The Literacy Fair, held December 6 at CES, was a fun-filled family night promoting the love of reading and writing. Students walked through the familiar CES doors and found themselves diving into reading “Under the Sea.” Over 100 students in grades Pre-K through Second attended this great event! The children enjoyed read alouds and other literature-based activities presented by over 25 of our very own teacher and staff volunteers. As you know, our district goal is to have 80% of students reading on or above grade level by second grade. Nights like the Literacy Fair help CES students reach this goal by becoming better readers at school and at home.
Each child received their own bag of treasure filled with at least three high-interest books along with literacy tools. This PTA sponsored event ensured all children who completed a reading log went home with new books and fantastic prizes. The logs show they read not only at school, but at home as well! The night went more swimmingly than we could have imagined thanks to the support from our principal Mr. Rivers, assistant principal Mrs. Schlenker, superintendent Dr. Cook, and more staff volunteers than we can name.
It was a wonderful night where students dove into reading, seeing their families and teachers as life-long readers. We hope nights like the Literacy Fair spark a love of books and that our students “just keep reading, just keep reading!” as Dory and Mrs. Kovac say!