Winter Holidays Around the World

Thursday, December 9, 2021

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Please RSVP (see sample RSVP below) for this event to ensure we have enough readers, accommodations for social distancing, and milk and cookies for students to enjoy after the read-alouds.

Two sessions will be offered:

Session I: 6:00 p.m. - 6:20 p.m.

Transition: 6:20 - 6:25 p.m.

Session II: 6:30 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.

In order to accommodate Austin Parkway students & families, we ask that you

do not sign up students who are not enrolled at Austin Parkway for the 21-22 school year.

You may bring younger siblings to enjoy this event. No more than 2 adults per family please.

16 people may sign up for each session.

The book titles are listed below.

We plan to read one story per session,

however, if time permits, you may be able to enjoy two stories.

Review the titles and click on the Sign Up Genius

to reserve your first and second sessions.

Sign Up Genius Example

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PTA Will Provide Milk & Cookies For Students To Enjoy At Home After the Read Alouds

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Book Titles

The Crayons Christmas & The Day the Crayons Came Home, by Drew Daywalt

Reader: Olivia Hooper

Location: Art Room

Pete the Cat 12 Groovy Days of Christmas, by Kimberly & James Dean Pete the Cat Saves Christmas, by James Dean

Reader: Byron Davis

Location: Room 18

Because, by Mo Willems A Dog Named Haku, A Holiday Story from Nepal, by Margarita Engle

Reader: Adam Van Court

Location: Music Room

The Night of Las Posadas & The Legend of the Poinsettia, by Tomie DePaola

Reader: Elizabeth Romo

Location: Room 22

Little Red Ruthie, A Hanukkah Tale, by Gloria Koster I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Dreidel, by Caryn Yacowitz

Reader: Marla Berkowitz

Location: Room 37

How the Grinch Stole Christmas, by Dr. Seuss

Reader: Abby Boyd

Location: Room 11

How the Grinch Stole Christmas, by Dr. Seuss

Reader: John Sanders

Location: Room 20

Binny's Diwali, by Thrity Umrigar & Let's Celebrate the 5 Days of Diwali! by Ajanta Vivek

Reader: Sudhir Raghavan

Location: Room 39

The Dog Who Saved Santa by True Kelley & Santa's Stuck by Rhonda Gowler Greene

Reader: Jessica Kader

Location: Room 25

A Bad Kitty's Christmas, by Nick Bruel & Froggy's Best Christmas by Jonathan London

Reader: Jimmy Guest

Location: Room 40

Sneezy the Snowman by Maureen Wright & The Mitten by Jan Brett

Reader: Deborah Crowley

Location: Room 16

Olive the Other Reindeer by J. Otto Seibold & Here Comes Santa Cat by Deborah Underwood

Reader: Ishaka Mack

Location: Room 26

Samurai Santa by Rubin Pingk

Reader: Macy Mollberg

Location: Room 17

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

Reader: Brittany Ford

Location: Room 35

If you Ever Want to Bring a Pirate to Meet Santa, Don't! by Elise Parsley & How to Catch an Elf by Adam Wallace

Reader: Misty Cervenka

Location: Room 23

A Wish for Things That Work, An Opus Christmas Story by Berkeley Breathed & Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester

Reader: Hemangi Galinde

Location: Room 24

Seven Spools of Thread, A Kwanzaa Story, by Angela Shelf Medearis

Reader: Beth Snyder

Location: Room 43

Pick a Pine Tree by Patricia Toht

Reader: Ashley Gonzalez

Location: Room 34

Tree of Cranes by Allen Say

Reader: Donna Mondal

Location: Room 15

Little Babymouse and the Christmas Cupcakes by Jennifer & Matthew Holm & Santa Duck by David Milgrim

Reader: Tino Simon

Location: Room 31

Tough Cookie: A Christmas Story by Edward Hemmingway & Five more Sleeps til Christmas by Jimmy Fallon

Reader: Sarah Erschabek

Location: Room 10