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    Annual Book Drive for Bailey Gatzert

    Each year Whittier families donate new books to be shared with fellow Seattle elementary school, Bailey Gatzert Elementary.  The drive is sponsored by the PTA and the goal is to encourage student reading over the Spring Break.  Gatzert Students enjoy a cookie party in their classroom and take home two books to keep.

    Bailey Gatzert Students love the same books that Whittier students do and each year we focus on collecting the following:
       - Graphic Novels
       - Easy Chapter Books
       - Early Readers
       - Non-fiction Books
       - Series Books, like Dairy of a Wimpy Kid, Captain Underpants, Magic Tree House, "I Survived..."
       - Step Into Reading
       - Picture books
       - How to Draw Books
    We ask that donated books be new or in good condition, without any marks, tears, or writing. They don't have to be hard-back — paperbacks are just fine. Popular titles are appreciated. (Please no outdated, holiday, or religious-themed books.) 


    Books in boxes


    2018 Bailey Gatzert Spring Book Drive

    Thank you to our Whittier community who made our Spring Book Drive to benefit students at Bailey Gatzert Elementary, a huge success.  We collected many great titles from favorite authors like Mo Willems, Dav Pilkey, Raina Telgemeier and Rick Riordan.  

    Whittier is a community of readers and we are proud to share our enthusiasm for books with the students at Bailey Gatzert to inspire their reading over spring break.   We delivered 800+ books to Bailey Gatzert Elementary where each classroom had a pre-Spring Break party and every student selected two books to keep.  

    Thank you for supporting and encouraging learning across our Seattle School community.