Beecher Rd. School recently hosted an event to celebrate Read Across America on Thursday, March 3rd. Woodbridge community members were invited to visit Beecher and read to students. The event was organized by Library Media Specialist Lori Patrick with the participation of teachers to motivate students and to spread the joy of reading.
Read Across America is an annual event sponsored by the National Education Association (NEA) to promote reading throughout the country. It was held in March to honor the birthday of children’s author, Dr. Seuss.
Students were very excited to spend time with the adults who play an important role in their lives. Guest readers arrived with their favorite picture books and together with students, made connections to their stories and lives. There were lively discussions, interesting conversations, and laughter throughout the building.
Classrooms were visited by guest readers. Upper grade students were introduced to Amity Superintendent Dr. Dumais and Middle School Principal Dr. Dellinger and discovered more about school beyond Beecher. Beecher students learn about government and were able to meet local officials including Senator Crisco, Ellen Scalettar, Tony Anastasio, Tony Genovese, Beth Heller, Mary Ellen LaRocca, and Nancy Pfund. Other Guest readers included beloved community and school figures Officer Vinnie Lynch, Judy Rabin, John Adamovich, Nancy White, Sheila Haverkampf, Chuck Zettergren and Beecher Administrators Dr. Gaeton Stella, Gina Prisco, Analisa Sherman, and Clare Kennedy.
Reading plays an integral role in lifelong learning. Our thanks and appreciation goes out to our community readers, teachers, and students for making this event a success.