The new way to get books at Iowa Elementary
Snacks? Sips? Stories? Have you ever wondered why these three things go so well together? Well, hold onto your reading glasses, because guess what? You’ve always been able to get a soda or a bag of chips from a vending machine, but now we’re bringing you something really exciting—Inchy’s Bookworm Vending Machine. That’s right. It’s a vending machine for books.
Iowa Elementary School in Nampa, Id. had a blast unveiling their brand-new book vending machine! Yep, you heard that right – they’re the cool cats in the district with this fantastic first.
Principal Preston Pruett explained, “Each year our student ambassador program tries to find a project to support our school. This year we wanted to do something to develop the reading skills of our students, and so they came up with the idea of having a book vending machine.”
Voila! The idea to install Inchy’s Bookworm Vending Machine was born
But hey, let’s not rush things. You didn’t learn your ABC’s overnight, did you?
Did you know there are a lot of ways to fund an Inchy’s Bookworm Vending Machine purchase? There are grants, corporate Sponsorships, and good old-fashioned fundraising.
According to Jennifer Owen-Tillotson, the school’s Family Community Resource Coordinator, these youngsters shook things up by raising about $7,700 to nab this glorious machine—all on their own! The students turned into fundraising ninjas – selling beef sticks, Panda Express fundraisers, and who can forget their legendary pizza sales? These kids sold enough chocolate to turn Willy Wonka green with envy.
Despite their best efforts, the kids did come up a little short. But they wouldn’t give up. They turned to the PTA, bringing in their A-game with a presentation that helped secure the crucial final dollars.
That’s determination on the rocks, folks!
Principal Pruett shared the secret sauce: tokens. These magical little trinkets grant access to the book treasure trove. Teachers and Administrators dish them out weekly to superstar students who’ve been put on a pedestal by their teachers. Imagine, a vending machine that doesn’t dispense sugary treats but instead delivers mind-blowing adventures – talk about swapping candy for creativity!
In the end Pruett couldn’t help but shower some praise confetti on the young masterminds behind this bookish bonanza. He’s all cheers for their hard work, knowing that their labor of love will be spreading smiles across classrooms for ages to come.
Want One For Your School?
If you believe this program could be beneficial to your school, please call or email us anytime, we would be more than happy to help. Together we can promote literacy for all!