am doing this.

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  62. Wendy from Ms.Earl's classJanuary 15, 2010 at 10:03 AM

    I care about African people I will try to donate as much books I can I will keep my promise every single day because African people suffer.

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  63. Xavier from MS.Earl's classJanuary 15, 2010 at 10:04 AM

    I will try my best to give you all my books I can find.I will do my best to send books.

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  64. Irene from Ms.Earls classJanuary 15, 2010 at 10:04 AM

    They need all the the help they can get.When I get home I will get some books for them.

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  65. Judith frrom Ms.Earls classJanuary 15, 2010 at 10:04 AM

    I will bring some books to help the African schools. I hope that the students have alot of books now that they can read and learn alot.

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  66. Cristal from Ms. Earl's classJanuary 15, 2010 at 10:06 AM

    I will try to donate as much books as I can.I will try to give at least 10 books.I will try to buy at least 4 knew books.

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  67. wendy from ms.Earl's classJanuary 15, 2010 at 10:06 AM

    I will do any thing that I can do to help big and little kids to have a great education and to learn every thing that they can by sending books to the kids in Botsawana. And again I will do everything I can do to get you guys an education.

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  68. Tamara from MS.Earl classJanuary 15, 2010 at 10:08 AM

    Congratulation to Latham Elementary joining African library project am going to send as many books as I can as the program goes on and i hope you like all of one like the books that we gave to and learn alot that we do.

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  69. Melvin From ms earls classJanuary 15, 2010 at 10:10 AM

    I will help you by donating some books for you can learn.I will bring 5 books to you.

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  70. Shannon Form ms. Earls classJanuary 15, 2010 at 10:10 AM

    Hi my name is Shannon I wish I can healp butt all i have is 3 books I may be able to give you 1

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  71. Roxseni from Ms.EarlJanuary 15, 2010 at 10:10 AM

    I will give you 10 books so you and your friends can raed pretty books. And enjoy them like use.

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  72. I will try to bring you guys 20 books or 50 books. I dont people with no books that why I will send you guys 20 or 50 books I will promise you guys to send these books.

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  73. Oliver said...
    I well try my best to give 10books.I wish you like this books and have a wonderful time to read this books.

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  74. Yanely from Ms.Earl classJanuary 15, 2010 at 10:14 AM

    I will donate at least a book or more.I will do anything to give little kids a good education and big kids too. I hope you guys get enough.

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  75. Congratulation to latham elementary joining african library project am going to send as many books as i can as the program goes on and i hope you like all of one like the books that we gave to and learn alot that we do.

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