Pearlridge Rotarians all set to kick off 2017-2018 Dictionary 5000 Project

Community volunteers from the Rotary Club of Pearlridge (RCOP) are excited to announce that they will once again deliver free dictionaries for the 2017-2018 school year to third grade students and their teachers representing 12 Pearl City and Aiea elementary schools. 

The free dictionaries are being donated by the RCOP as a part of the annual Rotary International Dictionary 5000 Project. On Tuesday, September 5, the first of twelve dictionary deliveries and presentations will be made at Pearl City Highlands Elementary.

Over 800 free dictionaries will make their way into the third grade classrooms in the next few weeks.

Good Citizen Awards

With each school visit, the students will be introduced to the Rotary Club's "Four Way Test" that will help guide them toward being good citizens. Each dictionary includes the "Four Way Test" Principles for the students to study and practice.

"Four Way Test"

1.  Is it the truth;
2.  Is it fair to all concerned,
3.  Will it bring good will and better friendships,
4.  Will it be beneficial to all concerned.

At the end of the school year, teachers will select a student from each school who best exemplified being a good citizen. Each student selected will recognized by the RCOP and presented a $50.00 check at their schools end of the year awards assemblies.


2017-2018 Rotary Club of Pearlridge Dictionary 5000 Project Presentation Schedule:

Pearl City Highlands Elementary    Tuesday, September 5    10:15am

Pearl City Elementary    Wednesday, September 6    8:30am

Lehua Elementary   Thursday, September 7  10:00am

Palisades Elementary    Friday, September 8    8:00am

Alvah Scott Elementary     Tuesday, September 12    8:15am

Waiau Elementary   Wednesday, September 13  8:15am

Gus Webling Elementary    Thursday, September 14    8:15am

Momilani Elementary     Friday, September 15    9:00am

Pearl Ridge Elementary    Tuesday, September 19    TBA

St. Elizabeth School    Wednesday, September 20    9:30am

Our Savior Lutheran     Thursday, September 21    TBA

Manana Elementary     Friday, September 22    1:00pm File Photo | [email protected]

Third grade students from Manana Elementary School show off

their brand new dictionaries after receiving the books from the

Rotary Club of Pearlridge in a presentation made to the entire

third grade class in the school cafeteria in September of 2016.