DCTA Press Advisory on Read Across America events in Denver
For more information contact DCTA at:
303-831-0590 (DCTA office — ask for Henry Roman or Carolyn Crowder)
DENVER – The Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA) will celebrate Read Across America Day, Friday, March 2, at 9:00 a.m. at Archuleta Elementary School (16000 Maxwell Place, Denver).
DCTA President Henry Roman, Colorado Education Association Executive Director Tony Salazar, and State Board of Education Representative Elaine Berman will join teachers, parents and community members to share the joy of reading with Archuleta students.
Read Across America is celebrated annually March 2, the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss. The program was founded by the National Education Association in 1998, and is led in Colorado by the Colorado Education Association and its local associations throughout the state.
“We’re excited to take an opportunity to come together and honor both the life and work of Dr. Seuss, as well as the teachers and students working so hard to achieve excellence in the classroom,” Roman said. “We know that nurturing a life-long love of reading is key to promoting student success.”
The event will begin in the library, where Roman will address the Archuleta community, in English and Spanish, about the joy and importance of reading. Afterward, volunteers will read to students in classrooms throughout the building.
Also March 2, Club 30, a leadership and engagement project for young teachers and education professionals in DCTA, will read to children at the Children’s Hospital Anschutz Campus (13123 East 16th Avenue, Aurora). Teachers will read in two shifts, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and from 1:00p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Club 30 members will also present a donation to the Children’s Hospital Foundation on behalf of the Colorado Education Association in support of the amazing work and service that Children’s Hospital provides for Colorado families.
Media planning to attend either the Archuleta Elementary or Children’s Hospital event can contact DCTA for more information.