In The News
Preschool and elementary families invited to Wake Up and Read event
(01/31/2017) -Join Newport News Public Schools for a variety of hands-on activities that inspire a lifelong love of reading. Preschool and elementary school students and their families are invited to Wake Up and Read from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Gildersleeve Middle School, 1 Minton Drive.
The interactive program will include a read-a-thon, a Battle of the Books for fourth and fifth-grade students, a coffee house featuring a poetry slam, digital literacy stations, local authors, arts and crafts and English-as-a-Second Language Interactive Zones.
Free bus transportation will be provided for families every 30 minutes from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. from the following locations:
- An Achievable Dream Academy, 726 16th Street
- Courthouse Green Townhomes, Old Courthouse Way and Hustings Lane
- Discovery STEM Academy, 1712 Chestnut Avenue
- Newsome Park Elementary School, 4200 Marshall Avenue
- Warwick Mobile Homes, 12095 Jefferson Avenue
Wake Up and Read is presented by NNPS' Family Engagement Specialists. For more information, contact your school's Family Engagement Specialist or call 591-4500.