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

January 20 - ParentEd. Living Biblically, 7:00 p.m.

January 21 - Middle School Parent Coffee

8:00 a.m., Dining Hall

January 21 - Middle School Parent Coffee

8:00 a.m., Dining Hall

January 24-26 - MAP Growth Test

Grades 3-8

January 24-26 - MAP Growth Test

Grades 3-8

January 25 - Lower School Parent Zoom

7:00 p.m.

January 25 - Lower School Parent Zoom

7:00 p.m.

January 27 - Junior College Planning Kick-Off Meeting

6:00 p.m.

January 27 - Junior College Planning Kick-Off Meeting

6:00 p.m.

January 27 - Open House, 9:00 a.m.

For prospective families, Grades PK3-5

January 27 - Open House, 9:00 a.m.

For prospective families, Grades PK3-5

January 28 - Middle School Spiritual Emphasis Day

On-campus

January 28 - Middle School Spiritual Emphasis Day

On-campus

January 29 - Serve Saturday

February 2 - World Read Aloud Day

February 4 - Men of Mount Paran

7:00-8:00 a.m., Choral Rehearsal Room, Murray Arts Center

February 4 - Men of Mount Paran

7:00-8:00 a.m., Choral Rehearsal Room, Murray Arts Center

February 4 - Lower School PTF Father-Daughter Dance, 6:30 p.m.

February 10-12 - Middle School Drama "Meeting Sam"

February 17 - ParentEd. Living Biblically

7:00 p.m., Dozier Room 3201

February 17 - ParentEd. Living Biblically

7:00 p.m., Dozier Room 3201

February 18-22 - Winter Break, No School

February 25 - Men of Mount Paran

7:00-8:00 a.m., Choral Rehearsal Room, Murray Arts Center

February 25 - Men of Mount Paran

7:00-8:00 a.m., Choral Rehearsal Room, Murray Arts Center

February 26 - Serve Saturday, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

February 28-March 3 - Lower School "Rock Your School" Week

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