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School Partners
August 2023

As part of our partnership with Verplanck Elementary in Manchester, ten UUSE members have been providing weekly assistance to struggling readers in kindergarten and first grade. Our members report they’ve had a wonderful experience getting to know the children and helping the teachers. 

This opportunity is organized by RSVP Reads, a federal program that’s sponsored locally by Community Renewal Team. Here's how the program describes itself: “READS volunteers partner with students, providing reading guidance and support to students just below grade level for one hour per week from October-May of each school year. No previous professional educational background is required. RSVP READs tutors make reading interesting, fun, and act as positive adult role models, all while helping students improve academically.”

Does this interest you? RSVP Director Theresa Strong can be reached at 860-519-3484 or email  Or email Nancy Pappas with your questions.

Meantime, please drop off backpacks in the UUSE coat room by  August 22. The kids and parents are so grateful for all of the UUSE donations!

School Supply
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