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NEWS RELEASE #58
Feb. 27, 2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.
WHAT: Read Across America Day
DATE:  Friday, March 2
TIME: Best Visuals b/w 9 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
LOCATION: Virginia Court Elementary School, 395 S. Troy St., Aurora, CO

WHO’S TURNING 50? NOT HIM, NOT YOU, BUT DR. SEUSS THAT’S WHO!!

A famous cat is celebrating his birthday.  Who is that? Why it’s ‘The Cat in The Hat’, and our kids at Virginia Court Elementary School will celebrate the cat’s big day by doing what they do best…reading!

Who’s reading from their favorite book?  Just take a look…special reading guests Mayor Aurora Mayor Ed Tauer and Jeannie Ritter, to name a few.  

Follow guest readers in to Aurora classrooms, where they’ll read from their favorite books, as a part of the APS ‘Readers are Leaders’ program.  It’s also a fun way for our schools to participate in Read Across America Day.

You will be able to find a couple of unique stories in our school, like seven-time guest reader, Ian Gerber, reading from a book his father illustrated many years ago that shows his face as a young boy on the front cover.     

Or sit in with bilingual guest reader, Jerry Martinez, reading from his selected book in Spanish and English.  

This day of reading is inspired by ‘The Cat in The Hat’ creator, Ted Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, when he sat down to write a book that would challenge, entertain, and inspire a lifetime of reading.  After selling millions of copies worldwide, this fun book gets kids to fall in love with reading.

To quote the famous cat in the big, red and white hat, “I know it is wet.  And the sun is not sunny.  But we can have lots of good fun that is funny!”

**Great vo/sot or feature pkg. Let’s set up your reporter/photographer inside a classroom for visuals of our guests reading to kids, interviews with students, guest readers, teachers, etc. **

Contact:
Melissa Reeves, APS Communication Specialist
Cell #720-333-6006

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