It is very important for families to be involved in the education of their children, and I am often amazed at the level of involvement we see at Providence. Every day of the week we have parent volunteers working in the building, moms and dads visiting for lunch, or grandparents and aunts and uncles attending our special evening events. This week, we had two events that brought parents, students, and teachers together to talk about reading, and we had a wonderful turn out for both.
On Monday evening, the first grade teachers, librarian, and literacy team offered a Read and Write with Me Night, and almost 50 families attended! Teachers shared strategies and ideas that parents can use at home to help their children become really strong readers and writers. Families also ate a little pizza, visited with each other, and were able to take home a collection of books. It was a great event, and we truly appreciate the effort that went into planning it, and the enthusiasm shown for literacy by the families.
On Thursday night, we once again welcomed many parents and children back to our classrooms for an evening of a light dinner and reading! Our kindergarten teachers and literacy team presented each family with a packet of activities and materials designed to help our readers grow their skills. Parents were able to try the games with their child and the teacher, and to see some of the fun things we do at school to help our children become strong readers.
We always love to have our families in the building, and this week, it was terrific to see so many people come out to learn more about reading. The partnership between parents and the school staff is crucial to a child’s success, and at Providence, it is strong. I was happy to be along for the ride!