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Reading across Chestnut Street School in West Hempstead


To celebrate Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss’ birthday, special guest readers visited classrooms at the West Hempstead Union Free School District’s Chestnut Street School on March 1.

District Superintendent Dan Rehman was among the special guest readers to visit the kindergarten classrooms, along with Board President Karen Brohm, Vice President Vincent Trocchia, Cornwell Avenue Principal Deanna Sinito, Director of Pupil Personnel Services Bridget Karis, Director of Humanities Starr Sackstein and members of the West Hempstead Public Library. In addition to sharing stories with the students, visitors also spoke about the importance of reading and the value literacy will have as students grow.

The school celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss a day early by wearing red and white striped hats, cat whiskers and bow ties similar to those of “The Cat in the Hat.”

“A huge thank you to all of the volunteers for taking the time to read aloud to our students to honor Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss,” said Principal Faith Tripp in a news release.