Friday, February 27, 2015
Contact: Mari Irby
JACKSON, Miss. – Students at Dawson Elementary in Jackson are participating in a reading celebration honoring the birthday of Dr. Seuss on Monday, March 2. Children will participate in a read-aloud of Dr. Seuss books and hands-on activities led by the Cat in the Hat and MPB staff.
Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) is hosting the literacy event to highlight the value of reading.
The event kicks-off the 2015 Read Across America tour celebration in Mississippi sponsored by MPB. The tour will reach over 2,000 children in nine Mississippi schools from March 4 to April 2. Each student will receive a book and a book bag with Dr. Seuss fun stuff. The reading celebrations are made possible by a grant from the Ready To Learn initiative.
What: Read Across America Celebration
When: Monday, March 2
9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Where: Dawson Elementary School
4215 Sunset Drive
Jackson, MS 39213
Contact: Mari Irby
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