Fresno Unified School District | Office of Communications | 2309 Tulare Street, Fresno, CA 93721 | (559) 457-3733
Contact: Nikki Henry, Chief Information Officer, Nikki.Henry@fresnounified.org, Cell: (559) 250-1488

What:  Students will receive Grab and Go book packs

When:  Friday, June 24, 2022
              11:30 a.m.

Where: Del Mar Elementary School 4122 N. Del Mar Ave. (93704)

To support summer reading for students and help them expand their home libraries, the district is partnering with Scholastic to provide more than 100,000 books to students in preschool through fifth grade. Students attending the district’s Summer Academy summer school will receive a pack of five grade-level appropriate, culturally diverse books. The pack will come with a student literacy skills journal and a “Family Guide to Literacy” to help parents support reading at home. The books will be available in English and Spanish.

Speakers will include members of the Fresno Unified Board of Education, Superintendent Bob Nelson, Principal Nicole Woods, Scholastic Regional Director, Jennifer Watterson and a special appearance from Clifford the Big Red Dog.

“We know that one of the keys to success in school for our students is reading. The Grab and Go Student Packs not only provide fun, free books for our students, but ways for the entire family to enjoy reading together. One of our goals as a district is to provide more ways for our families to engage in their students’ education,” said Superintendent Bob Nelson.

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