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WINTER CONCERTS 2015
The Denton Avenue Band and Fourth Grade Chorus performed to a packed house on December 9th. The audience of parents, staff and fellow students were impressed with the caliber of talent demonstrated by members of the band. The chorus delighted the audience with their heartwarming performance of the song “One Wish,” expressing their hope for peace in the world. Our Band Director, Mark Bligh, and Choral Director, Mrs. Jennifer Kiang, did an exceptional job in preparing our students for this wonderful concert.
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Readers Curl Up with a Good Book
Secret Reader Event at Denton Avenue School hosted by PTA PARP Committee took place on Tuesday, December 22, 2015. This years theme was “Curl Up with a Good Book.”
Denton Avenue had a school wide pajama day enjoyed by both students and staff. Parents wore pajamas, robes and fuzzy slippers and brought a winter-themed story to share with the students. Everyone enjoyed a great read aloud story and delicious snacks. Secret Reader is a great way to promote reading and build excitement around books in school. It was a wonderful celebration of reading! We were delighted to have our Superintendent Dr. Fino Celano and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Christine Finn share a heartwarming winter tale to the children. A special thank you to Randy Sheinberg and Natasha Fotakis, our PARP Chairs and Donna Deodato, our school librarian, for coordinating this memorable event.
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Third Grade Polar Express Celebration
The third grade teachers surprised and delighted the students upon their arrival to school, transforming the hallway into the dream like world evoked by the illustrations in Christopher Van Allsburg's illustrations in the Polar Express. The third graders have been busy reading books about holidays and celebrations from different cultures and reflecting on the positive messages/ lessons expressed in these stories. As a culminating activity, the students celebrated Polar Express Day, connecting the theme of the book – the power in believing – to their own hopes and dreams for their future. The teachers incorporated students' writing into the train tracks that stretched down the hallway to their classrooms. The students will long remember this special reading and writing celebration!
Denton Musicians Celebrate the Holiday Season
Mary Louise Haley