Monday, November 23, 2015

Book-a-thon: Share Your Reading Life Family Event!

Wednesday, 11/18, was our Share your Reading Life Family Event at the Forest North Library.  It was part of our weeklong Book-a-thon to get kids pumped up to read over Thanksgiving break. We were thrilled to welcome over 50 Forest North guests!  We had Sophia Chin, our Parent Community Specialist, on site giving away each student a free book to take home, and tips and information about our services to help parents increase their child's reading at home.  We also had the Northwest Austin Rotary on hand (including our RRISD former superintendent Dr. Jesus Chavez!) helping sign children ages 0-4 up for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, which mails a free book once a month home to your child from birth until their 5th birthday.  It's an amazing program with high quality books that we're so happy to bring to our community.  Snacks were graciously provided by our PTA.  Jeff Brewton, our Instructional Technology Specialist, was also on hand to help train students on using our brand new Kindles, won with a grant submitted by our PTA Treasurer Amy Pieper.  Thanks so much to the many people who helped make this event special for our students.  We are so lucky to have such an amazing staff and community at Forest North Elementary!

Check out this Animoto video made by Mr. Brewton documenting our event!

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