On Fri., Jan. 8, three members from the Netcong Stanhope Rotary Club, Kathleen Robbins, Carmine Ruocco, and Charles Calabrese, came to Netcong Elementary School to distribute dictionaries to students in third grade. This program, called “Gift Of Knowledge Project,” is designed to aid third grade teachers in their goal to create confident writers, active readers and creative thinkers.
Students in Jacqueline Cinotti’s third grade class were very excited to receive their dictionaries. Cinotti stated that “the Gift Of Knowledge Project is one that is integral to the success of our students. Each student in third grade receives his/her own dictionary to use as a reference at home and at school. The dictionaries help the students to develop their vocabularies and to strengthen their writing skills.”
The Netcong Stanhope Rotary Club is a community service organization that contributes to many local charities and other organizations. The Netcong Elementary School is grateful for the donation of the dictionaries and for all the Netcong Stanhope Rotary Club members do for the surrounding community.