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Partner Profile: Brookside Village

#ReadPlayTalk is a community-wide effort that involves businesses and organizations lending their support in innovative, non-financial ways. Supporting a culture of reading, playing and talking with children from birth through early childhood can be as simple as encouraging customers, employees or members to make read, play and talk with their children ? EVERY DAY.

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Mesquite ISD cannot do this alone. It will take parents, educators and community partners working together to make #ReadPlayTalk part of our community?s cultural identity.

Your Cost? $0

Mesquite ISD is not seeking financial donations for #ReadPlayTalk. As an RPT Partner, your business or organization can help to further a #ReadPlayTalk community culture by developing unique ways to get your customers, employees or members reading, playing and talking in their own homes with their own children. We will post stories of those efforts here and through Mesquite ISD?s other communication channels.

Tell Us What You?re Doing!

We want to recognize your business or organization as part of the #ReadPlayTalk initiative. Contact Executive Director for Communications Laura Jobe at ljobe@mesquiteisd.org or 972-882-7406 to share your story.

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Follow RPT on social media through #ReadPlayTalk and join the conversation by posting your own photos of your business? or organization?s efforts.

Brookside Village Embraces #ReadPlayTalk

Brookside Village, a manufactured housing community within the Mackey Elementary School boundaries, is one of Mesquite ISD?s first partners in the districts #ReadPlayTalk initiative. So says Mackey Principal Lynne Noe, who was surprised while dropping off school supplies and registration information by its new literacy center.

This area, which includes two new bookcases and a child-size picnic table with big Lego blocks, was inspired by Mackey?s reading-focused donations in July, she said. ?We left donated books to be used for a summer book swap by our students who are residents there,? she said.

?They are embracing #ReadPlayTalk,? said Noe. ?I canąt wait to suggest some other activities for them to add to their literacy area.?

?We really do try hard to engage our students, and a lot more kids began visiting our clubhouse because of the books,? said Sharla Piest, who has served as manager of Brookside Village for 13 years.

?Mackey Elementary?s book donation and meeting its engaged staff also inspired us to reinvigorate our Kids Club, and we?re going to host after-school activities once a month to enrich learning,? she added.