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Famous Bilingual Author to Visit Oakland Park Elementary School

Thursday, September 17, 2015
 
Excellent Photo/Video Opportunity
 
WHO:         
Bilingual Author Pat Mora, Oakland Park Elementary School Students, Teachers  and Staff
 
WHAT:       
During Mora’s visit to Oakland Park Elementary, she will read her book, Uno, Dos, Tres:  One, Two, Three” and interact with kindergarten students, as part of their Dual Language classroom experience.  Participating students will also be able to take home a copy of her book.  In addition, Mora will be presented with    a copy of the 2014 El dia de los ninos BCPS poster.   
 
WHEN:       
September 18, 2015 
8:30 a.m.
 
WHERE:    
Oakland Park Elementary School
936 NE 33rd Street, Oakland Park, FL 33334
 
WHY:          
Mora is the founder of Dia de los ninos/Dia de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), a nationally recognized yearly celebration that emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.  The event culminates on April 30, and BCPS participates through bilingual guest readings, book distribution, family experiences, School Board recognition, and an annual poster contest. Mora’s visit is part of the Broward County Libraries “Broward Reads to Succeed Early Literacy Conference.”
 
For additional information about Pat Mora’s visit or Broward Early Literacy, contact Dr. Lori Canning, Early Learning/School Readiness, at lori.canning@browardschools.com or 754-321-1953.
 
For additional information about Broward County Public Schools Dual Language Programs, contact Blanca Guerra, supervisor, Dual Language Programs, at blanca.guerra@browardschools.com
or 754-321-2451.
Media Are Invited to Cover This Event.
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