The Beecher Road School Parent Teacher Organization held its popular biannual Scholastic Book Fair the first week of December. “We are grateful to the PTO for promoting our school-wide goal of creating the next generation of life-time readers,” said Superintendent Dr. Guy Stella. “You can feel the energy in the room when children of all different ages and grade levels visit the Book Fair. Our children love books; they love to read.”
The book fair is a fundraiser for the PTO, promotes reading and provides books for the school. Each classroom visited the fair, held in the North Gym, and students and teachers were able to shop for a variety of books. “The BRS book fair was a great success once again this year,” said PTO President Tim Kelley. “It offers a wonderful opportunity for children to choose their own books and get excited about reading. This event is a major fundraiser for the PTO and all of the funds are used to enrich the education of every Beecher Road School student. It is great to see such a strong commitment to reading from the Beecher community.”
Teachers were encouraged to create a wish list of desired classroom books and at Family Night parents bought many of the books on teachers’ wish lists. Also during Family Night, Woodbridge Town Library children’s librarian Judy Ravin hosted a table and spoke about reading programs at the Library. The Student Council sold pizza and baked goods to raise money to support an “adopted” family in Bolivia.
“This is so awesome, and our students are so excited about the books,” said First Grade teacher Shannon Sanders. Sanders says her students even asked to skip recess in order to read their books.
“Once again, I was so impressed by the enthusiasm for learning that goes on at Beecher Road School,” said First Selectman Ellen Scalettar. “The book fair is another great example of all the wonderful ways that Beecher Road School staff and parents collaborate on behalf of Woodbridge’s children.”