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Mark your calendars!  Friday March 1st is the National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America Day.  Read Across America is an annual reading awareness and motivation program that usually falls on or around Dr. Seuss’s birthday (March 2nd).  The purpose of the event is to get children excited about reading as research has shown that children who spend more time reading perform better in school.  The National Education Association offers some great tips for parents as well as a variety of resources related to reading to use on Read Across America Day and throughout the school year.  Check them out here:

There are also many events being held locally for Read Across America Day.  Here is a list of fun local events to attend with your children:


Happy Birthday Dr. Suess!  Read Across America Events

Fun filled activities and refreshments in honor of Dr. Suess’s birthday.

For more information visit: 0159-002


Friday 3/1/13

Salem Church Library



Saturday 3/2/13

Headquarters Library


Porter Library


Newton Library



Nina Parrish, M.Ed.

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About Nina

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Nina Parrish graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Following graduation from the University of Mary Washington, she received the Project PISCES scholarship to attend North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University where she completed her certification in Special Education for K-12 students with learning disabilities, mental retardation, and emotional disturbance. After obtaining her license, Nina earned a Master's Degree in Education for School Counseling in grades Pre K-12 from Virginia Commonwealth University. Nina taught in the public schools in North Carolina and Virginia for 7 years. Nina currently owns, Parrish Learning Zone, a K-12 local tutoring service with her husband Jay, who is also a teacher. They live in Spotsylvania with their daughter.


Pouches' Community Corner

This month Pouches learned about a very important resource for families who have lost loved ones to sudden tragedy, an organization called LLOST.

keepsake box

The foundation has helped 44 hospitals in 22 states through their Treasured Memories program. The program sends nurses to bereavement training, and provides or supplements the $55 memory boxes that include clothes, booties, handknot blankets, pictures, foot prints, hand prints, clipped hair and other mementos.


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