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“Sprouting the Seeds of Literacy” Family Night Encourages Students to Read

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
WHO:         Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) students, parents, community members, school  administrators and District staff
WHAT:        “Sprouting the Seeds of Literacy” Family Literacy Night is being held at two BCPS elementary schools.  The Family Literacy Night, which includes a variety of activities and crock pot recipes for learning, is a culminating event for a pilot summer program aimed at increasing students’ love of reading. 
As part of the summer program, media centers at Mary M. Bethune Elementary and Plantation Elementary schools were open three days a week for two hours and staffed by certified library media specialists. The media specialists created parent/child literacy engagement activities that promoted reading.  Summer camps staff encouraged parents to stop by the library to check out the activities after picking up their children from camp.  The program resulted in hundreds of visits by parents and students.  Third grade students attending the Summer Academy throughout the District are also invited to attend the Family Literacy Night with their families.
WHEN/      Wednesday, July 23, 2014
WHERE:    5 – 7 p.m.
                  Mary M. Bethune Elementary School
                  2400 Meade Street   
                  Hollywood, FL 33020
                  Thursday, July 24, 2014
                  5 – 7 p.m.  
                  Plantation Elementary School
                  651 NW 42nd Avenue
                  Plantation, FL 33317
WHY:          The event aims to engage students and parents during the summer months in activities promoting reading and literacy skills. “Sprouting the Seeds of Literacy” is a collaborative project of BCPS Innovative Learning and Arts department, Before and After School Child Care Programs, the YMCA and Children Services Council.

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