COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 28

April 16, 2002

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Virginia Reads Brochure

 

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to provide elementary schools with copies of the brochure, Virginia Reads. This parent brochure highlights the Virginia English Standards of Learning for kindergarten through the fifth grade, and provides suggestions for ways parents can assist their children in achieving these academic standards.

 

For this school year 2001-2002, brochures will be provided for parents of all children in kindergarten through fifth grade, according to the enrollment report that was submitted on September 30. These brochures were mailed directly to elementary schools during the week of April 8-12. If additional copies are needed please call Patricia Hicks at (804) 225-2400, or they are available in a PDF file on the Reading and Language Arts website http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Instruction/Reading/reading.html.

A list of suggested activities that could be used when distributing the brochures can be obtained by downloading the attachment to Superintendents Informational Memorandum No. 45, dated March 29, 2002. The website is: /administrators/superintendents_memos/2002/inf045a.pdf.

 

For additional information, please contact Barbara F. Jones (mailto:bjones@mail.vak12ed.edu), specialist for reading and English, at (804) 786-1997.

 

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