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Literacy Night: Words Come Alive with Fun
Linda Mah
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Literacy Night: Words Come Alive with Fun

March 6 for Elementaries; March 7 for Middle Schools

Students and families can explore books and literacy in a whole new way on Literacy Night, which is March 6 for elementary schools and March 7 for middle schools. Schools will explore themes from sports to movies to presidential history as they make books and reading an interactive, family activity. Literacy night started as a way to mark the anniversary of iconic author Dr. Seuss. Check the list below for times and themes.


Arcadia Elementary School, 5:30-7 p.m. • Arcadia kicks off the All Arcadia Read. Families will receive a copy of the book “Appleblossom the Possum,” hear the first two chapters read aloud, and learn opossum facts.

Edison Environmental Science Academy, 5:30-7 p.m. • Each grade level will focus on a different U.S. president for a night of American history.

El Sol Elementary School, 5-6:30 p.m. • Literacy night returns to the school with a focus on the outdoors.

Greenwood Elementary, 5-6:30 p.m. • Greenwood heads around the world with an exploration of different cultures.

Indian Prairie Elementary School, 5:30-7 p.m. • Featured activities will include a third-grade poetry slam.

King-Westwood Elementary School, 5:30-7 p.m. • A game night will include a penny toss to kick-off the Lincoln Penny Project.

Lincoln International Studies School, 4:30-6 p.m. • Literacy will be celebrated with an international fair.

Milwood Elementary School, 5:30-7 p.m. • Milwood celebrates literacy and “Pathways to the Promise,” with an emphasis on career options.

Northeastern Elementary School, 5-6:30 p.m. • Join college-related activities on the "Yellow Brick Road to College."

Northglade Montessori School, 5:30-7 p.m. • "Read Around The World" will explore books written with an international flair.

Parkwood-Upjohn Elementary School, 5:30-7 p.m. • Join guest readers as the night celebrates the Abraham Lincoln essay winners and annual book exchange.

Prairie Ridge Elementary School, 5:30-7 p.m. • Prairie Ridge will “Roll Out the Red Carpet” for a movie-themed night.

Spring Valley Elementary School, 5-6:30 p.m. • Students can take a trip around the world through books and an international fair.

Washington Writers’ Academy, 5:30-7 p.m. • Washington combines literacy and the world of work opportunities.

Winchell Elementary, 5-6:30 p.m. • Winchell will unveil its One School, One Book selection and hold its traditional science fair, with awards at 6 p.m.

Woods Lake Elementary, 5:30-7 p.m. • Travel to the tropics with their Literacy Luau.

Woodward School for Technology and Research, 5:30-7 p.m. • Game on. It’s a sports-themed literacy night at Woodward.


Maple Street Magnet School for the Arts, 6-7:30 p.m. • Learn how literacy is incorporated across the curriculum on a fun Growlers baseball-themed night.

Hillside Middle School, 6-7:30 p.m. • Families can enjoy activities related to book “The Hate U Give” and themes of injustice, community and race.

Linden Grove Middle School, 5-6:30 p.m. • Get your movie ticket pass to activities related to book-inspired movies such as “The Outsiders,” “Matilda” and “Lemony Snickett: The Series of Unfortunate Events.”

Milwood Magnet School, 5:30-7 p.m. • The novel “Touching Spirit Bear” is the touchstone for a night of STEM exploration, including math and biotechnology.

Alternative Learning Program, 1-3:30 p.m. • March 6 • Fun small-group activities will center on the theme of “Books to Movies.” Note: The ALP event will be March 6.

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