Superintendent Carstarphen Kicks Off Read Across America Day At Deerwood Academy March 2

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MEDIA ADVISORY                                             MARCH 1, 2017


APS SUPERINTENDENT MERIA CARSTARPHEN KICKS OFF READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY AT DEERWOOD ACADEMY MARCH 2


ATLANTA – Atlanta Public Schools (APS) Superintendent Meria J. Carstarphen, Ed.D. will read “Are You My Mother?” and “Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!” by Dr. Seuss and incorporate fun activities that promote literacy and nutrition with students to kick off Read Across America Day on Thursday, Mar. 2 at Deerwood Academy.

 

During the 20th anniversary of the Read Across America Day, which celebrates Dr. Seuss's birthday and the joys of reading, the National Education Association (NEA) is expecting more than 45 million readers, both young and old, to pick up a book and read.

 

Students from Deerwood Academy, Hollis Innovation Academy, and Beecher Hills, D.H. Stanton, Usher-Collier Heights elementary schools, Mays and Carver high school, will join their peers across the district to celebrate and read. Additionally, the APS Nutrition Department will serve green eggs and ham for breakfast at all APS elementary schools tomorrow.

 

WHO:                Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Meria J. Carstarphen

                         

WHAT:             APS Celebrates Read Across America Day

             

WHEN:              Thursday, Mar. 2, 2017

 

Photo Ops:      7:20 a.m.       The APS Nutrition Department will serve a “Green Eggs and     Ham” breakfast students at all APS elementary schools.

8-8:30 a.m.  Deerwood Academy, 3070 Fairburn Rd, SW, Atlanta, GA 30331

Dr. Carstarphen will read “Are You My Mother?” to kindergarten students and participate in the Dr. Seuss Door Decoration Contest.

 

9-9:30 a.m.   Beecher Hills E.S., 2257 Boiling Brook Dr., SW, Atlanta, GA 30311

Dr. Carstarphen will read “Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!” to first grade students at Beecher Hills Elementary. Dads, grandfathers, uncles, and any important male figures were also invited to read Dr. Seuss books to their students.

 

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