FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 2, 2012
Contact: Deidra Powell, Chief Communications Officer , (714) 558-5555 Office, (714) 673-4995 Mobile
Santa Ana USD children to join the Bug Squad and help set world reading record on October 4, 2012 at Heninger Elementary School
Event: Dressed in their fun pajamas and antennas, hundreds of pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students at Heninger Elementary School will join 2 million children across the country in listening to the popular story book Lady Bug Girl and the Bug Squad provided to the school by the Pearson Foundation. Read for the Record is a national event, which promotes quality early childhood education for at-risk children ages 0-5 and reading to help close the early education achievement gap. The media is invited to attend the record-breaking reading event which is part of the national Jumpstart’s Read for the Record campaign. Each child will take home their own copy of Lady Bug Girl and the Bug Squad by David Soman and Jacky Davis thanks to a donation of 400 books by the Pearson Foundation. For every book read online as part of the Read for Our Schools campaign, the Pearson Foundation will donate a brand new copy of Lady Bug Girl and the Bug Squad to children in need.
· Santa Ana Unified School District Early Childhood Education
· Heninger Elementary School staff, parents and students
· Sergeant Manuel Chavez of the Santa Ana School Police Department (Guest Reader)
When: Thursday, October 4, 2012
Where: Heninger Elementary School
417 W. Walnut St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Photo Ops: There will be colorful photo opportunities with children wearing their pajamas and ladybug antennas during and after the reading. Children will also be available to take photographs with guest reader Sergeant Manuel Chavez from the Santa Ana School Police Department.