DFT donates books to classrooms

Photo courtesy of Dearborn Federation of Teachers. Ninth-grade students in Bethany McGladdery’s classroom were eager to start reading the books they choose this fall when their classroom won books from the Dearborn Federation of Teachers.

Photo courtesy of Dearborn Federation of Teachers. Ninth-grade students in Bethany McGladdery’s classroom were eager to start reading the books they choose this fall when their classroom won books from the Dearborn Federation of Teachers.

DEARBORN — Dozens of Dearborn Public Schools students were thrilled to choose a new book to read and keep thanks to a recent donation from the Dearborn Federation of Teachers.

This is the third year in a row that the DFT held a drawing where students could enter to win books for their classmates through the FirstBook Classroom Giveaway program.  Every student in one elementary, middle and high school classroom won books.

Winning classrooms were Jennifer Fryzel’s sixth Grade English class at the Science, Technology, Engineering, Math program (Dearborn Heights Campus), Bethany McGladdery’s ninth-grade English class at Dearborn High School, and Dawn Ciecko’s second-grade classroom at Long Elementary.

“These books make a huge difference in the lives of the children, some of whom never before had a book to call their own,” DFT President Chris Sipperley. “Strong reading skills and a love of reading can catapult a child into a promising future in school and beyond. The Dearborn Federation of Teachers is so proud to participate in this incredible program. This is one way we are reclaiming the promise of public education for all children.”

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