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San Angelo ISD, United Way of the Concho Valley distribute books to students

Second-grade students received a copy of "Pig the Star" and an activity donated by the organization.
Credit: San Angelo Independent School District

SAN ANGELO, Texas — On Wednesday, second-grade students from the San Angelo Independent School District received a copy of  "Pig the Star" by  Aaron Blabey.

According to an SAISD release, The United Way of the Concho Valley donated the books and activities as part of its "United We Read Program" and in collaboration with the district's literacy initiative, San Angelo READS!

The district celebrated by sharing a live read-aloud by Ashley Ammons, The United Way of the Concho Valley president and CEO.

Ammons read to Ms. Crook's class of second-grade students in the library at  Goliad Elementary. The students also completed the activity and created their own Pig the Pug.

”We were excited to bring United We Read to San Angelo ISD in partnership with San Angelo READS!,” Ammons said.  “The goal of the United We Read is to promote reading to, and with children so it’s a great fit with the San Angelo READS! Reading aloud is one of the best ways to help children, and we love being able to directly impact our children in San Angelo as well as support educators.” 

SAISD is proud to partner with The United Way of the Concho Valley to continue to meet our goal of providing a book to each of our elementary students this school year, the release said.

The district founded the San Angelo READS! literacy initiative to promote and encourage reading among its students in the greater San Angelo community.

For more information about the San Angelo Independent District or San Angelo READS!, visit saisd.org or its social media pages.