On January 31, the Primary School held the first of two family night sessions entitled, "Raising a Reader." There, families came together for several games of "BINGO for Books," raffles (including a Kindle Fire), refreshments, and stations led by a great team of teachers who volunteered their time to teach families reading fundamentals. Each child walked out with a bag with two books and many resources for parents to try out at home.
Reading teacher and event organizer Kelly Natale said, "I am so proud of the event we created for families-one that was meaningful, engaging, personalized, and worth their time. The positive feedback is motivator to continue creating opportunities for families to celebrate and find joy in reading in the future. In the meantime, we look forward to welcoming families back for a second session on Feb. 28th."
One parent who attended commented, "My son Logan & I attended the Raising A Reader Workshop tonite. What a fun, interactive way to get the kiddos excited about reading! It was so nice to have the “experts” available to provide us parents with ideas on how to incorporate reading into our daily routines! I cannot thank you & the rest of the teachers for such a wonderful evening! Logan has already asked when the next session will be, so we’ll see you at the end of February for sure! Thank you again for all you continue to do for our children!"
Volunteers who worked at the stations assisting families were teachers Alexis Lamonde, Sue Weiss, Nina Ruffiing, Chelsea Kulak, Kathy Connolly, Tina Mulligan, Gretchen Wentz, Brooke Staab, Nicole Lloyd, Maya Vaughn, and Assistant Principal Stephanie Faith.
View more photos from Raising a Reader on Flickr >>