Feb 5, 2021

Lower School Presents Inaugural World Read Aloud Day

Lower School Presents Inaugural World Read Aloud Day

 

World Read Aloud Day - the twelfth annual celebration of the power of reading out loud - was held this year on Wednesday, February 3. MPCS preschool and lower school students enjoyed participating in this year’s event, as staff members from across the campus visited classrooms to share stories. MPCS faculty and staff from all departments chose grade-level appropriate books and read to the preschool and grades K-5 lower school classes throughout the day.

Head of the Lower School Dr. Deborah Davis said, “Our lower school students were more than excited to have guests from across campus come read to them as part of World Read Aloud Day. We promote strong reading skills with our students every day. This was our first year to participate – certainly not our last,” said Dr. Davis. “Our students, teachers, and staff had a wonderful day sharing stories!” 

The annual World Read Aloud Day is celebrated by millions around the world. The aim is to encourage literacy and community as adults and children share in the power of reading aloud. Last year, World Read Aloud Day was celebrated by millions of people in over 170 countries.  

Assistant Head of the Lower School Katy Rogers shared the many benefits of reading: “Reading helps children develop vocabulary, comprehension, writing, critical thinking, and analytical skills. Good literature can also help students develop empathy for others and broaden their experiences,” she said. “Participating in World Read Aloud Day gave us the opportunity to shine a light on the importance of childhood literacy by uniting with others around the world in encouraging a love of stories and reading in our students, while promoting community across our campus and the greater community outside of our walls. Mount Paran Christian School faculty and staff eloquently shared carefully-chosen literature that ignited excitement in our students and reinvigorated the staff as they engaged with students at different levels. Many commented that it was the “highlight of their day!”

The inaugural World Read Aloud Day at the MPCS lower school grew out of an extension of other literary efforts hosted by the school, including virtual bedtime mystery readers last summer and regular, virtual mystery readers this school year.

 


Announcements

July 12 - Lower School New Family Zoom Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

July 14 - Lower School New Family Game Night, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

July 14 - Preschool/TK New Family Popsicles and Play Night, 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Sewell Cottage

July 14 - Preschool/TK New Family Popsicles and Play Night, 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Sewell Cottage

July 18 - Preschool/TK New and Returning Families Zoom Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

July 26-27 - High School Parking Assignments

July 30 - Senior Spots Painting Day

August 1 - PMI UP, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

New Student Orientation, Grades 10-12
Murray Innovation Center, Graham Commons

August 1 - PMI UP, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

New Student Orientation, Grades 10-12
Murray Innovation Center, Graham Commons

August 5 - K-Day, Lower School 101, Middle School 101, High School 101

August 5 - High School Social, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Dozier Circle

August 5 - High School Social, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Dozier Circle

August 8 - Preschool/TK Meet and Greet, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Sewell Cottage

August 8 - Preschool/TK Meet and Greet, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Sewell Cottage

August 9 - Back-2-School Night, 3:30-6:30 p.m.

August 11 - First Day of School, 7:50 a.m.

August 15 - Preschool/TK and Lower School Parent Orientation, 5:30 p.m.

August 16-17 - Picture Day

August 16 - High School Parent Orientation, 6:00 p.m.

August 18 - Middle School Parent Orientation, 6:00 p.m.

August 19 - Middle School Spiritual Emphasis House Day

August 22-23 - Lower School CoGAT Testing

August 29-September 1 - MAP Growth Testing

Lower and Middle School Students

August 29-September 1 - MAP Growth Testing

Lower and Middle School Students

August 29 - Ask the Experts, 6:00 p.m.

Visit with college representatives

August 29 - Ask the Experts, 6:00 p.m.

Visit with college representatives

August 30 - Picture Make-up Day

September 5 - Labor Day Holiday, No School

September 6/7-9 - High School Retreat

September 22-23 - Parent-Teacher Conference Days, Grades PK-8

Students in grades PK-8 do not attend classes. High school students DO attend classes.

September 22-23 - Parent-Teacher Conference Days, Grades PK-8

Students in grades PK-8 do not attend classes. High school students DO attend classes.

September 26-27 - Fall Break, No School

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