One School, One Book

Margaretta Elementary 2018

Starting May 1st, our school will be embarking on a special project, a community-wide book club called One School, One Book™. Every family will receive a copy of the same book – The World According to Humphrey, by Betty G. Birney – and will be asked to read it together at home over the next few weeks. We are personally asking parents to make the time so that every family can participate in this special activity. Be sure to check out the live chapter readings and questions on this page. Don’t forget to visit our participating area businesses.

Thank you to Martha Holden Jennings Grant Foundation who helped to make One School, One Book a possibility!

~Mrs. Christine Opelt, Principal


What? One School, One Book is designed to create a shared reading experience withing an elementary school community. A chapter book is chosen, every family in the elementary school receives a copy, and every family reads the book at home over the course of about four weeks. Activities at school coordinate, promote, and enrich the shared reading experience.

Why? To create a culture of literacy in every home. Research shows that reading aloud to children will help them become better readers.

Who? The entire school community and many community businesses are also going to be participating in One School, One Book

When? Be on the lookout! Your child will bring their book home in May after a special reveal assembly.

Tips for Reading Aloud.pdf
Local Businesses

Village Pizza House Incentive:

Students who come in to dine at Village Pizza House during One School, One Book will be given a ticket to enter into a drawing to win a free pizza. One ticket will be drawn each week!

Our teachers kick off "One School, One book" with a flash mob