Boston Bears Excited to get Their Paws on Free Amazon Kindles

students taking selfie with amazon employeesThere was an uproar from Boston P-8 students when Amazon employees surprised them with $10,000 worth of Kindles and Kindle app gift cards! A team from Amazon’s Aurora fulfillment center came marching into the school’s first assembly of the year with large, orange-bowed boxes in hand.

When the employees revealed the contents, students were beside themselves. One student repeatedly yelled, “Are you kidding me?” in excitement. Eager to test out their fancy, new technology, students wasted no time in exploring the devices’ apps and, of course, taking selfies with them to document the moment.

“We’re excited to be part of the Aurora community,” said Steve McDonnel, Site Leader of Amazon's Aurora fulfillment center. Instead of donating books to support learning, McDonnel highlighted the fact that students can now access 1,000 books in one Kindle.

What a way to start the school year! We welcome Amazon to the APS Family and thank them for being such a gracious community partner. These vital resources will surely help our students shape successful futures.

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