One District, One Book

  • NYCSD Elementary Schools Present

    One District, One Book

    On May 9, we launched One District, One Book! Check out the information below about this program!

    Audio recordings: For chapter recordings, click here.

    Flyer: See the informational flyer here.

    Reading Calendar: See our reading calendar here.

    Spirit week: Occurs the week of May 23. See the flyer here.


    What is One District, One Book?

    One District, One Book is a national program where schools read a common text together as a community. This year, all four NYCSD elementary schools are going to read A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold. Every family, teacher, and staff member received a copy of the text.

    Who should read the book?

    Everyone in your family! Reading aloud at home is valuable because it better prepares your child to be an effective reader. It is also a fun and worthwhile family activity. With our One District, One Book program, we are looking to build a community of readers at NYCSD!

    When do we read the book?

    Please see the reading calendar on the back of this letter. We read two chapters a night as a district. Trivia will occur the following day in school.

    What other events will occur with our program?

    There will be several fun activities coordinated with our One District, One Book program! We are going to have a virtual author visit with Elana K. Arnold on May 16. In addition, we will be raising money for Leg Up Farm in Mount Wolf. During the week of March 23, all students across the district will participate in a spirit week celebrating A Boy Called Bat.


Boy Called Bat