Schools throughout Westchester took part in Read Across America Day, organizing various activities to encourage students to read and parents to read to them at an early age. In most districts, teachers, administrators and special guests read to large groups of children. Those duties were handled at School 23 in Yonkers by Superintendent Bernard Pierorazio, Westchester District Attorney Janet DiFiore and Mayor Phil Amicone, among others.
In Greenburgh, the event was billed as the No Excuses Reading Festival, in which more than 80 students and their parents took part. Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner and Superintendent Ron Smalls visited schools in the district. Illustrator Henry Fine was the day’s special guest. Here are some photos from Greenburgh, courtesy of the school district. (The first photo is Smalls, the second is Feiner).