Horizons on the Hudson Hosts Community Book Fair at Barnes and Noble



     Horizons on the Hudson Magnet school held a community book fair at Barnes and Nobles on Saturday, December 10 and which was a huge success! The Horizon on the Hudson (HOH) community really worked hard, and nearly the entire faculty and staff were involved. Dawn Fucheck, president of the Newburgh School Board, also stopped by to support HOH. Activities took place throughout the day and were very well received. Participants were intrigued by the Who Am I guessing game, requiring them to view posters of childhood pictures of faculty and staff, read information about the books they read as children, and then guess who they were. There were long lines for face-painting and arts and crafts. It was also standing room only to see the school’s security guard, Mr. Rajoocomar, perform his magic show and his Cookie Monster appearance. Mrs. Ambrosetti had a stellar performance as Mother Goose. Children were enthusiastic and asked many questions of Career Corner guests, which included a teacher, school psychologist, historian, lawyer, civil engineer, mechanical engineer, police officer, supreme court judge, veterinarian, medical social worker and make-up artist. Storytelling and poetry readings were big hits with both students and teachers participating. An art show took place in the café and will remain on display for the rest of the season. There was a brief presentation about the IB Primary Year Program (PYP), which highlighted the fact that HOH is one of only 15 PYP schools in New York State. The chorus lifted their mellifluous voices with a few musical sections, singing holiday favorites. Overall, it was a great time for staff, students, and supporters of the HOH community. All of the members of the HOH school community should be very proud of their hard work and dedication in making this book fair come to fruition. Horizons on the Hudson Magnet School would like to extend a very appreciative thanks to librarian Mrs. Jumpp for her hard work in organizing the event. According to Billie Cubic, HOH parent and Community Relations Manager at B & N, we had the largest staff/volunteer turnout to date!
~Lisa Buon


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