|Pick up a Book and Read
Supporting the North Carolina School System is a priority for the Carolina Hurricanes. Through the Pick Up a Book and Read initiative, the Hurricanes support and assist teachers’ educational efforts in the classroom. Our goal is not only to challenge students’ reading abilities, but also to help them achieve their personal reading goals.
The Pick Up a Book and Read program motivates children to feel excited about reading. By providing program incentives, we hope to propel children to a higher reading level while encouraging them to take responsibility for their reading. Students use a reading score card to track their minutes read and have it initialed by an adult. All types of reading are encouraged. Independent reading or reading to another person from sources such as books, magazines and newspapers qualify for the program.
The program lasts for any six-week span from Oct. 27, 2013 through Feb. 15, 2014. Click here to download a guidelines and instruction flyer for the program. At the end of the selected six weeks, the teacher overseeing the program records each of his/her student’s minutes either on the web, via mail, or by dropping the scores off at the PNC Arena. Scores will be tallied and compared to see which students and teachers receive prizes. The last day to register is Dec. 13, 2013.
New for this year, students will track minutes read!
Each participating classroom will receive a Pick Up a Book and Read poster, a bookmark for each student, a reading scorecard for each student and a Hurricanes stapler for the class to use!
Registration and Results
Prizes and Incentives
For the Students:
Optional Essay Prize
At the end of each school’s six week program, five students from each school will be chosen by their teachers to submit an essay. Out of all the essay applicants, 20 winners will be chosen and awarded a recognition lunch with their teacher at PNC Arena.
If you would like to learn more about the program, please contact the Community Relations Department at (919) 861-2300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.