Oak Knoll Celebrates Family, Literacy, and Community Service at 11th Annual Family Literacy Night

Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child held its 11th Family Literacy Night on Thursday, May 9, 2024,  an event that has become a cherished tradition within our school community. This special night brought together K-2 students and their parents to celebrate literacy, showcasing the joy of reading and creative expression. The highlight of the evening was a communal reading of “What Will I Do with My Love Today?” by Kristen Chenoweth, led by our dedicated teachers who captivated the imagination of both children and adults alike.

The spirit of community and creativity flowed into the Aileen Maury Dining Hall, where families engaged in crafting activities tied to the evening’s literary theme. In an inspiring display of compassion and service, children and their parents designed uplifting “Adopt Me” dog bandanas, which will be donated to the Home for Goods Dog Rescue in Berkeley Heights, NJ. This thoughtful activity aims to assist dogs in finding their forever homes, embodying Oak Knoll’s commitment to service and the importance of giving back to our wider community. Additionally, attendees dabbled in making paper plate dog crafts and crafting beautiful flower vases, further enriching this familial and educational gathering.

“Family Literacy Night is a special evening where our families and teachers enjoy spending time together to celebrate their love of literacy,” remarked Cristina Iribarne, Oak Knoll’s Lower School Reading Specialist. “It not only highlights our school’s dedication to academic excellence and fosters a lifelong love of reading among our students but also reflects our core values of community service and compassion.”