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Family Literacy Night will be held Tuesday, Oct. 25

WOS Elementary and North ELC families invited

Special to The Leader

West Orange-Stark Elementary School will host “Family Literacy Night” Tuesday, October 25, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

The event is geared to all early childhood and elementary students and their families and will be held at WOS Elementary, 2630 MLK.

The event will include free books for children to take home courtesy of the Southeast Texas Food Bank, book readings by the principal as well as Golden Triangle authors, including Jackie Simien, Terry Hadley, and Assistant Principal, Dr. Larry Haynes.  Kona Ice will be present for those who would like to enjoy an icy beverage for a small donation.  Complimentary popcorn and face painting will be provided. The Orange Public Library, Shangri La, the Stark Museum, the ladies of the Orange Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Inc., the National Educational Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa Epsilon Lambda Chapter, and the local Armed Forces have also been invited to partner with us to provide activities and door prizes for this event.

Christina Anderson, WOSE’s Literacy Coach and co-chair of the event, said, “Family Literacy Night provides parents tools for promoting school readiness and fosters literacy in the home. The night also allows families to collaborate through interactive discussion, instruction and practice in the areas of reading and writing.”

“We will focus on such topics as the importance of reading aloud to your children and giving tips on how to make reading more meaningful, fun and interactive,” she said, indicating special guest readers will also include the Pinehurst Police and Volunteer Fire Department.

North Early Learning Center teachers and students will also join in interactive activities for parents and students to do together. All parents and families of WOS Elementary and North Early Learning Center students are invited to participate.