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Wake up and read

Promoting childhood literacy . Presentation to the Wake County Board of Education. February 2, 2016. THE MISSION. A collaborative . effort . to. Engage . and . educate. Wake County about the importance of .

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Wake up and read

Promoting childhood literacy

Presentation to the Wake County Board of EducationFebruary 2, 2016Slide2

THE MISSION

A collaborative effort to

Engage and educate Wake County about the importance of childhood literacy

Increase access

to literacy resources and opportunities for all childrenSlide3

THE

VISIONEvery child in Wake County will be inspired, equipped, and empowered

to read.Read! Talk! Play! School

Every Day!Slide4

Affiliated

with the

Campaign for Grade-level

readingSlide5

June 2015

Honored as

a Community Solutions pacesetter for 2014 workSlide6

COLLABORATIVE PARTNERS

Bonnie’s Book Foundation

Books Are Magic

El Pueblo Community Organization

Greater Raleigh Chamber of CommerceMarbles Kids Museum

MetaMetrics

North Carolina State University

Motheread

Reach Out and Read

Read and Feed

SAS

United

Way of the Greater Triangle

Univision 40 and

Teletutura 40.2Wake AEYCWake Communities in Schools

Wake County Libraries

Wake

County PTA

Wake County

SmartStart

Wake Education Partnership

Wake County Public School

System

Board

of

Education

ESL

Grants

Literacy

Early Learning

Project Enlightenment

Social Work

Title

I

Women’s Club of Raleigh

YMCA of the TriangleSlide7

LEADERSHIP

Books are Magic, Jane Small

Marbles Kids Museum, Hardin

Engelhardt

Motheread, Carolyn

Dickens

Reach

Out and Read, Carolyn

Merrifield

Wake County Libraries, Mike

Wasilick

Wake Education

Partnership,

Teresa

PierrieWake County SmartStartWake County Public School System

Counseling

and Student

Services,

Darlene

Johnson

Early Learning,

Dawn

Dawson

Grants, Angie

Wright

Literacy,

Sherri Miller

WUAR Administrator,

Elizabeth

SantanaSlide8

The Three Pillars

SCHOOL READINESS

Received a WAKE County

SmartStart

Grant

SUMMER LEARNING LOSS

Received a United Way of Greater Triangle Grant

SCHOOL ATTENDANCESlide9

School

Readiness action team

Coordinates

WAKE Up and Read efforts focused on enhancing school readiness for children

birth-5

Identify all early childhood education providers in Wake County and coordinate a community awareness campaign and professional

development

Provide

books to children in targeted childcare and community centers near identified WCPSS schools through a community-wide book

driveSlide10

School

Attendance action team

Coordinates

WAKE Up and Read efforts focused

on

reducing

school

absence

Create

an attendance message to give to parents when they register their child

Establish

a baseline of organizations that currently include messages to families about attendance as it relates to academic achievementSlide11

Marketing & communications action team

Coordinates

WAKE Up and

Read efforts

to

spread

the word about all pillars of our

work

Create

cohesive messaging and

communication

strategies for school readiness, summer learning loss, and attendance

Secure publicity for book drive

Lead social media efforts and drive public

awarenessSlide12

Twitter:

WAKE Up and Read@Literacy4Wake

WAKE

Up

Wednesdays

Literacy tips are sent out every Wednesday through Twitter

Follow on Twitter #

ReadTalkPlaySlide13

Summer Learning Loss action team

Coordinates WAKE Up and Read efforts

focused on combating summer learning loss

Support the Book Drive Committee which provides 10 books to every student in 10 high-poverty schools before summer/track-out breaks

Survey families attending literacy events at the 10 schools about awareness of strategies for supporting literacy

Develop print and online resources for literacy strategies for families of elementary-aged childrenSlide14

Summer Learning Loss

2015 Book Drive Successes

Collected: 115,000 books through 150 collection sites

Distributed books to 9 elementary schools, 20 child care facilities, and 9 community centers

Impacted

at least 7,200 children (

5,950

WCPSS students and

1,250

childcare children)

400+ volunteers contributed over

1,000

hours of timeSlide15

READING

kids!

Happy

kids!Slide16

Grateful

kids!Slide17

2016 WAKE

Up and Read Annual Book Drive 110,000 BOOKS

10 SCHOOLS 10 BOOKS FOR EVERY CHILDGoal: 110,000 books in 1 month

February 1 – February 29

Books for children ages birth – 12

Distribution

at

10 schools and

nearby childcare and community

centersSlide18

2016 Book Drive – Get Involved!

Visit

www.wakeupandread.org

to sign up as collection partner, volunteer, or sponsor

Donate new or gently-used books

Share a

WAKE

Up and

Read

selfie

using

#

WUARBookDrive

Spread

the

word using the 2016 Toolkit!Slide19

2016 Book Drive

Book storage and sorting will be at Cary Towne Center in the former Sears storeSlide20

Other

Upcoming Events:

Letterland at Pullen Park

Saturday, May 14 from 10:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Office

of Early Learning Pre-K

Screenings

January

– May

(daily

in OEL Assessment

Center)

Saturday, April 16 – Forestville Elementary

Saturday, May 7 – Powell Elementary

Marbles

Year-Round Kick-Off to Kindergarten

Thursday, June 23 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Marbles

Traditional Kick-Off to

Kindergarten

Saturday, August 20 from 9:00 – 5:00 p.m.Slide21

WUAR Contacts

Dawn Dawson

dddawson@wcpss.net or (919) 588-3373

Sherri Miller

smiller@wcpss.net

or (919

)

533-7284

Elizabeth Santana

esantana@wcpss.net

or (919) 694-8755

Angie Wright

awright@wcpss.net

or (919) 533-7722

www.wakeupandread.org