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FAMILY LITERACY NIGHT – Thursday, March 11th

Please join us for Family Literacy Night on Thursday, March 11th from 6:30-8PM for a celebration of reading!  Research validates that children who read at home do better in school & are more likely to do succeed academically when their parents are involved in their school.  We hope to set the scene for a Family Literacy Night like no other for all!  

Theme of the evening will be “Reading Makes Your Knowledge Grow.”  We’ll be decorating with flower cut-outs, set up a “book garden” book exchange where families/students can “plant” their gently used book and “pick” one to take home, serve raw vegetables/dip & other fun book themed snacks, set up a station for students to decorate a garden pot & plant a seed, and make their own sunflower reading charts.  We’ll have a few guest readers & our wonderful 3rd Grade teachers are planning a Poet’s Corner & Commercial opportunity for their students & their families.

To make this family fun event a huge success, we needed a great planning team.  Many thanks to the following volunteers!  If you can assist with Family Literacy Night in any capacity, please contact Michelle Pugh at [email protected] or 566-2450.

  • Jen Sornig & Carrie VanLuven – “Snack Masters” to brainstorm book-related refreshments, recruit volunteers to supply food, and oversee the refreshment table.
  • Deb Beger and Kim Liepshutz – Book Swap Cops to recruit volunteers to collect gently read book, set up the book swap table, and help children choose books to take home.  To ensure every child goes home with at least one book, the Book Swap Cops will be seeking donations of used, age-appropriate books ahead of time. 
  • Setup & Cleanup Captain still needed to recruit volunteers to help set up the evening’s activities and clean up at the end of the night.