Spreading Roots of Literacy

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Local officials and community leaders joined professionals from the district 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 5-16. 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, “The Giving Tree.”  

Among those who read to the students in grades K-6 were Assemblyman Tom McKevitt, Hempstead Town Clerk Sylvia Cabana, East Meadow Board of Education President Scott Eckers, 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.