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WCES celebrates National Reading Month 2022

Hon. Francisco Javier M. Zamora together with First Lady Keri Zamora reads a story to the PES students.

November is National Reading Month. It started in 2011 when the Department of Education made it one of its programs to promote the love for reading. This year's National Reading Month has a theme, "Basa. Bayan. Bukas". The celebration is not limited to simply reading but reading with comprehension.

West Crame Elementary School (WCES) participated in various activities at the school and division levels that brought honor to its institution. The division Level celebration was last November 29, 2022, at Pinaglabanan Elementary School. City Mayor, Hon. Mayor Francis Javier Zamora with First Lady Keri Zamora, graced the program. They read a story entitled, “Papel de Liha” by Ompong Remigio, which the students surely enjoyed to listen. Various schools from the division prepared a booth showcasing different reading materials like big books and manipulatives for learners to further develop their love for reading. The school bagged the Most Engaging Display Award.

Alexa James P. Arceta from Grade 5-Earth and Von Aldrich Encarnacion from Grade 6- Diamond during the awarding ceremony.

WCES continuously secured places in the afternoon competitions. Alexa James P. Arceta from Grade 5-Earth won Third Place in the Essay Writing -Filipino Category and Von Aldrich Encarnacion from Grade 6- Diamond got the Third Place in Essay Writing Contest - English Category. The school also participated in the Spelling Bee and Poster Making Contest as well.

School-based activities were also conducted to intensify the learners’ love for reading. Kinder learners wore their favorite book character costume in their Book Character Cosplay. Pajama Party was organized by the Grade 1 teachers to set the mood for storytelling. Grade 2 learners sang to their heart’s content in the Videoke Challenge. Grade 3 learners showed their mastery in their vocabulary ability through a Spelling Bee Contest. Grade 4 learners had a Declamation Contest in which the students were able to perform. Grade 5 learners showcased their skills in reciting a poem during their Poem Reading Contest while Grade 6 learners expressed themselves in writing essays in relation to the theme.

Story telling activity of Grade 1-Rose

These activities would not have been possible without the help of the Hon. Francis Zamora together with his Councilors, Dr. Cecille G. Carandang, Schools Division Superintendent, Dr. Buenafe E. Sabado, Assistant Schools Division Superintendent, Dr. Helen G. Padilla, Chief Education Supervisor-CID, Eulafel C. Pascual, Filipino and MTB Education Program Supervisor, Marnelli B. Tolentino English Education Program Supervisor and the very supportive school head, Mr. Roy Dan R. Pido together with Ruscel L. Paguirian, Filipino and MTB coordinator and Maria Roma F. Ocale, English Coordinator and the WCES teachers.

Article Written by:

Maria Roma F. Ocale

Teacher I


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