Monday, April 13, 2015

Family Reading Night is Almost Here!

On Friday, May 1st, 2015, the librarians, teachers, and staff of the Pioneer Central School District will be presenting the fourth annual district-wide Family Reading Night.  This year’s event will be structured upon the theme “Get Drawn into Reading” and will feature activities related to literacy and art.  
The evening’s special guest is Mr. Scribbles, a local artist and entertainer.  Mr. Scribbles will be turning scribbles into beautiful works of art.  The evening will also include musical performances from student and community groups of all ages.  Featured presentations include musical numbers from the Middle School jazz band and Arcade Elementary chorus.  All music presentations and Mr. Scribbles’ demonstrations will take place in the cafeteria.  

Other activities throughout the evening feature reading and art.  Students can try their luck at the Harry Potter Trivia station.  Pioneer high school students are organizing an activity station centered upon the books The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Where the Wild Things Are. Craft activities include origami (featuring the characters from The Strange Case of Origami Yoda series), coloring, kaleidoscope making, bookmark making, May Day flowers, duct tape crafts, and rainstick making.  A dance demonstration from Ms. Tanya Siddle of Soul 2 Sole Dance Studio, Dr. Seuss bingo, a recording studio, and computer coding activities round out the evening’s offerings.  

The Pioneer Faculty Association is sponsoring a book swap during the evening.  If your family would like to participate in the book swap, please bring in gently used books to swap with other families.

Although the Family Reading Night event is free, books and other resources will be available for purchase through the evening’s Scholastic book fair.  The book fair will include books for a variety of ages and interests.  All funds received through the book fair will be used to finance future Family Reading Night events. 

The first 150 families in attendance will receive free gifts, including a tote bag, literacy materials, and a new book.  Local businesses have donated many prizes and gift certificates that will be raffled off during the course of the evening.  Light refreshments will also be provided.

The event will be held at Pioneer Middle School from 6:00 – 8:30 PM on Friday, May 1st, 2015. Family Reading Night is open to all families of the Pioneer Central School District. For more information, please contact any of Pioneer’s school librarians.

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