Matt Lesser

State Senator

Matt Lesser

Deputy Majority Leader

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March 1, 2019

Lesser Reads to Students at Rocky Hill Elementary Schools for Read Across America Week

ROCKY HILL, CT – Today, State Senator Matt Lesser (D-Middletown) read to students at West Hill Elementary School and Myrtle H. Stevens Elementary School as part of Read Across America Week. According to the National Education Association, Read Across America Week is an annual reading motivation and awareness program which calls for children to celebrate reading. The week ends with the birthday of Dr. Seuss on March 2.

Sen. Lesser read to West Hill Elementary students about arctic animals and then made the drive up the road to Myrtle H. Stevens Elementary to read to Sandra Amoroso’s class. He read to them about extreme weather patterns as the students looked on and later asked questions.

This was also part of each schools’ “One Book, One Community” project. In previous years, they have highlighted authors. This is the sixth year of the project, and the book they highlighted was “The Magic School Bus.” Students and teachers, some dressed as Mrs. Frizzle from the popular book and television show, paraded through the halls of Myrtle H. Stevens Elementary and stopped to take a picture with Sen. Lesser.

“It was an honor to read to such intelligent, inquisitive groups of young people,” said Sen. Lesser. “Reading is not only educational, but also therapeutic. The Rocky Hill School District is doing an excellent job establishing a love of literature for the town’s youth.”

Sen. Lesser received a copy of “The Magic School Bus,” signed by the students he read to at West Hill Elementary School.