Hartford Public Schools and its Partners Bring the 3rd Annual Time to Read Celebration to Over 400 Parents and Children

Hartford Public Schools and its Partners Bring the 3rd Annual Time to Read Celebration to Over 400 Parents and Children

Dr. Narvaez, one of four guest readers reads a book to the children.  The books' images were projected onto the wall behind the readers.
 
Superintendent Beth Schiavino-Narvaez, Mayor Pedro Segarra were guest storytellers who read to dozens of K-3 students at the Third Annual “Time to Read” community celebration on Friday, August 22.
 
The event took place at the Center for Contemporary Culture on the first floor of the Hartford Public Library. Susan Dunn, President and CEO of United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut and Attorney Jeffrey Dressler, founder of Mega Education, rounded out the group.
 
The event, an early kick-off to the school year, is designed to rally students and their families around the Third Grade Promise, the district’s initiative to have all students reading at grade level by third grade. Students, attending this event will also receive free school supplies and a free book.  
 
More than fifteen community agencies set up information tables outdoors so parents could get help preparing for the school year with information from the HPS Choice office, The Welcome Center, Hartford Parent University, and many more.  United Way had a table devoted to September as Attendnace Awareness Month.  They also provided many volunteers who helped to guide the crowd and hand out backpacks and school supplies.
 
This event is co-sponsored by the City of Hartford, Mega Education, the Hartford Public Library, Achieve Hartford and United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut.

For more information, please contact Iris Febles-Martinez.

 

 

 

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