MCI celebrates Read Across America Day

smiling young boy wearing a handmade Dr. Suess hatDespite the challenges of COVID-19, Marie Curie Institute carried on its annual tradition of celebrating Read Across America Day on Tuesday, March 2 with guest readers participating both in person and remotely. Media Specialist Laura Campagna and second grade teacher Christina Coacci did a wonderful job orchestrating the event as well as providing coffee, treats, and buttons for the entire staff and guests.

View a Facebook photo gallery and a special video reading by Teddy Merek

The following guest readers were welcomed in to Marie Curie’s classrooms to read to the students:

  • Ms. White’s Class welcomed Ms. Johnson (Curie’s Speech teacher).
  • Mrs. Paquette’s Pre-K children welcomed Mrs. Degiulio (Curie SPED teacher).  
  • Kindergarteners welcomed first grade teacher Amy Flood and Ms. Sheridan (Curie’s School Nurse).
  • First graders welcomed Officer Kyle Harris (GASD School Resource Officer), Mrs. Fenton (Curie Kindergarten teacher), and Amsterdam Mayor Michael Cinquanti (virtually).  
  • Second graders welcomed GASD Superintendent of Schools Rich Ruberti, Ms. Emmrich, and Ms. Gennett (Curie Reading teachers).
  • Third graders welcomed Ms. Gosh (Curie’s Assistant Principal), Teddy Marek (Ms. Marek’s dog – virtually).
  • Fourth graders welcomed Mr. Penman (Curie’s Principal), Amsterdam Mayor Michael Cinquanti (virtually), and School Board Member JoMarie DiTata (virtually).
  • Fifth graders welcomed Mr. Romano (McNulty’s Principal), Ms. Riedel (Curie Reading teacher), and Sgt. Joe Spencer from the Amsterdam Police Department.