Families Enjoy a Night of Literacy at Parkview School

Students and families of Parkview School participated in the school’s first Literacy Night and enjoyed participating in a variety of fun reading activities led by the teachers and staff.

by Michele Earle
May 14, 2014 • 342 views

El Monte

Parkview Elementary School in the Mountain View School District (MVSD) recently hosted a Literacy Night for students and families, promoting the importance of reading and writing.  A variety of literacy workshops, led by Parkview teachers were available providing effective strategies for reading and oral language development including Nurturing Your Child’s Oral Language; What questions should you ask to ensure your child is reading; Technology and Reading; and The Right Book for You and Your Child.
Along with the workshops, those in attendance were able to read to, and read with their child using an assortment of books that were available in the cafeteria.  Students also enjoyed listening to a storyteller, getting their face painted and making a bookmark.   A photo booth also provided a lot of fun for the families.
“This was a great night full of wonderful information for our parents and families,” said Veronica Sifuentes, MVSD Board of Education Member.  “The turnout was great and I congratulate Parkview’s staff on a wonderful night of literacy.”
According to Parkview’s principal, Sylvia Rivera, the staff was very pleased with the number of people who attended the school’s first Literacy night.
“We appreciate all of our parents and families coming out to support their children and their education,” said Rivera.  “Our teachers, student council, parent volunteers and staff provided a wonderful evening full of literacy activities and since it was such a success, we are looking forward to hosting more in the future.  Family Literacy Nights are a great way to not only promote literacy but to support our school improvement plan, build our family-school connection and community spirit.”

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