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Night school: Families join principals for reading night at McKelvie in Bedford

Friday, March 28, 2014

Cozied up in pjs and blankets, some 500 children and the families came to enjoy the lively book readings offered by the principals and vice principals of Bedford’s six schools. They gathered for the Bedford PTG’s annual Winter Reading Night with the Principals on Jan. 30, at McKelvie Intermediate School.

The principals took turns sharing their books, ranging from classic “Curious George” to William Hagen’s personalized version of “Mr. Tanen’s Ties” by Maryanne Cocc-Leffler.

Sporting everything from monkey costumes to an Indiana Jones get-up, the reading teams added humor and enthusiasm to their stories with the goal of enhancing the delighted audience’s love of reading.

Each story was projected onto a screen so that the audience could follow along, and the readers cozied up on a couch by lamplight to share their stories. The cafeteria had been transformed into a winter wonderland thanks to the work of McKelvie’s service-based organization CAT Team, and popcorn, apples and drinks were served by the PTG during the intermission.

Two seatings were offered, one at 4:30 p.m. and one at 6 p.m., each lasting about an hour.

Special thanks to the McKelvie custodial staff and the many PTG volunteers who went into making this much-loved event a success.

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