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VIDEO: Chatterton Hosts Community Read Aloud

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Chatterton School hosted a successful Community Read Aloud on Jan. 27, where local business leaders, community members and other school family members were invited to read to classes.

As part of the school’s PARP (Pick a Reading Partner) program, guests gathered for a welcome breakfast ahead of their personal reading experience.

Organized jointly by the Chatterton PTA and school librarian Ellen Widawsky, the event went along with the PARP theme of “Reading is a Latte Fun,” where students were gifted reusable coffee cups for their water all week.

“This event celebrates literacy and aims to ignite the students’ love of books,” explained Principal Dana Bermas. “The kids are happy to have these face-to-face interactions and hear firsthand from community members all of the possibilities that can come from reading.”

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Date Added: 1/27/2023

Chatterton Fifth Graders Share Writing Projects

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On Jan. 17, the fifth grade at Chatterton School gathered to enjoy each other's independent writing projects.

Students have been working on their pieces in writing class for the past few weeks under the direction of teachers Melissa Edelman and Derrick Horodyski and literary coach Peter Gangi.

Students had the opportunity to pursue writing any genre of choice and learn about the genre from mentor texts. They enjoyed reading each other's writing from poetry to plays, Top 10 Books to All-About Books and A-Z Books to short stories.

The entire grade spent time sharing their work with each other and left inspired to think about their next "passion piece."

“All of these published pieces are real ‘keepers’ and there is no doubt, that the Chatterton fifth grade is filled with writing talent,” said Edelman.

Date Added: 1/24/2023

Birch Kicks Off PARP With Author Visit

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Birch School kicked off their annual Pick A Reading Partner program with a visit from author Nancy Krulik. Students enjoyed a special assembly where Ms. Krulik showed children the MAGIC of fiction writing.

Date Added: 1/23/2023

VIDEO: Lakeside Hosts Community Read Aloud

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Levy Lakeside School once again hosted a successful Community Read Aloud on Jan. 20, where local business leaders, community members and other school family members were invited to read to classes.

To kick off PARP (Pick a Reading Partner Week), guests gathered for a welcome breakfast ahead of their personal reading experience.

Organized jointly by the Lakeside PTA and school librarian Melissa Levine, the event encouraged readers to select a favorite book to share with students, as an option, teachers also selected stories that often reflects the Levy Lakeside values of kindness, inclusivity, and diversity.

“This year we will be focusing on embracing a culture where social emotional learning is infused throughout our experiences, and books to support this message are most welcome,” explained Principal Libby Trencheny.

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Date Added: 1/20/2023

VIDEO: Chatterton Hosts Book Reunion Day

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Chatterton students had a class reunion with their last year teacher and classmates. Students loved catching up with their teachers and previous classmates. Each teacher read a book by the author, Josh Funk who will be visiting the school next week.



Date Added: 1/20/2023