Bella Coola Elementary (BCE) School will be hosting a community event on National Family Literacy Day, Friday, Jan. 27.
There will be literacy-related activities for families between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
“Our intention for the day is to come together as a community, partake in a wide variety of exciting literacy activities, engage in meaningful activities that can be done at home, and to spark a love for reading,” said principal Kevin Gianakos.
Literacy stations will be set up throughout the school that families can do with children of all ages.
Examples of a station might be making words out of magnetic letters, going on word hunts, building jumbo letters with blocks, reading games or I-spy games.
“We are reaching out to the community to find those who are interested in running a station at the school. The more, the better,” Gianakos said. “It would be wonderful for our students to see new faces supporting and encouraging a love of literacy.”
Anyone interested in running a station or anyone who might have question is encouraged to contact Gianakos at 250-799-5556.
There is also help available to plan a literacy station from Kaylee Strobel, who teaches Grade One at BCE, email@example.com or Veronica Carrier, who teaches Kindergarten at BCE, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gianakos said they are hoping to get as many community members involved as they can.