Bookish crafts, games and more part of 'Winter Wonderland' theme

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - The theme of the upcoming literacy night will be a 'Winter Wonderland.' The name of the game? Literacy. The time and place? 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at Sandy Grade School, 38955 Pleasant St.

Sandy Grade School has hosted several literacy nights over the years, and the theme of this event will be a "Winter Wonderland," full of bookish crafts, games and other literacy-themed activities.

"The rationale behind (literacy nights) is to provide families a time, place, and helpful tips from classroom teachers on writing, reading and thinking activities," Principal Rachael George said in an email. "Its purpose is to help promote literacy while also encouraging family involvement and engagement."

It also will give parents a night off from cooking, as the school plans to provide free pizza from Sparky's.

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - All activities offered will be literacy-themed, including games and crafts. In events such as these, George says parents' involvement is just as important to student literacy as student involvement.

"As a whole, Sandy Grade has experienced a significant increase in reading and math performance over the past two years," George explains. "Much of it can be attributed to the partnership and support our families offer us at home."

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