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Holiday AR night at Prince Edward Elementary

Prince Edward County Elementary School (PECES) students recently enjoyed a Holiday Accelerated Reader (AR) night. AR is a program used for monitoring the practice of reading. It offers a little fun competition between students, who are able to take quizzes and receive points and prizes based on quiz scores. During AR night, families are encouraged to wear pajamas, bring blankets and get cozy with a few books. Over 100 people attended this year. Snacks were provided and holiday-themed books were set out for families to enjoy. This year’s Holiday AR Night boasted a whopping 220 books read! Reading is the goal at this event — with the added bonus of bringing families together for an evening of engagement. Pictured is second grader Noah Blakely reading to his mother, Lyndsie Blakely. We commend PECES educators for a creative approach to encourage reading; and students and parents for embracing reading. (Send “Way to Go!” photos with a description and names to WayToGo@FarmvilleHerald.com.)