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For Immediate Release: Jan. 13, 2020
Contact: Haley Miller (336) 749-8814
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GPA Invites Families to Book Tasting Events
The first session is coming up at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 30 at Cone Elementary
Guilford County, NC – Reading is fun, especially if you order the right book. As such, Guilford Parent Academy (GPA) is hosting a series of Book Tasting events, allowing families to sample a variety of books. The first session is coming up at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 30 at Cone Elementary.
Book Tasting & Dinner Literacy Event
Thursday, Jan. 30 from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Cone Elementary, 2501 N. Church St., Greensboro NC
This free session will include dinner and fun with NC A&T State University’s mascots, Aggie and Aggietha. After dinner, families will head to grade-level areas for a book tasting with school literacy teachers and curriculum facilitators. Parents will receive tips on how to make reading a family activity.
“When you find the right book, reading together as a family can be a fun learning experience, said Kimberly Funderburk, director of GPA. “During this event, we hope children will discover books that excite them and ignite a love of reading. When children enjoy reading, they are more likely to be successful in all subjects.”
At the event, families will receive free books to enhance home libraries and other resources. There will also be raffle drawings. This session is the first of four similar events planned this semester, which supports the district’s Strategic Plan Goal I by providing books and family engagement activities focused on increasing literacy at home for students attending Title I elementary schools.
About Guilford County Schools
Guilford County Schools, the third largest school district in North Carolina, the 47th largest of more than 14,000 in the United States, and serves more than 73,000 PK-12 students at 126 schools. With approximately 10,000 employees, GCS works in partnership with parents, businesses, colleges and the community to deliver an education that connects student interests and skills with the careers and economy of our future here and around the world. We provide educational choices to meet individual student needs in a culturally diverse citizenship and new opportunities to help our students Soar to Greatness. For more information, visit the district’s website at www.gcsnc.com<nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gcsnc.com&data=02%7C01%7C%7C23553bbcc6624355592d08d6f0f1254f%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636961315841501363&sdata=gKEBZ…>.
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