Author Grace Lin's visit to Travis was an incredible experience for the Travis community, even more so than we ever could have imagined! Thanks to the staff, parents, teachers and students, "One Book, One School" took on a life of its own. BIG shout outs to Rosemary Chavez, JR Davis, Ms. Sims, Mr. Day, Ms. Soria, Ms. Malone, Ms. Tello, Nichola Renfrew (and family), Holli Forrest (and family), Miah Arnold, Ms. Guzman (for fetching lunch for a huge crew of very hungry and excited students), the entire PTA Board for supporting this effort and to our counterparts at Harvard Elementary who guided us through our first (of what I hope will be many more) "One Book, One School" projects!
A Note from Mr. Day: I’d like to add that Laura Hipps was instrumental in coordinating this effort along with Ms. Sims and the parents listed in her thank you message above. This project was truly a shared community vision that began with meetings a year-and-a-half ago with Ms. Hipps, Ms. Renfrew, and Ms. Forrest, whose family generously donated toward the campaign and arranged a double-matched donation from Shell Oil. It was an amazing experience that I hope to recreate annually. A sincere thank you to you all!
– Mr. Day