Books for future Potters

ELHS junior Preston Dawson remembers what it felt like when he was starting kindergarten and the jitters he felt. Reading was always a part of his early development and his mom used to read books to him to get ready for his first day of school at North Elementary. One of those books was “The Night Before Kindergarten” by Natasha Wing.

He wanted to pay it forward to a new set of Potters. As Preston begins looking toward his future college plans, he is recalling some of those same feelings that come along with starting a new chapter in life. A few months ago, he began fundraising to purchase copies of the book with a goal to give a one to every Potter Preschooler. He hopes this turns into an annual tradition that can be passed on to future high schoolers willing to mentor our future students. Last week, he read and distributed the book to the Class of 2035.

The book, based on Clement Clarke Moore’s “The Night Before Christmas,” features kids preparing for their very first day of school by packing supplies, posing for pictures – and eventually saying goodbye to Mom and Dad.


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