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Manhasset, NY (December 3, 2018) – How often have you heard about an 8 year old student having a book published? Almost never, if ever, right?  Well, Amazon recently published The Story of Zachary and the Cookie by one of Manhasset’s very own 3rd grade students, Avery Gray, a student at Shelter Rock.

For that matter, he almost never stops writing.  According to his mother, Tasha Pulling, she will often find him writing into the night.  Also note that she is also his inspiration and role model, since she herself is a also published author.

His idea for this story came from the Arnie and the Donut book. The story completely captured his imagination. He was totally fascinated. Always conceptualizing, he just had to write this story about Zachary and the cookie. In addition, he opted to include pages with various cartoon type figures for coloring. He liked the idea about adding these “extras”.

At Shelter Rock, Avery likes reading, spelling, writing, science and music.  He also attends Adventures in Learning, the afterschool program at the EOC on High Street. Avery loves Adventures because it allows him time to do homework, and, what else?  Write!

Recently, New York State Senator-Elect Anna Kaplan visited Adventures and met Avery.  They sat down together and he read passages from his book to her.  She was very impressed.  “First of all, Avery is such a wonderful boy.  His creativity is impressive, but even more so was his commitment to have his book published. It is so important for children to follow their dreams.”

Diana Holden, Executive Director of Adventures in Learning, noted that “everyone at Adventures is thrilled for Avery.  The atmosphere at Adventures fosters creativity as Avery has shown.  We are so proud of him and look forward to his next publication.”

You can check Avery’s book out on Amazon.

Founded 50 years ago by the Congregational Church in Manhasset, Adventures in Learning is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.  This after-school program is located on the third floor of the Hagedorn Community Center in the Manhasset/Great Neck EOC building at 65 High Street, Manhasset.  Most particularly, it is dedicated to improving the lives of children in Manhasset and Great Neck in need of after school care and instruction.

 

https://theislandnow.com/news-98/avery-gray-published-author/

https://www.amazon.com/Story-Zachary-Cookie-Avery-Gray/dp/1723415677/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Zachary+the+Cookie&qid=1549981925&s=gateway&sr=8-1

ADVENTURES IN LEARNING
65 High Street

Manhasset, NY 11030

516-365-7131

PRESS RELEASE

ADVENURES IN LEARNING STUDENT IS A PUBLISHED WRITER

 

 

For further information, contact: Diana Holden: 516-318-1345 or Eleanor Lange: 516-627-1818

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The New York Sportscene Children’s Foundation

Presents a Holiday Party

For

Head Start and Adventures

 

Thank you so much for hosting the incredible holiday party for our Adventures in Learning children.

Your generosity is much appreciated.  Our children had an amazing time.  We are so grateful. 

 

For further information, contact: Diana Holden: 516-318-1345 or Eleanor Lange: 516-627-1818

(Manhasset, NY)

ADVENTURES IN LEARNING

65 High Street

                                                                                                                   Manhasset, NY 11030

                                                                                                                          516-365-7131

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                                                                           ADVENTURES IN LEARNING’S LITTLE RED SCHOOLHOUSE

 

 

 

Manhasset, NY (February 5, 2018) – Adventures in Learning will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary on Friday, March 2nd at its Annual Fundraiser to be held at the Village Club of Sands Point.  The building where its after school program is held is an important part of Manhasset history.  Originally known as “the little red schoolhouse”, it later became the Manhasset Valley School and more recently was renamed the Hagedorn Community Center at the Manhasset/Great Neck EOC. Adventures occupies the third floor.

More recently, the EOC Board of Directors recognized the commitment of the late philanthropists, Horace and Amy Hagedorn to the “little red schoolhouse” and renamed the building after them. They had generously financed needed renovations to the building, including the gymnasium and other facilities. Fortunately, the “little red school house” building and its grounds have been preserved.

Historically, the Manhasset School District was first established in the early 1800s. Until 1929, almost all Manhasset elementary school children attended the Plandome Road School which was located at what is now Mary Jane Davies Park.  Munsey Park and Plandome villages had not been developed until the 1920s, during the Gold Coast era of estates construction. 

Construction and sustainability of these mansions depended upon a skilled work force of laborers, cooks, domestics, gardeners, butlers and construction crews.  Until the “little red school house” was built, the children of this labor force attended school in a rented store front in Manhasset.

After the Manhasset Valley School was built, the children moved from the store front to the new elementary school.  However, it ceased operating as a public school in 1965.  Its students were then placed in Shelter Rock or Munsey Park elementary schools.

Diana Holden, Executive Director of Adventures in Learning, noted, “The students are very fortunate to attend an after school homework program in a building that has such a fascinating history.  I believe that this in itself adds historical context to their lives.”

Founded nearly 50 years ago by the Congregational Church in Manhasset, Adventures in Learning is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.  It is an after-school education and enrichment program, located in the Hagedorn Community Center at the Manhasset/Great Neck EOC building at 65 High Street, Manhasset, dedicated to improving the lives of children in Manhasset and Great Neck in need of after school care and instruction.

 

For further information, contact:

            Diana Holden:  516-767-9235

            Eleanor Lange:  516-627-1818

For further information, contact: Diana Holden: 516-318-1345 or Eleanor Lange: 516-627-1818

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