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Prairie City News

Prairie Meadows donates $5,000 to Prairie City Elementary

Community Betterment Grant helps fund a leveled book room for PCE

Prairie Meadows recently awarded Prairie City Elementary a Community Betterment Grant totaling $5,000. The grant will help fund the Prairie City Elementary Leveled Book Room. Prairie Meadows is a nonprofit business dedicated to lessening the burden of government by promoting economic development, jobs, agriculture and tourism in the state of Iowa.

PCE’s goal is to meet the needs of all students and a leveled book room helps meet that goal. A leveled book room consists of books leveled from A to Z, level A being the easiest and Z the most difficult. There are six books of the same title so teachers can use the books when teaching in small reading groups. Teachers can go to the book room and find books that are at students’ reading level. This project will impact all PCE students in grades K-5 for many years.

The Community Betterment Grant will improve the lives of people in Central Iowa by enabling Prairie City Elementary to complete the leveled book room. The $5,000 grant allowed Prairie City Elementary to purchase 160 different nonfiction titles, 960 total books for the book room. The books were ordered in September and have already arrived and been put to use.

“As a nonprofit organization, Prairie Meadows fulfills its mission by giving back to organizations that support arts and culture, education, economic development and human services. We are excited to see the impact this project will have on our Central Iowa community,” said Julie Stewart, Prairie Meadows’ Director of Community Relations.

Visit prairiemeadows.com/community to learn more about this organization and the causes they support.​

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