Success by 6 is a grant from the United Way that provides a book once a month to Pre-Kindergarten aged children at Valeska Hinton and other partners in the Central Illinois area. These books are free of charge and are for your child to keep at home as they build their home library. The bookmarks sent with the book should be signed and returned to your teacher. This is how the United Way tracks parent participation. Your teacher records this data each month along with other data the United Way requires. Activity Calendars are also provided for parents to have ideas at home to work on with their child. The grant also funds family literacy nights at Valeska Hinton for the entire family to enjoy. Because of our partnership we also have access to volunteers throughout the year that work in classrooms with children and outside to keep our school grounds looking inviting.” Day of Caring” each September is one of those days. Keep Reading!