April 15, 2004
INFORMATION: John McElwain or John Green, (661) 362-3494 or 3684
It's All About Reading at College Literacy Fair
SANTA CLARITA - A Literacy Fair aimed at children in grades Pre-K-6 will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, April 17, 2004, at College of the Canyons.
The fair will include a variety of activities and games related to selected childrens books. A number of workshops for both parents and children, oriented towards encouraging reading and improvement of study skills among young people, will be presented. The event is sponsored by the College of the Canyons Student California Teacher Association (SCTA), the Future Educator Club (FEC), COC TEACH Program and Santa Clarita California Teachers Association (SCCTA).
The Literacy Fairs overall intent is to demonstrate to children and parents alike, that every activity we enjoy in life is enhanced by reading. Activities at the Literacy Fair include painting, making books, and more. These events are based on the books read at the Fair and will reinforce the strong ties between reading and enjoyable activities.
The SCCTA will be conducting a MegaSkills Seminar, a condensed version of the more comprehensive program held during the school year. This training is provided for parents to help develop their childs confidence and self-esteem, as well as providing tips for parents on ways to assist their child with everyday homework.
According to Project Chair, Deborah Lockett, This event will have significant benefits for those who attend.
Admission to the fair is free and lunch for the children will be available for $3.00, payable at the door. The Future Educator Club has received a grant from the National Education Association to help pay for materials, but additional funds are needed in the following areas:
- To provide a book or a Borders gift certificate for each child who attends.
- To provide lunch for parents.
- To purchase materials needed for activities (i.e. paint, paper, and paste/glue).
For more information or to make a donation to the Literacy Fair, please call Deborah Lockett at (661) 299-1710 or College of the Canyons TEACH office at (661) 362-5556.