Saturday, March 8, 2014

A Seuss-tasitc and WRAD-ical Week at Memorial!

Memorial School Interim Principal Dr. Quigley and Police Chief Meaney
Chief Meaney, Wheelock Principal Donna Olson, Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Marsden and Selectman Pete Peterson

Dr. Quigley, Dr. Marsden and Pete Peterson

Fire Chief William Kingsbury

Chief Meaney

Mrs. Donna Olson

Dr. Jeffrey Marsden

Many familiar faces who live or work in Medfield stopped by Memorial School on March 5th to read a story to  the Pre-School, Kindergarten and First Grade students as part of the Read Across America program sponsored by the National Education Association (NEA).  This national program celebrates reading and is always celebrated near March 2, the birthday of children's author, Dr. Seuss. 

The children at the Memorial School welcomed:
  • Medfield Fire Chief, William Kingsbury
  • Medfield Police Chief, Robert Meaney
  • Medfield Superintendent, Jeffrey Marsden
  • Medfield High School Principal, Robert Parga
  • Blake Middle School Principal, Nat Vaughn
  • Dales St School Principal, Louise Snyder
  • Wheelock School Principal, Donna Olson
  • Memorial Interim Principal, Dr. Ed Quigley
  • Retired Memorial Kindergarten Teacher, Sue Green
  • Medfield Veterinary owner, Dr. Richard Crowell
  • MAP teacher, Kurt Jackson
  • Medfield Children's Librarian, Kim Tolson
  • Park Street Books & Toys store owner, Jim James
  • Beginning Years owner, Cathleen Farrell
  • Board of Selectman, Richard DeSorgher
  • Selectman, Osler "Pete" Peterson
  • Medfield Children's Center teacher Sharon Maillet
Memorial School events during the week of March 5th through 8th included Kick-off assemblies led by interim principal,Dr. Quigley, the visiting Community Readers and A Cat in the Hat Day/wear Red & White including a visit from the Cat in the Hat! 

                                             The Cat in the Hat greeting students as they entered school on March 7!

Cat in the Hat made at the library Maker Table

Cat in the Hat greeting our preschoolers

How many Cat in the Hats do you see in this Preschool class?

Memorial School also participated in World Read Aloud Day this week. WRAD calls global attention to the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories. Several first grade classes connected via Skype with classes in five different states to meet and share favorite books.

Our wonderful CSA Literacy Committee at work greeting Community Readers

A HUGE shout-out goes to CSA Literacy Committee Chair, Michelle Callahan for meeting with me to plan our celebration, for arranging for all the Community Readers and for her team of volunteers. The literacy committee did a fantastic job of decorating our school for Read Across America and for doing such a perfect job of surprising and entertaining the students with the Cat in the Hat. Everyone at Memorial school so appreciates all the time and effort involved in making this one of the best RAA's ever. Thank you all sooooo much!

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