DuBois, PA – Let’s keep our kids reading with the Wasson PTA “Book in Hand” Project!

Wasson PTA has worked with the Faculty and Staff at Wasson Elementary School to assemble Book kits for each child at Wasson School. Within these kits, the students will find a book hand selected by their classroom teacher, a bookmark, a few activities sheets, a coupon for McDonald’s, and a few sweet treats. Wasson PTA wanted to continue to promote and encourage the students to read during this unfamiliar time.

Each classroom teacher selected a book for their class that they believed they would simply enjoy reading for pleasure, but also could be utilized in online learning.

Reading is an essential part of learning and although we are going through a pandemic it is important to continue to promote healthy minds. Books can take you to many wonderful places by using your imagination. You can dive into a good book to help pass the time, while developing vocabulary and language skills along with fluency and comprehension skills. In addition to all these benefits, reading is FUN! It allows the students to express themselves by choosing the books that they enjoy, as well as promoting family time by reading together.

This project would not have been possible without the help of our Faculty and Staff at Wasson, DASD Transportation Dept., DASD Administrators, DASD Special Education Department, Jewell’s Busing Company, McDonald’s of DuBois, along with the following locations that help provide pick up spot for the students to continue to stay safe and practice social distancing guidelines set forth by the state; City of DuBois, DuBois Volunteer Fire Dept., Salvation Army, Luigi’s Villa, Subway of DuBois, St. Catherine’s Church, the Nelson House, Soaring Heights School of DuBois, and the Sandy Hose Co. #1.

Thank you to all of those that helped Wasson PTA make this project possible for all their wonderful students that they miss so much!

Listen to the full interview with Marcie Brubaker from the Wasson PTA.

Please, see the attached schedule for pick up times and locations for your student. If your students’ bus or van is not located on the list, please watch for a message regarding locations for your students.

Wasson PTA “Book in Hand” Distribution Schedule

Date: Tuesday, May 19

Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

Child’s Bus Stop: Rumbarger Ave. x S. State St. – Bus 611

Pick-up Location: Goodwill Hose Co. (418 S. State Street, DuBois, PA 15801)

 

Child’s Bus Stop: S Jared St. x W. Weber Ave – Bus 815

Pick-up Location: Salvation Army (119 S. Jared St, DuBois, PA 15801)

 

Child’s Bus Stop: 514 Locust St – Bus 612

Pick-up Location: Spring Ave. x Locust St Intersection, DuBois, PA 15801

 

Date: Wednesday, May 20

Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

Child’s Bus Stop: Highland St. School – Bus 811

Pick-up Location: Highlands Street School (493 S. Highland St, DuBois, PA 15801)

 

Child’s Bus Stop: 310 Knarr and 410 Knarr – Bus 811 and Bus 840

Pick-up Location: Subway Parking Lot (341 S. Brady St, DuBois, PA 158010

 

Child’s Bus Stop: Parent Pick-up – Walkers

Pick-up Location: Sandy Hose Co. (15 Forest Ave, DuBois, PA 15801)

 

 

Date: Thursday, May 21

Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

Child’s Bus Stop: E. Park Ave. x N. Stockdale St – Bus 815

Pick-up Location: Volunteer Hose Co. (81 E. Park Ave, DuBois, PA 15801)

 

Child’s Bus Stop: W. Wash. Ave. x S. State St. – Bus 841

Pick-up Location: St. Catherine’s Church (118 S. State St., DuBois, PA 15801)

 

Child’s Bus Stop: Parent Pick-up – Walkers

Pick-up Location: Sandy Hose Co. (15 Forest Ave, DuBois, PA 15801)

 

 

Date: Friday, May 22

Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

Child’s Bus Stop: W. Long Ave. x Evergreen St. – Bus 841

Pick-up Location: Nelson House Parking (123 N. Main St, DuBois, PA 15801)

 

Child’s Bus Stop: Ridge St. x W. Weber Ave. – Bus 844

Pick-up Location: The Villa Parking Lot (800 W. Weber Ave, DuBois, PA 15801)