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Get Ready to Read! BCPS is Excited to Join Jumpstart’s Read for the Record®

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is excited to participate in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® and join millions of people across the nation by reading the book “Quackers” by author Liz Wong. The national event takes place on Thursday, October 19, 2017; however, this year BCPS is expanding activities and guest readings to take place between October 17 - 20, 2017. 
In addition, through a partnership between BCPS, the Children's Services Council, and multiple Broward County early childhood stakeholders, a free copy of “Quackers” will be provided to each pre-kindergarten and kindergarten child in Broward County.  That’s 40,000 books for 40,000 children!  Guest readers include School Board members, BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie, District staff and local elected officials, as well as representatives from the Broward County judicial system, local organizations, hospitals, libraries and more.
Superintendent Runcie will kick off the District’s activities by reading to students on Tuesday, October 17, at Rock Island Elementary School, 2350 NW 19th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311, beginning at 8:30 a.m.
On Thursday, October 19, the Florida Panthers are also joining the fun by reading with students at Sawgrass Elementary School,12655 NW 8th Street, Sunrise, FL 33325, at 8 a.m.
Media are invited to cover these events.
 For more information on guest reading events at specific District schools – or to learn how local companies and organizations can get involved, contact BCPS Executive Director of Early Learning Language Acquisition Dr. Lori Canning, at 754-321-1953 or via email at lori.canning@browardschools.com.
The community can follow the District’s Read for the Record® activities via social media on Twitter @browardschools and on Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, and share photos via #BrowardReads and #ReadForTheRecord.

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