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Snowy Day inspires reading, family fun

On Dec. 8, families gathered at Washington Elementary School for dinner, storytelling, literacy activities and crafts designed around the themes in The Snowy Day, a 1963 Caldecott Medal–winning children’s book. Dubbed “the snow party,” the event attracted more than 100 people, including preschoolers, kindergarteners, first-graders and their families. The school’s Family-Community Resource Center coordinator, Carla Feltz, organized the event, which was sponsored by community partners. Washington staff members and preschool and developmental screening representatives also were on-site. Best of all, every family received a copy of the book in either English or Spanish to continue reading at home.