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Dyslexia Awareness Month

Every October, we celebrate learning differences and dyslexia through Dyslexia Awareness Month. Parent activities, student activities, guest readers and Spirit Week are all part of the festivities. 

The 2023 theme was Focus on Strengths. Each week there are activities and parent involvement opportunities. The last full week of the month is Learning Differences Spirit Week, culminating with Fall Carnival/Trunk or Treat on Thursday. Sign up for activities below.

October 5, 2023
6:00 to 8:00 PM

Experience Dyslexia is an interactive educational evening about learning differences, including dyslexia, processing disorders, and ADHD. You will leave this simulation-based workshop with a heightened awareness of the struggles children with learning differences experience.

October 10, 2023
8:00 to 9:45 AM

Come join us for a special presentation of the documentary The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia.

Stay to discuss what you learned and have a candid conversation with other families and Key School staff.

October 17, 2023
8:00 to 9:30 AM

Do you ever wonder what your students do in ALT? We are excited to invite you to a special presentation by the Lower School ALT students on

This informative presentation will provide an opportunity for our students to shine while participating in a basic group ALT lesson. Your child will be included in a part of the lesson led by our Dyslexia Therapists.

Wear RED for Dyslexia

Wear your Dyslexia Awareness Shirt or a Red shirt with uniform bottoms. 

October 3

October 10

October 18 (Wed)

October 24

Guest Readers

October 5, 2023
Councilwoman Gyna Bivens

October 10, 2023
Actress/Producer Sainty Nelson

October 11, 2023
Executive Director Beth Lamb

October 12, 2023
Board Chair Fantasy Reynolds

October 16, 2023
Alumni

October 17, 2023
Author Chandra Lockett

October 19, 2023
Head of School Leslie Vasquez

Special Activities

October 3, 2023
Focus on Reading
(Read using a Flashlight)

October 10, 2023
Focus on Inspiring
(Watch and/or Make a Book Review)

October 18, 2023
Focus on Sharing
(Read with a Buddy)

October 31 2023
Focus on Celebrating
(Present Brilliantly Dyslexic Project)

Spirit Week - Focus on Strengths

October 23-26

Dress up with the following themes:

October 23, 2023
Focus on the FUTURE
Dress up as your favorite decade!

October 24, 2023
Focus on HISTORY
Dress up in your favorite decade (Decade Day)

October 25, 2023
Focus on TEXAS
(Focus on TEXAS Yee-haw! Dress in your best western wear)

October 26, 2023
Focus on PATHWAYS
(Character, college day or Spirit Wear day and Storybook Parade)
Dress up in your favorite storybook character for elementary

Trunk or Treat and Fall Carnival

October 26, 2023

Volunteers Needed. Sign up to volunteer.

Storybook Parade

Trunk or Treat

Games

Food & Snacks

and so much more.