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Hamlet Middle School Hosts Literacy Night

Annual reading-focused event featured books, pizza, karaoke.

About 40 teachers, parents and students attended the 2012 literacy night at Wednesday.

Activities included a craft table where students coud make their own book marks, pizza, karaoke and a wide assortment of books for various age groups.

"We're hoping that they take a lot of books away," with them, said Thomas Schwartz, a math teacher.

Parents and students perused about six tables covered in paperbacks of all stripes as kids and teachers took turns singing karaoke. Steve Boss, assistant principal at Villanova Middle School, joined Dan Marszalkowski for a rendition of "Sweet Caroline," and Hamlet Middle School Principal Patrick McGee and Vice Principal Robert Picard teamed up with Boss later to sing "YMCA".

Frankie May 17, 2012 at 11:04 PM
It's nice to see some positive things coming out of the schools. Congratulations to the teachers and principals for putting this on.
Tommy Tutone May 18, 2012 at 01:29 AM
How about a financial literacy night,that would be even more positive.Maybe some congrats should be in order for the taxpayers that make it all possible.
Imzadi May 18, 2012 at 09:35 AM
Leave it to you to put a negative spin on a positive event. The teachers worked hard to put together a fun night for the families. Don't take that away from the people who had a great time.
Tommy Tutone May 18, 2012 at 10:45 AM
How's that negative?Maybe if we taught them some financial literacy we wouldn't be in the dire straits we're in now.You remind me of an Ostrich with it's head in the sand.
Imzadi May 18, 2012 at 12:19 PM
No, my head is not in the sand....but this event was LITERACY night....a night to celebrate reading and writing throughout the year in the middle school. There were many great reading activities held, and everyone had a great time. If you want to rank on the school department ADMINISTRATION for their lack of financial prowess, then there are many other articles that you can comment under.
English first May 18, 2012 at 01:23 PM
Thank you to the teachers, administrators and students who made this evening a success. It looks like it was enjoyable. (By the way, ostrich does not need a capital "O".)
Proeducation May 18, 2012 at 11:29 PM
Thank you teachers and administrators for volunteering your time and talents. Thank you to the businesses who made the donations that made this event possible. Thank you to the students who participated in the book drive. Thank you to the Woonsocket students and families who joined us to celebrate literacy. Despite the challenges we face, education and opportunities to celebrate education continue every day. The students of Woonsocket deserve it.
Tommy Tutone May 18, 2012 at 11:43 PM
Does bankrupt need a capital B?

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