Que Bucks Year End Close Out 2015
On May 26th, members of the Sigma Mu Mu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., visited Sugarland Elementary in Sterling, Virginia. These Omega men closed out the annual Que-Bucks program for the 2014-2015 school year. They gathered together with students and staff to celebrate another successful year of enhanced reading. The Que-Bucks program encourages students to read more, learn new things and become avid readers. For every book read, students can earn a stamp on their Que-Buck. Once 20 stamps have been earned, each student’s Que-Buck is placed in a drawing for individual prizes. Drawings are held at the end of each school semester, with prizes awarded to students in each grade level (K-5). For this semester’s drawing, top readers received prizes including a Kindle Fire reader, a laptop, and two bicycles. The librarian and Que-Bucks facilitator, Mrs. Kim Grim stated that, “This school year was a record year for the number of hours the students have read. The Que-Bucks program has helped accumulate up to a total of 221,000 additional reading minutes during this semester alone.” The Que-Bucks program has embodied both social action and assault on illiteracy since 2012. Through this worthy program Sigma Mu Mu continues to (1) promote Scholarship, (2) to have a positive impact on the lives of students at Sugarland Elementary and (3) serve the most needy residents in the community.