The very popular Story Bus program is part of FSSD’s community outreach program and is designed to foster a love for reading in children ages 4 through the 4th grade (younger if accompanied by an adult). The operation of the Story Bus has been primarily during the summer with a staff composed of certified teachers and volunteers who love reading with children.
The Story Bus program is free and concentrates on the fostering of a love of reading in young children, but the district hopes to be able to expand its focus on the academic needs of children through the eighth grade.
Children may choose a good book, curl up on a beanbag and read or have books read to them. Whatever the format, children are sure to have a good time aboard the Story Bus.
Parents may sign their children on board for up to 45 minutes while shopping. This is the amount of time that children generally remain interested and enjoy their stay on the bus. For smooth operation of the Story Bus program, parents must adhere to the time limit. Also, a cell phone number must be provided at the time of drop off in case a parent needs to be contacted.
The Story Bus will be at the following locations June 7 through July 22 (excluding the week of July 5 - July 9):
Mondays • 9:00 - 12:00
Kroger - Independence Square
595 Hillsboro Rd
Tuesdays • 9:00 - 12:00
Kroger - 3064 Columbia Ave.
Thursdays • 9:00 - 12:00
Kroger - 1203 Murfreesboro Rd.
This summer outreach program is a previous winner of the National School Boards Association (NSBA) Magna Award. For more information, please contact Dr. Gina Looney, Story Bus Coordinator, at 615-591-2802.