Designed to help third-graders move on to the fourth grade

Rescheduled to this Saturday is Columbus City Schools' Family Literacy Academy. The program, which takes place from 10 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. at East High School (1500 E. Broad St.). Its goal is to help families help their third graders pass the reading portion of the Ohio Achievement Assessment test and move on to the fourth grade.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the District is providing free transportation from all of its high schools to and from East High School.

Parents will be provided with practical tips and strategies from CCS literacy coaches and teachers in four workshops. The morning also includes a food and community resource fair, where parents can get snacks, door prizes, gift bags - and a take-home book for every third grader. Translators and multi-lingual volunteers will also be available for non-English-speaking families. Childcare also is available for children age 2 to 5.

Here is the schedule of bus pick-ups at other District high schools:

9:15 a.m.: Pick-up at Beechcroft, Briggs, Brookhaven, Columbus Alternative, Centennial, Independence, Columbus North International, Linden-McKinley, Mifflin, Northland, Walnut Ridge and Whetstone

9:30 a.m.: Pick-up at Africentric, Eastmoor, Marion-Franklin, South, West

For more information visit the CCS website at www.ccsoh.us, or call the District's FACTLine at 614-221-3228.