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Main Street School Participates In Pajamas, Parents Reading Partners Event

Ardsley children’s book author Leslie Kimmelman entertained Main Street School students with her insights about life as an author during the Parents as Reading Partners Night.
Ardsley children’s book author Leslie Kimmelman entertained Main Street School students with her insights about life as an author during the Parents as Reading Partners Night. Photo Credit: Irvington School District
Students wore pajamas for a night of reading, activities and a pasta dinner at Main Street School.
Students wore pajamas for a night of reading, activities and a pasta dinner at Main Street School. Photo Credit: Irvington School District
Main Street School’s hallways were bustling with activity as third-fourth- and fifth-grade students and their parents excitedly explored the activities that were part of the Pasta, Pajamas and Parents as Reading Partners event.
Main Street School’s hallways were bustling with activity as third-fourth- and fifth-grade students and their parents excitedly explored the activities that were part of the Pasta, Pajamas and Parents as Reading Partners event. Photo Credit: Irvington School District
Main Street School librarian Jacqueline Richardson introduced visiting children’s book author Leslie Kimmelman during the event.
Main Street School librarian Jacqueline Richardson introduced visiting children’s book author Leslie Kimmelman during the event.

IRVINGTON, N.Y. -- Main Street School’s hallways were bustling with activity as third-fourth-and fifth-grade students and their parents explored the activities that were part of the PTSA-sponsored Pasta, Pajamas and Parents as Reading Partners event on Thursday, Feb. 12.

“This is one of my favorite nights of the year,” said librarian Jacqueline Richardson, who introduced local children’s book author Leslie Kimmelman of Ardsley. “She is here to talk about writing, being an author and about books.”

Kimmelman joked with students that one of the best parts about being an author is getting to wear pajamas, much like they did that evening.

In addition to sitting down with Kimmelman, families had the opportunity to indulge in the school’s book sale, enjoy crafts in the library and socialize over a pasta meal in the cafeteria.

“I like being able to meet more parents and spend time with friends,” said Melissa Eckers, who was with her daughter, Jordan.

Jordan Eckers said she enjoyed dinner and the magnetized bookmark craft in the library.

Lisa Hirschheimer added she enjoyed that families were able to enjoy the various activities at their own pace.

Parent Brian Korb took advantage of the opportunity to spend time with one of his children without her siblings around.

“It’s nice to have some father-daughter time,” said Korb, who ate dinner with his daughter, Julianne. “We are enjoying seeing some teachers and administrators.”

Julianne said “I am enjoying the food and I can’t wait to see the author.”

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