First graders at Chaparral Elementary School in Meridian, Idaho received a special surprise in the form of furry new friends waiting for them when they arrived at school this week.
Cable ONE has partnered with Chaparral Elementary School to sponsor, “Learning with Lucky®,” a reading program designed to develop and encourage reading achievement in young students.
As a part of the program, each first grade student received a black or yellow stuffed Labrador reading buddy along with a book log. The students will spend time with their reading buddy each day in the classroom and work together as a team on a variety of projects designed to encourage reading. Students will then have the opportunity to earn incentives for their stuffed dog based on the number of books they read, including a dog collar, dog bed, dog tags, and more.
“We are thrilled to sponsor Learning with Lucky® at Chaparral Elementary School,” said Cheryl Goettsche, Cable ONE General Manager. “We believe that this reading program will have a valuable and lasting impact on these students. Having the opportunity to be a part of this program is just one more way we can do our part to support the community where we live and work.”
Chaparral Elementary School Principal Doni Davis said teachers are excited to have the opportunity to introduce the Learning with Lucky® program in order to enrich the “learning to read experience” of their first graders.
“We appreciate the support of both Cable ONE and our Superintendent, Dr. Ranells, for making this program possible for our first graders at Chaparral Elementary,” Davis said. “I look forward to watching our students embrace their reading journey. Thank you to Cable ONE for sponsoring this program and showing us how valued education is to your company.”