BISMARCK, N.D. - The Bismarck Early Childhood Education Program is hosting a back to school family night at its North 14th St. location.
BECEP is kicking off its "Raising a Reader" program as part of the Bismarck Public School's striving readers grants. The emphasis will be the school's literacy program. Parents are able to understand more about the program and get different books every week.
BPS leaders say back to school night is a chance to bring families closer and emphasize things like good sleep routines now that classes are underway.
"I think the most important thing is that we're joining with families and bringing them here to build relationships and to kick off the year that way, getting to know our families and our children and giving parents resources," said Mary MacArthur, BECEP social worker.
Back to school night will continue until 7 p.m. It will also choose the BECEP's new mascot for the school and have Miss Sparkles as the special guest, from the
Bismarck Veterans Memorial Library.