More than 200 families from Poplin Elementary attended a Dec. 8 event promoting literacy.
“I wanted to host an event like this in order to provide families with activities and ideas on how to support their child’s literacy needs at home,” kindergarten teacher Cheryl Tresher said.
During the gathering, teachers from kindergarten to fifth grade hosted information sessions for families and took part in activities like making holiday crafts with marshmallows. Also Jeni Lowe, family services coordinator for the Union County Public Library, shared information about upcoming literacy programs.
Parents of fifth-graders participated in a hands-on activity using computers to explore online literacy resources, which they can use at home. Each family left with a stocking full of literacy resources and donations from local businesses.