Read To Succeed announces Me and My Family Event!

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Local literacy non-profit Read To Succeed and Murfreesboro City Schools’ Community Outreach Program are teaming up to bring the community a night of free family fun. Debbie Mankin with Read To Succeed commented on the Me and My Family Night…

 

On Thursday, March 27 from 5-7 pm at Cason Lane Academy, families are invited to enjoy free food, books, games, and entertainment at the Me & My Family Night.

Full 5-Min. Interview:

WGNS’ Scott Walker talked to Debbie Mankin about the upcoming event (5min and 15sec)…

 

DETAILS:

On Thursday, March 27 from 5-7 pm at Cason Lane Academy, families are invited to enjoy free food, books, games, and entertainment at the Me & My Family Night.

Murfreesboro City Schools Community Outreach Coordinator Candy Clifford says that Me & My Family Night will help encourage families to focus on reading at home. Parents need to get involved in their children’s literacy development to give them an edge in all aspects of their education according to Clifford.

Hershey, the Literacy dog, will be at the event so that children can read to him.  Local children’s author, Amy Parker, will be in the library with tips on how to engage your children as you read to them. There will also be a Book Walk (just like a classic Cake Walk but with books to take home and keep), literacy crafts, and many more fun activities.  Vendors from other organizations will be in attendance with informational materials and giveaways.   Dinner will be provided by Murfreesboro City Schools.

A few lucky families in attendance will walk away with some great prizes, as well.  Giveaways this year include a 7” tablet,  a Nook e-reader, gift cards, and more.

Families from all local schools are invited to attend.

“Focusing on reading and language is a key to success in school,” says Murfreesboro City Schools ELL Liaison Marisela Tapia.  “No matter what language our students and their parents speak, language skills need to be improved in order to succeed in daily life,” Tapia says.

And above all else, Me & My Family Night is a great opportunity for families to enjoy a night together, says Read To Succeed Executive Director Lisa Mitchell.  “We all lead such busy lives,” Mitchell says, “It’s always great to have a night you can spend with your family where dinner is taken care of and you can just enjoy time together while learning.”

Additional Information: 

For more information on Me & My Family Night, Read To Succeed and Murfreesboro City School’s Community Outreach Program, call 615-738-7323, visit readtosucceed.org or “like” Read To Succeed on Facebook at facebook.com/ReadToSucceedTN.

 

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