SOURCE: California Dictionary Project

February 12, 2007 14:23 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: Feb. 14 School Event

How Do You Spell Chocolate? South Bay Third Graders to Receive Their Own Dictionary This Valentine's Day

CAMPBELL, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 12, 2007 -- This Valentine's Day, the non-profit California Dictionary Project, in conjunction with the Campbell Union School District and the Campbell Education Foundation, will distribute a dictionary to each of the district's 1,100 third graders as a part of its "Love of Literacy - Dictionary Day" at 10 a.m. next Wednesday, February 14, 2007. The event will take place at Rosemary Elementary School in Campbell. Campbell Mayor Daniel Furtado, along with local firefighters and other volunteers will distribute dictionaries and talk to students about the importance of reading and how to use their dictionary.

The California Dictionary Project, www.californiadictionaryproject.org, is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, headquartered in San Francisco, Calif. Its mission is to donate and distribute dictionaries annually to third-graders in California public schools. Since its founding in 2002, California Dictionary Project has distributed more than 75,000 dictionaries to Bay Area students.

This is the first year the Campbell Union School District third graders have received dictionaries.

WHAT    The Inaugural Love of Literacy - Dictionary Day Event
        The distribution of 1,100 English and Spanish/English dictionaries
        to every third grader in Campbell Union School District. The
        ceremonial event, which media are invited to attend, will be held
        at Rosemary School in Campbell.

WHO     California Dictionary Project
        Campbell Union Elementary School District
        Campbell Education Foundation

WHEN    10:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 14, 2007

WHERE   Rosemary Elementary School
        401 W. Hamilton Avenue
        Campbell, CA 95008

PHOTO/VIDEO
OPPORTUNITIES   - Students receiving their dictionaries
                - Volunteers teaching groups of students how to use their
                  dictionaries
For more information, please go to www.californiadictionaryproject.org. For media RSVPs or questions, please contact Zach Olsen, Infinite Public Relations, 415-252-1121; zolsen@infinitepr.com.

Contact Information

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    Zach Olsen
    Infinite Public Relations
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    415.948.5913