MINETTO, NY – Love of reading and Halloween were quite obvious at the annual Minetto Elementary School Literacy Night.
Each year students, families, teachers and staff come together just days before Halloween to enjoy an evening of reading and seasonal food and drink.
This year, the group reading session in the cafeteria centered on “Three Cups of Tea” as author Greg Mortenson was scheduled to appear in the district just a few days after this event.
Chris Haessig and Anna Lombardo shared the story with the children.
Principal Dean Goewey continued to show his support of reading as he selected one of his favorites to read.
At the conclusion of the group reading it was time for students and families to select one of eight other classroom reading experiences.
Local podiatrist Dr. Karen Stanley had a large group of students gathered to hear “The Graves Family.”
Paula Weigelt had students on the edge of their seats with “The Baddest Witch in the World” while media specialist Kim LeRoy read “Tell Me A Scary Story.”
JoAnne Syrell read “Tailypo” and Karen Poole had the youngsters’ attention with “Skeleton Hiccups.”
A huge crowd packed in Leeanne Perry’s room to hear “There was an Old Witch” while physical education teacher Julie Tubolino attracted a large following to hear “There Was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Bat.”
Heather Lynch also had a good crowd for “The Witches’ Supermarket.”
This event annually attracts a large crowd for a family night out.
Once again literacy and Halloween went hand-in-hand at the Minetto Elementary School.