Hungry for a Good Book

Hungry for a Good Book

I am a principal of a PreK-5 school in rural Tidewater of VA.  As my time of being a principal, I have seen student lunch debt increase.  It has become more difficult for some parents to balance paying off student lunch debt.  So with that, I want to be able to give students an option.  Reading to get out the lunch debt.  It is a win-win. 

Hungry for a Good Book Program would allow the student to read to pay off their lunch debts.

For students PreK-2, a AR .5 points would be worth $1 of debt

For students 3-5,  1 AR point would be worth $1 of debt.

I would target students who had over $10 and over. I have some that are as high as $200. In my letter, I would ask the parents if they would like to opt-in for the program.

I would like to set up a go fund me to help with the cost of this project. I want them to be able to eat. A lunch debt is a parent issue and not a student issue.

This program would only be for the students who have debt and who opt into the program.

It was weighing heavy on my heart to try to find a solution.

You would be donating to make sure that students continue to get healthy meals and reading at the same time.  Thank you for your consideration.


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Susan Street Melbye 
Sedley, VA
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