Bad Kitty Wins!

The cheers of BCCCA party attendees were deafening as they learned author Nick Bruel's Bad Kitty Gets a Bath won the hearts of TIS students and others across Oregon, winning the 2011 Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award last Thursday. The gymnasium was packed and the party for 160 eager readers was bigger and better than ever. Thank you students for your participation, enthusiasm and willingness to try new genres and parents for supporting their efforts.

The party would not have been possible without the help of parents and staff. Many heartfelt thanks to Chris Higgins, Michelle Togni, Sara Meier, Lori Schallich, Bryan Higgins, Kirsten Lee, Yingqing Nielsen, Jean Tang Adams, Katherine Kostoff, May Graham, Tomoyo Ogawa, Alfonso Orsini, Frank Bojanowski, Eros Minera and Lupe Martinez.

Parent Michele Wong generously donated scrumptious gelato for the second year in a row from her Caffe Pallino located at 3003 SE Division Street in Portland. Thank you Michele!

Tamara Fornell, Librarian,, 503-226-2496 ext. 102