You’re Invited to
CALL’s Gracias Gala Party
Wednesday, March 25th, 2020
From 6pm to 7:30pm
Community Presbyterian Church
Kelly & Everette Roads
Pinehurst, NC 28374
We are so grateful for everyone who supports CALL. We hope you can come and enjoy the Hispanic food, live music, silent auction, 50-50 raffle, $40 cakes and photo booth. See you there!
Gracias Gala will be on Wednesday, March 25th in Fellowship Hall of Community Presbyterian Church. We are asking for a $30 family love offering at the door. 5-7 Restaurants will donate food and the CALL moms will cook their best dishes. The hall will be decorated with a fiesta theme and you can get your picture taken. Many food booths will be set up and you can sample from each booth. We are asking for silent auction items currently and will accept all donations. Proceeds from the love offering, silent auction and raffle will go to funding all of CALL’s summer events—STEM camp, summer enrichment and summer picnic for the next two years.
We need some items donated for decorations—PVC pipe, an inch and larger, clay pots, minimum size 6 inches for a cactus garden, Mexican blankets. Drop these in Everette House back hallway. Questions call Betty Pope, 910.239.1185.
CALL Literacy for Moms.
Literacy Changes Lives—Motheread Changes Literacy
The moms in the CALL program are using the Motheread curriculum to learn to read better, read to their children in English and teach them Spanish from a bi-lingual book. Motheread, Inc. is a nationally acclaimed, private, non-profit organization that combines literacy instruction with child development, adult empowerment or employment skills. Their goal is for adults and children to learn to use the power of literacy to discover more about themselves, their families, and their communities.
In Motheread adult classes, participants learn critical literacy skills in a group structure that supports their own sense of worth and ability. These classes are appropriate for all adults, regardless of reading ability or prior educational experience. By teaching the “why” of reading rather than just emphasizing the “how,” classes also encourage parents to be reading role models for their children. For children, Story Exploring (the curriculum) provides a structured environment for learning reading, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills.
Last week at CALL, we read “The Ugly Duckling” who was not accepted by the other ducks at the lake. He was different and told he did not belong. This lead the group of moms to discuss incidences of bullying in school and we talked about skills their child needed so they were not afraid. Each day the moms read to their children, the children are reading more, and both are being transformed by Literacy. The moms are learning English, the children are being taught Spanish by their moms, they are becoming reading role models and both are problem-solving.