HANNIBAL – Parents involved in their child’s studies, particularly literacy, is key to their child’s success, according to Cayla Defren, English Language Arts curriculum coach for grades kindergarten through eight within Hannibal Central School District.
She said the Literacy Coalition of Oswego County’s selection of Hannibal CSD as the home site for the coalition’s annual READ Event will better connect families to literacy and bridge the learning gap from school to home.
According to the coalition’s website, children will perform better academically when parents and their children communicate about school.
READ will take place from noon to 3 p.m., November 7 at Kenney Middle School, 846 Cayuga St.
This year’s theme is ‘Every Hero Has a Story.’ Families will enjoy balloon animals, face painting, arts and crafts, prizes, an Arise unique art exhibit, science demonstrations, super hero dress-up, and visits from local heroes and authors.
“I hope, for the students, that they’ll see how important and fun literacy will be,” Defren said.
One of the literacy goals for Hannibal Central School District is to ensure all students will be fluent, independent readers by the end of second grade at Fairley Elementary.
Defren said Hannibal students also have been collecting books to be distributed at the literacy event, which is free and open to the public.