Archive for May, 2010

Family Literacy Club, PTO at New Haven School

Friday, May 28th, 2010

The PTO at New Haven’s Augusta Lewis Troup School, with support also from Title I, will be sponsoring a Family Literacy Club workshop on Thursday, June 3 from 3 to 5 p.m. A light dinner will be served and materials provided.

Conducting the workshop will be Susan Monroe, who teaches writing at Southern Connecticut State University and Housatonic Community College.

The Title I Family Literacy Club aims to encourage parents and students to address issues related to their literacy, as well as that of others in their families and communities. The workshop will provide parents and students with the opportunity to enjoy literacy while building basic learning skills including, but not limited to:

1. Basic study skills and personal practices that promote academic success.
2. Ideas for creating a home environment conducive to learning.
3. Learning opportunities outside of the classroom.

AUGUSTA LEWIS TROUP SCHOOL, 259 EDGEWOOD AVENUE
RSVP: Troup.pto@new-haven.k12.ct.us or 203-691-3092

Wednesday, May 19 Events

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Next Wednesday evening, May 19, two local education organizations will be holding fund-raising events:

Concepts for Adaptive Learning will have its benefit at 6 p.m. at Anthony’s Ocean View, 450 Lighthouse Road in New Haven.
http://www.eachchildlearns.org

Junta for Progressive Action will screen the documentary film “La Americana” at 6:30 p.m. at Criterion Cinema, 86 Temple Street.
http://www.juntainc.org/en

Tuesday Reading Series

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

A January 3 post to this blog called attention to the New Haven Review:
http://www.newhavenreview.com

Now, here’s word about a Tuesday evening reading series in which the New Haven Review (including publisher Bennett Lovett-Graff) is involved. Below is a slightly edited excerpt of a message from him.

Listen Here! Short Story Reading Series: 10th Week
Tuesday, May 11, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Lulu, A European Coffeehouse (49 Cottage Street)

Listen Here! features local actors reading classic short stories by noted writers, past and present, in coffee houses throughout New Haven. Arrive at 6:30 p.m. to order coffee and food ahead of time.

Tuesday, May 11 presents short stories by Edgar Allan Poe and Annie Proulx. This program is courtesy of the New Haven Review, the literary journal of the Elm City, in collaboration with the New Haven Theater Company and the Arts Council of Greater New Haven.

The Long Read! will be at Bar (254 Crown Street) on Sunday, June 6, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. What will be read? You can help decide by picking the stories yourself. Go to the New Haven Theater Company’s website:
http://newhaventheatercompany.com/vote

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