Read for the Record-- September 20, 2007









Reading is fundamental to our children's success. Gwinnett County Public Schools focuses on reading every day in all of its schools. In addition, we encourage parents to help us develop a community of readers by reading with their children at home.

Our school system is participating in Jumpstart's Read for the Record Campaign, an effort to educate families about the benefits of reading and the importance of preparing students for school success. Last year, more than 150,000 children read Jumpstart's Read for the Record official campaign book. This year, we would like to take the opportunity to share this year's book-- The Story of Ferdinand-- with you. We hope you will join us and others in the country in this reading initiative. Every kindergarten class in Gwinnett received a copy of the story to read on September 20, courtesy of Jumpstart and Pearson. Additionally, GCPS TV will air the story with viewers throughout the day. Throughout the day on September 20th, GCPS TV will broadcast readings of the book. The broadcast will air at 7 a.m., 8 a.m., 10 am, noon, 3 p.m., and 5 p.m.

You can be a part of the effort to break the record for the largest shared reading experience ever. More importantly, we hope you enjoy sharing some quality time with your child reading!

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