First Lady Crissy Haslam Scheduled To Visit Nolan Elementary on Tuesday

Friday, January 25, 2013

Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam is scheduled to visit Nolan Elementary on Signal Mountain on Tuesday, at 2:00 p.m.  

The school's PTA invited the First Lady to come to the school at the beginning of the year and her office contacted the school, letting it know she would be able to come.

The First Lady is promoting her Read 20 initiative and she will be reading to one of the Nolan Elementary classes.  

For more information on the First Lady's Read 20 initiative, go to http://tn.gov/firstlady/read20/.  

Ms. Haslam will be promoting the January Read 20 book of the month, Mr. Popper's Penguins, so the school plans for students to dress up in hats, scarves and gloves for the occasion.

The First Lady's Read 20 initiative is modeled after Hamilton County's own Read 20 program. For more information on the Hamilton County program, go to http://www.read20.org/ or contact Shula Yelliot at 423 209- 6190 or ShulaY@HamiltonTN.gov.

A local printer is donating signs to welcome the First Lady to the school. 

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