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Children's Author Visits West Hartford School

Alicia Potter Visited St. Thomas the Apostle School in West Hartford as part of the school’s annual ‘Read-A-Thon.’

Children's author Alicia Potter visits St. Thomas the Apostle School on Feb. 3. Submitted photo

Children’s author Alicia Potter visits St. Thomas the Apostle School on Feb. 3. Submitted photo

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St. Thomas the Apostle School welcomed children’s book author Alicia Potter for a visit to the school on Friday, Feb. 3. The award-winning author read a few of her books, including “Jubilee! One Man’s Big,” “Bold, and Very, Very Loud Celebration of Peace,” and “Mrs. Hazeltine’s Home for Shy and Fearful Cats.” Both books explore themes of courage, peace, and how one person (or cat) can make a difference in the world.

Potter’s visit kicked off the school’s annual Read-A-Thon, which runs through Feb. 24.

A Mystery Guest Reader Day is planned for Feb. 24 to culminate the celebration. On that day, a diverse group of community leaders will visit students to read and explore the theme of “Peace in Poetry.” After sharing their favorite poems or lyrical passages from a book that explores this theme, the community leaders will chat with students about how they share peace with others in their professional life.

St. Thomas the Apostle is a Catholic elementary school located at 25 Dover Rd., near West Hartford Center. With a current enrollment of 228 students, the school is accepting applications for September 2017 in grades Pre-Kindergarten through grade 5. For more information, visit www.stthomasapostlewh.org or call 860-236-6257.

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