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Family reading night at NW school on Feb. 25

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Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2009 12:00 am

A family reading night has been scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sonoran Science Academy, 2325 W. Sunset Road.

The evening, with guest readers, dancers, displays and activities, is being hosted by The Rockin Readers, a Sonoran Science Academy after-school book club.

Family Reading Night is intended to “encourage families to turn off the television, computers, video games and other forms of entertainment and spend time reading and being read to,” a release said. It is specifically aimed at elementary and middle school-aged children and their families. “We hope to educate parents about reading strategies, encourage families to read together and learn from each other.”

A number of businesses are participating.

“This event will be a fun and positive experience for SSA families, and a fantastic beginning to what I hope will become an SSA tradition,” said book club sponsor Charmaine Thomas.

Sonoran Science Academy is a K-12 charter school in Northwest Tucson. The college preparatory school emphasizes science, math and computer science along with a liberal arts foundation.

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