Tuesday June 20th is Barrett Bookapalooza! Last week, we kicked off this reading celebration with a previously loved book give-away. Students guessed how many books were in the stack next to Mr. Redding to win a $10 gift card to Barnes & Noble book store. One winner per class will be announced on Tuesday.
We have many special events planned for Tuesday. Author and illustrators, Susan Stockdale, will present to PK-2 and Juana Medina will present to grades 3-5. Juana won the Pura Belpré Award, an award presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator. Students will take a walk over to Gates of Ballston to see the Barrett Book Blast site and learn more about this summer’s events. Librarians from the Arlington Public Library will be there to give book talks and tell students about their summer reading program. Students will beat the heat with a cool treat. A big thank you goes out to our very generous PTA for donations of gift cards and popsicles and also for sponsoring our author visits.