Reading With A Groovy Guest

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Local officials and community leaders joined professionals from the district on March 16 to read to classes at George McVey Elementary School and encourage a love for reading in the young students.

The visit was part of Guest Reader Day, a special event hosted by McVey near the close of its two-week Pick a Reading Partner program, which ran from March 6-17. Sponsored by the PTA, McVey’s PARP program invited students to delve into the world of literature and engage in reading activities inspired by this year’s theme, “Reading Is Groovy.” 

Among those who read to the students in grades K-6 were Assemblyman Tom McKevitt, Nassau County Legislator Norma Gonzalves, Hempstead Town Clerk Nasrin Ahmad, Hempstead Town Councilman Gary Hudes, East Meadow Board of Education President Marcee Rubinstein, district administrators and other influential community members. 

After the guests had finished reading, the students asked them about their professional careers and how reading has helped them to succeed.