Lorraine Pheeney, literacy volunteer, is joined by her Orchard School friends.

Early Literacy Library Awarded to Orchard School

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Thursday June 06, 2013

South Burlington Schools are very fortunate to have lively and engaged volunteers and mentors. At Orchard School, Lorraine Pheeney, has been an involved volunteer in the first grade for three years. Students are receiving a double bonus; Ms. Pheeney has helped Orchard receive a grant from IBM for $2,500 to help purchase books for their Early Literacy Library. This library has been created to provide multiple copies of “just right” books for Early Readers. The grant money will be very useful in purchasing multiple copies for primary grade students.

One student recently told Ms. Pheeney, “You are the nicest person I ever met since I was born.” Everyone at Orchard School agrees!