For the second
year in a row, Eustis Heights Elementary School is one of the top three winners
in the statewide Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! Literacy Service
Frazier and others from the school will go to the Museum of Florida History in
Tallahassee on Jan. 26 for a ceremony where the awards will be presented by
First Lady Ann Scott. Third prize is $250, second is $500 and first is $1,000.
Eustis Heights teamed up with other schools in the city and members of the
community to create an alphabet book that highlights strategic points of
interest in Eustis. They published the book and presented copies to local day
care centers and pre-schools.
This year, as
part of its “The Community of Eustis Stuffs the Bus” project, Eustis Heights
collected thousands of new or gently used books and will distribute them in the
community later this month.
The mission is
to create a partnership between community members in Eustis and the students,
teachers and administration at Eustis Heights Elementary School to participate
in a collaborative project to promote literacy across the community of Eustis,
to encourage civic responsibility and to instill a love of literacy in the
children of Eustis.
So far, the
drive has netted more than 4,000 books and monetary donations for purchasing
witnessed positive role models in our community working for the common good of
all of our children,” Mr. Frazier said. “In addition, they saw the importance
of taking part in serving others. Our students learned the value of promoting
literacy to all members of the community and an appreciation for civic
Jan. 28, at 10:00a.m. the faculty and staff of Eustis Heights, district
personnel, and community members will load a school bus escorted by the Eustis
Police and Fire departments to deliver books to the community of Eustis.