Super Reader Floyd Stokes visits Fink Elementary School


Floyd Stokes is a writer and literacy activist, who travels all over the country in a mask and cape, reading his books to children and encouraging them to get excited about reading.
Stokes visited Fink Elementary School on Thursday, Feb. 24, and held an assembly for kindergarten to second-graders. Stokes has written many childrens books, which he read during his visit, including a new book entitled “My Glasses” which will be available on April 14.
Stokes, who now lives in Harrisburg, grew up with little in the world on a farm in Mississippi. Stokes formed the nonprofit American Literacy Corp. in 2000 after realizing his calling to community service. He previously owned a record store in Carlisle, Pa.

Jump for Heart at Reid Elementary School


Students at Reid Elementary School participated in Jump Rope for Heart on Friday, Feb. 18. The school raised more than $9,000 for the American Heart Association to support the elimination of heart disease and stroke, said teacher Michael MacDonald, leader of the event. In it’s 10th year, Reid Elementary School has raised more than  $100,000 for the association. In 2008, Reid won the Elite School Award for being in the top 15 fundraisers for the Jump Rope For Heart in the capital region.
Over 300 schools participate in the capital region, MacDonald said.