Special guests celebrate books, reading with students

A snow storm on March 2 forced Read Across America Day at Park Terrace Elementary School to be postponed. Fast forward a week later and the annual celebration of reading was back on!

With books in hand, 16 special guest readers visited classrooms to share stories and the fun of reading with students. Guest readers included local law enforcement officials, emergency responders, elected officials, Miss Fulton County, and Miss Fulton County Outstanding Teen, as well as GESD educators and school leaders.

Read Across America Day is celebrated each year on March 2 in communities across the U.S. The day is also referred to as Dr. Seuss Day because it marks the birth date of Theodor Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss) — author of such beloved children’s books as The Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who, Green Eggs and Ham, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, and many others. Read Across America Day offers students and educators alike an opportunity to celebrate books and reading.

Our gratitude to the special guest readers who participated in Read Across America Day at Park Terrace:

  • Sally Fancher, Gloversville Public Library
  • Alyssa Craig, Fulton County Public Health
  • Chelsea Cirillo, Miss Fulton County
  • Tom Groff, Gloversville Fire Department
  • Jim Crawford, retired GESD Principal
  • Chief Porter, Gloversville Police Department
  • Cathy Stearns, Fulton County Museum Board Member
  • Hailee Waddle, Miss Fulton County Outstanding Teen
  • Barb Weiner, former PT teacher
  • Dorothy McVean, reading for Assemblyman Marc Butler
  • Megan Podrazik, Black Tie Events and Catering
  • Lisa Priolo, Boulevard Vice Principal
  • Dayton King, Gloversville Mayor
  • Rich Demallie, Gloversville High School Principal
  • Tom Komp, Boulevard Principal
  • Dr. Pat Michel, HFM BOCES District Superintendent
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