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Family Read Aloud Night at the Jewish Academy of Orlando


Over a hundred Jewish Academy of Orlando students and their families celebrated storytelling, reading, and writing at Family Read Aloud Night. The lively event featured literacy themed festivities throughout the entire campus.

Teachers and staff set up classrooms with various a hands-on activities, including poetry, digital storytelling, crafts, and games. The Seminole County Library System, Maitland Public Library, and Winter Park Public library all hosted storytelling sessions for students and families. Local author J.J. Howard dazzled students with a reading from her new middle-grade novel, "Sit, Stay, Love." Jewish Academy Middle School students presented stories in Hebrew and Spanish. Students also cuddled up with a good book and a dog, with a visit from Be an Angel Therapy Dogs. 

In addition, students participated in a book exchange, and brought in book donations to spread their love of reading throughout the local community. It was night of happy reading! 

For more information about the Jewish Academy of Orlando or to arrange a visit to the school, please contact Alan Rusonik, Head of School, at arusonik@myjao.org or 407-647-0713.


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