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Norwalk ACTS gears up for Get Into It! FREE Back-to-School Night


Get Into It! FREE Back-to-School Night Prepares Students with Free Backpacks, Books & Fun

New backpack? Check. New school supplies? Check. A fun, back-to-school night filled with innovative school readiness and enrichment programs for children and parents with some of Norwalk’s most important community leaders? Check!

Norwalk ACTS and Stepping Stones Museum for Children invite the public to a fun-filled Back-to-School Night extravaganza on Thursday, September 7, 2017, from 5 – 8 pm, where kids of all ages will receive FREE books and backpacks filled with school supplies, and parents will have the opportunity to meet Norwalk ACTS members, community leaders, Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling, Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steven Adamowski and other special guests, plus learn about outstanding community resources available to help families have a successful school year.

• Listen to story times led by special guest readers (including a Spanish-language story time by Norwalk First Lady, Lucia Rilling)
• FREE giveaways including drawstring backpacks, school supplies!
• FREE book from Norwalk READS!
• Meet BooZoo™, the Museum’s smart, incurably curious, puppy mascot who loves to read
• Enjoy specially priced menu items at the Stepping Stones museum cafe

Special thanks go out to Norwalk Reads! and Antares Capital for their important donations in support of the Norwalk ACTS’ Back-to-School Night.

“It’s exciting to celebrate children going back to school and to honor the wonderful organizations that support children in our community,” said Anthony Allison, Executive Director of Norwalk ACTS, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of Norwalk’s children, cradle to career. “The Norwalk ACTS membership is unbelievably dedicated to the children in our city and is deeply concerned about their success in school and in life,” Allison added. “They know we are accountable for every single child in Norwalk and are working hard to make sure that we have aligned the necessary resources to support outcomes for kids.”

Among the Norwalk ACTS members attending Back-to-School Night are The Human Services Council, Person-to-Person, Maritime Center of Norwalk (with a touch tank), Norwalk Public Library, Norwalk Community College, Carver Center and others.

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Get Into It! FREE is an important component of Stepping Stones Museum for Children’s Open Arms initiative. Open Arms makes it possible for every child, family and school to enjoy the museum’s exhibits, gallery activities and themed events regardless of financial, language or special needs barriers. Reaching more than 65,000 children, caregivers and teachers throughout the region this year, the program offers monthly Get Into It! FREE evenings, parent workshops, free traveling exhibits for schools and numerous other educational, informational and learning experiences to inspire lifelong learning.

About Stepping Stones Museum for Children
Stepping Stones Museum for Children is an award-winning, private, non-profit 501 (c)(3) children’s museum committed to broadening and enriching the lives of children and families. Stepping Stones Museum for Children is located at 303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT, exit 14 North and 15 South off I-95. Museum hours are: Labor Day through Memorial Day, Tuesday—Sunday and select holiday Mondays from 10 am-5pm; and Memorial Day through Labor Day, Monday-Sunday from 10 am-5 pm. Admission is $15 for adults and children and $10 for seniors. Children under 1 are free. For more information about Stepping Stones, to book a field trip or schedule a class, workshop or facility rental call 203-899-0606 or visit www.steppingstonesmuseum.org

About Norwalk ACTS
Part of a nationwide StriveTogether network, Norwalk ACTS convenes more than 100 civic leaders and organizations around a common agenda, using data and shared measurement to form action plans which result in measurable and positive impact on the lives of all Norwalk children. To learn more, visit www.norwalkacts.org

 

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