Washam’s Wall of Wishes
by Staff Writer
To kick off this year’s fall Scholastic book fair, students at J.V. Washam Elementary School created the “J.V. Washm Wall of Wishes.” Each student decorated a paper rocket ship, flying saucer or star and wrote about who they aspired to be in the future.
“When I grow up, I want to find a cure for cancer because I lost my grandmother to cancer,” wrote second-grader Nathaniel Reinstadler. Third-grader Morgan Tsui wrote that she wanted to earn a college scholarship.
From Oct. 24-27, the school’s boys and girls pitted themselves against each other in a coin drive. All money collected will go to the school to purchase books for the media center, literacy room and classrooms, and for every $1 raised Scholastic will send a new book in the school’s name to Marine Toys for Tots, Kids in Distressed Situations and the Kids in Need Foundation.
Other kick-off festivities included a visit from Charlotte Bobcats mascot Rufus and a teacher bookfair preview, family night and Donuts with Dad event. The book fair continues until Friday, Nov. 4.