November – National Family Literacy Month

National Family Literacy Day – 11/1/2018

November is National Family Literacy Month and we are happy to celebrate it again this year at PS 217 with a series of literacy related events. This is a great opportunity for everyone to either spark the desire or bring back a beautiful tradition of reading together as a family.

We are kicking off this month and in the same time observe November 1st as National Family Literacy Day, with a 2-day family centered Read Aloud event that will take place in the classrooms, on Thursday, 11/1/2017 and Friday, 11/2/2017.

Family literacy is at work when two generations or more – parents, children and/or extended family members – are actively engaged in learning together. We therefore invite YOU, members of our students’ families to become one of our HONORARY READERS and share your joy of reading, your favorite story book or bedtime story with our children. You can bring your own book or you can just come and we will provide you with one.

We are still looking for READERS for many classes, so if you are interested in reading aloud to a class or more, please RSVP on the letter that went home in your child’s backpack or call / e-mail Mara Dubovici at: 718.434.6960 x 1 /

During the month of November, we have lined up a few events that encourage reading, so please keep an eye on them:


Tuesday, November 20th, 2:30 – 3:00 PM               Reading With your Child in Grades 3, 4, and 5

Tuesday, November 27th, 2:30 – 3:00 PM               Reading With your Child in Grades K, 1, and 2

November 9 – November 16                                       Scholastic Book Fair

Thursday, November 29th, time TBD (evening)    PS 217 Family Literacy Night and Book Swap

Check out local library branches and bookstores for similar events and take advantage as much as your time allows.

Feel free to let us know how your family celebrates National Family Literacy Month and we will showcase your story, picture or idea.