Lynbrook elementary school students celebrate reading


Lynbrook elementary schools as students and staff celebrated Pick a Reading Partner week March 6-10.

Through several daily themes, students at Waverly Park, West End and Marion Street elementary schools practiced their reading skills and boosted their love of reading. Themes included “Drop Everything and Read,” during which students stopped what they were doing to dive into a selected book, and “Wacky Wednesday,” when students and staff dressed in fun, colorful outfits inspired by their favorite stories.

On March 10, students enjoyed a virtual visit from Melina Gerosa Bellows, author of the “Totally Random” book series about informative facts and questions. Bellows discussed her path to success before students asked questions about the facts found in her books.

Pick a Reading Partner also continued at home with parents and students. Home activities focused on a love of reading and included a scavenger hunt at the Lynbrook Public Library. Families also had the chance to win prizes after participating.