Read Across America Community Readers at MEMORIAL SCHOOL

Dr. Ed Quigley and Police Chief Bob Meaney.
Dr. Ed Quigley and Police Chief Bob Meaney.

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. 

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