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Monticello residents invited to attend Literacy Matters March

Attendees encouraged to dress in costume

October 24, 2014

Parent University will host a free Halloween parade on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 at 4:15 p.m. at the E.B. Crawford Public Library in Monticello to celebrate literacy and promote a love of reading.

All Monticello students and their families are invited to attend and march in the parade dressed as a character from a book. Costumes are optional; but encouraged.

The Literacy Matters March is a community-wide event sponsored by Parent University, a recent district-wide program designed to enhance student achievement through the support of family and community.

Click here for the flyer (PDF).

The parade will begin at the E.B. Crawford Public Library at 4:15 p.m. and culminate at the George L. Cooke Elementary school.

Following the parade, parents and guardians will be given the opportunity to attend two of the following workshops of their choice to learn ways to reinforcing a love of reading in their families:
    • Reading Horizons
    • How to Inspire Your Middle/High School Student to Read
    • Take a Literacy Matters Pledge

Each workshop will offer innovative teaching practices that make reading more personalized and engaging and encourage ways that parent involvement can provide more students with more opportunities to get the skills needed to succeed in school and beyond.

Staff from the E.B. Crawford and Mamakating Public Libraries will be issuing free library cards after the march. Snacks and light refreshments will also be provided.

For more information about the Literacy Matters March and other Parent University events, call April Resnick at (845) 888-2471 ext. 50121.