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PencilPALS Celebrate Reading, Writing, and the Forging of New Friendships

PencilPALS Celebrate Reading, Writing, and the Forging of New Friendships

The year end PencilPALS party at Princeton Elementary was a huge hit! Students got to meet their PencilPALS in person after writing all year long. The event featured a PencilPALS puzzler (students had to guess their PencilPAL from a “lineup”, using a written, physical description), a recitation of the Writer’s Oath, a special sharing of a wordless picture book, and some Storyline Online readings! Great fun was had by all. Special thanks to all of the PencilPALS volunteers and to Ms. Roberts and Ms. Wilson for embracing PencilPALS and making this program an integral part of...

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BookPALS End the Year with a Bang and a Book!

BookPALS End the Year with a Bang and a Book!

Many thanks to all of Florida’s BookPALS and PencilPALS for participating in multiple year-end special events in addition to their weekly readings and letter writing! It’s been another successful year, and you have helped ignite a passion for reading and writing in so many children! Your literary presence has made all the difference: these photos prove it! Thank you so much for your love and dedication to your classrooms and to this cause! If you wish to continue reading this summer, you need only say the word. Otherwise, have a happy summer, and we’ll see you in...

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Read Across America

Read Across America

OH The Places You Will Go! This time with the help of their ultra-cool Literacy Partner the Brooke Jackman Foundation, BookPALS teamed up for Read Across America at William O’Connor Preschool in Midwood Brooklyn. The Brooke Jackman Foundation donated over 150 books to the schools library, while NY BookPALS volunteers Brigid Turner, Vance Bradford, Michael Cuomo, Chuiquita Camille, and Cullen Johnson read to 12 classes and over 170 students. The day was filled with Hop on Pop, Cat In the Hat, and plenty of One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. Celebrating Dr. Suess’s March 2nd...

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PS 111 Group Read

The PS 111 Group Reads take place once a month. This month BookPALS volunteers read to over 350 students in little over 3 hours. Today was a tour de force of reading!     A big shout out to all our volunteers (some pictured below) also PS 111 and their fantastic...

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BookPALS Actors Wow their Fellow Volunteers at the Arizona BookPALS Kick-Off.. see next page for videos!

 

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Fashion Week Fundraiser!

Fashion Week Fundraiser!

BookPALS celebrated Fashion Week in high style thanks to The Coffee Bean& Tea Leaf! Proceeds from the raffle were donated for our programming! BookPALS helped celebrate the opening of the new Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf flaship store during Fashion Week in the heart of the Meatpacking District. A special thanks to CBTL, Tequila Avion and SoulCycle as the their gift baskets were raffled and proceeds will go to our programming

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