Love School Holds Olympics Family Engagement Event

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Love Elementary School fourth graders from Laurie Hind's class, (L to R): Scott Lindsey, Guss Phanco, Ethan Velilla, Lilyanna Voss, Madalynn Meacham, Natalie Hoar and Mia Clifton hold up the Olympic "torch," which was used as part of their Olympic Reading Challenge opening ceremony.
Love Elementary School fourth graders from Laurie Hind’s class, (L to R): Scott Lindsey, Guss Phanco, Ethan Velilla, Lilyanna Voss, Madalynn Meacham, Natalie Hoar and Mia Clifton hold up the Olympic “torch,” which was used as part of their Olympic Reading Challenge opening ceremony.

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Jamestown Public Schools

Love Elementary School families were invited to watch the school’s “Opening Ceremony” of their reading incentive program to help their child become an “Olympic Reader.”

In the spirit of the Olympics, Love families and students listened to the Olympic anthem as fourth graders ran in the “torch” and Principal Renee Hartling welcomed families and thanked them for coming to the ceremony. The Olympic Reader Challenge will start over the winter break. Students and families are asked to read together for four weeks with a special Olympic reading log. Each night, they will read and answer questions about what they read with an adult, who will then sign the log. Every week, students will turn in the log. At the end of the four weeks, students who completed the Olympic Reading Challenge will be recognized at the closing ceremony.

During the family engagement event, students sang three songs including “It’s a Grand Old Flag” and others that highlighted the school’s motto of “Work Hard and Be Kind.” Families were also invited back to their child’s classroom where everyone received an age-appropriate activity that they can complete with their child over the break. The fun-filled afternoon was filled with the excitement of a challenge and a way to help get children reading more.