Thursday, March 22nd, Linden families were calling out BINGO to win books. Forty Linden families attended the Malden Public Schools Title I sponsored event.
Students and their families were treated to a dinner of pizza before the rousing games of Bingo where children and families won books.
In between games, Janice Raymond, Assistant Director of Literacy and Title I, shared with students a reading of the book, Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type. In the book, the farm animals persuade the farmer for better working conditions using letters written on a old typewriter found in the barn. The book was used to show parents how students at the Linden in grades 1-5 are working on persuasive letters. Persuasive writing takes on great importance in the new English Language Arts Curriculum Frameworks adopted by the state of Massachusetts in March of 2011.
Paul McCarthy, Title I Family Coordinator, showed off his talents as a BINGO caller. A special thank you for all who helped make the evening a success including Susan Terban, Linden literacy coach, and Kathleen McGourthy and her daughter, Elisabeth for manning the book area. Malden High School Key Club members were also on hand to help out during the evening from distributing pizza, cleaning up, and teaching children how to play Bingo.
Our Malden Patch Blog is an effort of the Malden Public Schools Title I Program to outreach to parents and help strengthen home and school connections. Parents are encouraged to contact the Title I Family Coordinators, Pat Fish and Paul McCarthy, at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-388-0663 for any assistance or questions.