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M.S.A.D. #41/68 Even Start family literacy program holds fall event

Article from The Eastern Gazette, Vol. 151, No. 45, November 11, 2003

MILO - The M.S.A.D. #41/#68 Even Start Adult Education Program held their Fall Family Event at the Milo Elementary School on Wednesday, October 29 from 4-6p.m. Parents of the program planned adult and child education activities for the evening as well as a pot luck supper. Twenty-four parents, children, and staff enjoyed the event.

The children were actively involved in several activities beginning with painting small pumpkins donated by Stutzman's Farm in Sangerville. Parents and children also made a discovery bottle together by filling a small bottle with rice and colorful small shapes and trinkets. Then, the children would shake the bottle to discover the shapes among the rice. They also made leaf printings on light colored T-shirts. Terri Brasslett and Anita Johndro planned the child activities. The adults planned a finger printing activity with their children assisted by Don St. Cyr. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown was read to the children by a parent.

The Even Start Family Literacy Program serves families in M.S.A.D. #41/#68 who want to work on their diploma, GED, or other skills to prepare them for college or a job. Parents work on their adult education while their children attend the early childhood education center in the next room. The Even Start Program is located in a portable classroom behind Penquis Valley High School. For more information on how to sign up or volunteer for the program please call 943-2246.

NOTE - This article reflects the views of the author and not necessarily those of the TRC Alliance Team.