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Stories Came Alive During the 2023 PAMKA Book Fair

Tri-Campus PAMKA Book Fair Chairs Elizabeth Hejna and Elise Hubert, along with their wonderful team of volunteers, brought the excitement of reading to our three campuses this month during the Stories Come Alive Book Fair. 

Thank you to Meredith Gardner and Shane Mark for making our Primary School campus a reading extravaganza complete with a PJ Night and engaging presentations by authors and illustrators Todd Parr, Doug Salati, and Hyewon Yum. Kristen Brown and Jade Harris made sure that every Middle School student celebrated their creativity and love of books by welcoming authors Claribel Ortega, Brian Selznick, and Lauren Tarshis. Florence Arcilla and Megan Flick created an engaging literary space at our Upper School Academic Center.

This year, PAMKA partnered with KIPP NJ TEAM Academy to welcome a group of their students to our Middle School to enjoy shopping at the Book Fair and hearing from author Brian Selznick during an assembly. KIPP students were paired with MKA student buddies and enjoyed games, lunch, and more! Many thanks to KIPP NJ teachers, Shannon Marshall and Josh Rodriquez, for coordinating the visit, along with MKA faculty members Guada Cabido and Shanie Israel as well as our MKA student volunteers. 

A special thank you to all of the parents and community members who volunteered their time and talent to make this special event possible. PAMKA is also grateful to Scholastic for their long-term partnership and to our MKA faculty and staff for their continuous support.