West Orange – Stark Elementary and North Early Learning Center faculty and staff hosted a very well attended “Fall into Reading” Family Reading Night Tuesday night at WO-S Elementary, welcoming students and their families to a pre-kindergarten through fifth grade event which included guest readers, a Book Fair, reading stations, scavenger hunts, accelerated reader testing, and more.

Grade levels promoted book themes which were developed with teacher costumes, student crafts, and story-telling. Themes included “Pete, the Cat,” “If you Give a Mouse a Cookie,” “A Bad Case of Stripes,” Superheroes, Sweet Shop Dream Readings, and Get Caught in A Web of Books. Activities included the Cool Cat Walk, Find the Groovy Buttons, Muffin Matching, and more. The event also included book give-a-ways and face painting. 

WO-S Elementary Principal Dr. Tyrus Doctor read Dr. Seuss’s “Sam, I Am” to children in the library’s amphitheater. Guest readers from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and the Senior Debutante Cotillion also read their favorite books to WOC students. 

Information was presented at individual information booths regarding PTA, Communities in Schools, Camp Fire, the free and reduced lunch program, Shangri La, the Stark Museum, Texas Agri-Life, and the WH Stark House. 

Students and siblings wore costumes. Volunteers from the WO-S High School Teen Leadership Club, Key Club, and Student Council assisted at the event. 

Pictured are WO-S Elementary faculty and staff at Family Reading Night.