In celebration of Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, Wellington will take part in the 2020 Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County's Read for the Record Virtual Event on Thursday, October 29, 2020.
This year, because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, this national initiative must look a little different. Wellington’s Council has enlisted the help of community volunteers to record a virtual book reading of “Evelyn Del Rey is Moving Away” by Meg Medina, which will be shared with Village schools and learning centers. Wellington will also feature an English and Spanish book reading on its Read for the Record webpage, along with activities for children and parents.
“Wellington is proud to once again take part in this national initiative to promote the importance of building early literacy and language skills for every child,” said Village Manager Paul Schofield. “Even though we cannot visit students in person this year, we hope this virtual format will allow us to bring together hundreds of children, teachers, and parents in classrooms, libraries, and homes across our Village.”
Jumpstart’s Read for the Record is a national campaign launched over a decade ago to address the educational inequities that leave too many children unprepared for kindergarten. This year’s book is Evelyn Del Rey is Moving Away, by Meg Medina and illustrated by Sonia Sanchez, is a celebration of lasting friendship, the power of connection, and encountering change.