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Bronxville Union Free School District

Students, Community Members Share Love of Books

Bronxville Elementary School students hosted close to 30 members of the community, first responders, teachers and administrators during the second annual Read Aloud Day on May 20. With a book in hand, each guest reader greeted the students, explained what his or her role is in the community and read a story from a beloved book.

"This event was a wonderful way to bring the community together and share their love of books,” said Principal Tricia Murray, who read a book to a third-grade class. “It also gives the students the opportunity to learn how others in the community help them on a daily basis.”

Among the readers were Director of Technology Jennifer Forsberg, Assistant Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rachel Kelly, Director of Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Mara Koetke, Bronxville Elementary School Assistant Principal Adrienne Laitman, Bronxville High School Principal Ann Meyer, Superintendent of Schools Dr. David Quattrone, school librarian Erin Schirota, as well as teachers, parents and Bronxville School Board of Education trustees. Mayor Mary Marvin, Bronxville Fire Chief Michael Grogan, Bronxville Police Chief Christopher Satriale and five police officers also read books to the students.  

“I’ve always enjoyed to read to the kids,” said Satriale, who read “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” by Dr. Seuss to a second-grade class. “Their attention to detail when you’re reading the book is incredible and their reactions to the book and questions afterward are always nice.”

He said he chose Dr. Seuss’ book because of its important message to always persevere no matter what. “Good things come in the end for those who work hard and [the students] understood that,” Satriale said.

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