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David W. Ziskin

Superintendent of Schools

25 High Street

Fort Plain, NY 13339




Family Reading Nights

Grant money enables family reading nights to continue at Fort Plain

Fort Plain Central School District recently was awarded a $2,000 Early Literacy Grant from Target to continue the “Learning to Live/Living to Learn” Family Reading Nights. Four reading nights will be hosted at the Harry Hoag Elementary School Library throughout the year (dates to be announced):

• Reading Night #1: Getting Along
• Reading Night #2: Helping Each Other
• Reading Night #3: Saying Thank-You
• Reading Night #4: Making Friends

Students attending will receive a picture book to bring home and read with their families. Library staff will lead the reading sessions, modeling behavior that parents can use to engage their children at home and reinforcing examples that result in enhanced social skills and emotional intelligence.

The books chosen for the reading nights will emphasize basic, though important, skills for the youngest students in the school. These reading nights will give children and their parents an opportunity to discuss social skills concepts in the context of a story.

A simple craft activity and a healthy snack will be part of the evening’s activities. The snack will be provided by the district’s home economics class.