Using short, deliberate strokes with an orange marker, Riley Bromley intently colored the smiling face of a cat mask Thursday at Corry Elementary School.

The kindergarten student’s mother, Monique Stout, watched proudly over the child’s shoulder as Riley took part in one of the activities at the school’s family involvement night.

The event, coordinated by the school’s Title 1 Reading Recovery teachers, unites staff, teachers, and students in kindergarten through second grade and their families for a night of fun activities designed to promote literacy and a love of reading.

“Riley’s been reading her little books to me all the time,” Stout said. “I think this is a neat idea. She’s getting to show me everybody she sees at school.”

Family involvement nights also are held at other elementary schools in the Corry Area School District.

On Thursday at Corry elementary, activities featured literacy-themed activities wrapped in the spirit of Halloween. Activities included “Batty Antonyms,” “Spider Web Contractions,” “Pumpkin Patch Synonyms” and “Batty Mad-Libs.””

See Friday, October 21, 2011 issue of The Journal for complete story.

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