North Ward offers literacy sessions for students, parents

In celebration of November as Literacy Month, North Ward Elementary is offering several reading sessions for students as well as a discussion session that aims at teaching parents how to initiate reading at home. All of the events offered are planned in hopes of promoting reading and literacy throughout the community. On Tuesday, Nov. 6, a “Parents as Teachers” meeting will be held at 12 noon in the North Ward library. All parents in the community are invited to the informal discussion that will cover the components of “Early Reading Instruction” and the “Governor’s Student Success Initiative.” Parents can learn ways they can help at home to insure that their children become excellent readers. On Wednesday, Nov. 7 and again on Wednesday, Nov. 28, a toddler story time will be held in the library as well. All preschool-age children in the community are invited to bring their parent or caregiver along for some story time. Each session will be conducted from 10-10:30 a.m. A celebration in honor of “National Reader’s Day” will be held Thursday, Nov. 8. Guest parents and community readers will read to all of the classrooms throughout the day while the students come to school dressed in their pajamas to make reading fun. Finally, on Friday, Nov. 30, a special PTO-sponsored program, musician and storyteller Glenn Wallace will perform for the students. Wallace has performed across the country and uses a variety of stringed instruments to provide an exciting and interesting children’s program full of songs, stories and humor. He presents the message to children to live their dreams and be who they want to be. Parents are welcome to attend each event conducted during the month.

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