On March 7, Chesterbrook Academy Elementary School students in West Chester, Pa., transformed their principal and teachers into human ice cream sundaes at a school carnival in celebration of National Reading Month. As a reward for reading more than 2,000 books, students covered principal Joe Rodia and fellow Chesterbrook Academy teachers with ice cream and toppings, including fudge, cherries, whipped cream and sprinkles.
This year, after third grade student Meredith Watson proposed the idea of adding a service project to the annual National Reading Month campaign, Chesterbrook Academy decided to partner with African Library Project by collecting 1,000 books for a village in Ghana. African Library Project, which builds libraries in rural Africa, mobilizes U.S. volunteers to organize book drives and ship books to partner libraries in Africa. For more information, visit www.africanlibraryproject.org.
About Chesterbrook Academy Elementary SchoolChesterbrook Academy Elementary School in West Chester, Pa., is part of Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., a national network of more than 185 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, K-8 and high schools in 17 states across the nation. Chesterbrook Academy schools provide high quality private education, with a challenging and well-rounded curriculum, caring and skilled teachers and attention to individual learning styles. They also offer before and after school care and summer camp. For more information on Chesterbrook Academy, or to find a school near you, please visit www.ChesterbrookAcademy.com.