Parent and Family Engagement Center

Volume 7 - October 3-7, 2022

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Read It. Relate It.

During one of the in-person story times, we read the book The Bunnies' Picnic. Spoiler Alert: The bunnies spilled their afternoon stew and ended up eating leafy greens in the evening and enjoying a sunset picnic.


After reading the story, the children and I ventured outside and enjoyed a picnic of our own. Though we didn't eat leafy greens (though it would have made a healthier food choice), we enjoyed alphabet cookies, juice, and gummy bears.


We read about a picnic and then we had a picnic of our own. When you read a story with your children, try to relate the story to something they know or something they can do with you. Relating the story helps with comprehension, information retention, and overall enjoyment of the book.


Next time you read a book, relate the book. You can ask a simple question: "What does this book remind you of?" Relating builds connections. Building connections helps develop strong readers.


Yours In Learning,


Lori Hamilton

In-Person Story Time Schedule - Letter "D" Week

Tuesday, October 4

9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Truck Full of Ducks with Mrs. Dawn at Windsor Hill Arts Infused Elementary School

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B084FADAC23A4FD0-whaies10422


9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Dragons Love Tacos with Mrs. Ellen at Joseph Pye Elementary School

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B084FADAC23A4FD0-jpes16


11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Truck Full of Ducks with Mrs. Dawn at Windsor Hill Arts Infused Elementary School

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B084FADAC23A4FD0-whaies10422


11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Dragons Love Tacos with Mrs. Ellen at Joseph Pye Elementary School

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B084FADAC23A4FD0-jpes16


Wednesday, October 5

9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Dog's Colorful Day with Mrs. Elise at Knightsville Elementary School

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B084FADAC23A4FD0-kes1052022


9:00 to 10:00 a.m. If You Give a Dog a Donut with Mrs. Lori at Eagle Nest Elementary School

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B084FADAC23A4FD0-eagle2


11 a.m. to 12 noon Dog's Colorful Day with Mrs. Elise at Knightsville Elementary School

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B084FADAC23A4FD0-kes1052022


11 a.m. to 12 noon 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. If You Give a Dog a Donut with Mrs. Lori at Eagle Nest Elementary School

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B084FADAC23A4FD0-eagle2


Thursday, October 6

9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Truck Full of Ducks with Mrs. Dawn at Windsor Hill Arts Infused Elementary School

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B084FADAC23A4FD0-whaies10622


9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Dragons Love Tacos with Mrs. Ellen at Joseph Pye Elementary School

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B084FADAC23A4FD0-jpes17


11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Truck Full of Ducks with Mrs. Dawn at Windsor Hill Arts Infused Elementary School

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B084FADAC23A4FD0-whaies10622


11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Dragons Love Tacos with Mrs. Ellen at Joseph Pye Elementary School

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B084FADAC23A4FD0-jpes17


11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Dog's Colorful Day with Mrs. Elise at Spann Elementary School

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B084FADAC23A4FD0-spann10


Friday, October 7

9:00 to 10 a.m. Dog's Colorful Day with Mrs. Elise at Knightsville Elementary School

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B084FADAC23A4FD0-kes1072022


9:00 to 10:00 a.m. How Do Dinosaurs Learn to Read? with Mrs. Lori at Eagle Nest Elementary School

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B084FADAC23A4FD0-eagle3


11:00 to 12:00 noon Dog's Colorful Day with Mrs. Elise at Knightsville Elementary School

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B084FADAC23A4FD0-kes1072022


11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon How Do Dinosaurs Learn to Read? with Mrs. Lori at Eagle Nest Elementary School

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B084FADAC23A4FD0-eagle3

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Meet Your Parent and Family Engagement Center Story Time Leaders!

Top row from left standing is Ellen Townsend. Ellen is located at Joseph Pye Elementary School.

Top row middle is Dawn Mendenhall. Dawn is located at Windsor Hill Arts Infused Elementary School.

Top row, right is Elise Boehler. Elise is located at Knightsville Elementary School.

Seated left is Kari Kocian. Kari is located at Spann Elementary School.

Seated right is Lori Hamilton. Lori is located at Eagle Nest Elementary School.

How to Contact the Parent and Family Engagement Center Liaisons

Eagle Nest Elementary School

Liaison: Lori Hamilton

843-695-2985

lohamilton@dorchester2.k12.sc.us


Joseph R. Pye Elementary School

Liaison: Ellen Townsend

843-695-2987

etownsend@dorchester2.k12.sc.us


Knightsville Elementary School

Liaison: Elise Boehler

843-695-2986

eboehler@dorchester2.k12.sc.us


Spann Elementary School

Liaison: Kari Kocian

Phone: 843-695-2995

kkocian@dorchester2.k12.sc.us


Windsor Hill Arts Infused Elementary School

Liaison: Dawn Mendenhall

Phone: 843-760-9820

damendenhall@dorchester2.k12.sc.us



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