Santa Shares Stage with Literacy at Proviso East Breakfast with Santa
December 21, 2015 12:40 PM
Santa Claus was the star of the morning as 67 children received free books, pancakes, and a chance to talk with Santa at the Proviso East High School National Honor Society’s Breakfast with Santa on December 12 in the school’s cafeteria.
The breakfast, sponsored by the Proviso East chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS), was designed to promote literacy at home, said Ms. Ashley Glickman, a Proviso East English teacher and an organizer of the breakfast. Each child who attended received a free pancake breakfast, a picture with Santa, and several books. All parents also received a free breakfast along with strategies and ideas to help promote reading in the home.
Dr. Patrick Hardy, principal at Proviso East, said that Breakfast with Santa will help to encourage children to read throughout their time in and out of school.
"Literacy is a skill that everyone needs to have, regardless of what career they may decide to have," he said. "Children have a better chance of succeeding in school and in life if they develop a love of reading early in life. I commend the National Honor Society for hosting in what has become an annual event."
Dr. Nettie Collins-Hart, superintendent for District 209, agreed, saying that literacy begins early in life.
"In order to succeed, students need to read early and often at home," she said. "I commend the National Honor Society for hosting this positive event that benefits so many."