CLARK, NJ - PJ’s, teddy bears, and books brought big smiles to students’ faces of during Valley Road Elementary School’s recent story time.

“Elect to Read”, a story time open to Valley Road’s kindergartners, first graders, and second graders, encouraged students to choose to read. 

"During this campaign season, we are encouraging our students to “Elect to Read”.  So many students "elected" to come and listen to stories at VRS Story Time,” Valley Road Principal Joseph Beltramba said.  “Mrs. Peitz led the committee of teachers and parents who set up this wonderful evening of reading to students in several smaller groupings. We would also like to thank the PTA for their generous donation of snacks.”

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This event is part of the school’s annual reading incentive program run by teacher Trish Peitz. The program also asks that students in all grades keep a monthly reading log.  Each student who has met the monthly goal receives an incentive as a reward.

Story Time at Valley Road Elementary School was a night that will remain in the minds and hearts of all the children who attended.