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David Ziskin

Superintendent of Schools

25 High Street

Fort Plain, NY 13339





Fort Plain students take part in first of four Family Seasonal Reading Nights

On Nov. 7, more than 20 students from grades K-3 at Harry Hoag Elementary School attended the first of "Family Seasonal Reading" nights at the school library.

This program - sponsored by a Target grant – is aimed at teaching and modeling family literacy skills in a fun and relaxed setting. Reading night

Librarian Mary Van Patten read the books, “It's Fall,” “Nighttime Ninja,” and “The Little Yellow Leaf.” After listening to the stories, the students created a tree by tracing their hands, and adding tissue paper leaves. Each student also received a new hardcover book.

Cookies and cupcakes were made by home and careers teacher Maria Burton’s.

“It went really well,” Mrs. Van Patten said. “The kids were very excited.”

K-2 special education teacher Beth Close brought two of her grandchildren and she said they had a great experience.

“They enjoyed it so much they couldn’t stop talking about it. And they couldn’t wait to get home and show their mom,” she said.

The next reading night takes place in the winter.