Jefferson Elementary now offers an in-school volunteer reading program for family members

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) – Are you the parent of a student at Jefferson Elementary in Cape Girardeau? If so, you have a new opportunity to help read to students.

Jefferson Elementary just launched a volunteer opportunity to read to children in the classroom.

They have acquired more books in their library and want to inform students of the selection available and introduce parents to the possibility of being part of it.

“It’s been a tough few years with COVID and restrictions on having visitors,” said Jefferson Elementary principal Amber Walker. “Now that we’re able to open it up a bit more, we thought of an easy way to bring parents into the classroom and connect a bit.”

Walker said this not only benefits the parents who come to volunteer in the classrooms, but the student as well.

“Any time you have a student who can hear someone else reading, it just helps their reading fluency, their exposure to reading, the joy of reading,” Walker said. “There are so many great benefits to this quick little program we’ve put in place.”

To register, you can visit the link on your child’s Dojo or call the school to register for a 15 min time slot.

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