More than a dozen community leaders read to almost every classroom at Beecher Road School during the annual “Read Across America” event on Friday, March 6. Read Across America is a national event to commemorate Dr. Seuss’s birthday. During the event, community members are invited to read a Dr. Seuss book to students as a fun way to promote reading.
Woodbridge Superintendent Dr. Guy Stella thanked volunteers for their time and for showing students how much fun reading can be for adults and students. “One of our main goals at Beecher is to foster life-long literacy and a love of learning,” he said.
Readers reported that students across all grade levels were attentive and enjoyed the activity. “This event is a fun way to involve community members in the school and the learning process,” said First Selectman Ellen Scalettar. “Plus, reading Dr. Seuss is always such a delightful experience.”
Volunteer readers included First Selectman Ellen Scalettar, Selectman Tony Anastasio Jr., Board of Finance member Karen Cusick, Woodbridge Superintendent Dr. Guy Stella, Amity Superintendent Chip Dumais, Amity Middle School (Bethany) Principal Dr. Richard Dellinger, Board of Education chair Margaret Hamilton, Woodbridge Director of Administration and Finance Tony Genovese, Woodbridge Youth Services Director Nancy Pfund, Woodbridge Children’s Librarian Judy Rabin, Woodbridge Police Officer Vincent Lynch, business owner Chris Dickerson, former Beecher teacher Lynn Piascyk, and parents Julie Perlman and Lauren Canalori.