StoryBook Homes (SBH) will make a series of donations to Boulder City public schools to support educational efforts within the classroom. The first of four financial gifts happening in 2020 will support reading programs at Martha P. King Elementary School.
StoryBook Homes’ support of Boulder City schools comes as the company is now in phase two of its Boulder Hills Estates development, the first large-scale community approved in Boulder City in 30 years.
On Thursday, March 5, 2020, the owners of StoryBook Homes, Wayne and Catherine Laska, presented a $2,400 check to Martha P. King Elementary School Principal Anthony Gelsone. The funds will defray the cost of the Scholastic Story Works publication, which every King elementary student receives. Boulder City Mayor Kiernan McManus and Janet Love, president of StoryBook Homes, also participated in the presentation.
Story Works is a 32-page publication provided to students each month. The magazine is filled with engaging fiction, nonfiction, debate, and poetry articles, as well as puzzles and games that trigger a student’s interest to read and utilize their critical thinking skills. Story Works also provides teachers with lesson plans, digital media tools, and other materials to incorporate the publication into classroom learning — which further reinforces reading.