For the first time ever, Bilingual Program students were invited to participate in Colt Elementary School’s Family Reading Night in a different way--Noche Literaria en el Cesped” -- Literacy on the Lawn! Tuesday night, students and their families enjoyed popcorn, punch and reading family-style on the front lawn of Colt Elementary.
“What a perfect way to spend the evening-- reading as a family,” exclaimed Bilingual and ESL Coordinator, Deborah Canup. “Students were reading to their parents and parents were reading to their children. They were talking and laughing about the books. That is what literacy is all about! We want to provide families with an opportunity to connect with the school and be a part of what their children are learning.”
The Literacy on the Lawn event was set up at Colt as part of the campus’ efforts to continually seek ways to ensure that the campus is inclusive and welcoming to the entire student body and to all of its parents. The event was held in conjunction with Colt’s regular parent/student reading night held each month from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
“Literacy on the Lawn is an opportunity to emphasize to our kids the importance of reading,” explained Colt Principal, Keith Powell. “It also creates a great family time that parents can spend with their children. We are very appreciative of our teachers and librarian who give their time and energy in order that we can continue with the program. A big thanks also to the High School FCCLA students who also came over to help!”
Too many good stories—too little time!
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