Students and Parents in Classroom at Family Literacy Night

Jackson Primary held Family Literacy Night, "Wild About Reading", on Thursday, 4/28/22 with over 450 people in attendance.  Students received a zoo book, sucker, animal crackers, and an animal mask craft prior to the event.  

Teachers and students participated in a hall decorating contest that supported our theme.  Teachers displayed student work and showed teamwork and camaraderie.  Brian Sutton, John Kennedy Principal, Steve Hyde,  President and Chief Executive Officer of the Genesee County Economic Development Center (GCEDC), and Officer Miah Stevens, BCSD SRO were the judges of Jackson's hallway decorating contest.  All students won an ice cream/popsicle party sponsored by the Parent Teacher Group.  Parent Teacher Group also raffled off 6 baskets to all students at Jackson Primary!

During Family Literacy Night, students and families participated in rotations where they heard stories from Officer Stevens, Dr. Corey, Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction, and Jason Smith, Superintendent of Schools.   They also played fun games and made crafts.  The parents were treated to a surprise concert where students sang a few songs they learned with Mrs. Gilebarto in music class.  They also saw exotic animals like snakes, lizards, and a lemur during the Nickel City Reptile Assembly.

The Scholastic Book Fair was open during the week at school as well as during our Literacy Night.  Thank you to Parent Teacher Group and all of the volunteers who helped out through out the week.  We raised over $3,250 Scholastic Dollars to be given directly back to students!

Literacy Night is intended to continue the excitement around literacy and reading.  Thank you to all our families who attended this "wild" night.  We always appreciate your support and commitment to our Jackson Family.