Ferndale elementary schools are hosting Monday Literacy Nights this spring. Custer celebrated theirs on March 5 with a tribute to Dr. Suess that included fun foozels and books galore! The district's remaining five elementary schools will host nights beginning next Monday, March 19. All community members are invited to join us in these fun filled evenings of reading and writing activities. Each event will feature a reader's corner, games a book raffle and more. All events are FREE. Also, Information and resources will be distributed for parents use during the upcoming summer months
Central Elementary—Monday, March 19 • 6:15-7:30PM
5610 Second Avenue
Crack the Case by Cracking a Book! Help solve the mystery of Mrs. Lee’s missing PE Equipment before the night is over as literacy detectives.
Cascadia Elementary—Monday, April 16 • 6:15-7:30PM
6175 Church road
Get Outta this World and Into a Book! Explore the stars and planets through literacy activities. We look for new planets and maybe even aliens as we read together!
Eagleridge Elementary—Monday, April 30 • 6:15-7:30PM
2651 Thornton Road
Yar Matey, Pirates Need to Read Too! Sail the mighty Litera-Sea as jolly pirates reading and writing together in search of priceless treasures!
Beach Elementary—Monday, May 14 • 6:15-7:30PM
3786 Centerview Road (Lummi Island)
Jurassic Beach: Read with a T-Rex! Meet the mammoths, dream with dinosaurs, and read and write with raptors as literacy paleontologists!
Skyline Elementary—Monday, May 21 • 6:15-7:30PM
2225 Thornton Road
Dive into a Summer Reading Getaway! Book your trip to a vacation station and read your way into summer. Get your passport stamped and slide your way to a perfect reading destination!
Reading is a critical part of academic success. We know that students who are not reading at or above grade level by the third grade are less likely to achieve academic proficiency throughout their school careers and more likely to drop out. This year, the district elevated reading as its Goal No. 4, Reading—The number of elementary students reading at or above grade level will be at least 70% by the end of the 2017-2018 school year. Conversely, the number of elementary students requiring Remedial Reading Intervention will decrease by at least 10% during the 2017-2018 school year.
This year, through an Americorp Grant, the district was able to hire teachers in training to assist Ferndale students with one-on-one tutoring and small group instruction in reading, math and Writing. Literacy nights are one of the events organized by the Americorps/Reading Corps team.
For more information:
Executive Director of Teaching & Learning Mark Hall, 360.383.9211, firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Communications Tammy Bengen, 360.383.9207, email@example.com