Festival of Books – A Celebration of Reading

This year’s Festival of Books was a three-day celebration of literacy at Country School. One of the Parents' Association's biggest fundraisers of the year, the Festival of Books also provided many opportunities to build community as well as classroom libraries. VIEW PHOTOS.
A Parents’ Association “Parent Talk” launched the event on Monday. Head of School Aaron Cooper, along with school counselors Rebecca Comizio and Nora Goddard, discussed Voice Lessons, a book by Wendy Mogel about how a change in tone and demeanor can transform the relationship between parent and child.
 
The Young People’s Poet Laureate Naomi Shihab Nye visited campus for two days of poetry readings and discussion with students, parents and the community-at-large. Read more about her visit.
 
In Early Childhood, children enjoyed a community read-aloud led by Early Childhood teachers in the Piazza. On Wednesday evening, students in grades 1-4 enjoyed “PJs & Pizza,” which brought together Country School and Horizons students for a fun night of pizza, games, crafts and BINGO hosted by Mr. Hastings! Students then heard stories by beloved Mystery Readers Mr. Cooper, Mr. Elkind, Mr. Randolph and Ms. Roberson, as well as Upper School students. Parents bought books for teachers; teachers recommended books for students and parents. In addition, the School Store and Greenery sales were open all week.  

“We would like the thank the entire Country School community for its support of this beloved annual Parent Association event,” said PA President Susan Barr. “We are so appreciative of the many parents, faculty, staff and students who participated in this year’s Festival of Books and dedicated their time and efforts to ensuring its success!”
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