On Tuesday, October 2, Red River Elementary school hosted Family Literacy Night. Families were invited to play games and win prizes that were all centered around literacy and reading. Each grade level, Head Start to Fifth grade, set up booths that were each themed around a beloved children’s story. Some stories showcased were “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” by Laura Numeroff and “A Day the Crayons Quit” by Drew Daywalt. As families entered, students received a bag to hold their goodies from the night and a punch card to earn stickers from each booth. When the card was complete, they turned them into a raffle drawing for books and Kindle Fires. Parents were given a raffle ticket too! Mrs. Lane, the school librarian, set up a table filled with books for all grades and reading levels that each student could pick from. Special guest, Shawn Brown, gave an entertaining performance to all of the families dressed in orange coveralls and a jester hat.
“We wanted to get our families excited about reading. This night exceeded our expectations”, says Principal Mike Beck, “when the school and our families work together, the children will always succeed.” The school is already looking towards the next Family Literacy Night with plans to make this an annual event.