Ben Carson Reading Rooms open at two elementary schools

  • Sy O'Neill
  • Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Oct 18, 2017


An open house is scheduled 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 26 for parents of prospective students for the 2018-2019 school year. Registration and refreshments in Coleman Hall will be followed by the program and tours of the school. Applications are being accepted for all grades, PK2 through eight. The school is at 3395 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens. Register online at For more information, contact Cindy Sexton, director of enrollment, at 561-623-2624 or


An open house begins at 8:15 a.m. Friday. To attend, RSVP to Pam Tripp at 561-209-2474.


Ben Carson Reading Rooms have opened at Lake Park Elementary and Washington Elementary. The Ben Carson Reading Project is an initiative of the Carson Scholars Fund, founded by retired pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson and his wife, Candy. The purpose of the project is to create a literacy-enriched environment for children to develop their reading skills

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