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Summer Learning Day Events – Sarasota

July 14, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

National Summer Learning Day (SLD) takes place in communities across the country to raise awareness among families of the importance of summer learning. This year the Community Foundation of Sarasota County is partnering with the Herald-Tribune Media Group, the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and several other organizations to bring 42,000 books to children and families without books in their home. The SLD events planned in Sarasota will showcase the free Summer Learning Academies in some of our Title 1 elementary schools as well as some of the Glasser Schoenbaum Human Services Center agencies that support these families.


On Thursday, July 14 there are several events taking place. Be our guest for one or all the events. Can’t make it for the entire bus tour? Feel free to join us at any of the locations mentioned on the tour. Just let us know what option works best for you.


8:00 am: Breakfast at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County (2635 Fruitville Rd.) 

9:00 am: Bus departs for Alta Vista’s Eagle Academy, a free program for students entering Kindergarten through third grade (1050 Euclid Avenue 34237)

10:00 am: Bus departs from Alta Vista for Tuttle Elementary where rising Kindergarten students are preparing for Kindergarten in the fall (2863 8th Street 34237) 

11:00 am: Bus departs Tuttle and heads to Glasser Schoenbaum (1750 17thStreet 34234) where they are celebrating summer learning with the families that access the services of the organizations located at their center. Participating organizations include the Early Learning Coalition, Jewish Family and Children’s Services, The Salvation Army, Healthy Start, Literacy Council, UnidosNow, and the Children’s Medical Center. 

12:00 pm: Return to CFSC

II. CELEBRATE READING AT EMMA E BOOKER from 1:00pm – 2:00pm (2350 Dr Martin Luther King Way 34234)

Join Principal Dr. Dawn Clayton and her team as they distribute books to the families participating in their Summer Learning Academy while they also reinforce the importance of reading with your children over the summer.

III. WELCOME GOCIO’S NEW PRINCIPAL from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm (3450 Gocio Road 34235)

Come welcome Mr. Steve Royce, the new Gocio Elementary principal, and get a glimpse of what happens when children and families come together for the parent component of the Summer Learning Academies. Food and beverages will be provided.

Please RSVP by Monday, July 11th to Kirsten Russell ( or 941.556.7158. Be sure to include what events you will attend.


July 14, 2016
8:00 am - 7:00 pm


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