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One School, One Book

Rowayton's One School, One Book Reveal!

We are thrilled to announce our 2024 celebration of One School, One Book! We cannot wait to begin the journey of reading with our entire school community.

One School, One Book is an event that takes place at schools across the country. Schools choose a book to read all together. For the next month, students get to read with their teachers, family, and friends – they can even read to pets!

Each family will receive a copy of the book to keep at home. Students will be getting the book to bring home today so that we can start reading together on Monday, March 18. If your family has more than one child at the school, the oldest sibling receives the copy of the book to take home.

On Monday, students will receive a calendar with assigned days for reading certain chapters. We will be sharing a link to recordings of our staff reading the chapters of the book for families to follow along at home. As we read, students will have the opportunity to participate in many activities and lessons. We will have some art displays, decorated bulletin boards, celebrations, and special announcements! There will also be raffles and contests, so be sure to keep up on your reading.

Thanks to Miss Curri and the PTA One School, One Book Committee for building this special experience!

Rowayton's 2024 One School, One Book is...

Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

Trees can't tell jokes, but they can certainly tell stories. . . .

Red is an oak tree who is many rings old. Red is the neighborhood "wishtree"—people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red's branches. Along with a crow named Bongo and other animals who seek refuge in Red's hollows, this wishtree watches over the neighborhood. You might say Red has seen it all. Until a new family moves in. Not everyone is welcoming, and Red's experience as a wishtree is more important than ever.

Funny, deep, warm, and nuanced, this is Katherine Applegate at her very best—writing from the heart, and from a completely unexpected point of view.