COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 45

March 29, 2002

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Virginia Reads Brochure

 

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to provide school divisions 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 will be mailed directly to each elementary school during the week of April 8-12. If additional copies are needed, 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.

It is my hope that by offering parents simple specific activities they can do at home, we can ensure the reading success of Virginias children. Attachment A offers a list of suggested activities that principals could use when distributing the brochures.

 

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

 

JLD/BFJ/vdg

 

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