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Despite being mere blocks away, Sierra Vista Elementary School children will get what will be for many of them, their first look at the University of Nevada, Reno campus, Tuesday, April 6 and Thursday, April 8.
As part of the school’s reading week, Sierra Vista students, grade three through six, will tour the University campus, ending with a visit to the ASUN bookstore in the Joe Crowley Student Union. Bookstore staff will give the students a tour of the store and then read a number of age-appropriate books to them. Later in the week, bookstore personnel will go to Sierra Vista to read to students in kindergarten through second grade.
“Many of our kids haven’t been out of the neighborhood,” Michon Pincolini, Sierra Vista Elementary School dean said. “We want to show them the University is a place where they can go to college, and maybe be the first generation in their families to graduate.”
The University has long been associated with Sierra Vista, and has in the past provided student-to-student interface in the arts and music.
“The University has been an excellent role model with their visits,” Pincolini said. “They expose the kids to different professions and let them know that they can achieve their hopes and dreams.”
Pincolini said plans are in the works to create a school garden with the help of the University, and she is hoping to again build more relationships with students in the arts and sciences.
“UNR has been so fabulous for us to be connected with,” she said. “We’re excited to have the ASUN bookstore staff read to our kids. The support they bring us is amazing.”