Ore Valley student earns Buck a Book sponsorship

Red Lion American Legion Post 543 provided a $500 sponsorship to Vinny Doellinger, an Ore Valley Elementary student, for York County Literacy Council’s Buck A Book 2013 Reading Program. Vinny, encouraged by his grandmother, Jo Doellinger, read books to earn the award for Ore Valley, the top school in last year’s program. Pictured are, from left, Tony Dunlap, post manager; Rita Hewitt, council community relations manager; Vinny; and Heidi Snider, Vinny’s teacher.

Red Lion American Legion Post 543 provided a $500 sponsorship to Vinny Doellinger, an Ore Valley Elementary student, for York County Literacy Council’s Buck A Book 2013 Reading Program. Vinny, encouraged by his grandmother, Jo Doellinger, read books to earn the award for Ore Valley, the top school in last year’s program. Pictured are, from left, Tony Dunlap, post manager; Rita Hewitt, council community relations manager; Vinny; and Heidi Snider, Vinny’s teacher.

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Ore Valley students earn Buck A Book prizes

Kyle watches as Tracy Springman, second-grade teacher and Buck A Book coordinator, receives the trophy for Overall Top School.

The York County Literacy Council visited Ore Valley Elementary School, Dallastown Area School District, for the Top School in the County victory assembly for the Buck A Book program.

Students read 1,139 books to raise $6,174 for literacy to earn the honor. During the assembly YCLC explained adult literacy concerns and shared anonymous stories of adult students in York County who are unable to read. Students also heard the story about “Kyle the Crocodile” who became principal of Ore Valley when Principal Anderson went on a fishing trip. Students from across York County helped to write the story during pre-Buck A Book assemblies in January.

Ore Valley earned 250 books for their library and the traveling trophy for their achievements.

Leader Heights Elementary also received an assembly and traveling trophy for the Top Per Capita School. A total of $98,000 was raised by students in York County reading over 20,162 books.

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Ore Valley students earn Buck A Book prizes

Kyle watches as Tracy Springman, second-grade teacher and Buck A Book coordinator, receives the trophy for Overall Top School.

The York County Literacy Council visited Ore Valley Elementary School, Dallastown Area School District, for the Top School in the County victory assembly for the Buck A Book program.

Students read 1,139 books to raise $6,174 for literacy to earn the honor. During the assembly YCLC explained adult literacy concerns and shared anonymous stories of adult students in York County who are unable to read. Students also heard the story about “Kyle the Crocodile” who became principal of Ore Valley when Principal Anderson went on a fishing trip. Students from across York County helped to write the story during pre-Buck A Book assemblies in January.

Ore Valley earned 250 books for their library and the traveling trophy for their achievements.

Leader Heights Elementary also received an assembly and traveling trophy for the Top Per Capita School. A total of $98,000 was raised by students in York County reading over 20,162 books.

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Merry Christmas acrostics

Students in Nichole Heindel’s second grade class at Ore Valley Elementary wrote these Merry Christmas acrostics.

Merry Christmas
By Aeryn McClain
Memories
Everybody
Rudolph
Reindeer
Yo-yo

Christmas
Ho-ho-ho
Rain
I love Christmas
Santa Claus
To give to the needy
Mommy
Advent calendar
Stocking

Merry Christmas
By Clara Bernadzikowski
Merry Christmas
Everyone has a holiday
Real Christmas tree
Real Christmas lights
You can eat candy canes

Clara has a Christmas tree
His Christmas tree
Rich gold star on the tree
I see the Christmas tree
See the decorations
Time for fun
Me as a star on the tree
A bright star
Star in me

Merry Christmas
By Bella Saylor
My favorite holiday
Everyone gets a gift from me
Really fun to make a snowman
Really fun to have warm hot cocoa
Yeah, it’s Christmas!

Cocoa is the best thing after playing in the snow
Hurrah for Christmas
Really fun to play in the snow
It is really cold outside and white
Season is really cold
The time to give gifts
My gifts are always the best
As fun as can be
Snow is fun to play in

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My big little candles

This story was written by a second-grade student in Mrs. Heindel’s class at Ore Valley Elementary, Dallastown Area School District.

My Diwali
By Isha Amin

Wow! It’s Dawali!

Diwas are little candles.

You put Diwas at your front door. They are shining, glowing, big, and bright.

At a big rock temple there is a lake where you send one of your diwas away for good luck.

Guests come a lot. They give money, gifts, and all sorts of treats. They also give sweets.

Soon, it is time to go home. The long, tiring day will always end with a nice and peaceful night.

At last I’m in my small and cozy bed.

I give a little whisper, “I love Diwali.”

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