Pete"s Grand Literacy Plan

Event Area: 
Capitol Building
Event Location: 
1st Floor Rotunda - Entire Rotunda
Event Date: 
Apr 1 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Organization/Sponsor/Department: 
Pete the Purple Bull
Applicant's Name: 
Kim Riley-Quinn
Applicant's Phone: 
563.349.1870
Event Type: 
Public Event
Expected Attendance: 
26 - 100
Add'l Information: 
Pete the Purple Bull, an original character developed in the State of Iowa, along with his Posse, will introduce his Grand Literacy Plan designed to support elementary school reading initiatives across the State. The program also incorporates the teaching of essential social/emotional skills. Pete the Purple Bull recently published a children's book (Pete's Grand Plan) that has been well received by educators, parents and children. The current Miss Iowa, Mikhayla Hughes-Shaw, has been sharing this book with school children across the State. Pete and his team will have a display that shares important information about Bullying and the social/emotional needs of school children across Iowa. The author and the illustrator of the book will be on hand for book signings. Miss Iowa will be on hand too, to talk about the relationship between Bullying and mental health. Brief, intermittent entertainment will be provided that highlights the musical that has been created, based on the book.