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2005-06 Reading is Cool

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals

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The Washington Capitals want you to participate in our 2005-06 Reading Is Cool program. Local third-, fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade teachers are encouraged to register their classes. The first 250 classes to register will be selected to participate in the program. 

 What is Reading Is Cool?
The Washington Capitals created Reading Is Cool to encourage students to develop essential reading habits while also demonstrating the importance of working as a team towards a common goal. During January and February, the Capitals are challenging local students in third, fourth, fifth and sixth grades to read five books. Here is our challenge: 

  • Read one book with your teacher
  • Read one book with your parent or guardian
  • Read one book on your own
  • Read one book or listen to one book on tape at the library
  • Read one book with your friend(s) or your sibling(s).

All students who participate in Reading Is Cool will receive the following:

  • A Reading Is Cool participation certificate
  • A Washington Capitals bookmark
  • A Washington Capitals pencil
  • A glow-in-the-dark Washington Capitals spirit band
  • A book log to track their progress

Can you exceed the challenge?
The Washington Capitals also want to see which classes will surpass the goal and read the most books per student. Students will be encouraged to read as many books as possible on behalf of their class. There will be 12 winning classes – one winning class for each grade from each region (D.C., Maryland and Virginia). These classes will win: 

  • A school visit for their school from Slapshot, the Capitals’ mascot
  • An autographed player card from Slapshot (one per student)
  • The classes and schools will be recognized on the Washington Capitals website and in various Washington Capitals publications.

From the 12 winning classes, three grand-prize winning classes will be named, one representing each of the three regions. These grand-prize winning classes will win all of the items listed above, as well as an autographed player card from a Capitals’ player (one per student) and a hockey stick (one per class) signed by members of the 2005-06 Capitals to be displayed in their classroom/ school.
 
The overall program winner will be the class that reads the most books per student program wide. That class will win: 

  • A school visit from a Capitals player and Slapshot
  • Each student and the teacher will win one ticket to a Washington Capitals game during the 2005-06 season, where the class will be honored on the video board (parents and family will receive a discount ticket offer)
  • One jersey signed by members of the Capitals to be displayed in their classroom/school
  • An autographed player card from a Capitals’ player (one per student)
  • The class and school will be recognized on the Washington Capitals website and in various Washington Capitals publications.

 If you have any questions about Reading Is Cool, please contact Elizabeth Wodatch, community relations manager, at ewodatch@washcaps.com or 202-266-2200.

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