One School, One Book

Read Along With Us!

You are invited to join along with our entire elementary school as we read Because of Winn Dixie over the course of four weeks. Videos of teachers, school staff, high school students, and other community members reading each chapter in both English and Spanish can be found at so that students and families can read along at home. A video of the current chapter being read is linked below. Each week, new chapters of the book will be added to the website. For more information, contact 5th Grade Teacher, Athena Pelly, at 509-586-7577.

Read Along:  Chapter One

Male teacher reading book

Finley Elementary School is thrilled to launch the One School, One Book program, beginning November 18, 2019!

Three copies of the book printed in different languages

During the November parent conferences, families of each Finley Elementary School student were provided with a copy of Because of Winn Dixie, a children’s novel by Kate DiCamillo. This book distribution and subsequent community-wide read along is part of the One School, One Book program, which encourages parents to read aloud to their kids at home.  Copies of the book were provided to families in English, Spanish, and Russian as requested.