HENDERSON, Ky. (10/30/13) - On Nov. 4, Bend Gate Elementary will host an event called “New Destinations” which focuses on reading activities for Bend Gate Elementary students and families to enjoy.
The event will be from 5 to 7:00 p.m. at Bend Gate Elementary. A pizza dinner will be served at 5 p.m. Bend Gate Elementary PTA will hold their regularly scheduled meeting and an Accelerated Reader informational session starting at 5:35 p.m.
The annual Scholastic Book Fair will be open for students and families to purchase items. A team of guest readers will present their favorite stories throughout the night in various classrooms. The guest readers include: Bend Gate Elementary Principal, Doria Bugg, Accountability and Assessment Coordinator for Henderson County Schools, Jinger Carter, South Middle School Principal, Ryan Reusch, Henderson County High School Blue Unit Assistant Principal, Tiffany Sights, former Murray State University professors, Kerby Parish and Peggy Stirsman, Board of Education member, Jennifer Keach, retired educator from Henderson County Schools, Susie Watkins, Director of Special Education for Crittenden County Schools, Karen Nasseri and Little Caesar Rodney the Clown.
Prior to the event, each student at Bend Gate Elementary will receive a free copy of “Old Ben”, a junior novel by Kentucky author Jesse Stuart made available by the Little Caesar Rodney Foundation, an organization that partners with community organizations to perpetuate student achievement in literacy.
“I remember Dr. Seuss’s words as he considered all the places he could go. I am thrilled to be a part of a literacy event that promotes the power and excitement found in a book. New destinations are just a page away,” said David Drennan, fourth grade math and science teacher at Bend Gate.
Drennan, who also personifies the guest clown, will be in attendance as a guest reader.
Information provided by David Drennan
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