Join the Verda James Family Literacy Group!
Parents, community members, and staff members are invited to participate in this energetic, goal oriented, working group. The purpose of the group is to work towards our school and district goal of Literate Students, particularly to “partner with families to strengthen literacy skills for children from birth through grade 5.” If you have an interest in working together to promote literacy for all, please consider becoming a member of this group. We meet the 4th Tuesday of each month from 3:45 - 4:45 in our library. Please contact Mr. Pagett or Mrs. Coleman if you are interested in joining us! Enjoy the slideshow below from our first Family Literacy Night.
The "We Read" program continues this year at Verda James. All kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students will come home with a free book in support of our school district's goal of fostering literate students. Recognizing the crucial role that parents and caregivers play in creating literate students, the sponsors of this program will furnish a book each month to K-3rd students along with enrichment activities in the Casper Star-Tribune. Each K-3rd family will receive a copy of that day's newspaper at their home address and a limited number of copies will be available in our library. We hope you will enjoy sharing these books and activities! If you have any questions about "We Read," please contact anyone on our Family Literacy Team.
FREE DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENINGS
Casper's Child Development Center, 2020 E. 12th St., Casper, WY, 82601, 235-5097 offers FREE developmental screenings for children birth through 5 years old (not yet in kindergarten). Areas to be screened include vision, hearing, speech/language, cognition, gross and fine motor skills, self-help and socialization. Available by appointment only (call 235-5097), call for more information and screening dates. We strongly encourage parents to take advantage of this important tool in developing early literacy!