MONROE ELEMENTARY WINS CITY READ-A-THON NOT CALCOTT AS ANNOUNCED
Councilman Barclay Winn to Present Banner to Top Reading School on Friday, November 3
Norfolk, VA (November 2, 2006) – Norfolk Public Schools and Norfolk Public Library announce a change in the Creating a City of Readers Read-A-Thon elementary school winner. Monroe Elementary is the new winner. Incorrect numbers for Calcott were originally submitted by mistake. Ruffner remains the middle school winner.
Once again, Norfolk Public School students read over 5 million minutes. Monroe Elementary students read 213,830 and Ruffner Middle students read 552, 240 minutes.
Larrymore Elementary placed second and Larchmont Elementary placed third place in the elementary division.
Northside Middle placed second and Azalea Middle placed third in the middle school division.
On Friday, November 3, Councilman Barclay Winn, Dr. Stephen C. Jones, Superintendent of Norfolk Public Schools, Angela Wiley, Read-A-Thon Committee Chairwoman, and Norman Maas, Norfolk Public Library Director will present the winning schools with a banner. They will visit Ruffner at 10 a.m. and Monroe at 11 a.m.
The achievement of Monroe Elementary School students and Ruffner Middle School students will be recognized with nameplates inside children books distributed to all youth departments at Norfolk Public Library. The books selected will encourage children in Norfolk to read.
All students at the winning schools are entered in a drawing to receive a $100 gift certificate to a local book store. One elementary student and one middle school student will win. The top reading class at each school will receive a small incentive for participating. This is the 12th year Norfolk Public Library and Norfolk Public Schools have held the Read-A-Thon. For more information, call the Library’s Public Relations Department at 664-7338.