What is Family Engagement Night?

Family Engagement Nights are evenings of celebration in each elementary school that usually are paired with the school PTO/PTA meeting nights. A light meal is served to all the parents and children that attend.

  • Our Family Engagement Coordinator, Debra Hammond shows the five minute WVDE Statistiks Lottery video and shares the current research on School Readiness, the Attendance gap, and the critical importance of Early Literacy.
  • This short evening presentation in each elementary school honors the parents as their child's first teacher in the home and also provides information on reading aloud to children.
  • Derby reads the notable children's book Chrysanthemum and models the read aloud process during the evening.
  • All families receive a complimentary copy of the book as part of our Jefferson County Literacy Grant and Campaign!

Please do not miss this invaluable opportunity to establish the value of literacy in your homes and become aware of the Jefferson County Literacy Campaign!

A West Virginia Read Aloud representative will also be available for information and promotion of our county WV Read Aloud Chapter! We would love to endorse you as a volunteer parent reader in our schools!

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