Saint Ambrose School continues to lead in Next Generation education. This past week Saint Ambrose School highlighted literacy in the classrooms with International Literacy Educator Jen Jones, who returned to campus to spend the day in the classroom with faculty and students for professional development. Littlest Angels Preschool also hosted a Family Literacy Night in conjunction with the Medina County Library!

Saint Ambrose School and Littlest Angels Preschool continue to lead the way in providing a Next Generation Education to our families and community! This past week the school was excited to host events that focus on the importance of literacy both in the classroom and in the home. Literacy is the single most important tool for success in school and an important part of Saint Ambrose School’s Next Generation Education.

Littlest Angels Preschool hosted a Family Literacy Night led by Kelly Halleen and Cathy Hausman of the Medina County Library Brunswick Children’s Department. The librarians engaged and led families through interactive stories, songs and finger plays they could continue to use at home. Over 100 were in attendance for this fun, engaging evening. Families had the opportunity to sign up for library cards and check out books. Reading, rhyming, singing and talking influence language and literacy development in young children. LAPS families and staff eagerly participated in this event acknowledging the importance of early literacy. Being interested in books and visiting the library is a great step towards developing these Literacy skills and a love of learning!

Jen Jones is a nationally recognized Reading Specialist, Author, Keynote Speaker and CEO of Hello Literacy, a company that provides teachers with tools and professional development for increasing literacy in the classroom. Saint Ambrose School hosted her for a return visit with Saint Ambrose School faculty in the classrooms for an exciting day of one on one teacher professional development and work in small groups with students in grades K-6. Students worked in reading circles, creative journaling and other Literacy excercises. As a P21 Exemplar School, Saint Ambrose is always looking for ways to incorporate Literacy in new and refreshing ways to engage our students in a love of reading.
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Jen Jones had previously visited with faculty and staff from Saint Ambrose School and other neighboring districts for a sold out professional development conference in Brunswick, Ohio earlier this year. More information about Jen Jones can be found at her website: Saint Ambrose School was excited to have her back on campus and working with our faculty and students to continue the important work of literacy skills with our students. Saint Ambrose School is very grateful to have Jen Jones as a Partner in Education for Saint Ambrose School.