Old Brookville, NY - March 1st, 2016 - On February 17, the Green Vale School participated in its first D.E.A.R. event – “Drop Everything And Read” – the latest endeavor in the series of Kids Connect events on campus.
This initiative celebrates reading and reminds children of all ages to make reading a priority in their lives. For 30 minutes, “Big Buddies” – students in grades 4-8 – spent time reading, playing and bonding with their “Little Buddies” – students in grades Pre-Nursery to 3.
“Aside from its seamless fit with academics, reading boosts brain power by improving memory; helps us relax; and encourages younger students to make it a habit of their own,” said faculty member and Kids Connect Coordinator Ms. Valerie Field.
“Our students enjoyed this first all-school D.E.A.R. event because it connected ‘buddies’ more closely. They were able to share and discuss stories they knew and loved.”
Green Vale’s dining services staff baked cookies, which made the event a little sweeter for both the “Little and Big Buddies.” Green Vale’s Kids Connect Coordinators Ms. Field and Ms. Cathy Iannotta were both thrilled with D.E.A.R.’s positive reception and thanked everyone for their help and support in creating a very memorable day.
About The Green Vale School
The Green Vale School, located in Old Brookville, Long Island, is an independent school specializing in Early Childhood through Middle School situated on a 40-acre campus on the doorstep of New York City.
Green Vale has been providing students with an uncommon core of academic excellence and character development since 1923 – inspiring students to excel, to lead and to care.