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Avoid the Summer Slide

Provided by Prince William County Summer slide is what happens to children if they don’t keep up with their reading during the summer break. The Prince William County Public Library System is offering “Explore New Worlds 2018,” a summer reading program aimed at encouraging children to keep up the practice of reading while they are out of school. The program …

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School Summer Reading Lists Are Now Online

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) This summer, slow down, relax, and let your imagination take you to places and adventures near and far, without leaving the comfort of home, the beach, or wherever your favorite reading place may be. Reading has the power to do this and more. Find the right books and articles that interest you—they can entertain …

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Planting the Seeds of Literacy at Kerrydale Elementary

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) The popular pre-kindergarten (pre-K) story hour at Kerrydale Elementary School provided a spring surprise for parents and their children recently. Twenty students, including Kerrydale Elementary’s preschool classroom and the students’ pre-K siblings, took home small cups filled with rich, dark potting soil and small seeds of marigolds and zinnias they had planted. The …

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A Little Rivalry at Bel Air Elementary Is a Good Thing

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Passing the Olympic torch has taken on new meaning for students and staff at Bel Air Elementary School. For the two weeks coinciding with the 2018 Olympics in Pyeong Chang, South Korea, everyone in the entire school is racing through books to win the daily tally of number of minutes spent reading. In …

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Back-to-School Blues

By Amanda Causey Baity Back to school is often an exciting time for young people. Oftentimes kids can’t wait to reunite with friends that they missed over the summer. Many children experience the joys of back-to-school shopping where buying new clothes, shoes, back packs and supplies is all normal. However, for some kids, back to school is a very stressful and hard time. Here are some tips …

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U.S. Education Official Shares PWCS Success for Pre-K Families

Provided by Prince William County Schools U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Education, Dr. Libby Doggett, read to eager four-year-olds during a visit to Featherstone Elementary School to highlight PWCS programs that give 625 preschool families a giant boost toward success. At Featherstone, Doggett met just a few of the students spread among 11 preschool classes across PWCS. Only days into the …

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Story and Photo by Amy Falkofske Marcus Williams is only three-years-old and has already read 1,000 books! That’s with a little help from his mom, Trisha Williams of Haymarket, of course. Williams enrolled Marcus in the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program shortly after it made its debut in the Prince William Public Library System this past April. Williams signed Marcus up for the program …

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Reading Right From the Start

Provided by Novant Health Walk into the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Novant Health Prince William Medical Center, and you’ll likely see babies staring intently at the tops of their incubators. What are they looking at? Pages from their very first books. Staff nurse Sherry Roloff, RN, came up with the idea after finding a black-and-white board book called …

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Multicultural Book Club

Provided by the PWPLS Join the Multicultural Book Club on Saturday, November 22nd at 1:00 p.m., a monthly book club for children ages three and up at the Chinn Park Regional Library. The Club is led by an experienced educator. It is divided into age groups and each group reads an age-appropriate book. To find out which books the children …

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Wednesday Wonders

Provided by the Prince William Public Library System (Prince William County, VA, 10/15/2014)… On Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m., it’s time for Wednesday Wonders at the Chinn Park Regional Library for children ages 2 to 6 with a caregiver. Storyhours include books, music, fingerplays, and more. Storyhours are designed to support the pre-reading skills every child needs to become a …

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