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With pajamas, stuffed animals, pillows, blankets and popcorn, Neligh-Oakdale looked more like a sleepover Monday night than a school.
But that was the idea behind the preschool-second grade reading night at West Ward's multi-purpose room, sponsored by the school's Title Committee. After all, reading to or with your child every evening gives students a big boost in their abilities and confidence, according to organizers.
"Although Neligh youth had many other events going on that evening and numbers weren’t as high as we had wished, there was still a decent turn out of families coming out to read with their children," said Kelly Ptacek, Title instructor. "Students were able to come in their pajamas and bring a stuffed animal or blanket to read with. Rugs and pillows were placed around the gym to make the area a little cozier."
Ptacek said the next family night also will fall on another busy week (homecoming). However, it will be one students are sure to not want to miss, she said.
Edgerton Science Museum will present an explore zone for students in the high school gym on Thursday, Oct. 9, beginning at 5:30 p.m. with a large group presentation called “Arctic Blast.” Students will see a presentation with dry ice and liquid nitrogen before breaking into smaller explore zones.