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Organizations donate dictionaries to students

From left, Bea Randall, president of the Friends of the Arlington Library; Sue Weiss, president of the Arlington Kiwanis Club; Arlington School District Superintendent Kris McDuffy; Diane Kirchner-Scott, district executive director of teaching and learning; and Presidents Elementary principal Terri Bookey helped recently distribute dictionaries. - Courtesy photo
From left, Bea Randall, president of the Friends of the Arlington Library; Sue Weiss, president of the Arlington Kiwanis Club; Arlington School District Superintendent Kris McDuffy; Diane Kirchner-Scott, district executive director of teaching and learning; and Presidents Elementary principal Terri Bookey helped recently distribute dictionaries.
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ARLINGTON — Two organizations recently donated dictionaries to an Arlington classroom.

The Arlington Kiwanis Club and the Friends of the Arlington Library distributed dictionaries to Loren Jackson’s third-grade class on Tuesday, Oct. 27.

The donation was the most recent joint venture between the two clubs, which have donated 672 dictionaries to third-graders in the Arlington, Darrington and Lakewood school districts this year.

The goal of the dictionary program is to assist all students in completing the school year as good writers, active readers and creative thinkers by providing them with their own dictionary.

“This goal fits in with our goal of ‘putting children first’ as a primary function of all Kiwanis Clubs and the Friends of the Arlington Library,” said Kiwanis secretary Jan Bauer.

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