School District Raising Awareness for Summer Reading
School’s out, but summer reading is in. The school district in Pascagoula is trying to get the word out for parents to make sure kids are opening books during their time off.
Members of the Pascagoula-Gautier School District were spotted wearing big sandwich board signs outside of Jerry Lee’s Grocery Store in Pascagoula.
The superintendent, principals and teachers were handing out pamphlets to parents and grandparents who were shopping at the store.
Superintendent Wayne Rodolfich tells News 25 why they felt it was important to raise awareness for the district’s reading program. “Number one, we get to know the people in our community. We get to stress the importance of literacy for children in our community and it’s just about building relationships. It’s very important to us that every child that comes to our school district who lives here has the opportunity to get the best opportunity to learn how to read. So, we can’t stop during the summer. We go all summer long.”
The school district says parents should be reading with their children for at least 20 minutes every day.