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Fifteen minutes of fun – PWSD schools to celebrate Family Literacy Day 2015

January 27, 2015

To mark this year's annual Family Literacy Day event, a number of schools within Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) will partake in literacy-related activities. PWSD encourages families to celebrate the love of reading by participating in family-based literacy activities at home. Spending as little as 15 minutes per day on reading or other learning activities can dramatically improve a child's literacy skills.

Beaverlodge Elementary School

Activities to celebrate literacy are planned for the week of January 26-30: 

  • Monday: Book Swap in the library, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: During nutrition break, teachers will swap rooms within their Grade and share their favorite story. 
  • Wednesday: 'Dress Up As Your Favourite Book Character Day' and an assembly featuring a special reading of the "Mr. Cincurak Telephone Stories" by Mrs. Bartsch.
  • Thursday: Popcorn Extravaganza – older students will be paired with younger students during nutrition break to share a story and popcorn.
Bonanza SchoolLiteracy Day will be celebrated during the afternoon of Thursday, January 29.  In keeping with the '15 minutes of fun' theme, students have invited community members to participate in various fun activities throughout the school.  Classrooms will host multiple literacy activities, designed around four themes: joke room, building room, news room and puzzle room. The event will end with each student choosing a favourite story to read with their guest.
Clairmont Community SchoolA school-wide reading event will be held in the gym during an afternoon block on Tuesday, January 27. Students may read on their own or with their reading buddies. Students and staff are invited to dress up as their favourite character, and there will be a special appearance by Mrs. Ivana Read-a-lot.
Helen E. Taylor School
  • Students will write New Year's resolutions from their own perspective or that of a book character. Resolutions will be displayed on the school's bulletin board.
  • Book exchange.
  • Reading exchange with Wembley Elementary School.
  • Houses will earn points for solving a mystery. Extra points for creativity.
Rycroft SchoolThe school is encouraging families to read with children for 15 minutes, and then record the book title and author's name on a slip of paper. The school librarian will create a giant display of the slips outside the library. Other events include a school-wide 'Dress Up As Your Favourite Storybook Character Day' and a teddy bear picnic for Kindergartens.
Teepee Creek SchoolAfter last recess on Tuesday, January 27, students will visit literacy activity stations located throughout the school. Families are invited to work together to solve the Literacy Day crossword puzzle found in the school newsletter and enter it in a draw for some new books.
Woking School

Activities to celebrate literacy are planned for the week of January 26-30: 

  • Hallway reading: All students, daily at 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Family members welcome.
  • Families are encouraged to take part in the school's Book Swap.
  • Classroom door decorating: Themes will celebrate the types of literacy in the world today.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 28: Weekly morning reading session at 8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Students may listen to a story or read independently.
  • Thursday, Jan. 29: Afternoon of board games, beginning at 2:30 p.m. Open to parents.


For more information on Family Literacy Day, visit http://abclifeliteracy.ca/fld/family-literacy-day.