(OLD BETHPAGE, N.Y.) – Nassau County Legislator Arnold W. Drucker (D - Plainview) had the privilege of reading to some of his district’s youngest constituents during a visit to Mrs. Donahue’s fourth grade class at the Old Bethpage Elementary School on Friday, March 10.
Each year, schools across Nassau County participate in Pick-A-Reading-Partner (PARP), a New York State PTA educational initiative in which reading partners, such as parents, relatives and elected officials are invited as special guests to read to students. Legislator Drucker’s visit coincided with Old Bethpage Elementary’s observance of Dr. Seuss Day.
“My lifelong passion for reading was first cultivated when I was a young boy, and becoming a grandfather has only intensified my commitment to sharing the gift of literacy with the next generation,” Legislator Drucker said. “The words of Dr. Seuss have been a vessel to help young readers develop their reading skills, expand their imaginations, and unlock their interest in the written word, and I was so happy that Principal Grey and Mrs. Donahue invited me to join in the celebration of Dr. Seuss Day at Old Bethpage Elementary School!"
PHOTO CREDITS – Office of Legislator Arnold W. Drucker