For the past
four years, a community partnership between Fulton Elementary
School and the Adult Learning Source has provided a family
literacy program for parents. “The program by APS and
the Adult Learning Source recognizes that parents are the
first and strongest teachers of children. It allows us to
increase parental involvement in children’s learning,”
said Fulton principal Michelle Krawchik.
Recently, State Representative Suzanne Williams
and Nancy Todd, named “Colorado Mother of the Year,”
presented over 100 books to parents in the family literacy
program. The goal of the drive is to increase interest and
appreciation for reading.
Fulton Principal Michelle Krawchik,
State Representative Suzanne Williams, Mother of the Year
Nancy Todd and Adult Learning Source Director Andrea Martínez
talk to family literacy parents at Fulton.
“As a parent,
I want to help my children do well in school. This family
literacy program helps me better understand what my kids are
learning, improves my own English skills, and provides resources,
such as the books presented today,” said Fulton parent
Representative Williams emphasized the value
of collaborative efforts between schools and the community.
“Continued partnerships allow everyone in our community
to help students achieve. We are all resources for children,”
Fulton parent Virginia Badillo
and her daughter