CISD promotes a culture of reading by encouraging all adults to devote 30 minutes a day to reading aloud to children. Reading aloud to children is one of the most important factors found to increase student achievement. Join CISD’s commitment to reading by celebrating the 12th annual “Read for a Better Life” week September 17-21. The BWE Library will be sponsoring our “Gently Used Book and Magazine Drive” to help us build our classroom libraries. Teachers are also looking for guest readers to read aloud to classrooms on Wednesday, September 19th. Contact your child’s teacher if you are interested in scheduling a story time visit. “Hats Off to Reading Day” will be Friday, September 21. Students are invited to wear a favorite hat and make a $1 donation to the Heavenly Hats Foundation. For more information about Heavenly Hats, please visit www.heavenlyhats.org.