Teacher Raising Funds for Books

Harborside Elementary Teacher Raising Funds for Books
Posted on 06/03/2020
Children reading books

Spend a few minutes talking education with Jessica Bruder and her energy and passion for teaching and her students become abundantly clear. The Harborside Elementary teacher’s enthusiasm for her profession are on full display in her latest efforts to raise funds for books for her students through Scholastic, the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books.

In a very short time, Ms. Bruder secured 49 donations totaling more than $1,800 for new books. The grades 1-2 teacher is well on her way to reaching her goal of $2,500. She could use your help.

Children reading books“With these funds I can purchase a ton of books for my students and our classroom,” Ms. Bruder said. “My goal is to have the books by the first day of school so that any student who needs a book to take home can have one. I’d also like to add to our classroom library and the guided reading program.”

For years, Ms. Bruder, like many teachers, has supplemented the books she receives from the District for her classroom. She estimates that she spent at least $300 of her own money last year on books alone.

When asked why this drive is so important, Ms. Bruder replied, “I simply want kids to read.”

To support Ms. Bruder’s book fundraising drive, go to: https://shop.scholastic.com/viewCampaign?campaignId=326247b1-6d50-48bd-8724-dc4e0965d805.

“I love our district and I care deeply about our students! I was raised in Chula Vista,” Ms. Bruder said. “I went to Rice Elementary, Chula Vista Junior High (now middle) and Chula Vista High School. I am now a Teacher at Harborside and these students are my heart! I want each and every student to love learning and to have the power to be a literate member of society. I want them to have a fighting chance and to know they are loved and their life matters to me.”

Let’s help send her book drive well beyond her goal.

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