Read Across America event Saturday to support Edmonds School District libraries

read acrossThe Edmonds Education Association and the Edmonds Public Schools Foundation have teamed up to create a day-long Read Across America celebration, this Saturday, March 2 — on the birthday of Dr. Seuss.

The day is focused on encouraging families to read together and raising money to support Edmonds School District libraries. Read Across America activities are based at Revelations Yogurt, 527 Main St., in Edmonds. Children can enjoy the “reading room” where guest readers (list below) will be reading children’s books  from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. The Cat in the Hat and Thing 1 and Thing 2 will be available for pictures. Families can also complete a “Cat Walk” scavenger hunt in downtown Edmonds, and children can enter their name into a drawing to win a Revelations Yogurt party for their classroom. Revelations is donating 10 percent of the day’s sales to support Edmonds School District libraries.

Other sponsoring businesses that have made a generous donation to Read Across America are the Edmonds Bookshop, AXA Advisors, Horace Mann Insurance and the School Employees Credit Union of Washington. Community members who want to donate can make checks payable to the Edmonds Public Schools Foundation, earmarked for Read Across America, and mail them to the Edmonds PSF, P.O. Box 390, Lynnwood, WA  98046.

Here’s the schedule of guest readers for Saturday:

11:15 — Nick Brossoit, Superintendent, Edmonds School District

11:45 — Tim Brittell, Washington  Education Association Board Director

12:15 — Brett Hagen, Principal, Sherwood Elementary

12:45 — Rob Baumgartner, Principal, Westgate Elementary

1:15 — Kim Mead, National Education Association Board Director

1:45 — Doug Johnson, Principal, Mountlake Terrace Elementary

2:15 –  Lisa Nakama, Edmonds Center for the Arts

2:45 — Stephen Miller, National Education Association Board Director

3:15 — Dave Earling, Mayor, City of Edmonds

3:45 — David Quinn, Teacher, Edmonds Woodway High School

4:15 — Susan Phillips, Board Director, Edmonds School District

4:45 — Kristyn Staal, Teacher, Cedar Way Elementary

5:15 — Marla Miller, Former Assistant Superintendent, Edmonds School District

5:45 — Steve Goodwin, Librarian, Spruce Elementary

6:15 — Stephanie Smith, Librarian, Terrace Park Elementary

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