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Guests Join Classes for Read Across FGL Day

Furnace Woods principal joined Frank G. Lindsey students as a guest reader.

With Read Across America Day falling on March 2, staff from around the Hendrick Hudson School District joined students at Frank G. Lindsey Elementary School on Monday, March 4 for a special event. The staff members served as guest readers on Read Across FGL Day — and the list of visitors even included principals and administrators from outside the building. 

Each guest reader was assigned a class and selected a book to read in that classroom. The guests included principals Lauren Scollins (HHHS) and Josh Cohen (FWS); Dr. Margaret Ruller, the Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction; Pupil Personnel Services director Lisa Schuchman and assistant directors Ellen Garguilo and Christopher Moreno; and Elizabeth Gilleo, the district’s Supervisor of Transportation.

Teachers and teaching assistants from FGL also participated.

“I had a wonderful experience reading ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ by Drew Daywalt to Ms. Ribeiro’s first-grade class,” said Cohen, who dressed in his pajamas for the occasion. “The class was well-behaved. Students listened well and had great feedback to share. Thanks to Dr. Kramer for inviting me to this special event. It was a great way to bring our Hen Hud community together around an important topic like literacy.”

FGL’s principal, Dr. Cynthia Kramer, said the guest readers were part of a day devoted to reading.

“Throughout the day, classes engaged in a variety of activities to celebrate reading,” Dr. Kramer said. “We always have Pajama Day on Read Across FGL Day, so we are ready to curl up with a good book at any time!”