I made the first pledge from Katy, Texas, by pledging to read at least one Dr. Seuss book everyday for two weeks to my granddaughter, Carina! Join me!
On March 2nd, parents, teachers and students will make a special effort to promote reading. This day celebrates the birthday of beloved children’s author, Dr. Seuss, by encouraging reading.
Read Across America Day was founded in 1997 by the National Education Association (NEA), which is an organization that represents teachers and education support professionals.
The book, “The Lorax,” will be featured this year, and the NBC/ Universal film, “The Lorax,” will be released on March 2nd to kick off the Read Across America campaign. The 2012 theme is green.
Log ontowww.readacrossamerica.org and pledge an activity to commemorate this day and to encourage reading in your community.
Also, if you purchase books through betterworldbooks.com, another book will be donated to charity.
Houston-based author, Joe Sutton, will read his new children’s book, “Wanda and the
Oblahlahs,” during story time at Learning Express in Katy on Wednesday, November 16. Based on a story he dreamed up for his children, the resourceful father, then a U.S. Army Colonel, realized an effective way to get his message across to his children was to tell the girls stories with carefully disguised lessons.
Wednesday, November 16, at 10:30 AM.
5556 S. Peek Road
Katy, TX 77494
Story time includes singing songs for toddlers and pre-school children.
Sutton will donate the proceeds of book sales to Children at Risk. The action-focused non-profit organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life of Texas’ children through strategic research, community education, collaboration, and advocacy.
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iOle! Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a Fiesta!
Maud Smith Marks Branch Library is having a Festival with crafts, dancing, and food. There is no registration required, and all ages are welcome. The party will be held on Saturday, September 17th, from 1PM-4PM.
1815 Westgreen Boulevard
Katy, TX 77450
Rosenberg’s Hispanic Heritage Day will also take place on Saturday, September 17th, from 10 AM-6PM. The downtown Rosenberg event will feature Mariachi bands, dance performances, and cultural exhibits throughout the day. The Fort Bend Hispanic Heritage Forum will have a booth and is helping the City coordinate activities and entertainment throughout the event. There will be plenty of activities for the kids, and the Art League of Fort Bend and Gulf Coast Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists will be on hand with exhibits and displays.
800 3rd Street
Rosenberg, TX 77471
Morton Ranch High School Performing Arts Center is holding their Seventh Annual Latin Fest on Friday, September 23rd from 7PM-10PM. This Latin Cultural/Talent show presents the dancing, singing and culture of every Latin country along with Special Guests, Tati Soleil, Grupo Azendado, and 104.9 FM Tú Música! Tickets go on sale September 19 at the school during lunch for $5, and are also available at the door for $7. All proceeds go towards the MRHS Latinos Unidos Scholarship Fund. Any student who participates in the show then becomes eligible for a scholarship. If you would like to make a donation towards the scholarship fund or have any questions, please contact Romulo Crespo at RomuloECrespo@Katyisd.org
21000 Franz Rd.
Katy, TX 77449
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- Katy is spread between three counties: Fort Bend, Waller, and Harris.
- In 2011, the population of Katy within the city is approximately 15,307. The area surrounding Katy is home to thousands more.
- The median cost of a home in Katy is approximately $159,145.
- Katy was incorporated in 1945.
- Katy is named after the “K-T Railroad,” or the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad, that rode through Katy during the 1800’s.
- Katy was originally named Cane Island.
- On September 8, 1900, a severe hurricane destroyed most of Katy’s buildings.
- The elevation of Katy is 142 feet.
- The median income is $83,383.
- Katy made U.S. News’ list of Best Places to Retire.