OSWEGO, NY – It was a celebration of reading for Fitzhugh Park Elementary School third and fourth graders as the recent school year neared an end.
The students helped an Oswego business celebrate a very important date. As part of the FPS Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports celebration 35 third and fourth graders walked to the riverÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s end bookstore as part of the local business eleventh anniversary.
Owner Bill Reilly and his assistant Banna Rubinow presented studentsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ with the opportunity to win one of five popular hard cover books and also conducted Ã¢â‚¬Å“book talksÃ¢â‚¬Â with the students.
Teacher Christine Haessig said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“The book talks really captured the attention of the kids as each and every book was desired and everyone went home with a generously donated gift card for use at the RiverÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s End.Ã¢â‚¬Â
As part of the fun-filled field trip the students surprised Reilly with a huge anniversary card as well as cupcakes and they youngsters sang Ã¢â‚¬Å“Happy Anniversary, Dear RiverÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s End Books Store.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The adventure was a celebration for the positive behavior that has been displayed by the Fitzhugh Park students and provided the youngsters with a celebration of reading from a business that continues to show its support of education and literacy for Oswego City School District students.
Haessig noted, Ã¢â‚¬Å“This was a great experience for our students and I feel we are very fortunate to have a wonderful bookstore in the heart of Oswego that provides area residents with books and supports our school children.Ã¢â‚¬Â