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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Mon Feb 15, 1999  1:02 pm
Subject:  SW in Albuquerque Public Schools

February 15, 1999

Dear SignWriting List...
Back in October, we received a letter from the Albuquerque Public School
system in New Mexico. They wish to participate in our SignWriting Literacy
Project. It has taken a little time for the project to get off the ground.
I will be sending their SignWriting books at the end of February, and
instruction in SignWriting should start in April and May. The project will
continue for several years, and is directed by teacher and researcher
Cecilia Flood. Cecilia just submitted her "Web Report #1" to me, which I
will post later. Right now, here is the letter from the school system:

October 30, 1998

Albuquerque Public Schools
Special Education-Aztec
2611 Eubank, NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87112

Dear Valerie,
The teachers in the district program for Deaf/Hard of Hearing students at
Mark Twain and Chaparral Elementary Schools, in the city of Albuquerque,
would like to participate in your SignWriting Literacy Project. We are a
part of the Albuquerque Public School District. We serve approximately 125
Deaf/Hard of Hearing students, both at centralized district programs and at
their neighborhood schools.

Some of our teachers would like to introduce SignWriting to their students.
These teachers are interested in learning and using SignWriting because
they want to improve literacy skills for the students in their classes.
Each teacher has approximately 8 number of students who will be
participating in the Literacy Project.

We agree, as a group, to complete three Web Reports in return for the
SignWriting materials and technical support you donate to us. We understand
that this letter and all three reports will become public information and
will be posted to the SignWriting Email List and posted on the SignWriting
Web Site. You have our full permission to use the information as needed.

Please send SignWriting materials for 6 teachers and 50 students.

Thank you for considering us for your project.


Mona Sherrell
Sensory Impairment Specialist


Valerie ':-)

Valerie Sutton at the DAC
Deaf Action Committee for SW


Center For Sutton Movement Writing
an educational nonprofit organization
Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038-0517, USA

  Replies Author Date
1047 Albuquerque Schools Web Report #1 Valerie Sutton Tue  2/16/1999
1048 First ASL, USA SW Research Project Valerie Sutton Tue  2/16/1999

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