We wish to thank the families who weathered the rain and joined us to kick off the first of our 3rd Annual 3-Part Reading in the Round Family Series on Wednesday 11/30. The library was transformed into a cozy cafe-style environment where families, students, and teachers enjoyed an evening of poetry and hearty minestrone soup! Families kicked off the evening by presenting poems they crafted from an activity on found poetry guided by BCS/BNS librarians Susan and Amanda. The 9th graders courageously shared their poems about their origins, identities, and messages to their communities. They painted sketches of their lives that opened a window into their world. The Reading in the Round is a 3-part series that brings families together to celebrate the joy and power of reading and the written word as well as to showcase student work and offer an opportunity for families to experience our curriculum. We look forward to you joining us for parts 2 and 3 of the Reading in the Round Family Series! Stay tuned to bcs448.org for updates. Check out our summary email including photos and excerpts of the poems created!