Family Literacy Nights

Family Literacy Night Basics
Thanks to grant funds from Marathon Classic for supporting Family Nights.

Pirates w ship


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Click Here to Volunteer for our Family Literacy Nights (Oct-Apr)





  • To provide information to parents about how they can help their children develop early literacy skills at home
  • Introduce parents/care givers to literacy standards
  • Provide/model games and activities to teach literacy concepts
  • Have fun

Dinner:                                                                                                                                                           Quote 
Some schools will opt to provide dinner (pizza, chips, cookie and drink).  Other schools will opt to have light snacks (popcorn, veggies and dip, cookies, drinks).

Welcome and Introductions:
Everyone will begin in a central location.  A representative will welcome families and thank them for joining us.  Brief introductions and thank yous will be given.  The guest story teller will also be introduced.


Guest Story Teller: Building facilitators are working to choose a guest reader.  Facilitators will choose a “local celebrity” the children will enjoy.  The reader will model a read-a-loud book with the whole group.


Dismissal to activities: During rotations, students and their parents/care givers will participate in literacy activities with volunteers or teachers.  Depending on how the school decides to set up the stations, each “family” will receive a schedule or travel itinerary for the evening. Everyone will end the evening in the same location for the prize drawings.

Prize Drawing Ticket

Prize Drawing: Children will have the option of entering their tickets into a drawing for prizes at the end of the evening.  Tickets will most likely be drawn by the principal or other designated person from the school.  After the last prize is given away, the evening will commence.

 2017-2018 Schedule:


Riverdale            October 24, 2017

Jefferson            November 1, 2017

Washington       November 15, 2017

Van Buren          December 6, 2017

Vanlue                 February 12, 2018

Cory Rawson      March 14, 2018

Jacobs                 April 10, 2018

Whittier              April 24, 2018


Volunteers you might be doing one or more of the following:

Please arrive 15-30 minutes prior to the event.  Sign-up Genius is available to reserve your spots. Click on the links below for our 2017-18 volunteer sign ups!


Click Here to Volunteer for our Family Literacy Nights (Oct-Apr)

  • Set up
  • Registration table (Base Camp)
  • Serving dinner
  • Cleaning up dinner
  • Setting up tables and activities (Safari Stops)
  • Do an activity with children (Tour Guides)
  • Collecting prize tickets
  • Directing Traffic
  • Collecting parent surveys
  • Clean Up


Check out this YouTube video about our Family Literacy Nights!








Safari Stops

Activity Stops: Activities are based on literacy skills that children can practice at home with parents/care givers.


Questions/Comments: Please email the director at

2016-17 Family Literacy Nights are sponsored by:


2017-2018 Family Literacy Nights are sponsored by: