Mother Nature cooperated and Literacy Night went ahead as scheduled last night, and it was a huge success! There were many favorable comments from the more than 40 parents in attendance.
The night consisted of an introduction by Ken Gaudet and our Home and School President, Denise Bulger. While the children watched a movie and snacked in the multi-purpose room, the parents attended four separate educator-facilitated sessions to learn specific information related to supporting their children as they learn to read. There was some time at the end of the evening for parents to relax and ask specific questions of the teachers on hand. All parents were provided with some valuable information to support their children's reading, and ten lucky parents went home with a copy of the book The Wednesday Surprise, which was used during one of the sessions. For those of you who weren't able to atttend, you can find a copy of the parent guide at: http://www.peireads.com/.
We are all looking forward to our next Literacy Night for the parents of children in grades 3-6 on April 12th.
See you at the next Home and School meeting on Tuesday, March 8th at 6:30 in the staff room.
Your Home and School Executive
PS: There is a scholastic book fair at the school next week. Anyone wishing to help out with this event, please contact Mrs. MacKinnon in the school library.