South Huntington

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2022 Countrywood Read-In

Celebrates Dr. Seuss

In conjunction with Read Across America and the birthday of Dr. Seuss, Countrywood invited many distinguished guests to participate in their annual Read-In on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. This was a special day to celebrate our love of reading. Countrywood’s very own librarian, Ms. Catherine Korn, dressed as The Cat in the Hat to celebrate the birthday of this famous storyteller. South Huntington staffers including Dr. D’Elia, Dr. Steele, Dr. Centamore, Ms. Poprilo, Dr. John Murphy, Mr. Smith, Dr. Matthew Murphy, Mr. Conway, Mr. Hender, Ms. Colon, Mr. Costa, and Mr. Keogh joined Countrywood’s other invited guests including Ms. Esposito, Ms. Farmer, Ms. Van Tassell, Ms. Wilkinson, Ms. Barbato, Ms. Clancy, Ms. Scileppi, Ms. Jonza, and Ms. Giacalone in this reading event.

In addition, Huntington Manor Fire Chief Brady and Police Officer Wustenhoff, along with Board of Education members Mr. Bronson, Ms. Meijer, Mr. Ciappetta, and Ms. Carey, shared their love of reading with the students. Huntington Town Hall was also well represented with Councilwoman Joan Cergol, Councilman Salvatore Ferro, Legislator Tom Donnelly, and Councilman Dr. Dave Bennardo.

As adults, we know that reading is one of the most significant learning experiences for children, as it inspires our youth to gain a love of learning. This program was enjoyable for students and teachers, as well as rewarding and memorable for its guest readers. Countrywood’s Read-In is our opportunity to make a difference and show the children of South Huntington that reading is FUNdamental! Thank you to everyone who joined us at this year’s event!

Photo Gallery

Birchwood Assistant Principal, Mr. Tom Keogh, had an attentive audience as he read a Dr. Seuss classic in honor of the famous author.

Principal of WWHS, Mr. Ken Costa, was delighted to be reading to Countrywood's students.

Superintendent Dr. Vito D'Elia enjoyed being back in the classroom to read to Ms. Lacagnina's class.

Assistant Superintendent for Student Services, Mrs. April Poprilo, played it cool as she read 'The Cool Bean' by Jory John.

Councilman Dr. Dave Bennardo read one of his favorites, 'Dragons Love Tacos' by Adam Rubin.

Board of Education Vice President, Ms. Laura Carey, selected two books to read to Ms. Rabideau's students.

Students welcomed BOE Trustee Andrew Bronson to read one of his favorite books in celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

Legislator Tom Donnelly read to attentive students in Mr. Campbell's class.

Councilwoman Joan Cergol read a Dr. Seuss favorite in Ms. Faiguenbaum's class.

Thank you to the staff, teachers, BOE members, and community members for taking the time to participate in this year’s community read-in at Countrywood, helping to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday and spread the joy of reading!



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