Quinn families celebrate literacy

Mar 9, 2019

Families crowded the cafeterias at Quinn School for the seventh annual Literacy Night event on March 7.

The annual event, now in its seventh year, was pioneered by literacy coach Carolyn Soares. Soares, who will retire at the end of this school year, said that the event was a little bittersweet.

“The kids love this night,” Soares said. This year’s literacy night was the biggest yet, as well over 200 families signed up to attend.

Both cafeterias at the school were full of different Dr. Seuss inspired activities led by teacher volunteers, including planting beans in honor of the Lorax, making truffula trees out of pencils, playing with oobleck, as featured in “Bartholomew and the Oobleck.” Kids also had the opportunity to take a picture with Assistant Principal Audra Thomas and Clifford the Big Red Dog.

Soares said that the night is a way to celebrate literacy and bring families together.

“It brings a lot of the teachers together, too,” she added, saying that teachers from different grade levels don’t always get to work together. “This is nice, to see people paired up at the stations.”

Although this is her last year at the Quinn School, Soares said this wouldn’t be her last time attending the event.

“I’ll still come back for literacy night,” Soares said.