Go for the Gold! 2018 Reading Challenge Kicks off at Gaynor

Posted on Friday, March 9th, 2018

During a special assembly on March 5, Gaynor’s reading department announced this year’s annual reading challenge. Inspired by the winter 2018 games in Pyeongchang, the reading challenge is Olympic-themed. The Gaynor Gator introduced the challenge by carrying a “torch” through the gymnasium, reminiscent of the real opening ceremony and Gators are receiving gold medals for their participation and pinning them to a display in the North Building lobby.

And speaking of setting reading-related records, the Gaynor community broke their 2017 record for the Project Cicero book drive. Last year, with 26 boxes of different sizes, approximately 1200 books were collected. This year with 31 large boxes, approximately 2,635 books were collected at an average of 85 books per box.

Special thanks to Olivia, Mark, Ana, and Ms. De Lancy for packing and moving boxes.

¬†Gaynor’s librarian, Dionne De Lancy, said, “A great, big thank you to the entire Gaynor community. The outpouring of support was fantastic! I am proud to be a part of this giving community knowing that the donated books will serve students in New York City public schools in need of classroom books.”
We are so proud of everyone in our community for stepping up and making reading a success not only within our walls but outside of them too.