OCTOBER RED BAG LAUNCH:
Red Bags start rotation for 2,300 children from Aspen to Parachute in the month of October.
Over the next several months students will receive four beautiful books each week to share with their families and return to school.
On the day the child is scheduled to bring home their Red Bag for the first time, each teacher plans a launch event to build excitement and to ignite a love of books in each child.
For example, one teacher created a Red Bag treasure hunt using letters as clues which lead to a huge unopened mystery box. The children tried to guess what was inside... their Red Bags!
FALL LITERACY EVENTS:
Parent are encouraged to attend these evening sessions to share experiences and expand their understanding of language development and reading readiness. The schools notify parents of fall literacy events. Last year 1300 parents attended more than 50 parent sessions.
We have ongoing Outreach Programs for at-risk children who do not attend preschool. Weekly sessions are held in 6 different neighborhoods from Basalt to Rifle. Each week children share an activity, parents discuss literacy development progress at home and each child leaves with a Red Bag. If you would like to know more about this or know someone who would benefit, please be in touch!
A huge thank you to our donors, teachers, students and parents for making this program and the future of our children a successful one.