Read Across America

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Sheriff Ray Loera reading to a group of students

SEELEY – To raise awareness about the critical need to provide every child with a quality public education, Seeley Elementary School hosted a Read Across America event as part of the National Education Association initiative to promote literacy and reading across all age groups.

In honor of Read Across America, school and community members gathered at Seeley School to read books to our children.   School and community members, which included NAFEC Lucas Trachsel; Imperial County Sheriff, Ray Loera; Teri Sanders, ICOE Education Technology Senior Director; Central Board Member, Emma Jones; community member, Marian Taylor and eighth grade students Mia Acevedo, Luis Flores, Elizabeth Harrington, Daniel Pena and Zoe Tukes read to students in grades kindergarten through third grade.

According to Superintendent Ruben Castro, “By hosting the Read Across America event, we will be joining millions of Americans nationwide in encouraging teachers, parents, and older siblings to pick up a book and read to younger children, and to model good habits by reading themselves and sharing their love of books with others.”

Read Across America serves as both a celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday and a reminder of the importance of reading.  Seeley School and staff are encouraging every citizen in the community to take part in reading as we did on March 2nd, the official Read Across America date.  Communities benefit from placing an importance on literacy and how learning to read can change a student’s life.