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INFORMATIONAL LETTER: 127
POLICY CODE: IHAA
TO: Superintendents of Schools and Elementary Principals
FROM: Susan A. Gendron, Commissioner
RE: Read With Me Initiative/ Letter From Karen M. Baldacci
Principals in your
district should have received a letter from First Lady, Karen M. Baldacci. It announced that the Maine Reads Advisory
Board has once again been awarded a major grant from the Verizon Foundation. This grant will enable the Advisory Board to
provide books to each
The Read With
Me Initiative encourages parents to read with their children every
day. Each child will receive a carry bag
with two books by
Schools can also receive the Read With Me video from Maine Public Broadcasting demonstrating effective models for reading with children. Copies of the video are available through the Maine State Library distribution service (287- 5620).
Questions regarding this initiative can be directed to Sue Plummer at 287-2121.