Hamilton County Schools Hosts Family Literacy Festival
Posted on 11/02/2021
Hamilton County Schools Hosts Family Literacy FestivalChattanooga, Tenn. (Nov. 2, 2021) -- Hamilton County Schools (HCS) will host a Family Literacy Festival on Saturday, November 6th, 2021, to support families with how they can work with their children at home on important K-5 literacy skills.

The YMCA, Signal Centers, Read20, The Chattanooga Public Library, and other important partners in our community will also be present to provide food and additional literacy resources to families.

There will be two events; the morning event will be held at Collegedale Commons from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The afternoon event will be held at Harris Johnson Park from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

All HCS families are invited and encouraged to attend either event.

“We are thrilled to be hosting this event for families to attend and learn more about what they can do to help their children learn new skills,” said Kate Skonberg, the district’s Family and Community Engagement Coordinator.

Educators will be present to teach families about foundational literacy skills essential for K-5 students: fluency, letter names, rapid naming, sound and symbol recognition, sounding out words, letter sounds, and word parts, phonemic awareness, spelling, and comprehension.

Attendees can enter a drawing for a chance to win one of five Kindle Fires, and free books and food will be available for kids at each event while supplies last.

All families will receive take-home activities to support their child’s foundational literacy skills. The YMCA is providing free healthy meals to children. The Chattanooga Public Library will sign up students for free library cards, which can be used for Kindle ebooks. Signal Centers will sign children up for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. And, Read20 will provide free books.

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