On Tuesday, November 15 parents and guardians were engaged in learning about Lexile levels and how to determine what books their scholars should be reading. Mrs. Aultman, Media Specialist, presented the parents/guardians with a slide presentation that explained Lexile levels and how to use AR book find when they’re not at school with books that aren’t labeled. Dr. McCaskey, Academic Coach, went over the state Lexile level expectations and the VCS Lexile expectations.
Parents/guardians were engaged in a question and answer period. They were able to ask questions about how Lexile effects placement and retention, how long they should read with their child daily, and a plethora of other questions. They asked to have more information sessions in the morning. They wanted to have some of the previous sessions such as test-taking strategies, GMAS prep, and K-Kids again. Ms. Kimbrough, Counselor/Parent Engagement Coordinator, assured them that there will be more sessions and they should make sure to come to the monthly parent meetings which are held in the evenings.
Parents were able to enjoy a sweet treat afterwards to celebrate National Parent Engagement Month and shop at the book fair with their scholars.