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Friday, October 2, 2009
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CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF READ IN WEEK AT EDMONTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS!
Edmonton Public Schools is proud to be a part of the 20th annual READ IN Week taking place October 5th to 9th. This year's theme, Books are windows on the world was inspired by the idea that books have the ability to open the past, present and future or wherever your passion takes you.
District schools have invited many special guests to visit classrooms and share their love of reading throughout the week. The following guests will be reading on Monday, October 5:
- Board Vice-Chair Sue Huff will kick-off READ IN Week with teachers and students from Glendale School when the school receives a $45,000 grant from the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation at 9:45 a.m. at North Town Centre.
- Olympic Medalist Lori-Ann Muenzer will read at McCauley School at 9 a.m. followed by a presentation of 100 books by the Telus Ambassadors at 9:45 a.m.
- NAIT Men's Basketball team will read at Spruce Avenue School from 1:15 - 2:45 p.m., an initiative started by their coach Don Phillips.
- Mayor Stephen Mandel will read at Evansdale School at 8:45 a.m.
- Assistant Superintendent Jenise Bidulock will read at Evansdale School at 9 a.m.
- Author Tyler Enfield will read at Athlone School from 8:45 - 10:15 a.m.
- Edmonton Humane Society spokesperson Shawna Randolph will read at Athlone School from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
- MLA Doug Elniski will be reading at Prince Charles School from 1 - 2 p.m.
A release will be sent out daily listing the next day's special READ IN guests. The READ IN website is located at http://www.epl.ca/readin/.
For further information, please contact:
Dajana Fabjanovich, Communications
Edmonton Public Schools