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Phoenix Head Start Celebrates Literacy Day

WHAT:           
                        More than 90 Phoenix Head Start classrooms will be visited by volunteer readers for the seventh annual Literacy Day hosted by the city of PhoenixVolunteers include Councilman Bill Gates, City Manager Davis Cavazos, city staff, University of Arizona Black Alumni of Maricopa County, employees from Intel and Honeywell, members of the National Society of Black Engineers and others.
 
The book, “Hop Jump,” by Ellen Stoll Walsh, will be read by volunteers to the three- to five-year-old children. She is an author-illustrator of many popular children’s books, including Mouse Paint and Mouse Count.
 
All the Head Start classrooms will receive a copy of the book and 3,090 children will receive their own book to take home.
 
WHO:             Approximately 66 volunteer readers     
                        Head Start classroom students
 
WHEN/           Tuesday, April 20
WHERE:        9 & 9:20 a.m. – Shaw Butte Elementary School12202 N. 21st Ave.
Reader: Councilman Bill Gates, District 3
9:15 a.m. – Friendly House, 201 E. Durango
Reader: David Cavazos, Phoenix city manager
9:30 & 9:50 a.m. - Granada Primary School3232 W. Campbell Ave.
Reader: Clifton Young, Intel
9:15 a.m. – Sevilla Primary School3801 W. Missouri Ave.
Reader: Todd Jackson, UofA Black Alumni of MaricopaCounty
9:30 a.m. – Esperanza Elementary School251 W. Mohawk Lane,
Reader: Emerson M. Colwell Jr., children’s author and illustrator
Volunteer readers will read to students in more than 90 classrooms
 
 
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Contact: Marcie Colpas        602-262-6164   April 19, 2010

  



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