COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P.O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
PRINS. MEMO NO. 7
October 16, 2001
ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY
 
TO: Principals
FROM: Patricia I. Wright
Assistant Superintendent for Instruction
SUBJECT: Read Aloud to a Child Week

The General Assembly has designated the week of October 21-27, 2001, as Read Aloud to a Child Week. Superintendentís Memo No. 148 concerning Read Aloud to a Child Week can be located on the Department of Educationís website at /administrators/superintendents_memos/2001. We encourage all schools to promote reading aloud during this week. On the Read Aloud Virginia website (http://infopowering.lib.va.us/rav), you can find copies of a celebration tip sheet, certificate, sample parentís letter, read aloud brochures, etc.

Further information may be obtained from Barbara F. Jones (mailto:bjones@mail.vak12ed.edu), specialist for reading and language arts at (804) 786-1997.

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