Help Kids Explore the World of Reading

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Byline: Mary Randle

Do you love to read? Would you enjoy sharing your love of reading with children?

West Chicago Elementary District 33 is seeking adult readers to work with primary grade students. Interested individuals would listen to students read, either individually or in groups. Those with bilingual capabilities are especially needed.

A few paid positions are available through the grant-funded program, Seniors in Our Schools. Volunteers also are needed.

For details, call Sharon Jones at (630) 293-6287.

Making a difference

The students of St. Mary's Parish School in West Chicago worked on two service projects for "Make A Difference Day."

The first was in association with the West Chicago Police Department. Police officers carry teddy bears in the trunks of their patrol cars. When they are in a situation involving a child, they give the child a teddy bear for comfort. The students collected bears for several weeks and presented them to the police department on "Make a Difference Day."

The junior high students work on a second project. They saved enough money to adopt two black bears. The adoption project is something of a tradition at St. Mary's. Past adoptions include two whales, a wolf, 4 acres of rain forest and a star. St. Mary's students don't just wish on a star, they "own" one.

Back to the past

Kline Creek Farm, West Chicago's living history museum, offers several activities in November and December. …