Thomas Crossroads Elementary holds 'Books and Brownies'

From Staff Reports
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Thomas Crossroads Elementary School’s PTO hosted a “Books and Brownies” literacy night Sept. 13, featuring hundreds of brownies made by parents of TCE students as well as large plate brought in by a cow from the Thomas Crossroads Chick-Fil-A.
The cow entertained students with games and songs as parents enjoyed brownies and fellowship.
“He was a big hit,” said PTO President Laura Farmer of the Chick-Fil-A character, adding that all of the students waved goodbye to the cow as he exited the event.
Jennifer Welch, the school’s media center specialist, spoke about ways to develop literacy in children at a young age.
“It is vitally important that all parents read to their children frequently, and guide their fingers along the words as they read to them,” Welch told parents. “This is a great way for young readers to understand that sentences are read from left to right.”
After Welch offered more tips for early literacy, Coweta County Library System Interim Director Jimmy Bass took the podium to educate the audience on many of the programs offered at local libraries.
“We often say that we offer programs from cradle to the cane,” Bass said. “This means that literacy does not stop after you graduate. It is a lifelong journey.”
Currently, the Coweta County Library offers programs for infants, young learners, adolescents, adults, and the elderly.

The night concluded with the opportunity to visit and purchase books from the book fair.

Many students left that night with both brownie and book in hand.

“The main goal of this night was for parents to understand the importance of literacy, but also to educate them on how to promote it beyond the classroom,” Farmer said.

“The Coweta County Library System offers many wonderful free programs as well as books, magazines, and educational films for our students. This event provided a way to bridge that gap,” Farmer added

Thomas Crossroads Elementary School’s PTO will be hosting several events throughout the 2012-13 school year, including a Fitness Night, Fall Festival, Thanksgiving drama, Holiday Service project, art night, technology night and a spring dance night.

For more information, visit cowetaschools.org/tces .


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