Milk and Cookies Night

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In an effort to promote literacy, increase parent involvement and strengthen the connection between home and school, North Babylon’s William E. DeLuca Elementary School hosted a Milk and Cookies Night for first-graders and their parents.

Gathering in their pajamas, students and their parents were set up in small groups as teacher volunteers read children’s stories. Following the group read-aloud, parents and their children remained in the gymnasium and, with the lights turned off, read their own books together by flashlight, simulating a nighttime routine.  

To conclude the evening, the groups traveled to the cafeteria where they enjoyed milk and cookies, sang along to “Parents, Partners” by L. Strickler and read Diane Miness’s “I Can Read” poem.

Second-grade teacher Elyse Coromilas organized the night. Teachers who volunteered their evening as readers were: Kristen Berardino, Helayna Campo, Jayne Garvin, Megan Gembinski, Pat Hackett, Anne Hartmann, Michael Ierardi, Vincent Innes, Ellen Kresic, Donna Lafferty, Karen Nigro, Jodi Rebholz, Denis Scalza and Kathleen Walter.