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Northland schools celebrate literacy

Posted on February 1

Schools across Northland School Division hosted events to recognize Family Literacy Day on Wednesday, January 27th. Family Literacy Day is a national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 and held annually on January 27th to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family. View literacy event details from some of our schools!

Athabasca Delta Community School: The school celebrated Family Literacy Day on Wednesday, January 27th. Students, parents, community members and guests from the Wood Buffalo Regional Library participated in classroom literacy sessions such as Reading Buddies. This activity allows elementary students to practice reading with an older student or an adult. In addition to Reading Buddies, grade one parents and students went outside to write "Read" in the snow using spray bottles filled with food colouring. Click here to view article and photos! 

Conklin Community School: The school hosted a Family Literacy Night and Cook-Off Competition! Click here to learn more! 

Elizabeth School: The school organized a "Mystery Readers" during the day and held a Pajama night for elementary students. Click here to view article and photos! 

Grouard Northland School: The school hosted a Teddy Bears Picnic theme Family Literacy Day! Click here to view story and photos! 

Hillview School: Students, parents, staff and community members participated in a variety of literacy and numeracy activities. Click here to view photos! 

Little Buffalo School: Over 50 students, including parents participated in a literacy scavenger hunt at Little Buffalo School! All the children went home with a book to read. Click here to view article and pictures! 

St. Theresa School: 

The school hosted two events to celebrate Family Literacy Day! 

January Jamerama: Students and staff wore pajamas for the entire day, and, for the last 30 minutes of school, teachers switched rooms to read storybooks to students in other classrooms. 

“Super Family” Literacy Night: Super-families enjoyed a fabulous night of super hero entertainment, snacks, crafts, and more! There were super fantastic stations in the gymnasium! Click here to view article and photos!