Templeton students receive their very own dictionaries and thesauri
For the last several years, the Templeton Chamber of Commerce and local civic clubs have come together to make it possible for every Vineyard Elementary School (VES) third grader to have a student dictionary, and every fourth grader to have a thesaurus.
Last Wednesday, the students were once again presented with their very own copies, and if the smiles on their faces were any indication, the gifts were well received.
VES Principal Laura Brooks was on hand for the presentations of the dictionaries and thesauri. “This is wonderful and just perfect for children at this age,” said Brooks. “Our third graders are just learning how to form sentences, use spelling and some technical skills, while in the fourth grade they’re developing their language skills and looking for variety in their word forms.”
This year, the gift of books was made possible by the Chamber, Umpqua Bank, and the Kiwanis, Lions and Rotary Clubs of Templeton.
On hand for the presentations were Joe Watje, Annabelle and Cleborne Benge, and Navid and Cynthia Fardanesh from the Lions, Malcolm Pickett from Kiwanis, and from the Chamber, Kristen Handley – Chamber President, Sarah Maggelet – Chamber Executive Director, and Gail Kudlac – Chamber Administrative Assistant. Also present was past Chamber President Rob Rosales who was instrumental in starting the program during his tenure on the Chamber Board of Directors.