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Literacy Bags

Brentwood Elementary School pre-kindergarten students Janylah Belvin and Treyvon Dove check out some of the materials in the Literacy Bags they received to help them prepare to succeed in kindergarten next year.

SARASOTA COUNTY, May 17, 2017 – The Sarasota County Campaign for Grade Level Reading Subcommittee for Early Learning is working with the Patterson Foundation to ensure children entering kindergarten have enriching literacy materials that can support their learning the months before school begins.

Title I elementary schools will distribute a Literacy Bag to each family that registers an incoming kindergarten student this spring and summer. Each Literacy Bag includes alphabet flash cards, first-word flash cards, number flash cards, color and shape flash cards, jumbo crayons, a Childcraft English Alphabet Literacy Chart, a set of upper- and lower-case alphabet magnets, drawing paper, and an English/Spanish picture book.

For more information, parents may contact Patti Brustad Folino at 941.650.6828 or

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