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Family Literacy Night at Covert Avenue

Kindergarten and first-grade students from Covert Avenue School celebrated reading along with their families during the school’s Family Literacy Night.

The Dr. Seuss-themed event was organized by Assistant Principal Natalie Nelson as a way to show families how to support literacy at home with their children. The evening was fun for students as they took part in exciting, educational games. They also listened to “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish,” which was read by Assistant Principal Cynthia Qasim. While the students were being engaged, parents met with teachers and reviewed reading strategies to help support their students. Suggested strategies included letting students read and reread the same stories, and going back to look at pictures to see their meaning.

After the parent and student sessions concluded, the families gathered in the school’s cafeteria for Glo Bingo. The children were given glow bracelets, a goldfish snack and a drink. Bingo winners were ecstatic to receive Dr. Seuss books as their prize!

Photo Captions: 1. Covert Avenue School student Luciana Silvagnoli walked a balance-beam with a picture in hand and had to match it to the letter it began with at the end of the game.

Family Literacy Night at Covert Avenue

  1. Covert Avenue School students (from left): Jake Melecio, Nadlai Charles and Ian Andrews played a Dr. Seuss-themed game at Family Literacy Night.

Family Literacy Night at Covert Avenue

3. Covert Avenue School Principal Mary Natoli joined students for some fun as they played.

Family Literacy Night at Covert Avenue

4. Covert Avenue School teacher Kaitlin Driscoll and Assistant Principal Natalie Nelson (back row, right) are pictured with students at the event.

Family Literacy Night at Covert Avenue

5. Covert Avenue School educators had fun with students at Family Literacy Night (from left): teacher Kaitlin Driscoll, Principal Mary Natoli and assistant principals Cynthia Qasim and Natalie Nelson.

Family Literacy Night at Covert Avenue

6. Covert Avenue parents Isabelle Joseph (left, front) and Crissy Ramsawak joined their sons Nicholas Joseph (right, front) and Ethan Ramsawak for Glo Bingo.

Family Literacy Night at Covert Avenue

7. Covert Avenue students Jake Melecio and Maleah Shepherd were the winners of the first round of Glo Bingo. They are pictured with Assistant Principal Natalie Nelson.

Family Literacy Night at Covert Avenue