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Media Advisory: Blackshear Elementary Celebrates Dr. Seuss' Birthday During Read Across America Event

District administrators to read Seuss favorites in classrooms

AUSTIN, Texas--Blackshear Elementary School is celebrating Read Across America with Dr. Seuss classics being read by administrators and community leaders in all of its classrooms.

Who: Paul Cruz, AISD chief of schools; Jacquie Porter, AISD early childhood supervisor; Marissa Del Rosario, Communities in Schools supervisor; Elizabeth Polk, AISD director of library media services; Alma Valdez, AISD elementary coordinator for English language learners; Christine Caudle and Margot Perez, Tarrytown United Methodist Church reading buddies; Travis Donoho, Education Austin director of organizing; and Malcolm Monroe, AISD police department officer.

What: Classroom visits from blue-haired Things 1 through 45 and guest readers, district administrators, reading classic Dr. Seuss stories to students. Each of the 225 students will also receive their own copy of a Dr. Seuss book.

When: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., March 3 

Where: Blackshear Elementary School, 1712 E 11th St.

Background: The National Education Association's Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 3.

For more information, please contact Betty Jenkins, principal of Blackshear Elementary School at (512) 414-2021 or email