Leal MS hosts second annual Literacy Night

Leal Middle School students and families explored the fun in reading and writing at the school’s second annual Literacy Night held on Nov. 1.

The event revolved around Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and featured an array of different activities for students and parents to participate in.

“Last year our Literacy Night was extremely popular so we wanted to do something again this year for the community to come out and participate in,” seventh grade ELA teacher Olivia Robinson said.

The National Junior Honor Society, Gamma Sigma Pearls, the Dual Language Department and the PTA came together to help the English Department promote literacy within the community. 

More than 300 attendees participated in a book mark making station, black out poetry, bingo, face painting and other fun activities.

“Everything is literacy friendly,” Robinson explained. “While they’re getting their face painted, the students have to read about the history and tradition of the Day of the Dead.”

Bibliotech was on hand to help families sign up for library cards and the book fair was also an attraction as it was dubbed the cemetery of forgotten books.

Once students participated in five of the 13 different activities, they were automatically entered into a drawing contest with prizes from H-E-B, Bill Millers, Chic-Fil-A and Texas Roadhouse.

“It’s nice to see the parents involved and the students involved, so that they know literacy is not just inside, but it’s outside the community as well,” Robinson concluded.

Leal MS hosts second annual Literacy Night

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