Empowering Parents to Help their Children to Develop Stronger Literacy Skills (Kindergarten – Grade 5)

Posted: October 30, 2020

Has your child’s teacher mentioned that your child could use some additional support in reading or writing?

Are you worried that your child has fallen behind in reading over the last few months?

Are you tired with arguing with your child about reading every night?

Would you like to learn new skills that will help you work with your child at home and really make a difference?

Then you should attend our series of 3 Parent Literacy Sessions on November 3, November 17, and December 1.  Please note that this is a repeat of the Parent Literacy Sessions offered last year.

Research has consistently proven that parent involvement increases student achievement in school.  Students whose parents are involved in their education, especially their early literacy development, are more motivated to read, demonstrate a greater self-efficacy as readers and voluntarily participate in literacy activities more often.  These students are more interested in learning and experience higher competence, exhibit more effort, concentration and attention.

If you would like to participate in this program, you would be expected to attend all three Parent Information Evenings at Parkside Centennial Elementary where we will work together to develop an increased understanding of how to support your child’s development as strategic readers and word detectives.

In the weeks between sessions, you will be expected to read daily with your child and support their reading development by using the prompts and strategies that we will discuss.

Dates of Parent Information Evenings: (approximately 1-hour sessions; 6:00 pm start)

  • Thursdays: November 3, November 17, and December 1

Sessions will take place in the gym. Limit of 50 participants. Masks are strongly encouraged and the gym will be set up to maintain physical distancing. All health and safety protocols will be in place.

If you would like to participate in this program, please RSVP to me by email at cgracie@sd35.bc.ca by November 1.

Cathy Gracie

Proud Principal Parkside Centennial Elementary

Parkside Centennial Elementary

3300 - 270 Street, Aldergrove
BC, V4W 3H2
Phone: 604-856-7775
Fax: 604-856-3727