Media Advisory - 2012 Annual Reading Celebration
Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) will participate in the annual Reading Celebration at Metropolitan Park. The day will begin with a parade of readers and will also include fun, educational activities with students' favorite storybook characters.
School Board members and other honored guests will read stories to students and present them with a medal for reading 25 books and becoming a member of the Superintendent's Star Reader Book Club.
Read It Forward Jax! will have a table at this year's event to provide resources to parents and students. Everyone who visits the Read It Forward Jax! table will walk away with an important tool to promote the importance of reading. Students will receive pencils and bookmarks to encourage reading over the summer, and parents will receive a parent guide that lists helpful literacy tips they can use when working with their students at home. The parent guide also includes a suggested reading list for all grade levels.
DCPS' Title I Parent Involvement and Lakeshore Learning Materials are sponsoring the "Reading Inspires Dreams" tent. This year, a kiosk, sponsored by Lakeshore Learning Materials, will be available for parents and children to play interactive Pre-K-six reading games. Children and their parents that visit the tent will engage in conversations about their dreams at the Dream Talk Circle that will support oral language development and literacy as a whole. There will also be stations for families to make a reading dream bracelet and create a writing journal that they may use for summer learning.
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Saturday, May 19, 2012, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Metropolitan Park, 1410 Gator Bowl Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32202
Duval County Public Schools operates 190 schools and serves approximately 125,000 students. The school district is committed to providing high quality educational opportunities that will inspire all students to acquire and use the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a global economy and culturally diverse world.
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