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Patrick Henry Elementary-"A Promoter of Learning On All Counts"

Over the past five years, I have come to know the community of learners at Patrick Henry Elementary School, Alexandria City Schools.As a Board Member of Reading Is Fundamental of Northern Virginia, I have had numerous visits to Patrick Henry and observed RIF book distributions that have engaged students in the art of learning and the love of reading.My most recent visit on October 27th to the library of Patrick Henry was no different.Librarian, Kelsey Frey and her Media Assistant, Dana Sterling, set the stage for a variety of literacy activities for all students.And, the community of learners at Patrick henry were eager to select their RIF book from a wide array of titles and genres!

On October 29, 2017, Reading Is Fundamental of Northern Virginia hosted their Second Annual 5K Run/Walk, "Book It For Books."The event was held at Bluemont Park, Arlington, Virginia.A great time was had by all in attendance.RIF of NOVA was particularly grateful to the time and dedication that Kelsey Frey, Librarian at Patrick Henry, had put into organizing a "Team of 27" runners and walkers to participate in the fundraiser, "Book It For Books."

Please take some time to view some great pictures from an enthusiastic group of people of all ages that love what it takes to promote literacy!

Most grateful,


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