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Pick Up a Book and Read

Pick Up a Book and ReadSupporting 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 is for grades 3-5 and lasts for any six-week span from Oct. 27, 2014 through Feb. 27, 2015. 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 PNC Arena. Scores will be tallied and compared to see which students and teachers receive prizes. The last day to register was Dec. 29, 2014.

Each participating classroom will receive a Pick Up a Book and Read poster, a bookmark for each student and a reading scorecard for each student.

Registration and Results

Prizes and Incentives

For the Students:
  • All students will receive a certificate of accomplishment.
  • Students who read over 1,500 minutes will receive a Pick Up a Book and Read armband (while supplies last)
  • Students who read over 2,500 minutes will receive a Pick Up a Book and Read color-changing cup (while supplies last)
  • The top reader from each classroom will receive a special certificate.
  • The top reader from each grade level in each school will receive four (4) tickets to a predetermined Carolina Hurricanes hockey game.
  • The overall top reader from each grade will receive a Carolina Hurricanes jersey and will be invited to a special Pick Up a Book and Read luncheon at PNC Arena.
  • Based on final reading results, the top five schools will host an on-site visit by the Carolina Hurricanes mascot Stormy and the Community Relations department.
For the Teachers:
  • Each teacher that has a class participating in the Pick Up A Book and Read program will receive a certificate of appreciation.
  • The top five teachers with the highest reading results will receive two (2) tickets to a predetermined Carolina Hurricanes hockey game and be featured on our website along with their students.

Optional Essay Prize

At the end of each school’s six-week program, teachers can submit up to five (5) essays from their classroom readers to the Carolina Hurricanes. Out of all the essay applicants, 20 winners will be chosen and awarded a recognition lunch with their teacher at PNC Arena. Essays are due by March 2, 2014.

Essays (two page max) are to address the following questions about the books or articles read:
1. What was the main story line?
2. What did you like best about this selection, AND what did you like least about this selection?
3. What did you learn from your reading?

If you would like to learn more about the program, please contact the Community Relations Department at (919) 861-2300 or communityrelations@carolinahurricanes.com.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 76 48 21 7 231 179 103
2 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
3 x - TBL 78 47 24 7 250 204 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 WSH 77 42 25 10 227 190 94
7 DET 76 40 23 13 221 208 93
8 BOS 77 39 25 13 204 198 91
9 OTT 76 38 26 12 220 204 88
10 FLA 77 35 27 15 192 210 85
11 CBJ 76 37 35 4 210 234 78
12 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
13 NJD 77 31 33 13 170 197 75
14 CAR 76 28 37 11 176 208 67
15 TOR 77 29 42 6 201 245 64
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 71 22 28 -12 50
J. Faulk 76 15 32 -19 47
E. Lindholm 75 16 21 -20 37
J. Skinner 71 18 13 -22 31
V. Rask 74 11 20 -13 31
N. Gerbe 72 9 17 -13 26
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. McClement 76 7 13 -5 20
J. Staal 40 4 16 -6 20
J. Liles 51 2 17 -8 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 20 22 5 .909 2.43
A. Khudobin 8 15 6 .904 2.60