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Bull Run Celebrates Literacy with ‘Read Under the Stars’

Bull Run Elementary School families and staff enjoyed a fun evening as they celebrated reading together on May 9 with "Read Under the Stars." Community firefighters from Fire Station 438 and pediatrician Dr. Beth Ann Flynn read and told favorite stories in Bull Run’s outdoor classroom, while parent volunteer Shafrik Bastowrous played his guitar for participants who explored the rhythms of language on the blacktop.

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Bull Run 5th Graders recycling books at the Book Swap.

Several staff shared their love of reading by dressing up as their favorite storybook characters and performing for the children.

Children and adults were encouraged to trade a previously read book for a new one at a book swap.

Fifth grade parents sold pizza during the event to defray the cost of next year’s Camp Highroads trip and s’mores were enjoyed by all as Mrs. Miller, Mr. D’Amato, Mrs. Fallen, Mrs. Besalel, Mrs. Baumgartner, and Mrs. Vanison entertained the crowd with a good night song and story.

Fourth grader Anastasia Carvalhais won the color Nook raffle.

The Luckstone Corporation supported the event by donating the color Nook, two Barnes & Noble gift cards, and money towards the cost of the s’mores.