Parent Teacher Magazine Union County Public Schools March/April 2018 - Page 6

It’s that time again: Books and Brackets is back! On Thursday, Feb. 15, Union County Public Schools (UCPS) kicked off the 2018 Books and Brackets reading challenge with a pep rally at Indian Trail Elementary. The pep rally, which was held for more than 200 third and fourth graders, featured special appearances by the school’s mascots as well as Sun Valley High’s drumline and basketball team. Books and Brackets, which is patterned after the March Madness basketball competition, allows all 30 of the school district’s elementary schools to compete in a five-week reading challenge. During last year’s inaugural Books and Brackets challenge, third graders across the district collectively read 26 million minutes, which equates to more than 430,000 hours. Those students, who are now fourth graders, will join current third graders at their school as they compete against other schools to win On Thursday, Feb. 15, Union County Public Schools kicked off the 2018 the 2018 Books and Brackets Books and Br 6WG2&VFr6VvRvFW&ǒBFG&66VVVF'( f"FRWBffRvVV2R2F&BBfW'Fw&FR7GVFVG2v&VB0֖WFW22R6@FRVBbWfW'vVVv^( &PvrF'&rBFvg&3VVVF'662FFP7vVWBbFFRVƗFRFFPffW"FW"6( ХT527WW&FVFVBG"G&WrVƖ6B2FP7GVFVG26VW&VBGW&rFRW&ǒFG&VVVF'F&Bw&FW FVW&W&W"FƶVBFW VW'2&WBW"2f"F0V.( 26VvR( Ğ( 6W6FVBB&V@F6WFRF2V.( 2&0B'&6WG26WFFא&2B'&6WG2v62GFW&VBgFW"FR&6FW70v2Fvg&&VFr3&6WF&6WFFw23bFR66F7G&7N( 0֖WFW2vBFc֖WFW0VVVF'662F6WFRffRvVV&VFr6VvRvB'fV"#"( 6R6B( Ē6( BvBF7F'B&VFr( УB( """#( "&VBFV6W"v^(0FFBW6FVVBFFR6WFFF&Bw&FP7GVFVG2g&FRFVv@662v&R&V@BvvFRVfW'6G&6#2vF7V6&w&7GVFVG2v'F6FR7FfFW2vFFRVfW'6G( 2&6WF&FVBFW"FWFW2VWB6VvR7GVFVG2@FW"FR6W2fW'Fw&FW'2vV&7BFRffW"v&V6VfR6VV'&FBFV"66&6#2gFW"FR6fbVFV@vb6VG&6&Ɩ06VbFWfVVBff6W &6&BV26BVFV@v2F&VBF&R'@bFR&2B'&6WG0&V6r6VvRv( W"f7W22V6֖2'GVG@FR&W7BvF&V6F@v2VGV6Fr6G&V( ЦR6B( FR&RVGV6FV@W"6G&V6&V6RFR&R'GVFW2&6Pf"FV6F22GW&'FW'6f"VFVBvBFR6677FV( ФfrT52f6V&BGvGFW"F6VRv6662vGf6RFFPWB&VBbFR6WFFV6vVVFR7vVWBbv&PV6VB&6"FR#&2B'&6WG0&V6r6VvR2&VpFR76&RvFFRV`FRfvr76'3vvFPVfW'6GVFVBv`6VG&6&Ɩ2V6VGVGV6FfVFFV6VG6&W"b6W&6RvV7FFV6vW2ה&r6WF6fW&V6Rf@VFVvW"6W&FfR6VV7G&2vVR&&&0B766FW2V6VGV&Ɩ2Ɩ'&'B667F2( 5F2'F6Rv2&fFVB'FRV6VGV&Ɩ26606V6Fff6R