Literacy workshop promotes home and school partnership

Huckleberry Finn, Fancy Nancy and Pocahontas jumped from the pages of books right into Literacy Night at East End Primary School. 

Students, teachers, and even a few parents participated by dressing as Pinkalicious, Huck Finn, The Cat in the Hat, Geronimo Stilton, The Little Mermaid, and many others. 

The theme of the literacy evening required students to dress as their favorite book or media character. 

The school began holding literacy nights in February, with the aim to empower parents to help their children become more successful readers and encourage reading comprehension skills. 

Four interactive workshops were carried out at the school to promote strong home and school partnerships and to help parents and caregivers develop a literacy-rich environment.  

The workshops encouraged parents to find and provide writing experiences at home and to support the oral language development of their children. 

“The staff of East End Primary is commended for their collaboration and effort, which, together with parent participation, helped to make the evening a true success,” said literacy coach Jessica Jackson. 

Another literacy night is scheduled for the school’s second term.  

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Children at East End Primary dressed as their favorite storybook characters.
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