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Mayor’s Book Club: Monmouth University & Flynn School Partner for Literacy Achievement

PERTH AMBOY — Mayor Wilda Diaz is pleased to announce that the School of Education at Monmouth University has selected the first grade students of James J. Flynn School to participate in the 4th Annual Mayor’s Book Club.

The New Jersey State League of Municipalities Educational Foundation and Monmouth University have collaborated to highlight Mayors and their School Districts in promoting wide reading, literacy engagement and achievement.

“I’m looking forward to visiting and reading to the Flynn school students. The main purpose of this initiative is to motivate and engage our first grade students to enhance early literacy achievement for first graders. I personally know that when working with a team towards a common goal is definitely attainable. I want to especially thank Monmouth University of their initiative in our City,” said Mayor Wilda Diaz.

The kick-off event will be held on Tuesday, January 22 at 10:00 a.m. at the Flynn School located at 850 Chamberlain Avenue. The first grade student body will be challenged to read 1,000 books starting on February 1st until May 1st, with the opportunity to receive $1,000 towards purchasing books for their library.

“Our goal this year is to improve the students’ phonetic skills and reading comprehension. We’ll motivate them to read a wide variety of texts, because it’s important that our children to learn the lifelong impact that reading can have on their lives. I believe the Mayor’s Book Club will help us spread a love for reading, while promoting and exercising early literacy together, through this challenge,” said Ms. Tiffany Prime, Reading Specialist at Flynn School.

Press Release 1/18/1

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