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Annual Author Visit and
Family Literacy Event with Children’s Authors
Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel
Annual Author Visit to Take Place February 7-9, 2017;
Includes Elementary School Visits and Evening Presentations for Parents
The Annual Author Visit for 2017 will feature children’s authors Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel. The authors will be visiting Summit County elementary schools and participating in family literacy events on February 7-9, 2017. The Author Visit takes place annually thanks to a grant from the Eileen Finkel Innovative Teacher Award and support from The Education Foundation of the Summit.
The February Author’s visit brings to Summit County two sisters, Stevens and Crummel, who are award winning authors of children’s books. The sisters frequently collaborate on stories that feature humorous animals. The Author Visit will include a half day at each district elementary school to meet and talk to students; meals with elementary school essay contest winners; and free evening events for parents and community members focused on creating a love of reading at home.
The schedule includes:
Tuesday, February 7
8:30, Dillon Valley Elementary
12:30, Silverthorne Elementary
5:30pm-7:00pm, Silverthorne Elementary, Family Dinner and Presentation
Wednesday, February 8
8:30, Breckenridge Elementary
12:30, Upper Blue Elementary
5:30pm-7:00pm, Upper Blue Elementary, Family Dinner and Presentation
Thursday, February 9
8:30, Summit Cove Elementary
12:30, Frisco Elementary
All events are open to the public. Spanish speaking interpreters will be in attendance. Student essay winners will be recognized at events.
The Education Foundation of the Summit is a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization with an all-volunteer group of parents and community members dedicated to supporting the public school students and teachers in Summit County. Founded in 2010, the foundation has expanded its support of public school teachers and students in Summit to include Eileen Finkel Innovative Teaching Awards each year, partnership and grants to school PTAs, scholarships to high school seniors, and collaboration with schools and community groups to increase opportunities for students, Prek-12, in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics).The foundation has raised over $300,000 since 2010.
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