PBE celebrates Drop Everything and Read in the most fun way!

Staff and students at Pine Bush Elementary dressed as their favorite storybook characters in honor of Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) day on Wednesday, April 12.

A large group of adults stands together all dressed as literary characters in a gymnasium.


DEAR day falls each year on legendary author, Beverly Cleary’s birthday. Cleary would have been 106 this year but passed away in 2021.

A group of nine women dress as snow white and the seven dwarfs and a witch.


Five women stand with large cutouts of cupcakes and cookies. They have animal ears on them.


Two women dressed in costume stand together and smile. The one on the left is dressed in a black dress with yellow and black tights. The woman on the right is dressed with a flowered hat, black dress and white apron.


Organized by PBE Library Media Specialist Lisa Ruyack, this is a way to get students to connect with classic literary characters and have some fun! Which they certainly did!

Four women dressed in winter clothing stand together holding a book How to Catch a Snowman


Seven students and two women stand together smiling. They have  costumes on.


Fourth-graders are seen here enjoying their reading time outside on a beautiful day.


Five women smile as they hold pictures of animals down in front of their bodies.

Five women stand holding pictures on sticks of animals in front of their faces.

Students read outside in the grass

A girl smiles. She is outside reading a book called Today's dinosaurs.


Pine Bush Central School District
State Route 302, Pine Bush, NY 12566
Phone: (845) 744-2031
Fax: (845) 744-6189
Brian Dunn
Superintendent of Schools
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