An Excited Community Leader Makes a Phone Call

William Russell, president and CEO of the Sarasota Housing Authority, came back energized from joining the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (SCGLR) in Colorado for the All-America City Awards Ceremony where SCGLR was awarded the All-America City Award for their work on moving the needle for grade-level reading in Sarasota County and Manatee County.  Although the Sarasota Housing Authority has worked with the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, William was charged with creating exciting ideas on ways to get the community involved. As soon as he came back to ...

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Un líder comunitario emocionado hace una llamada…

William Russell, presidente y director ejecutivo de la Sarasota Housing Authority, volvió motivado después de unirse a la Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (SCGLR, “Leer para 3ro”) en Colorado para la ceremonia de premios de All-America City donde SCGLR fue galardonado el All-America City Award por su trabajo por mover la aguja para alcanzar la lectura a nivel de grado en los condados de Sarasota y Manatee. Aunque la Sarasota Housing Authority ha trabajado con la Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, a William se le encargó crear emocionantes ideas ...

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More than Words: Reach Out and Read delivers

When there is alignment of Leadership, Willingness, Readiness, Capacity, and Culture, the journey of change advances at the speed of trust. At The Patterson Foundation (TPF) and Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (SCGLR), we live our values to amplify impact for people, organizations, and communities. We strive to be accessible and to deeply listen to and learn about our community’s aspirations. We know that lasting change takes commitment and persistence. As we address the most common issues and obstacles that impact a child’s ability to read, we embrace ...

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Más que palabras: Reach Out and Read cumple

Cuando hay alineamiento de Liderazgo, Disposición, Preparación, Capacidad y Cultura, la travesía del cambio avanza a la velocidad de la confianza. En The Patterson Foundation (TPF) y la Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (SCGLR), vivimos nuestros valores para intensificar el impacto para las personas, organizaciones y comunidades. Nos esforzamos en ser accesibles y profundamente escuchar a y aprender sobre las aspiraciones de nuestra comunidad. Sabemos que un cambio perdurable requiere compromiso y persistencia. A medida que abordamos los problemas más ...

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Helping out at La Miranda

Recently, Tess Dilan and I traveled to La Miranda Apartments. They provide daycare for some of the children that live in the complex. The kids were adorable, lively, and all seemed happy to be there. The children were split into two groups, and Tess and I were each assigned to one of them. Initially, I joined one of the supervisors on the playground with my group, outside. When it was time to go back inside, the children used practice worksheets and the white board to work on their letters. Some of the older children were able to assist the younger ones with learning. ...

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Ayudando en La Miranda

Hace poco, Tess Dilan y yo fuimos a La Miranda Apartments. Allí ofrecen guardería para algunos de los niños que viven en el complejo. Los niños eran encantadores, alegres y todos parecían estar felices de estar allí. Los niños estaban divididos en dos grupos, y Tess y yo fuimos asignados cada uno a uno de ellos. Al principio, me uní a uno de los supervisores en el patio con mi grupo, fuera. Cuando llegó la hora de entrar dentro, los niños utilizaron hojas de trabajo de práctica y la pizarra para trabajar en sus letras. Algunos de los niños mayores pudieron ...

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Soar in 4: Wonders of Water

Editor’s Note: Luanne Howe, an early learning specialist with the Manatee County School District who is participating in the Suncoast Summer Book Challenge. The Soar in 4 summer program is designed to enhance positive parent-school communications through weekly teacher and parent communication throughout the summer. Recently, our pre-kindergarten teachers welcomed families to their second summer family event at Rogers Garden Bullock Elementary School. Our Wonders of Water Unit, which is our second unit of study, was previewed that night. Ms. Sylwia Konopko, a ...

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Elévate a los 4: Las maravillas del agua

Nota del editor: Luanne Howe, especialista de la educación temprana con el Distrito escolar del condado de Manatee, está participando en el Desafío de libros del verano. El programa de verano Soar in 4 (“Elévate a los cuatro”) está diseñado para mejorar las comunicaciones positivas entre los padres y la escuela a lo largo del verano. Hace poco, los maestros de pre-kindergarten dieron la bienvenida a las familias a su segundo evento familiar del verano en la Rogers Garden Bullock Elementary School. Nuestra unidad de Las maravillas del agua, que es nuestra ...

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Soar in 4 at Ballard Elementary: Let There Be Light!

Editor’s Note:  Luanne Howe, an early learning specialist with the Manatee County School District who is participating in the Suncoast Summer Book Challenge. Soar in 4 families at Ballard Elementary began our second family event by making their own dinner!  The purpose of the dinner was for parents to model how to go through a cafeteria line and make choices. The expectation was that children would be able to verbalize their name, make a choice, and carry their own dinner. Cooking is a great way for kids to learn. We introduced new vocabulary words in context and ...

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Elévate a los cuatro en Ballard Elementary: ¡Hágase la luz!

Nota del editor: Luanne Howe, especialista del aprendizaje temprano con el distrito escolar del condado de Manatee, está participando en el Suncoast Summer Book Challenge (“Desafío de libros del verano de Suncoast”). Las familias de Soar in 4 (“Elévate a los 4”) de la Ballard Elementary comenzaron nuestro segundo evento familiar ¡haciendo su propia cena! El propósito de la cena era que los padres hiciesen de modelos sobre cómo pasar por la cola de una cafetería y tomar decisiones. La expectativa era que los niños pudiesen verbalizar su nombre, tomar ...

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