GLEN HEAD SCHOOL READING CELEBRATION
Glen Head Reading Celebration Begins
Reading and Imagination make a PERFECT combination
The annual Glen Head School Reading Celebration began on April 1, 2022. Principal Peter Rufa hosted the Opening Ceremony with the theme, “Reading and Imagination make a PERFECT combination.” He summarized, “Reading helps us all to use our imagination in ways we never thought possible. We can create images in our mind of magical places and interesting characters just from the words on a page.”
During the celebration, Glen Head students will be reading lots of books related to the theme and guest author, Dan Santat, who is invited 10 students to have lunch with him on April 5th. During April 4-April 8 parents will be guest readers and will have the opportunity to read wonderful stories or works of poetry related to the theme of Imagination to their child’s class. The Glen Head Book Swap with other Glen Head School students will take place from April 4-April 13!
During the opening Reading Celebration Ceremony, Principal Rufa read “The Wonder” by Faye Hanson. It is a story about, “A boy whose head is filled with wonder. Having his head in the clouds can cause trouble, but when his daydreams are set free, they grow and grow and grow.” As in the past, students are always encouraged to read throughout the year, but for the celebration, students will be inspired to read at home and use their Book Bucks to enter into a reading raffle prize! Each Book Buck represents 15 minutes of reading (30 minutes for Grades 4 & 5). Students may bring in completed Book Bucks EACH DAY during Reading Celebration for your chance to win! The fifth grade GH Headliners sang at the end of the opening ceremony and everyone happily joined in! The closing ceremony will take place on Friday, April 9, 2022.
Article and photos by Shelly Newman