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Norwalk board members serenaded by Silvermine kids


NORWALK, Conn. – Costumed Silvermine Elementary School children sang “You’re going to miss me when I’m gone” to Norwalk’s Board of Education this week, showing off part of a play they had surprised their classmates with one week earlier.

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A Silvermine Elementary School student enjoys his visit to the Norwalk Board of Education Tuesday.

The kids were there for the last “Spotlight on Norwalk Public Schools” of the school year, a regular feature of late at board meetings, where children receive recognition for their achievements and get handshakes from board members.

The surprise performance of “Cat With No Friends” was a culminating activity to the Literacy Lab Reading Challenge at Silvermine, which garnered more than 370,000 minutes of reading time for students, board members say. To highlight the school’s dual language program, the entire play was done in Spanish and English.

A Silvermine Elementary School student enjoys her visit to the Norwalk Board of Education Tuesday.
A Silvermine Elementary School student enjoys her visit to the Norwalk Board of Education Tuesday.

Board members told the children to come back and sing for them again.

Also spotlighted Tuesday were Wolfpit Elementary School fourth-graders for their winning entries in the Connecticut Secretary of State 2013 Poster Contest. More than 500 entries were submitted from around the state and five winners were selected in each of the five congressional districts. In the 4th District, Wolfpit’s Daniel Norena came in first, Wolfpit’s Tessa Neilsen came in second and Wolfpit’s Tabitha Baker got an honorable mention.

A Silvermine Elementary School student shakes hands with secretary Marilyn Knox at Tuesday’s Norwalk Board of Education meeting.

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