Mar 262013
 
Ryan Gonzales, principal of Westfield Village Elementary School, dons a ‘Cat in the Hat’ costume to read to kids at a Feb. 27 literacy special event (Info & photo from Lori Aldrete & Yolo County Children’s Alliance)

Ryan Gonzales, principal of Westfield Village Elementary School, dons a ‘Cat in the Hat’ costume to read to kids at a Feb. 27 literacy special event
(Info & photo from Lori Aldrete & Yolo County Children’s Alliance)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 13, 2013 –

Westfield Village Elementary School in West Sacramento celebrated “Read Across America” week with its own family literacy celebration on Feb. 27. Over 200 children and parents showed up, receiving information in English and Spanish on things families can do at home to promote reading and literacy.

Several students read programs, and K-5 grade classes had booths on display.

Visiting to help read to the kids at the program were city councilman Oscar Villegas, school board member and Yolo County Children’s Alliance director Katie Villegas, and school superintendent Dayton Gilleland.

“Through third grade, children learn to read,” said Katie Villegas in a press release. “Starting in fourth grade, students read to learn. We cannot overstate the importance of children learning to read at grade level by the end of third grade.”

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Steve Marschke

Steve Marschke