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Verne Critz snuggles up and reads

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The excitement was palpable as Verne W. Critz Elementary School students collected their passports in the school cafeteria for the PTA’s annual Snuggle Up and Read event. The passports listed four opportunities for the avid readers to attend 15-minute read alouds by teacher volunteers.
“This is a great opportunity for the students to hear multiple bedtime stories,” Principal Mandy Mazziotti said. “It is also an additional opportunity for students to hear literature read aloud.”

As the students approached the classrooms, the doors were decorated to reflect the theme of the story. The teachers also dressed up for the occasion to add dramatic effect to their reading. 

The school thanks the following faculty for their participation in this beloved event: Donna Cimino  and Jessica Richards  – “Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great;” Lynn Cullen and South Country Public Library librarian Jen Marin – “The Three Armadillies Tuff;” Erika Watson – “Mrs. Watson Wants Your Teeth;” Jennifer Hayhurst and Jill DeRosa – “Mother Bruce;” Carolyn Kelly – “The Three Ninja Pigs;” Lealand Richard – “Secret Pizza Party;” Stacey Kevelos and Rebecca Ruchman – “Manana Iguana;” Theresa Milani and Maria Waldeck – “The Most Magnificent Thing;” Jennifer Petti and Erica Vitale – “Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons;” Megan Huber and Melissa Nucatola – “The Day the Crayons Quit” and Shelley Tooker “Bad Boys Get Cookie.”  

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
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