SOMERSET, NJ - Community, and literacy. 

That is what Elizabeth Avenue School's Reading World Series Night is all about.

EAS students and parents had the opportunity to play educational games facilitated by volunteer teachers and Franklin High School students, Thursday night. 

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"We want to bring the families to the school and help them understand we are a team," Literacy Coach, Susan Oliver said. "We are all working together as a family. We want to bring our families together, so they can see what their kids are doing in school. We want all the stuff that we do at school to go home to have the community [support]. We all love children and want them to learn." 

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"We are trying to encourage parent involvement," EAS Principal, John Haney said. "We want to partner up with parents, and we also want to encourage children to read and write more." 

Haney said the event was organized to help bring school staff closer to the parents to help improve student achievement. 

The Franklin Township Education Association donated popcorn so fans could have something to munch while rooting for their favorite player during the baseball-themed night.  

Somerset Patriot massicot Sparkee was also on hand to take photos with families and staff. 

During the seventh-inning stretch, EAS faculty members presented tips on how families could take what they learned home to help enhance reading and language arts skills at home. 

EAS will host a similar event in February geared towards math.

In a flyer passed out to attendees organizers thanked, the ELA events committee, EAS staff volunteers, PBS crew "Roary the Tiger", FHS Warrior Pride, TAPinto Franklin/Somerset, and the Franklin Reporter.

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