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ELL reading night for students and families Dec. 5

MARYSVILLE — The Marysville School District's English Language Learner Department is conducting a reading night for K-12 ELL students and their families at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the MSD Service Center Strawberry Room, located at 4220 80th St. NE in Marysville.

Wendy Messarina, multilingual parent/community Spanish liaison for the Marysville School District, explained that the evening will offer access to reading resources online, bilingual books for children, literacy coaches, Spanish and Russian interpreters, and ELL parent/school helpers.

Students will read grade-level-appropriate books with MSD staff and their families, who will have an opportunity to meet with their children's literacy coaches, as well as other parents from their schools.

"Each family will get information about help with homework and resources in the community," Messarina said. "There will be lots of books and a fun reading time for children and their parents. Together, you will learn about reading in our schools, and how to help your children improve their reading skills at home."

Children will receive bookmarks and free books, and the event will feature a guest speaker from Snohomish County Human Services' "Prevention Alcohol and Other Drugs" program.

For more information, call 360-657-0279 or 360-657-0250 for the Spanish-language information line.

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