Games, fun and lots of literacy activities – Lancaster Literacy Night is just a great big party April 19 to get students excited about reading and writing and to help students and parents learn more about using literacy skills at school and at home.
“It’s really just a big celebration of the importance of reading and writing, and we’re looking forward to hosting this event for the second year,” Lancaster High teacher MaryBeth Hileman said. “Last year’s literacy night was a big success, and we’re hoping for an even bigger crowd this year.”
Each school will have displays, interactive games and reading activities to showcase the strategies schools use to help students improve as readers and writers.
“We know the better students can read, the greater their chances of succeeding in every subject,” Hileman said. “Our activities will give students and their parents strategies for building their reading and writing skills, and we hope get them excited about improving those skills.”
Vendors will also be at the school selling food.
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Date: Thursday, April 19
Where: Lancaster High
The 10 schools taking part
• A.R. Rucker Middle – partnering with Partners for Youth in a poetry activity incorporating a basketball theme.
• Brooklyn Springs Elementary – holding digital literacy breakout opportunities.
• Clinton Elementary –partnering with Little Free Library.
• Discovery School – hosting student-led multiple intelligence activities.
• Erwin Elementary – partnering with the Lancaster County Library and Scholastic for story time in the media center, six STEM stations, Scholastic book stations and help setting up library cards as well as tours of the Bookmobile in the lower parking lot.
• Lancaster High hosting booths and interactive activities featuring student work from every content area – math, English, social studies, science, fine arts, career education, foreign language, JROTC and student support, with all booths answering the question: How does literacy impact learning in our content? Also, clubs and organizations will sell food items.
• McDonald Green Elementary – partnering with the Lancaster County Council of the Arts to encourage students to act out pre-recorded stories with a green screen.
• North Elementary – partnering with Kenaki Karate to promote a highlight a love for reading with reading lounges that showcase authentic reading and great books to read.
• South Middle – partnering with YMCA to host a photo booth.
• Southside Early Childhood Center – partnering with the Fatherhood Project and Friends of AJ with puzzles that emphasize great books.