Raising Readers Workshop

Scholastic Books, HEB, Meadow Village, ACE Learning Tree and Headstart Partnered to host a Raising Readers Workshop.  Each family that attended was given a book and each student enrolled at Meadow Village received a $7.00 Gift Certificate to make book purchases at the book fair. HEB donated dinner for all who attended. Headstart and Meadow Village staff volunteered to assist with the event.  ACE Learning Tree provided childcare workers to work with students while parents attended a Scholastic Workshop that taught them how to read with their children and select the “Right Fit” books with their children.  HEB presented information on their read3 Family Literacy Workshop and gave parents an opportunity to sign up for the six two hour sessions.  Approximately 30 Scholastic staff members worked with parents to help them select appropriate books for their children. Over 700 people were in attendance.  Meadow Village is the 4th school in the nation to pilot this program and comments from Scholastic executives that came in from across the country were highly impressed as they stated it was the largest and best organized event so far.