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December 11, 2014

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Page A-12 - Mason County Journal - Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 Misty morning Journal photo by Kathy Brooks The sun rises behind a misty forest Monday near Willow Ridge Lane southeast of Shelton. Clear skies gave way to rain earlier this week, The National Weather Service expects the rain to continue through tomorrow. Federal education grant to help fund two Shelton early-learning programs STAFF REPORT news@masoncoun com The Shelton School District will soon receive a portion of a $3.8 million federal grant for two early-learning programs. Students within the school district will have two new literacy programs available to them -- READY! for Kinder- garten classes and the Read UP program. READY! for Kindergarten will provide training and tools for parents and caregiv- ers, equipping them to help children up to age 5 develop strong brain connections, ac- cording to a news release from the South Sound Reading Foundation, which will ad- minister the grants. Read UP is a summer literacy pro- gram that will provide free books and weekly story time for children up to age 8. It aims to reverse the "summer slide," during which students lose up to three months of reading skills when school is out, according to the foundation. The South Sound Reading Founda- tion, the local chapter of the National Children's Reading Foundation, is a non- profit organization that serves Mason and Thurston counties. The U.S. Department of Education awarded the National Children's Read- ing Foundation the grant, which is aimed to bolster literacy and earlyqearn- ing initiatives in low-income school dis- tricts and communities in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, New Mexico, Virginia, Kentucky, Michigan, Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee and Maryland. We " ly i will close ear at 2 p.m, Friday, Dec. 12. i MAsos COUNWV JOURNAl - " inc. Poefin Serving Western Washington for over 40 years. ANY REPAIR Call us now for a free estimate _ (360)456-3822 13'N1:1 p~. ^TeeUM I inc. Serving Western Washmgton for 42 years Call (360) 432-0296 www.alroofingnw.com