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April 23, 1998

SUBJECT: SignWriting Literacy Project

Dear List Members:
Each group that wants to participate in the SignWriting Literacy Project must first write a letter to us, on letterhead. Below is a copy of the first confirmation letter we received:


March 5, 1998

Diana Smith, Teacher
Caldwell Elementary School
Hearing Impaired Program
Wichita Public Schools, Kansas

Valerie Sutton
Deaf Action Committee For SignWriting
P.O. Box 517
La Jolla, CA. 92038-0517

Dear Valerie,
The staff of the Hearing Impaired Program at Caldwell Elementary School in Wichita, Kansas, would like to participate in your SignWriting Literacy Project. We are part of the USD 259 Public School System. Our program has existed in this system for approximately 35 years. There is also a program at the junior high and senior high level in our system.

We have students with hearing impairments in preschool through 5th grade at this school. Some of our students are in self-contained classes while others are in the mainstream. The time in mainstream varies from one hour to full day. Four of our teachers would like to introduce SignWriting to their students. All these teacher's have a master's degree in deaf education and many years of teaching experience (5-25 years). Each teacher has one to three students in his or her class that would be part of the project.

We are always looking for ways to develop and increase our student's literacy levels.

Thank you for considering us for your project.


Diana Smith,
Caldwell Elementary School, Wichita, Kansas

Caldwell School's Literacy Project Web Page