Chicago Bears and ComEd have partnered together to bring the "Tales to Tackle" reading program to students throughout Chicago and the suburbs. The main component of the "Tales to Tackle" program is a reading notebook, which includes photos of Bears players. The notebook also includes a list of suggested books and has plenty of space for students to write book reports and allows the students to keep track of the books that they read during the program.
Every child who achieves the goal of reading three books per month for the three month period is entered into a random drawing for the chance to win a special "Bears Experience" at Halas Hall in Lake Forest. The "Tales to Tackle" program is sponsored by ComEd, and is a component of the Chicago Bears Education initiative, which is presented by Chase. Teachers interested in bringing the "Tales to Tackle" reading program to their school should call the Chicago Bears community relations department at (847) 739-5308 for more information.
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The Chicago Bears and Symetra would like to congratulate the following teachers for being named a 2012 "Symetra Hero in the Classroom": Gloria Helin of Channing Memorial Elementary School, Jeanine Harder of Kelvin Grove Middle School, Joseph Rosen of McDowell Elementary School, Lamont Holifield of CICS Ralph Ellison, Mary Rabinak of Glenbrook High School, Megan Eskew of Woodland Middle School, Gail Suffredin of Proviso West High School, Michael Doyle of Belvidere North High School, Michelle Jackson of Grove Avenue School, Rose Grill of St. Frances of Rome School, Sarah Durrin of UNO Major P Hector Garcia High School, Sharyn Powell of Half Day School, Shay Savocchi of St. Nicholas Cathedral School, Yolanda Orta of Curie Metropolitan High School, Maria Schnaufer of Disney II Magnate School, and Timothy Woods of Saint Patrick High School.
The Chicago Bears and Symetra Financial partnered to bring the Symetra “Heroes in the Classroom” program to schools throughout Chicagoland. Presented locally by Gallagher Benefit Services, the program recognized Chicago area teachers for outstanding leadership and instructional skills. Sixteen K-12 teachers were named a Symetra "Hero in the Classroom" during the 2012 Bears season. Each winning teacher was recognized with a surprise presentation at their school, where they received a $1,000 donation to their school, a $250 gift card for classroom books and supplies, and tickets to a 2012 Bears home game.
For more information about the Symetra "Heroes in the Classroom" program, please visit SymetraHeroes.com.
The NFL annually holds the "Take a Player to School" sweepstakes, where one winner in each NFL market is selected for the opportunity to bring a player from their local team to their school. This provides an opportunity for NFL players to talk about the importance of getting up and being physically active to an enthusiastic group of students. This message is part of the NFL's Play 60 campaign, which stresses the need for youth to engage in physical activity for at least 60 minutes per day. For more information on the "Take a Player to School" sweepstakes, please visit www.NFLRUSH.com.