Information and photos provided by Randie Groden.
Many familiar faces who live or work in Medfield stopped by Memorial School on Wednesday to read a story to the Pre-School, Kindergarten and First Grade students as part of the Read Across America program sponsored by the National Education Association (NEA). This national program celebrates reading and is always celebrated near March 2, the birthday of children's author, Dr. Seuss.
The children at the Memorial School welcomed:
Medfield Fire Chief, William Kingsbury
Medfield Police Chief, Robert Meaney
Medfield Superintendent, Jeffrey Marsden
Medfield High School Principal, Robert Parga
Blake Middle School Principal, Nat Vaughn
Dales St School Principal, Louise Snyder
Wheelock School Principal, Donna Olson
Memorial Interim Principal, Dr. Ed Quigley
Retired Memorial Kindergarten Teacher, Sue Green
Medfield Veterinary owner, Dr. Richard Crowell
MAP teacher, Kurt Jackson
Medfield Children's Librarian, Kim Tolson
Park Street Books & Toys store owner, Jim James
Beginning Years owner, Cathleen Farrell
Board of Selectman, Richard DeSorgher
Selectman, Osler "Pete" Peterson
Medfield Children's Center teacher Sharon Maillet
Memorial School events during the week of March 5th through 8th include Kick-off assemblies led by interim principal,Dr. Quigley, the visiting Community Readers and A Cat in the Hat Day/wear Red & White including a visit from the Cat in the Hat!
Memorial School also particpated in World Read Aloud Day this week. WRAD calls global attention to the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories. Several first grade classes connected via Skype with classes in five different states to meet and share favorite books.
These special events were coordinated by Randie Groden, Memorial School Librarian and by CSA Literacy Committee Chair, Michelle Callahan and her team of volunteers.