Students and their families from Galilee Baptist Academy in Zachary had an evening of “Frozen” fun Feb. 3 during the faith-based academy’s third annual Family Literacy Night.
Galilee’s pre-K and kindergarten students and their parents visited four interactive literacy stations: Wonderful Winter Writing, Olaf’s Polar Dough, Do You Want to Build a Snowman? and Snowy Storytime, said Terrie Hodges, interim administrator.
At each station, teachers demonstrated reading activities that parents could replicate at home, and parents were given informational packets that included literacy goals the families could work together to help their children strengthen their reading skills, Hodges said.
The students were awestruck by a visit from the movie ice queen, who drew names for a Scholastic Book Fair raffle, and the youth received goody bags filled with powdered doughnut-hole snowballs, a bottle of melted snow (water) and a “Frozen”-themed bookmark, Hodges said.
“Staff and volunteers made Family Literacy Night a wonderfully exciting event for our youngest GBA students,” said Hodges.
Galilee Baptist Academy, a ministry of Galilee Baptist Church, educates 3-year-old pre-K through sixth-grade students.
Hodges said there are about 55 pre-K and kindergarten students who attend the academy from Central, Greenwell Springs and Zachary-area communities.