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2013 Read Across Gahanna Day Mar.1st

G-J elementary schools to celebrate 2013 Read Across Gahanna Day

District officials and community members will come together at Chapelfield, High Point and  Royal Manor elementary schools to prove that no one is ever too old, too wacky, too wild, or too shy to share a book with a child.

Traditionally, the event day begins with a "pep" assembly, a special presentation, or the sharing of a personal story by the principal about the importance of reading. Then, throughout the day, guest readers from all segments of the community, come and read a favorite children's book with individual classrooms.

High Point and Chapelfield students were reminded today to wear their colorful hats to school Friday, March 1 and be prepared to celebrate. GJPS Superintendent Francis Scruci will stop by Royal Manor ES (299 Empire Dr., Gahanna OH) at 10 a.m. to read with a group of second-grade students.

  2012 guest readers included:

  • GJPS Board of Education President Claire Yoder;
  • Gahanna Mayor Rebecca Stinchcomb;
  • GJPS Board of Education Vice President Jill Schuler;
  • NBC4/Columbus Reporter Mikaela Hunt; and,
  • ABC6/Fox28 Anchor Carolyn Bruck.
These events coincide with the National Education Association's (NEA) Read Across America Day, celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday. Students are encouraged to show their school pride by wearing pre-designated colors or Suess-inspired clothing.
Slideshow Note: Read Across America Day 2012 at Royal Manor ES.

GJPS Board of Education Vice President Jill Schuler and City of Gahanna Mayor Rebecca Stinchcomb
are again scheduled to share storybooks at Royal Manor ES.

For more information, contact the GJPS Communications Office at 614-478-5543.

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