Program Description: We are proud to announce the fall series of High Five!, our 3-week early literacy family program, done in collaboration with Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood. High Five! meets at the library and sessions include “Fall Family Activities and Vocabulary for your Child”, “Developing Fine Motor Skills Needed for Writing” and includes a trip to an apple orchard and a Halloween party curated by master storyteller Pamela Badila.
Date/Time: Saturdays, 11am – 1pm, October 12, 19, & 26
Audience/Registration: High Five! is free and open to all families with children five and under (older siblings are also welcome to attend). Transportation to the library is available upon request. To register for High Five!, email email@example.com, call 518-828-1792 x101, or stop by the desk at the Hudson Area Library.
This project has been supported by a grant from the Fund for Columbia County of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.
Each week the program begins with Story Time in the library with High Five! facilitator Alyssa Moore and special guest readers. Crafts and literacy activities, with an emphasis on dictated writing, follow. Families will engage in discussion and have the opportunity to explore the hundreds of high-quality children’s books available for check-out at the library. Participants will receive free books and prizes each week. Gift certificates to Spotty Dog books will be awarded to all families with excellent attendance! Lunch is also provided and we will be emphasizing healthy foods that kids like to eat.
High Five! facilitator Alyssa Moore stated: “This is my third year teaching first grade for the Hudson City School District. I’m also a graduate of Hudson High School. I went into teaching to make a difference with students’ social and emotional learning because I believe that social emotional learning is just as important as academics. I believe that families should be involved in students’ social emotional and academic learning. Because of this I make it a priority to be a “school mom” for all my students and a partner for all my families.” We welcome Alyssa to our High Five! family.
The Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood is thrilled to be partnering with the Hudson Area Library for the High Five! early literacy program. The GHPN works to support children and families in the Hudson City School District from birth through college to career. Promise Neighborhood, established in 2011 through a Planning Grant from the US Department of Education, has built a strong foundation of partnerships and programs supporting families in the Hudson community and beyond.