Archive for the ‘Community Readers’ category

Thanks to all our community readers!

March 4, 2010

Read Across America Day was successful, as always, because of the “guest readers” from the community who came to share their love of books with our students. We had a few Telstar seniors, Lynn Arizzi’s Senior Players, and some Rotary Club members entertaining our students for the last hour of the day. EVERYONE enjoyed the celebration of reading.

Here are some pictures of our fun day . (if you click on a picture, it will give you a larger view of it. Then use your back arrow to come back to the main screen.)

A visit from two very special dogs

January 28, 2010

We are lucky to be getting a weekly visit from now on from two beautiful dogs, Fenway, a sheltie, and a dalmatian named Ghost, and their owners Kathy-Jo Farren and Dawn Eliot. The dogs are “Tail Wagging Tutors”: dogs who are highly trained to handle all kinds of situations. After they pass a test, they become certified therapy dogs with Therapy Dogs International and they can visit children in schools, sick people in hospitals, seniors in nursing homes, etc. Kathy-Jo and Dawn, who both work at Bethel Animal Hospital, are so excited to be a part of this program, and the students at CPS are pretty happy to welcome Fenway and Ghost. Yesterday the dogs were read to by students in the Title I room before visiting the library for this photo shoot with Mrs. Lee’s second grade class.