Family reading night

We are looking forward to our upcoming Family Reading Night on February 15 from 6:15-7:30pm at Poe school.  Our goal is to encourage the love of reading in our students and families and to celebrate that through story-telling, writing, and reading!  We have a great lineup of events scheduled and are looking forward to having everyone here!  

Our schedule for the evening:

Open throughout the evening (6:15-7:30)

  • Students reading to Lutheran comfort dogs (bring your own favorite book, or pick a book from our stack)
  • Ms. Brieler (CCSD 21 director of Language Arts) demonstrating and conversing about the writing curriculum, an opportunity to see how our students are working on literacy throughout the day
  • Selfie station and family pictures celebrating reading
  • Reading forts for families to read together
  • Recommend a book on our poster
  • Visit the Arlington Heights Memorial Library and the Indian Trails Public Library who will be onsite to make library cards for students or adults, even check out a book!
    • Website link for what’s needed to create a library card for AHML and ITPLD
  • Make a button or write your favorite author a note!


Buffalo Grove HS students presenting from “Elephant and Piggie” books by Mo Willems


  • Make a bookmark craft
  • Students demonstrating and exploring Poe resources on computer for reading and writing
  • Guest readers Mrs. Joyce, Mrs. Caponigri and a book talk by Ms. Jurgens from AHML


  • Guest readers Ms. Boeing, Ms. Ziegler, and Ms. Chubchenko
  • Guest readers Mr. Long and Principal Campbell with a book talk by Ms. Jurgens from AHML
  • Dr. Einhorn presentation for the adults on the importance of reading and the science behind it
    • Please see below for his bio and more information on this special presentation!
    • (free books to all participants!)
  • Dr. Einhorn biography:*Doctor Jay Einhorn is a clinical psychologist and counselor in independent practice in Evanston, a Clinical Supervisor at the Family Institute of Northwestern University, and Consulting Psychologist at Roycemore School, a private Jr. K-12th grade college preparatory school in Evanston.  He is Chair of Peer Study Groups, and immediate past president, of the Chicago Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology.  In addition to being a storyteller, he is a singer-songwriter, and many of his songs tell stories.  He has presented on Parents and Children Reading Together at many schools in the Chicagoland area, including Head Start, public, and private schools.  The Parents and Children Reading Together presentation was developed as a project of the Learning Resource Alliance, of which Dr. Einhorn is president, and supported by a grant from the Illinois Reading Council.


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