Posted by Phil Grigg on Oct 28, 2018
Literacy:  Dictionaries for 4th Graders:
- Mary M. Knight School
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We kicked off our Literacy: Dictionaries for 4th Graders project at Mary M. Knight School on Wednesday October 24th. We were lucky to have our visiting District 5020 Governor, Craig Gillis, participate with us to help teach students how to use and allow them to take their dictionaries home. Craig is a retired educator who was a teacher, principal and Assistant Superintendent at Campbell River, British Columbia.

The project will distribute 400 Dictionaries to participating schools in Mason County. The funds were made available by using OysterFest Dollars at Work as well as a community matching grant from District 5020.

Pictured are Candace Cahill from Skookum Rotary Club and Craig Gillis teaching students how to use the dictionaries.

What a wonderful event. Thank you to the students and staff at Mary M. Knight School!

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- Hood Canal School
On November 1st Hood Canal School District 4th Graders received their take-home dictionaries.  Forty Two Dictionaries were distributed to the students and they were given practical instruction with examples on how to use the dictionaries.  Pictured are the students, teachers and Skookum Rotarians (Charles Gelsleichter, Candace Cahill & Phil Grigg)
- Rotarians Prepare & Sign Dictionaries
We had some help from District 5020 Trainer, Marnee Obendorf, in preparing 400 Dictionaries for distribution to our participating schools' 4th graders.  For each dictionary, a Skookum Rotarian placed a Rotary Sticker, wrote a note of inspiration and signed the inside front cover.  Pictured are the club members working on the dictionaries at a recent club meeting.
Paul Harris Donation Awards

This morning we had the honor of our District Governor Craig Gillis presenting our club member Candace Cahill with a Paul Harris +3 award. We are so lucky to have such an amazing club member!

Thank you for all you do Candace!

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Bob Treinen spent two full weeks, every day, morning to night helping setup, execute and clean-up OysterFest 2018.  He was awarded a Paul Harris award for his community service .  Gary Schuyten fixes the Paul Harris pin for Bob at the OysterFest 2018 Celebration on October 26th.