Wow, what an INCREDIBLE turnout we had for Kids Book Swap&Movie Night. Thank YOU!
We are SO grateful to everyone who pitched in to make these events successful and created a fun, enjoyable, safe evening for our PS 372 families.
Big thanks to parent volunteers for the book swap; Judith Dutton, Heather Von Rohr, Elizabeth Mangum, Brie Ashley, Jennifer Moritz, Jessie Childs, Reina Nakagawa, and Lori White. So many of you came early or stayed late to help ensure that our first book swap was a success regardless of what you had signed up for and we are so grateful!
We got some awesome books in fantastic condition and hopefully everyone went home with a few fantastic stories for Read-a-Thon in February! The leftover books will be going to a variety of places to enjoy a new life of sparking the imagination including our very own classrooms and library, a pediatric clinic in the Bronx and Housing Works bookshop.
Also a thank you to Jessie Child's for organizing and laying out Lost and Found items on the tables after the swap was finished. It made it so much more appealing to sift through everything!
Thank you to Ray Gonzalez for our fabulous PS 372 Movie Night banners which we will keep for future events. Thank you to the PTA especially Scotte Hardin, Meredith Finn-Beers, Jessica Miksis, Ian Cooley, Desiree Detoy, and Rafael Gomez-Luna for setting up, cleaning up, operating the Concession Stand, ordering and picking up concessions and all the other behind the scenes organization and preparation that these events entail.
HUGE Thank you to Dan Beers for setting up and operating the brand new popcorn machine and to Judith Dutton, Claudia Gonson, and Reina Nakagawa for all their behind the scenes help with concessions. Thank you to Brie Ashley, Ashok Childs, Cindy Day, Helen Darroch, and Natara Feller-Benvenga for volunteering at the Concession Stand and helping to make it run more smoothly.
Thank you to Mr. Doug for all his tech support with the movie and set-up, Francis Chin for tech support and to our custodians, Jose,&Tony for help with set-up and a tremendous THANK YOU to Unyque for clean-up.
Thank you to the Co- Chairs for the Kids Book Swap, Katy Crile and Sayre and Movie Night Co-Chairs, Claudia Gonson and Kathleen Conner.