Monday, January 14, 2013

Your help in securing books was invaluable!

(Thank you letter received by our Family Literacy Coordinator, Katy Moonan.)

Dear Katy,

Thank you so much for volunteering for the Three Kings Day Celebration. Your help in securing books was invaluable. Parents and children were excited to receive the books. We saw many of them reading in the hallway while waiting to enter the cafeteria. I hope we can count on you for next year!

Every year we anticipate the Three Kings Day Celebration and all the music, dancing, books, presents and conviviality that our students and their families enjoy with us. This year, we had more than 800 people attend the event. Each child received a book bag, a book, and a gift from the Three Kings. The children and their families enjoyed music, a traditional Puerto Rican dinner and a performance by a traditional dance group of students from our own schools.

An event of this size is not possible without the efforts of many volunteers and donors. All of us in the Holyoke Public Schools’ English Language Learners Department and the Mayor’s office for Early Literacy want to thank you for your time, donations, and support of this annual event. We look forward to next year and hope you will consider volunteering again.


Linda Amaral,
Holyoke Public Schools

Andrew Melendez,
Holyoke Early Literacy Coordinator

Three Kings Day Celebration

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