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Naperville Reads - Katherine Applegate

Reported by on 1/22/19

Mustang Families,

I’m so excited to tell you that all of our fourth grade students have the awesome opportunity to meet Katherine Applegate, Newbery award winner and author of Wishtree, The One and Only Ivan, Crenshaw and many other wonderful books for children.

Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville is among the many sponsors of the annual citywide reading celebration, Naperville READS. Because of this grant program, there is no cost to students for the event!

We’ll load up on busses and travel to Pfeiffer Hall in Naperville on Tuesday, January 29. We will leave McCarty at 11:15AM and will return around 1:30PM. We’ll spend 45 minutes listening to Katherine Applegate present and then have some time for Q&A.

Additional information and a permission slip will be sent home with fourth graders on Tuesday. Please return the permission form no later than January 25th. In addition to the free trip, students have the opportunity to purchase a copy of Applegate’s newest book, Wishtree. The form for this book will be sent home with the permission slip. For your convenience, both forms are attached to this email.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. McVey or your student’s teacher.


LMC Director McCarty Elementary

3000 Village Green Drive
Aurora, IL 60504
630-375-3400 ext. 3407

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