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Virginia Cross Elementary students give the gift of reading

Posted Saturday, December 22, 2012

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Siler City, NC - On December 11-13, students at Virginia Cross Elementary had a unique opportunity to shop for Christmas presents. The school held their PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) bookstore.

The students earn points throughout the school year by following the school matrix: PAWS (Putting safety first, Acting responsibly, Working for success, and Showing respect.) The points earned are used to buy books as gifts for their family and friends. Once the books are selected, volunteers from the community wrap and deliver them to the student’s classroom.

"This event is an annual tradition that the students begin planning for in August. They take great pride in selecting and purchasing presents with tickets that they have earned by making good choices. This year our community has been wonderful and donated books and money in support of the event. Donations have poured in from the Siler City Garden Club, the Boy Scouts, the Lions Club, the women of the Siler City United Methodist Church, and various other groups who contributed to our Donor's Choose Grant," said Allison Buckner principal at Virginia Cross Elementary.

The PBIS bookstore was started in 2010 as a reward to promote the love of reading. That year over 900 books were delivered.

 
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