On May 28, 1998, we held our annual Young Authors' Conference. Every student (K-5) published a book. On this special day each student had a chance to share his or her book with other students, parents, and teachers. This event was organized by our librarian, Mrs. Dene Napolitan. Our special guest this year was children's book author Paul Owen Lewis!
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Paul Owen Lewis autographs some of his books, while Mrs. Napolitan looks on.
In the afternoon all Arbor Heights students shared their books in small groups with children from other classrooms and grades. Then there was an all-school recess and autographing party! Thanks to our PTSA for our beautiful T-shirts!
Mrs Shames and Mrs. Macri-Drum return to say "Hi!"
Ms. Fuller returns to sign autographs and visit with Mr. Jordan.
Beautiful blue Young Authors' shirts all over the playground.
Music teacher Ms. Bailey signs a young author's shirt!
In the evening, parents were invited to the school to look over all 400+ books! There was also a tasty Ice Cream Social. What a wonderful day!
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Mr. Pharis and Mrs. Ito enjoy some great books.
Ms. Sato, Mrs. Macri-Drum, Mrs. Stroh, and Mr. Femiano chat.
Beautiful books on display from a kindergarten room.
The Ice Cream Social is pretty tasty!
Students enjoy each others' books.
Parents enjoy reading what their children wrote.
1997 Young Authors' Conference,
1996 Young Authors' Conference,
1995 Young Authors' Conference!