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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.