Our Entire Slackwood Community celebrated Read for the Record Day on October 25, 2018! This year’s book was Maybe Something Beautiful by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa, and illustrated by Rafael López. Every student read the book in their classrooms and then contributed to a collaboratively created mural in the entranceway of the school. This project was developed and implemented by Slackwood Art Specialist, Ms. Jill Lee-You, and included special guest painters throughout the day including Lawrence Township mayor Christopher Bobbit, LTPS Superintendent Dr. Ross Kasun, Restaurateur Captain Paul and his wife Elaine, Mercer County Library Lawrence Branch librarians and many, many more! In one day of hard work, this amazing mural was completed and the students were very proud!
The day demonstrated how powerful the connections are that can be made through reading and creating together. Global organizer of this event, the Jumpstart Foundation, saw celebrations across the nation and in 59 countries! Maybe Something Beautiful, the 13th Read for the Record book selected, inspired amazing conversations, events, and brought teachers, students, families, and volunteers together to read and create. Slackwood students, staff and community once again demonstrated our school motto of “Together We Can!”