The Valley Stream Union Free School District Thirteen’s Willow Road Elementary School students recently participated in a special literacy event sponsored by the school’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA). The event, Be Excited About Reading (also known as B.E.A.R. Together), was attended by all students who each selected a book emphasizing the value of reading. Willow Road Elementary School PTA representatives Michelle Chiarovano and Christine Balsan organized the event. Also, Willow Road librarian Carole Anne Weik distributed hundreds of new books donated by the PTA to students throughout the school – enabling every student the opportunity to bring a book home.
The Valley Stream Union Free School District Thirteen continues to provide its students opportunities to develop their literary skills and advance through designated reading levels.