Dickey Elementary School receives grant

Keystone Central School District’s Dickey Elementary School had received a $5,000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grant for the creation of an outdoor reading room during the 2012-13 school year.

Marie Snyder, a reading teacher, wrote a grant describing an area that many could enjoy. Her description came to life as seen at the school.

She described an outdoor learning area that would enhance creative collaboration for both students and staff. The area, at the rear of the school, will encourage a reader to relax and elicit learning across the curriculum in all subjects.

The area elicits continuity and community appreciation while encouraging conversation and learning.

“Dickey staff and students wish to thank our friends at Lowe’s for generously supporting this important project. We also appreciate the assistance of many Lowe’s helpers, Brian Martin, Thad Callahan and Lee Henninger to name a few. Also a sincere appreciation to Mark Workman from Workman Masonry in Mill Hall and Mark Traister of, Traister Plumbing & Co. in Lock Haven for volunteering time and expertise for the project,” Snyder said.

Each grade had created a special contribution for the room!

Kindergarten created a beautiful kinder ‘garden,’ and the other grades created mosaic wall art.

The public is encouraged to use the area this summer with your family to sit and enjoy a book!