South Orangetown Central School District

At our District’s annual K-5 Family Literacy Night, Cottage Lane Elementary School and William O. Schaefer Elementary School teachers hosted a variety of activities to encourage students and their families to enjoy reading year-round!

The focus of this year’s Literacy Night is to provide parents with ideas on how to engage their children in literacy activities over the summer. We are modeling outdoor activities and literacy games, providing read-aloud guidance and demoing quick fun fluency activities parents can do with their children to keep them learning over the summer,” explained Instructional Literacy Coach (K-5) Kristy Nadler.

 Stations included games to boost fundamental literacy skills, such as snap words, creative storytelling and fine motor reading skills; representatives from the Mighty 5 South Orangetown libraries; and read-aloud practice with therapy dogs. 

WOS Principal Sheila Beglin said, “I would like to thank Ms. Nadler for organizing this wonderful event to kick off the summer season! We hope that the different resources and activities that were shared helped inspire families to have fun sustaining and building on what our students learned this year so they are ready for a great start in September.”

K-5 Literacy Night