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Elk Lake Elementary Students Of The Month
Liz Rosenberg Visits Blue Ridge School
Math And Reading Night At Blue Ridge

Elk Lake Elementary Students Of The Month

Mr. Charles Pirone, Elementary Principal at the Elk Lake School, is pleased to announce the October, 2007 Student of the Month Award winners.

Pictured (l-r) are: first row – Selena Figueroa, Katie Woodruff, Alexa Lam, Daniel Bell, Ben Woolcock, Justine Johns, Jordan Clark; second row – Ben Littman, Brendon Douglas, Matthew Doolittle, Owen Vosburg, Brandon Traver, Randi Teed. Absent from photo: Jessica Weber.

Students in third and fourth grades were selected by their homeroom teachers. Students may be selected as student of the month from four different areas. Those four areas are academic achievement, attendance, citizenship and most improved.

Elk Lake is proud of their students and congratulates them for their accomplishments.

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Liz Rosenberg Visits Blue Ridge School

On Friday, October 19, author Liz Rosenberg visited Blue Ridge Elementary School. Students in kindergarten through fifth grade had a chance to listen and learn from this award winning author.

Blue Ridge kindergarten and first grade students gather on stage for story time with award-winning author, Liz Rosenberg.

Ms. Rosenberg had students in fourth and fifth grade writing their own poetry and sharing their creations during their assembly. She also shared a poem she had written while in the stands at a Blue Ridge High School football game many years ago. Second and third graders learned the secrets behind making the Reading Rainbow video version of her best known story, The Carousel, and kindergarten and first grade students sat on stage with the author for a story time featuring The Scrap Doll.

Liz Rosenberg finished her day at Blue Ridge Elementary meeting the faculty and staff and signing copies of her books. The Blue Ridge Elementary Parent Teacher Organization sponsored the author visit. Students learned about Liz Rosenberg and read her books and poetry during library class to prepare for the visit.

Liz Rosenberg lives in Binghamton and teaches at Binghamton University. She has written more than a dozen children’s books and has edited several anthologies of children’s poetry. In 2001, she was the recipient of the Lee Bennett Hopkins award, given each year in Pennsylvania for the best work in children’s poetry. She has also received the Claudia Lewis Poetry Prize, Patterson Prize, the Agnes Starrett Poetry Prize, and has received Books of Distinction awards for Hungry Mind Review and for Roots and Flowers: An Anthology of Poems About Family. Her book, Monster Mama received a Children’s Choice Award.

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Math And Reading Night At Blue Ridge

Second and third grade Blue Ridge families spent an hour of quality time with their children on October 22, playing fun and educational math and reading games.  Snacks were provided, and all the materials that were presented were given free to each of the families to take home.

Dolores Henderson and her grandson, third grader Glenn Henderson found many fun activities to participate in at the Math and Reading Night at Blue Ridge School.

The event was sponsored by Blue Ridge Title 1 and hosted by Mr. Matthew Button (principal), Mrs. Peg Glezen, Mrs. Kathy Roe, and Mrs. Sarah Templeton. 

Family Math and Reading Night for grades 4 and 5 will be held on Wednesday, November 7, from 6-7 p.m.,  and kindergarten math and reading night will be on Wednesday, November 14, from 6-7 p.m.

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