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Get Ready to Read! BCPS is Excited to Join Jumpstart’s Annual Read for the Record® with 40,000 Free Books to Students

November 5, 2019

Get Ready to Read! BCPS is Excited to Join Jumpstart’s Annual Read for the Record® with 40,000 Free Books to Students

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is excited to participate in Jumpstart’s annual Read for the Record® on Thursday, November 7, 2019, joining millions of readers across the nation to read the book, “Thank You, Omu,” by Oge Mora.        

In addition, through a partnership between BCPS, the Children's Services Council and multiple Broward County early childhood stakeholders, a free copy of “Thank You, Omu” will be provided to each pre-kindergarten and kindergarten child in Broward County. That’s 40,000 books for 40,000 children! 

Superintendent Robert W. Runcie will celebrate this year’s Read for the Record by reading at Broward Estates Elementary School at 8:30 a.m. Guest readers also include Broward County School Board members and representatives from sports teams, local businesses, organizations, libraries and more. To register as a guest reader, visit

Media are invited to cover the following Read for the Record® events:




Thursday, November 7: Time

Community Guest(s) or
Special Activity

Banyan Elementary School

8800 NW 50th Street
Sunrise, FL 33351

8:30 a.m.

Florida Panthers

Broward Estates Elementary School

441 NW 35th Avenue 
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

8:30 a.m.

Superintendent Robert W. Runcie

Cypress Elementary School

851 SW 3rd Avenue
Pompano Beach, FL 33060

8:30 a.m.

Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders

Tamarac Elementary School

7601 N University Drive
Tamarac, FL 33321

9:30 a.m.

Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders

Wilton Manors Elementary School

2401 NE 3rd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305

9 a.m.

Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders


The community can follow the District’s Read for the Record® activities via social media on Twitter @browardschools and on Facebook at, and share photos using #BrowardReads and #ReadForTheRecord. 

For additional information on media availability for guest readers or for information on how local companies or organizations can get involved, contact BCPS Executive Director of Early Learning Language Acquisition Dr. Lori Canning at 754-321-1953 or via email at



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